Tennis

  • Andreas Seppi retires at Moselle Open 6 hours 14 minutes ago

    Metz: Igor Sijsling advanced to the second round of the Open de Moselle on Tuesday after Andreas Seppi retired with a lower back pain. Sijsling, ranked 74th in the world, was leading 6-0, 4-1 when his Italian opponent called it quits after just 39 minutes on court. In a match pitting together...
  • Davis Cup to remain annual event - ITF chief 8 hours 6 minutes ago

    Dubai: The Davis Cup will remain an annual tournament despite persistent complaints from some players that it over-burdens an already-crowded schedule, the head of the sport's governing body said on Tuesday. Roger Federer was roared on by a capacity 18,000 crowd on Sunday as he helped Switzerland beat Italy to reach...
  • Dominika Cibulkova makes swift progress at Pan Pacific Open 14 hours 40 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday. Cibulkova held all eight of her service games while fighting off four break points at Ariake Coliseum and will next play Coco Vandeweghe of the United States...
  • Top-seeded Radwanska beats Hercog at Korea Open 16 hours 2 minutes ago

    Seoul: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Slovakia's Polona Hercog 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Korea Open on Tuesday. Defending champion Radwanska converted five of eight break points to defeat Hercog at Olympic Park Tennis Center in 1 hour and 15 minutes and set up a second-round...
  • Lin upsets Vinci in first round of Guangzhou Open 18 hours 5 minutes ago

    Guangzhou: Lin Zhu of China advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating sixth-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (7) Monday. Shahar Peer of Israel, the 2009 champion, also advanced. She defeated Pauline Parmentier of France 7-6 (8), 6-3 and will meet second-seeded Alize Cornet of France....
  • Safarova rallies to beat Keys in first round at Tokyo 18 hours 18 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat American teenager Madison Keys 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The seventh-seeded Safarova saved eight of 10 break points to oust the unseeded Keys and advance to the...
  • Lepchenko beats Rogowska to advance at Korea Open 18 hours 23 minutes ago

    Seoul: Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open by beating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-1, 6-2 on Monday. Lepchenko converted all three break points in first set at Olympic Park Tennis Center. She will next face Han Na-Lae of South Korea, who...
  • Mathieu, Muller advance at Moselle Open 18 hours 42 minutes ago

    Metz: Former runner-up Paul-Henri Mathieu of France advanced to the second round of the Moselle Open on Monday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) win over Benjamin Becker of Germany. Both players held serve throughout on the indoor hard court and Mathieu, who reached the final in 2008, justified his wild-card...
  • India lose 2-3 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-off Yesterday

    Champions in 2010 and runners-up last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 3-2 win over India in the play-off on Monday. ...
  • Davis Cup: There was no pressure on me, says Yuki Bhambri Yesterday

    Bangalore: India's tennis player Yuki Bhambri on Monday denied there was any pressure on him for retaining his place in the squad after losing two matches in the Davis Cup World Group Playoff against Serbia, which the hosts lost 2-3. "I don't think so," he told reporters at the post-match press...
  • I want to leave the game on a high like Pele, Ali: Leander Paes Yesterday

    Bangalore: Indian tennis legend Leander Paes says he aspires to exit from the game just like global icons Pele and Mohammad Ali who bid adieu to their respective sports when they were at the pinnacle of their careers. A much fitter and leaner Paes, 41, says winning a medal at the...
  • Davis Cup: Pressure was high but proud to win it for Serbia, says Krajinovic Yesterday

    Bangalore: A sleepless night following rain-induced suspension of play and overnight change of schedules seemed to have done little to dampen Filip Krajinovic who won the decisive fifth rubber to help Serbia beat India 3-2 in their Davis Cup World Group playoff here Monday afternoon. The match was halted Sunday night...
  • India lose 2-3 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-off Yesterday

    Bangalore: Champions in 2010 and runners-up last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 3-2 win over India in the play-off on Monday. Filip Kranjinovic won the second reverse singles that was halted Sunday night due to rain, against Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. It took...
  • US beat Slovakia 5-0 in Davis Cup Yesterday

    John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches on Sunday as the US completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff. Isner captured the final nine games and beat Lukas Lacko 6-3, 6-0. Querrey then defeated Norbert Gombos 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Isner and Querrey each...
  • Argentina beat Israel in Davis Cup playoff Yesterday

    Favored Argentina won both matches on Sunday, rallying to defeat Israel 3-2 in a Davis Cup World Group playoff tie. Israel led 2-1 after Saturday's doubles, making this the first time in 24 years that Argentina have rallied to win a Davis Cup tie. In fact, Argentina have rallied to win...
  • Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out Yesterday

    Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group on Sunday but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil. Less than a week after winning the US Open, Cilic snatched the crucial fifth rubber of Croatia's World Group playoff...
  • Davis Cup: Dusan Lajovic blames 'fatigue' for the loss against Somdev 2 days ago

    Speaking on how tough was it to play Somdev, who drops the ball deep on his returns, Dusan said the Indian played his usual game and he tried to ape which done him in. "Its the thing about Davis Cup. It complicates things. Som played his usual game on the slow...
  • Davis Cup: Doubles win by Paes and Bopanna inspired me, says Somdev 2 days ago

    Bangalore: The doubles win by Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna that kept India in the reckoning was a huge source of inspiration, Somdev Devvarman said on Sunday after he won a five-set battle against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic to tie the rubber in the Davis Cup World Group playoff here. "Of course,...
  • Roger Federer fires Switzerland into Davis Cup final 2 days ago

    Geneva: Roger Federer secured Switzerland's place in the final of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1992 by comfortably beating Italy's Fabio Fognini in Geneva on Sunday. Roared on by a capacity crowd in the Palexpo Arena, Federer dismantled world number 17 Fognini 6-2 6-3 7-6 (4) in just...
  • Davis Cup: France wrap up Czech Republic 4-1 to reach final Yesterday

    France wrapped up their Davis Cup semi-final tie against holders Czech Republic 4-1 on Sunday, a day after securing their final spot on home soil. Julien Benneteau lost 6-4, 6-3 to Jiri Vesely before Gael Monfils beat Lukas Rosol 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 in the reverse singles at Roland Garros. Richard Gasquet and...
  • Davis Cup: Somdev Devvarman stuns Lajovic as India, Serbia locked 2-2 2 days ago

    Bangalore: A resilient Somdev Devvarman won the battle of nerves and wits as he pulled off a stunning five-set victory over world number 61 Dusan Lajovic to lock the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia 2-2, on Sunday. Somdev overcame a sluggish start to carve out a heroic 1-6,...
  • Davis Cup: Australia complete win over Uzbekistan 2 days ago

    Perth: Australia completed a 5-0 Davis Cup win over Uzbekistan on Sunday a day after clinching a spot in next year's elite World Group. In reverse singles, Sam Groth of Australia beat Temur Ismailov 6-3, 6-2 before Nick Kyrgios defeated Sanjar Fayziev 6-1, 6-1 in just 40 minutes. Australia did not drop...
  • Sabine Lisicki wins Hong Kong Open 2 days ago

    Hong Kong: Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. No. 36-ranked Pliskova squandered a 5-1 lead in the match after she twice broke the top-seeded German in the first set before losing...
  • Watch: 'The Week that Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha 2 days ago

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha shows what makes news on a dull day. He also talks about India's position in the tennis world. ...
  • TWTW: If Croatia can produce tennis champions, why can't India, discusses Cyrus 2 days ago

    The failure to defend his US Open title cost Leander Paes as the veteran Indian tennis star on Tuesday suffered a 23-place loss to slip to 35, his worst ranking in 11 years. ...
  • Davis Cup: Bryan brothers lead US to victory over Slovakia 2 days ago

    Bob and Mike Bryan made quick work of their doubles match to ensure the United States cruised to victory in their Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against Slovakia on Saturday. The brothers' 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Norbert Gombos and Lukas Lacko in Chicago gave the Americans an insurmountable 3-0...
  • Brazil take 2-1 lead over Spain in Davis Cup 2 days ago

    Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo defeated Marc Lopez and David Marrero 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 to give Brazil a 2-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup playoff on Saturday, leaving the five-time champions in danger of dropping to zonal play for the first time since 1996. Brazil had key breaks late...
  • France beat Czech Republic to qualify for Davis Cup final 2 days ago

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet put France back in the Davis Cup final by winning the doubles and ending the two-year reign of the Czech Republic on Saturday. Tsonga and Gasquet, who won their singles on Friday, gave Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek a rare doubles defeat in Davis Cup, 6-7...
  • Israel take 2-1 lead against Argentina in Davis Cup 2 days ago

    Led by the doubles team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, Israel took a 2-1 lead over Argentina on Saturday afternoon in a best-of-five Davis Cup World Group playoff. Erlich and Ram defeated Argentina's Federico Delbonis and Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in 91-degree heat at the Sunrise Tennis...
  • Switzerland lead Italy 2-1 in Davis Cup semifinal 2 days ago

    Geneva: Roger Federer got the day off on Saturday, and now he needs to play on Sunday to help Switzerland advance to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years. Without Federer, who was rested, Switzerland lost in doubles to Italy and had their lead cut to 2-1 in the semifinal. The...