BHUPATHI

  • Celebrities praise Sania Mirza on twitter 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A host of sports celebrities and politicians showered encomiums on tennis star Sania Mirza for becoming the first woman tennis player from the country to achieve the number one rank. Sania won the WTA Family Circle Cup with Swiss legend Martina Hingis to reach atop the ranking table. Mahesh Bhupathi,...
  • Photo Of The Day: Lara Dutta poses for a Holi selfie with daughter Saira March 6, 2015

    This could easily be one of the best selfies of the festival. Covered in Holi colours, mother-daughter duo Lara Dutta Bhupathi and Saira Bhupathi posed for a selfie. The actress tweeted, "Happy Holi all!!! Missing our pack leader but sending him our love!!:-). Play safe and have funnn!!!!(sic)." ...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi out of mixed doubles in Australian Open January 24, 2015

    Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of the mixed doubles competition following a first-round loss, even as India's junior tennis players began their campaign on a positive note in the Australian Open on Saturday. Bhupathi and his Australian partner Jarmila Gajdosova frittered away early advantage to lose 6-4 6-7 (7) (8-10) to Chinese...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi-Jurgen Melzer pair crashes out of Australian Open January 22, 2015

    Melbourne: Mahesh Bhupathi and Jurgen Melzer crashed out of the men's doubles event of the Australian Open after suffering a straight-set defeat against Argentine team of Diego Schwartzman and Horacio Zeballos on Thursday. Bhupathi and his Austrian partner lost 4-6 3-6 in the first round, which lasted only 67 minutes....
  • Snapshot: Lara Dutta celebrates daughter Saira's third birthday January 21, 2015

    Time is flying, but Lara Dutta is having fun! The actress and former beauty queen's daughter turned three Tuesday."And so my little girl turns 3!!:-) .Big day planned for her! Time flies when your having fun," Lara, who is married to tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, tweeted. Earlier this month, the...
  • I am motivated by excellence: Leander Paes January 12, 2015

    Chennai: The passion to achieve excellence everyday is what motivates Leander Paes the most and the ageless wonder's mantra in life is to focus on positives. In an exclusive chat with PTI, the 41-year-old tennis legend explained how he keeps himself motivated to come on to the courts everyday and produce...
  • I always backed Bhupathi's IPTL, says Australian Open Director January 8, 2015

    Sydney: Working hard to make this edition of the Australian Open a grand success, Tournament Director Craig Tiley on Thursday said that he is always open to 'innovation' in the game and was one of the first people to back Mahesh Bhupathi's ambitious IPTL dream. CEO of Tennis Australia, Tiley believes...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi wins doubles pre-quarters January 8, 2015

    Chennai: Indian tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi, teaming up with compatriot Saketh Myneni won a hard fought doubles pre-quarterfinal match to set up a mouth-watering clash with his former partner Leander Paes at the ATP Chennai Open tournament. The Indian fans' hopes of seeing their tennis heroes Bhupathi and Paes play against...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi to pair with Myneni in Chennai Open December 22, 2014

    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 December 22, 2014

    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...
  • Lara Dutta shares a picture of her daughter Saira meeting the Santa Claus as proud father Mahesh Bhupathi looks on December 16, 2014

    The picture is full of warmth and happiness. The little Saira Bhupathi met the Santa Claus recently and her mother, actress Lara Dutta shared the picture on Twitter and wrote, "Saira meets Santa Claus :-). With a little help from daddy!!!(sic)". Lara's husband, tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi is also seen...
  • 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 organisers bullish after initial success December 5, 2014

    Singapore: Even though Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have yet to play in the new International Premier Tennis League, founder Mahesh Bhupathi says it has already made its presence felt and will be expanded next year. "We've achieved something out of the box here that's very challenging," Bhupathi said on Thursday,...
  • IPTL to be played across six cities next year: Mahesh Bhupathi December 4, 2014

    Singapore: The International Tennis Premier League (IPTL) will add two cities next year, taking the number to six, event founder Mahesh Bhupathi said on Thursday. "We are definitely going to add two cities next year, we have had a lot of interest now, we have had four cities ready to sign...
  • IPTL: Mahesh Bhupathi unconcerned over Roger Federer's injury November 20, 2014

