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  • Milos Raonic beats Tomas Berdych to win Thailand Open September 29, 2013

    Bangkok: Milos Raonic of Canada upset topseeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 76 (4), 63 to claim his fifth title at the Thailand Open on Sunday. The No. 11ranked Raonic put up 18 aces to beat his No. 6ranked opponent in the final at the Impact Arena in one hour,...
  • Berdych, Simon set up Thailand Open semifinal September 28, 2013

    Bangkok: Topseeded Tomas Berdych and the inform Gilles Simon of France will confront each other for the eighth time after both won their Thailand Open quarterfinals on Friday. Fresh from helping the Czech Republic beat Argentina in the Davis Cup semifinals, Berdych beat Yenhsun Lu of Taiwan 76 (7), 64 to...
  • Tomic, Matosevic crash out of Thailand Open September 27, 2013

    Bangkok: Australian tennis players Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic have both lost their second round matches at the Thailand Open here. Frenchman Gilles Simon claimed his 300th match win as he defeated Tomic 64, 75 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the ATP World Tour event while Matosevic lost to...
  • Paes, Somdev in doubles semis in respective ATP events September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Leander Paes and his Italian partner Daniele Bracciali on Thursday stormed into the semifinals of the Thailand Open in Bangkok after defeating Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in a threeset thriller. The second seeded IndoItalian duo emerged 67(4) 76(8) 108 winners in the quarterfinal match...
  • Raonic, Simon, Youzhny reach Thailand Open quarters September 26, 2013

    Bangkok: Milos Raonic of Canada took only one of 16 break chances and still overcame Marinko Matosevic of Australia 76 (3), 46, 64 to open his account in the Thailand Open on Thursday. After a firstround bye, Raonic had to dig deep in a 2 1/2hour match featuring lengthy baseline rallies....
  • Bernard Tomic reaches 2nd round at Thailand Open September 24, 2013

    Bangkok: Bernard Tomic of Australia advanced to the second round of the Thailand Open when Ivo Karlovic of Croatia retired with a back injury while trailing 67 (3), 64, 42 on Tuesday. Tomic, a quarterfinalist in Bangkok last year, will next face 2006 champion Gilles Simon of France. Other winners include Lukas...
  • Sijsling advances to 2nd round at Thailand Open September 23, 2013

    Bangkok: Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands advanced to the second round of the Thailand Open by beating seventhseeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 63, 76 (2) on Monday. The 75thranked Sijsling will face Robin Haase of the Netherlands. Haase beat Daniel GimenoTraver of Spain 62, 64 at the Impact Arena. The top four...
  • Indian blind football team set for international tournament August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: There's hardly been any publicity and fanfare, but blind football has taken a massive step forward in India. The Indian Blind Sports Association (IBSA), the national sports body for the blind, is sending a squad to represent India at the Thailand Open Football 5ASide Tournament 2013 in...
  • Andy Murray confirmed for Thailand Open July 18, 2013

    Bangkok: Newlycrowned Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will compete in the Thailand Open in September, along with two other men ranked in the world's top 10. Joining Murray will be No.6ranked Tomas Berdych and defending Thailand Open champion Richard Gasquet, ranked 9th. Organizers of the Sept. 2129 tournament confirmed Thursday that No. 13...
  • Shuttler Srikanth defies odds to win Thailand Open Grand Prix June 9, 2013

    Bangkok: K Srikanth became the latest badminton sensation to emerge from India as he lifted his maiden men's singles title with a stunning straightgame triumph over topseeded local favourite Boonsak Ponsana at the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold here today. The 20yearold from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, beat world No. 8 Ponsana...
  • Shuttler K Srikanth enters the final at Thailand Open June 8, 2013

    Bangkok: Indian shuttler K Srikanth entered the final of the Thailand Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after registering a comfortable straightgame victory over local favourite Thammasin Sitthikom in the men's singles event here on Saturday. Srikanth, seeded 13th, took 43 minutes to overcome his opponent 2114 2118 at the Nimitbutr National...
  • Thailand Open: Srikanth K in semis; Saina Nehwal, Prannoy HS out June 7, 2013

    Bangkok: On a day when compatriots Saina Nehwal and Prannoy HS failed to clear the quarterfinal hurdle in the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament, Srikanth K was the lone Indian to survive and march into the semifinals Friday. Srikanth, seeded 13th, dominated his South Korean opponent Wan Ho Son...
  • Saina Nehwal crashes out in Thailand Open quarterfinals June 7, 2013

    Bangkok: Defending champion Saina Nehwal's hopes of retaining her Thailand Grand Prix Gold title went up in smoke as she suffered a stunning threegame defeat to Singapore's Juan Gu in the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition on Friday. The world number two Indian lost 2113, 1221, 1821 to eighth seed...
  • Saina looks to retain titles in Thailand, Indonesia June 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Sunday said she expects nothing but defence of her titles in Thailand and Indonesia as she returns to action post a freak toe injury. It will be a busy month for the young Hyderabadi as she will feature in an event in...
  • Richard Gasquet beats Gilles Simon to win Thailand Open September 30, 2012

