TENNIS

  • Yearender: Terrific 2014 for Sania Mirza but struggle for others 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza grabbed her third mixed doubles Grand Slam title and wrapped up her dream season with the year-end finale trophy even as India's established male tennis players found the going tough in 2014. 28-year-old Sania, who has many firsts to her name, grew further in stature as she...
  • Victoria Azarenka under pressure to retain Grand Slam seeding 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka is in danger of going unseeded at next year's first Grand Slam tournament if she takes an early loss in her comeback at the Brisbane International. Azarenka has not played since early September and managed just nine tournaments this year due to a left foot...
  • Jurgen Waber to return as Austria Fed Cup captain 4 days ago

    Vienna: Austrian tennis coach Jurgen Waber is returning as Fed Cup captain next season, taking over from Clemens Trimmel whose contract hasn't been extended by the national federation. Waber led Austria's Fed Cup team from 2010 to 2013, but was replaced last season by Trimmel, who also served as Davis Cup...
  • Leander Paes undergoes dope test 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Indian tennis star Leander Paes underwent a routine dope test conducted by National Anti-doping Agency (NADA) officials on Wednesday. "I had early morning visitors...Thanks WADA for keeping my sport clean!!!," the 41-year-old, who won Olympic bronze medal in 1996 Atlanta Games, wrote on Facebook Wednesday. He also posted a picture with...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi to pair with Myneni in Chennai Open 6 days ago

    Chennai: Former Davis Cupper and multiple Grand Slam winner Mahesh Bhupathi will partner Saketh Myneni while Sriram Balaji will pair up with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan as both combinations received wild card entries for the doubles draw in the 2015 ATP-Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament to be held here from Jan 5...
  • Bhupathi, Saketh, Jeevan & Balaji given wild card in Chennai Open 6 days ago

    Chennai: India's top tennis players Mahesh Bhupathi, Saketh Myneni, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sriram Balaji have been granted wild card entries into the doubles draw of Chennai Open, organisers said on Monday. Other than offering fans an opportunity to watch top Indian players, the 20th edition of the event will present an...
  • Janko Tipsarevic withdraws from 2015 Chennai Open December 18, 2014

    Former Chennai Open champion Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic on Thursday withdrew from the tournament as he is yet to recover fully from a foot injury he suffered earlier this year, a statement from the organisers said. The former World No.8, recovering from a foot surgery, was set to make his return to...
  • Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take ITF annual honours December 18, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The annual award takes in performances on the regular Tour and grand slams. Wimbledon champion Djokovic takes the men's prize for the fourth time having won seven titles this season and the year-end top...
  • Indian Aces win inaugural edition of International Premier Tennis League December 15, 2014

    Dubai: Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning...
  • The food show: Former professional tennis player talks about her fitness secret December 14, 2014

    In this edition, Former professional tennis player Shikha Uberoi talks about her fitness mantra. She shares with us her secret about health and nutrition. ...
  • IPTL: Manila Mavericks sign off with 30-15 win over Singapore Slammers December 13, 2014

    Dubai: Manila Maverics wrapped up their IPTL campaign in style, winning all five matches in their 30-15 victory over Singapore Slammers, here on Saturday. Mark Philippoussis had a tough Legends' Singles match in which he prevailed 6-5 over Patrick Rafter. Philipp Kohlschreiber then thrashed Tomas Berdych 6-2 in the Men's Singles to...
  • Indian Aces beat Manila Mavericks 28-23 in IPTL's UAE leg December 12, 2014

    Dubai: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna continued their good form as Indian Aces dished out yet another dominating performance, beating Manila Mavericks 28-23 in the UAE leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) here on Friday. This was the second successive win for Indian Aces, who now have consolidated their...
  • IPTL and 'traditional' tennis can co-exist: Carlos Moya December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The innovative rules and format of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) may have struck a chord with the Asian fans, generally starved of top-level action, but former World No.1 Carlos Moya believes the 'traditional' sport will stick to its conventional rules, though the inaugural tournament will 'co-exist'...
  • Indian Aces edge past Singapore Slammers in IPTL December 11, 2014

    Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna got past Bruno Soares and Daniela Hantuchova in the mixed-doubled match as Indian Aces edged past Singapore Slammers in the UAE leg of the International Premier Tennis League on Thursday. Indian Aces were given a hard time by the Singapore team but they won four of...
  • WTA agrees to $525 million 'game-changing' deal December 10, 2014

