Tennis

  • CWG 2014 Live: Gagan Narang wins silver in men's 50m Rifle Prone 8 minutes ago

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live updates) Day 4 Round-up: It was double delight for India in the 2014 Commonwealth Games men's weightlifting as Sathish Sivalingam won the gold and Ravi Katulu the silver. Shooters Shreyasi Singh and Mohammed Asab clinched the double trap silver and the bronze,...
  • CWG 2014: Indian paddlers to face Nigeria for bronze 8 hours 47 minutes ago

    Glasgow: India lost 1-3 to England in the 2014 Commonwealth Games men's team table tennis semi-final and will have to be content with playing for the bronze medal against Nigeria. The country's top singles player Achanta Sharath Kamal was shocked by an energetic Liam Pitchford, who is ranked five places below,...
  • Pablo Cuevas wins Croatia Open final 9 hours 13 minutes ago

    Umag: Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas beat defending champion Tommy Robredo of Spain 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Croatia Open final after ousting top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy earlier the same day. The second-seeded Robredo had two break points at 1-1 in the first set, but it was Cuevas who...
  • Top-seeded John Isner wins 2nd straight Atlanta title 9 hours 19 minutes ago

    Atlanta: Top-seeded John Isner overpowered Dudi Sela on Sunday to successfully defend his Atlanta Open title, blowing serve after serve past the 5-foot-9 Israeli player in a 6-3, 6-4 victory. Serving for the match, the 6-foot-10 Isner fell behind 30-0 before Sela sent a backhand into the net, and then watched...
  • Pablo Andujar beats Juan Monaco to win Swiss Open title Yesterday

    Pablo Andujar of Spain won his first title in more than two years on Sunday, beating Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 7-5 in the Swiss Open final. It was the 71st-ranked Andujar's third career title, all on clay courts. He also won at Casablanca, Morocco, in 2011 and 2012. Andujar got the...
  • Tommy Robredo reaches final of Croatia Open Yesterday

    Defending champion Tommy Robredo reached the final of the Croatia Open, defeating third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-6 (10), 6-3 on Sunday. The second-seeded Spaniard will face Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas in the final after Cuevas upset top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-3, 6-4 in the other semifinal. Heavy rains on Saturday...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women paddlers miss out on bronze Yesterday

    Glasgow: Indian women paddlers lost their 2014 Commonwealth Games team bronze medal match to Australia 1-3 at the Scotstoun Table Tennis Centre on Sunday. After taking a 2-1 lead, 2010 silver medallists India lost the next two ties - doubles and singles - to return home empty-handed. India's Shamini Kumaresan lost the...
  • Elena Svitolina beats Bojana Jovanovski to win Baku Cup title Yesterday

    Elena Svitolina of Ukraine successfully defended her title at the Baku Cup, defeating 2012 champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the final on Sunday 6-1, 7-6 (2). The second-seeded Svitolina broke Jovanovski twice to capture the opening set in 22 minutes, then saved all three break points she faced in the...
  • Elina Svitolina, Bojana Jovanovski in Baku Cup final Yesterday

    Defending champion Elina Svitolina advanced to the Baku Cup final after beating Francesca Schiavone of Italy 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday. The Ukrainian looked in trouble in the final set after wasting a 3-1 lead to trail Schiavone 4-3. But she won the final three games. The second-seeded Svitolina, who saved eight...
  • Pablo Andujar, Juan Monaco advance to Swiss Open final Yesterday

    Unseeded pair Pablo Andujar and Juan Monaco advanced on Saturday to the Swiss Open title match. Andujar, ranked No. 71, beat fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1 in an all-Spain semi-final at the clay-court Roy Emerson Arena. Argentina's Monaco rallied from losing the first three games to win 6-3, 7-6 (4)...
  • John Isner in Atlanta final for fourth time in five years Yesterday

    Top seed John Isner has continued his love affair with the Atlanta Open by powering his way into the final for the fourth time in five years on Saturday. The American will meet Israeli Dudi Sela on the hardcourt in Atlanta on Sunday, after dominating on serve to beat compatriot Jack...
  • CWG 2014: Indian men's paddlers win, women lose in Glasgow Yesterday

    Glasgow: Indian men's paddlers won their quarter-final match at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday, while the women's team lost their semi-final. Indian men defeated Scotland 3-0 and will now take on England in the semi-final on Sunday. Meanwhile Indian women, silver medallists four years ago at home, lost their semi-final to...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women paddlers lose, face Australia for team bronze Yesterday

    Glasgow: The Indian women's table tennis team failed to qualify for the summit clash in the Commonwealth Games as they lost their semi-final match 1-3 to defending champions Singapore at the Scotstoun Sports Campus on Saturday. In the first singles, Tianwei Feng defeated Shamini Kumaresan 3-0 (11-1, 13-11, 11-5) but Manika...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's table tennis team in semis 2 days ago

    Glasgow: The Indian women's table tennis team beat New Zealand 3-0 to proceed to the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. In the doubles, Madhurika Patkar and Shamini Kumaresan beat Yang Sun and Karen Li with the same scoreline of 11-8 in all three games to give India the 1-0...
  • Fabio Fognini, qualifier Cuevas in Croatia Open last 4 2 days ago

