Wimbledon

  • This is the toughest era in tennis, says Tim Henman 09-01-2014 08:36 PM

    Henman is in India to hold tennis clinics with the kids, a part of a project called Road to Wimbledon. ...
  • Indian youngsters need to be physically strong: Tim Henman 09-01-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: Tim Henman, one of the most successful players of England, says the present era is toughest in tennis but rued lack of courts that encourage serve and volley game, of which he was a great exponent. Henman, who retired in 2007, said it is a great challenge for...
  • Murray to warm up for Wimbledon at Queen's 06-01-2014 10:13 AM

    London: Andy Murray will warm up for the defense of his Wimbledon title by attempting to win the Queen's Club tournament for a fourth time. Murray beat Marin Cilic to win Queen's in 2013, and also captured the title in west London in 2009 and '11. Murray says "to win...
  • Henman to launch 'The Road to Wimbledon' in India 02-01-2014 02:37 PM

    New Delhi: Former Britain No.1 Tim Henman will be in India to spearhead a major new initiative aimed at boosting the development of junior tennis in the country in association with The Wimbledon Foundation. India will host the first Wimbledon tennis event outside Britain as 11-time-Tour winner Henman heads to...
  • The top 10 sporting breakthroughs in 2013 18-12-2013 02:21 PM

    1. Marc Marquez, MotoGP champion The 20-year-old Spanish rookie became the youngest MotoGP champion when he held his nerve to finish third in the final race of the season in Valencia to pip holder Jorge Lorenzo to the title. Six race wins, nine poles and 16 podiums made him the...
  • Sporting comebacks of 2013 18-12-2013 02:05 PM

    1. Oracle Team USA's comeback to win the America's Cup Few challenges can have seemed as hopeless as that facing Larry Ellison's Team USA when trailing Emirates Team New Zealand 8-1 in the best-of-17 series in San Francisco Bay in September. The Jimmy Spithill-skippered Team USA kept their heads, however,...
  • Tennis Yearender: Nadal and Williams raise the bar in 2013 18-12-2013 09:40 AM

    A year in which a British man won Wimbledon, Roger Federer's star began to fade and doping reared its ugly head was defined by the dominance of two players - Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams. Between them they won half of the grand slam singles titles on offer, triumphed at...
  • WTA to add extra grass court tournament from 2015 13-12-2013 09:38 AM

    London: The WTA says it will add an extra grass-court tournament in Nottingham, England, to its calendar from 2015 to give players more time to gear up for Wimbledon. The ATP and WTA tours had previously announced that the break between the French Open and Wimbledon will be increased to...
  • Murray says hard to get fired up after Wimbledon glory 06-09-2013 08:24 AM

    New York: Andy Murray, who suffered a surprise straight sets loss to Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the US Open quarter-finals on Thursday, conceded he has struggled to fire himself up after his Wimbledon triumph. The two-time grand slam winner has not looked at his best since his emotional win over...
  • Murray hungry for more grand slams, not top ranking 05-08-2013 10:53 AM

    Montreal: Andy Murray underlined his hunger for more grand slam silverware on Sunday when he said he would pass up the chance to be world number one if it meant he could taste more major success. The 26-year-old will play his first match since being crowned Wimbledon champion when he...
  • Sampras predicts Wimbledon record is safe 23-07-2013 08:35 AM

    Toronto: He thinks the Wimbledon men's singles record he shares with Roger Federer is safe for the foreseeable future. "I don't know if someone in the next 10 years will be able to win five or six Wimbledons," the retired tennis great said during a conference call on Monday leading...
  • Worked hard after 2012 loss: Andy Murray 09-07-2013 09:11 PM

    Andy Murray has become the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title for 77 years after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the final. ...
  • Wimbledon title a springboard to more slams: Andy Murray 09-07-2013 01:28 AM

    London: Andy Murray is getting a taste for grand slam titles and believes crushing Novak Djokovic to end Britain's interminable wait for a men's champion at Wimbledon will be a springboard to take his career to the next level. The 26-year-old became a national hero on Sunday when a 6-4...
  • Murray wants more major titles, not No. 1 ranking 08-07-2013 07:15 PM

    London: Andy Murray won Wimbledon, of course, the first British man in 77 years to do it. He won last year's U.S. Open, too. And an Olympic gold medal. Yet he still sits at No. 2 in the ATP rankings. That's all fine by him. A day after his historic...
  • Roger Federer ranked No. 5 for the first time in a decade 08-07-2013 05:20 PM

    London: Roger Federer has fallen to No. 5 in the new ATP rankings, the first time in a decade he's been that low. Federer's second-round loss at Wimbledon, a year after taking the title, drops him from No. 3. He was fifth in the rankings of June 23, 2003, two...
  • British press lauds 'Magical Murray' 08-07-2013 03:01 PM