    Bangkok: Secondseeded Richard Gasquet won his first tournament of the year when he beat former champion Gilles Simon 62, 61 in an all French final of the Thailand Open at the Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani on Sunday. The No. 14ranked Gasquet, who last won a title in Nice in 2011,...
  • Tipsarevic, Simon advance to Thailand Open semis September 28, 2012

    Bangkok: Topseeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia outrallied Fernando Verdasco of Spain from the baseline to win 76 (5), 64 and move into the Thailand Open semifinal on Friday. Tipsarevic set up a match with 2009 champion Gilles Simon, who won the allFrench quarterfinal with Gael Monfils 64, 61. "It was really tough...
  • PaesTecau pair in 2nd round of Thailand Open September 26, 2012

    Bangkok: Leander Paes and Horia Tecau overcame a stiff resistance from the Dutch pair of Robin Haase and JeanJulien Rojer to progress to the quarterfinals of the ATP Thailand Open, here on Wednesday. The top seeded IndoJapanese pair recorded a hardfought 64, 75 win over their unseeded rivals in one hour...
  • Patience made the difference, says Saina June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Elated after lifting her second title of the year, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Sunday said that patience and a newlyacquired calm demeanor made all the difference in her Thailand Open triumph in Bangkok. The 22yearold world number five, who had defended the Swiss Open in March, rallied to...
  • Saina Nehwal clinches Thailand Open title June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal defeated second seed Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand 1921, 2115, 2110 to lift the Thailand Open on Sunday. After going down in the first set, Saina clawed back in the second game, as the local favourite, Inthanon looked lost. After that Saina kept the momentum...
  • Saina Nehwal advances to Thailand Open final June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal continued to gain in confidence ahead of Olympics as the topseeded Indian entered the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold final after beating Porntip Buranaprasertsuk in straight sets in Bangkok on Saturday. Saina won 2422 2111 to keep her unbeaten record against third seed Buranaprasertsuk intact, extending it...
  • Saina sails into semifinals of Thailand Open June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal remained on course for her second title of the season as she reached the semifinals of the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold with a straightgame victory over Sapsiree Taerattanachai in Bangkok on Friday. Top seeded Saina played long rallies and used her effective...
  • Superb Saina storms into Thai Open quarters June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal notched up a straightgame victory over Chinese Li Han to advance to the quarterfinals of Thailand Grand Prix Gold in Bangkok on Thursday. The world number five Indian rode on her smashes to see off Li Han 2117 2113 in a 42minute women's singles...
  • Murray beats Young to win Thailand Open October 2, 2011

    Bangkok: Fourthranked Andy Murray claimed his 19th career title in beating American Donald Young 62, 60 in the final of the Thailand Open at the Impact Arena in Muang Thong Thani on Sunday. The topseeded Briton was in complete control throughout the 48minute match, exploiting the lack of experience and unforced...
  • Murray to face Young in Thailand Open final October 2, 2011

    Bangkok: Topseeded Andy Murray survived a secondset scare to beat Gilles Simon at the Thailand Open on Saturday and set up a final against American Donald Young. Murray won 62, 36, 62 against his French opponent while the 55thranked Young beat secondseeded Gael Monfils of France 46, 76 (5), 76 (5)...
  • Murray enters Thailand Open quarters September 29, 2011

    Bangkok: Andy Murray reached the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open by beating Michael Berrer of Germany 64, 62 on Thursday. Murray, who had a bye in the first round, will next face either Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria or Simone Bolelli of Italy. "I started well and was serving well throughout the match,"...
  • Saina knocked out of Thailand Open June 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian challenge ended in the Thailand Open Grand Prix after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and two others suffered contrasting defeats in the quarterfinals at Bangkok on Friday. Top seed Saina failed to live upto her reputation and lost 1321 1221 to seventh seed Xuerui Li of China in a...
  • Saina storms into Thailand Open quarters June 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold after registering a thrilling threegame victory in the women's singles second round in Bangkok on Thursday. World number four Saina beat unseeded Japanese shuttler Mitani Minatsu 2113 1521 217 in a 46minute match...
  • Nadal upset by GarciaLopez in Thailand October 2, 2010

    Bangkok: World number one Rafael Nadal suffered a surprise 26 76 63 semifinal defeat by unseeded Spanish compatriot Guillermo GarciaLopez at the Thailand Open on Saturday. The US Open champion looked set to cruise into the final after a polished firstset performance but had no reply to GarciaLopez's thrilling fightback...
  • Randhawa wins Thailand Open by two strokes March 10, 2009

    New Delhi: As he holed the final putt, Jyoti Randhawa heaved a sigh of relief. There is no doubt he was waiting for that one elusive win on the Asian Tour desperately for the past two years. The two stroke win in the Thailand Open is sure to have boosted his...
  • Golfer Randhawa grabs Thailand Open title March 8, 2009

    Phuket: Jyoti Randhawa grabbed sole lead by the fifth hole on the final day and never relinquished it en route to carding a fiveunder 65 and winning the Singha Thailand Open by a comfortable twoshot margin over coleader Rhys Davies of Wales here Sunday. Randhawa totalled 17under 263 while Davies shot...