    Miami: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has agreed a 10-year $525 million rights deal with digital media company PERFORM that will see 2,000 main draw singles matches broadcast each year, the governing body said on Tuesday. The deal, described as "game-changing" by WTA chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster, is the...
  • Leander Paes refused to play in IPTL, says Mahesh Bhupathi December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: IPTL founder Mahesh Bhupathi has said his estranged doubles partner Leander Paes turned down the invitation to play in the tournament's ongoing inaugural season. Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna are the only Indians playing in the League boasting of past and former greats including Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and...
  • IPTL: Overwhelmed Roger Federer says he would be back in India December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Roger Federer's countless fans did not have enough of him on his rare Indian sojourn and the Swiss superstar reciprocated their feelings saying that one day he would travel the "beautiful country in a big way". How much the Indian fans love Federer was in full display on the...
  • IPTL: New crop threatens 'Big Four' hegemony, says Novak Djokovic December 9, 2014

    With a crop of talented young players such as Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic knocking on the door of the exclusive men's grand slam club, the "Big Four" hegemony over the game's top tournaments may be coming to a close, said Novak Djokovic. World number one Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal...
  • Martina Navratilova joins Agnieszka Radwanksa's coaching staff December 9, 2014

    Agnieszka Radwanska has added 18 times grand slam champion Martina Navratilova to her coach staff, the Polish player said on Monday. Radwanska, who reached the final of Wimbledon in 2012 but is still searching for her first career grand slam victory, said on her official Facebook page: "So happy to announce...
  • IPTL: Federer, Djokovic steal the show as Delhi witness world-class tennis December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The second match on the final day of the Indian leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) was probably best we have seen of the tournament so far. There was plenty on offer as we saw a world class encounter between World No. 2 Roger Federer and...
  • I've a small problem, his name is Nadal: Novak Djokovic December 9, 2014

    After putting in a brilliant performance on the final day of the Indian leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), world number one Novak Djokovic said that he was eyeing the French Open title next year - the only major trophy missing from his cabinet after an impressive 2014. "I...
  • IPTL: Indian fans happy to pay big bucks to watch Federer, Djokovic December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: While there has been a big hue and cry over the high pricing of tickets in the Indian leg of the International Premier Tennis League, the fans seem more than happy to shell out big bucks to watch their favorite tennis stars play. The Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium...
  • UAE Royals, Manila Mavericks win on IPTL India leg's final day December 9, 2014

    World No.1 Novak Djokovic and No.2 Roger Federer produced some of their best tennis to enthrall their Delhi fans on Monday as UAE Royals defeated Indian Aces 29-22 in the final match of the Indian leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). In a match worthy of a Grand Slam...
  • Shot Clock time limit in IPTL should be increased: Marin Cilic December 8, 2014

    Despite endorsing the innovative rules introduced in the International Premier Tennis league (IPTL), reigning US Open Champion Marin Cilic said on Monday that the 20-second time limit for the Shot Clock regulation should be increased to give players more time to serve. The inaugural tournament has mooted several ingenious rules, one...
  • Bollywood stars wow IPTL fans in Delhi December 8, 2014

    Several Bollywood stars graced the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with their presence and even tried their hand at the sport in the august company of superstars Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Sania Mirza. After Manila Mavericks defeated Singapore Slammers 23-17 in the first tie of the concluding day of...
  • I always enjoyed coming to India: Marin Cilic December 8, 2014

    US Open champion Marin Cilic said that he always enjoyed coming to India and this is not the first time he made it to the country, previous occasions being in Chennai mostly. ...
  • I still see the top three of tennis dominating the game: Pete Sampras December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras feels that there are lot of young players who can win big events but he still sees the top three - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - dominating the game. "Novak is the obvious choice for the No. 1...
  • Playing in India is big, loud and different: Roger Federer December 8, 2014

    Federer was the toast of the down in Delhi on Sunday as he made his International Premier Tennis League debut. ...
  • Happy that IPTL is competitive, says Roger Federer December 7, 2014

    Shooting down suggestions that the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) is glorified exhibition, tennis legend Roger Federer insisted Sunday that the quality of play on offer is very competitive and as a professional he is happy how the tournament has shaped up. "I am happy that the level of tennis...
  • Manila Mavericks down UAE Royals 27-24 in IPTL December 7, 2014

    Manila Mavericks defeated United Arab Emirates (UAE) Royals 27-24 in an International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) match at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Arena here Sunday. Manila Mavericks got an early lead with Mark Philippoussis winning against UAE Royals' Goran Ivanisevic 6-3. Royals reduced the margin in the next match, with Marin Cilic...