    Umag: Top-seeded Fabio Fognini rallied to defeat Borna Coric of Croatia 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Croatia Open on Friday. Defending champion Tommy Robredo also advanced to the last four after beating fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1, 6-4. The 18th-ranked Robredo next faces third-seeded Marin Cilic, who...
  • Defending champ Svitolina makes Baku semis 2 days ago

    Baku: Elina Svitolina of Ukraine moved her Baku Cup title defense into the semi-finals by dispatching Pauline Parmentier of France 6-4, 6-4 on Friday. Svitolina won her maiden title here last year, and became the only teenager to triumph on the WTA tour in 2013. She could yet repeat the feat,...
  • Robin Haase beats defending champ Youzhny at Swiss Open 2 days ago

    Gstaad: Robin Haase advanced to the semi-finals of the Swiss Open by beating defending champion Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Friday in a rematch of last year's final. The top-seeded Russian saved six match points in the final game before finally losing. Haase, a Dutchman seeded seventh, will play Juan Monaco...
  • John Isner downs Aussie battler to reach Atlanta semi-finals 2 days ago

    Top seed John Isner has forged ahead into the semi-finals at the Atlanta Open after disposing of Australian eighth seed Marinko Matosevic in straight sets on Friday. The towering defending champion was broken in the first game of the match but responded well to claim the contest 7-6 6-4, blasting 17...
  • CWG 2014: Indian men, women TT teams win at Glasgow 3 days ago

    Glasgow: Indian men and women table tennis teams notched up wins in their respective pool matches of the 20th Commonwealth Games being held at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here on Friday. While the men defeated Guyana 3-0 in Pool C, the women thrashed Kenya with the same scoreline in Pool D. In...
  • Top seed Sorana Cirstea falls, Svitolina advances in Baku 3 days ago

    Baku: Top-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania took a 6-1, 6-1, 50-minute beating from Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland in the Baku Cup second round on Thursday. Cirstea, who had won all four previous matches against Voegele, held serve only once. Her service game was woeful, while Voegele got away with making only...
  • Titleholder Mikhail Youzhny advances at Swiss Open 3 days ago

    Gstaad: Top-seeded Mikhail Youzhny began his Swiss Open title defense by beating Kenny De Schepper of France 6-3, 6-4 in a second-round match on Thursday. The 19th-ranked Russian forced a single service break in each set and denied De Schepper any chances to break back. The French left-hander sent down seven...
  • Florian Mayer of Germany pulls out of US Open 3 days ago

    New York: Florian Mayer has pulled out of the US Open. The 62nd-ranked German hasn't played since March, when he withdrew from his match against Novak Djokovic at Key Biscayne because of a groin injury. He missed the French Open and Wimbledon. His withdrawal from the US Open was announced on...
  • John Isner survives Ginepri test as seeds fall in Atlanta 3 days ago

    Top seed American John Isner saved two match points before edging compatriot Robby Ginepri 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the second round of the Atlanta Open on Thursday. The defending champion was set for an early exit when down 4-5 and 15-40 in the deciding third set but leant on his...
  • CWG 2014: Indian TT teams off to solid start in Glasgow 3 days ago

    Glasgow: Indian men and women's table tennis team made a comfortable start at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, defeating Vanuatu and Barbados respectively at the Scotstoun Sports Campus on Thursday. The women's team, surprise silver medallists in Delhi four years ago, blanked Barbados 3-0 courtesy a clinical performance by Shamini Kumaresan, Manika...
  • As it happened: Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 1 in Glasgow 3 days ago

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live Updates) The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours. A total of 261 medal events across 18 sports will be contested over 11 days...
  • CWG 2014: Indian paddlers will find it tough to better Delhi medal haul 4 days ago

    Glasgow: The Indian table tennis team at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games will find it tough to match the record medal tally of the Delhi edition. India, who won five medals including a gold and silver in Delhi four years ago, begin their challenge with the team championships beginning on Thursday. The Indian...
  • Vasek Pospisil advances to Atlanta Open quarter-finals 4 days ago

    Atlanta: Fourth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada advanced to the Atlanta Open quarter-finals, beating Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday. "I'm fairly relaxed, and I was feeling the ball well this morning," Pospisil said. "When I'm feeling the ball well, I don't panic." In other second-round matches, Slovakia's Lukas Lacko beat...
  • Cilic, Rosol in Umag quarterfinals 4 days ago

    Umag: Third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open. It was Cilic's fourth victory over Sijsling in as many encounters and the Croatian was dominant from the start. Playing steadily from the baseline, he took a 5-2 lead...
  • Juan Monaco beats 3rd seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at Swiss Open 4 days ago

    Switzerland: Juan Monaco of Argentina beat third-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in the Swiss Open second round on Wednesday. Monaco took advantage of Garcia-Lopez's service problems in a match which had nine breaks of serve. Monaco, who was a top-10 player in 2012, has won seven of his eight...