    London: Britain's ecstatic media trumpeted the end of the 'longest yearning in British sport' on Monday by celebrating Andy Murray's Wimbledon success on the front and back pages of newspapers and much of the rest as well. "And of Hope and Glory," declared the best-selling Sun tabloid, next to a...
  • Queen leads Murray plaudits after historic Wimbledon win 08-07-2013 11:51 AM

    London: Queen Elizabeth joined politicians, sports stars and celebrities in congratulating Andy Murray on Sunday after he made tennis history by becoming the first Briton in 77 years to win the Wimbledon men's title. Millions of tennis fans across the country were glued to their televisions as Murray took to...
  • Early exit of big names helped Marion Bartoli: Nandan Bal 08-07-2013 10:58 AM

    The former Indian Davis Cup coach said that the early exit of Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka helped Bartoli to Wimbledon title. ...
  • Murray lot more positive now, says Nandan Bal 08-07-2013 10:48 AM

    The former Indian Davis Cup coach feels Andy Murray after winning the US Open followed by an Olympic medal is a much improver player. ...
  • It was all pressure in the last game: Andy Murray 08-07-2013 10:39 AM

    Andy Murray became the first British man to win the Wimbledon title since Fred Perry in 1936. ...
  • I worked hard in the last game, says Murray after historic win 08-07-2013 09:03 AM

    Andy Murray cemented his place in the history books after his victory over Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon men's final on Sunday. After winning the only coveted championship that had eluded him, an emotional Murray said the feeling will take time to sink in. "This success would take time to...
  • Five changes since the last British Wimbledon champ 08-07-2013 08:37 AM

    London: Five notable changes that took place in Britain in the 77 years that elapsed between Wimbledon titles for Fred Perry and Andy Murray, who ended Britain's drought on Sunday: 1. MANY BIRTHDAYS: Queen Elizabeth II was 10 at the time of Perry's victory in 1936 and still known as...
  • Proud of little brother Andy: Jamie Murray 08-07-2013 01:37 AM

    London: Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray congratulated his younger brother Andy for winning the men's singles title here Sunday. World No.2 Andy Murray created history by becoming the first Briton since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the men's singles title at the All England Club. The 26-year-old...
  • Murray was better player in decisive moments, says Djokovic 08-07-2013 01:34 AM

    London: Novak Djokovic tried drop shots. He tried volleys. He tried just about everything he could think of. None of it worked. The 2011 Wimbledon champion had no answers for Andy Murray on Sunday, and lost 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 on Centre Court at the All England Club. "I mean, he...
  • How Andy Murray created history 08-07-2013 01:23 AM

    London: Andy Murray had Britain on tenterhooks on Sunday in a nerve- shredding 13-minute final game of the Wimbledon final before winning it to beat Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4. Here is a point-by-point guide to the remarkable decisive game in which Murray earned and lost three championship points...
  • Daniel Nestor, Kristina Mladenovic win mixed doubles title 08-07-2013 01:17 AM

    London: Daniel Nestor of Canada and Kristina Mladenovic of France saved two match points, then went on to win the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon on Sunday by beating top-seeded Bruno Soares of Brazil and Lisa Raymond of the United States 5-7, 6-2, 8-6. Nestor and Mladenovic, seeded eighth, saved...
  • Murray creates history, beats Djokovic in straight sets 07-07-2013 09:32 PM

    London: From the lawns of Wimbledon to the lochs of Scotland, all of Britain can celebrate. Andy Murray made it possible on Sunday, winning his country's hallowed tennis tournament to become the first British man in 77 years to raise the trophy at the All England Club. Yes, this was...
  • Smiling Pinki flips coin at Wimbledon men's singles final 07-07-2013 07:59 PM

    London: Indian youngster Pinki Sonkar, beneficiary of a life-changing cleft lip surgery, flipped the coin at the Wimbledon men's singles final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, here Sunday. Clad in a white T-shirt and trousers with a white necklace, Pinki entered the Centre Court confidently, waving towards crowd. She...
  • Pinki Sonkar set to create history at Wimbledon 07-07-2013 06:02 PM

    As an Indian ambassador for cleft lip patients, 11-year-old Pinki Sonkar will create history when she flips the coin before the men's singles final at the Wimbledon - first Indian to do so. ...
  • American twins complete 'Golden Bryan Slam' 07-07-2013 12:23 PM

    London: American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan pulled off a feat on Saturday that has proved beyond tennis greats Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as they won their fourth grand slam in a row to complete a "Golden Bryan Slam". By downing Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 3-6,...