    Singapore: The head of the new International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) shrugged off concerns over Roger Federer's fitness on Thursday as the Swiss star battles a back injury. Founder and managing director Mahesh Bhupathi said he had received reassurances from Federer's camp as the clock ticks down to the innovative tournament's...
  • Coca-Cola to be IPTL's title Sponsor November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Soft drink giants Coca-Cola will be the title sponsors of the upcoming International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), launched by India's doubles star Mahesh Bhupathi. IPTL, featuring the biggest tennis stars, will kick off on November 28 in Manila. In its capacity as title Sponsor, Coca-Cola undertake a series of initiatives...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi plays down ATP chief's remark on IPTL October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Reacting to ATP chief Chris Kermode's "glorified exhibition" remark on the inaugural International Tennis Premier League (IPTL), league founder Mahesh Bhupathi has said that "everyone is entitled to their opinion and we are going to put on a world class show". "We are going to put on a show...
  • Happy to replace Nadal with Federer: Mahesh Bhupathi September 22, 2014

    Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi said Roger Federer's inclusion in the Indian franchise of the IPTL is a big bonanza for all the Indian fans. ...
  • Everything is on track, IPTL will pan out as planned: Mahesh Bhupathi July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no threat to the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), veteran Indian star Mahesh Bhupathi said on Saturday, asserting that none of the team owners has pulled out and a multiyear deal was firmly in place with the country's biggest broadcaster for his ambitious event. Bhupathi woke up...
  • Sunil Gavaskar buys stake in Singapore IPTL franchise June 19, 2014

    London: A selfconfessed tennis fan, former India cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar has bought stake in the Singapore franchise of veteran Mahesh Bhupathi's ambitious brainchild the International Premier Tennis League. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, Gavaskar was unveiled as one of the coowners of the franchise ahead of...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black seeded fourth at Wimbledon June 18, 2014

    Sania Mirza and her partner Cara Black have been seeded fourth in the women's doubles event of the Wimbledon championships while Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek are seeded fifth in the men's doubles. Another Indian competing in the men's doubles is Rohan Bopanna, who is seeded eighth along with Pakistani partner...
  • Bhupathi's IPTL opener moved to Manila May 10, 2014

    Manila: Manila will host the first leg of the newly launched International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), which has attracted many top players of the ATP and WTA Tour to compete in the team competition. "Bringing world class tennis to new audience's has always been one of the objectives of the IPTL...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi made London Olympics a real sad one for me: Leander Paes April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: He might be in seventh heaven after receiving the prestigious Padma Bhushan honour, but tennis ace Leander Paes is still rankled by the selection furore prior to the 2012 Olympics and holds Mahesh Bhupathi responsible for making the Games a "real sad" outing for him. The buildup to the...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi says he's available for Davis Cup tie against Serbia April 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday declared his availability for India's Davis Cup World Group play-off match at home against Serbia later in the year, saying that doubles rubber could be crucial against a strong opposition. "I am always available. I know the captain's (Anand Amritraj) talk about the same...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi crashes out of Sony Open March 23, 2014

    Miami: Mahesh Bhupathi and his South African partner Kevin Anderson went down fighting in a thrilling three-setter men's doubles match against the pair of Alexander Peya of Austria and Bruno Soares of Brazil to crash out of Sony Open tennis tournament here. The unseeded Indo-South African pair lost to their second...
  • IPTL a no-go if it clashes with Thanksgiving: Andre Agassi March 3, 2014

    London: Andre Agassi will snub the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) if it clashes with Thanksgiving, the former world number one said the day after being signed up by the Singapore franchise. The eight-times grand slam champion was named in Sunday's player draft for the new Asia-based event but said...
  • Bopanna moves to 12th; Somdev and Yuki unchanged March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Following his title win at the ATP Dubai 500 event, India's Rohan Bopanna on Monday jumped four places to 12th in the latest doubles ranking chart. Leander Paes, who was unchanged at 10th, continues to be India's number one player in doubles while Mahesh Bhupathi slipped further to 47,...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi dump Bhupathi-Istomin in Dubai ATP event February 27, 2014

    Dubai: Second seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi survived a scare before diffusing the challenge of Mahesh Bhupathi and Denis Istomin in the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Championships, here on Thursday. The Indo-Pak Express came back from a set down to beat their unseeded but very experienced...
  • Bhupathi, Istomin advance to quarter-finals of Dubai ATP event February 26, 2014

    Dubai: Veteran Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Denis Istomin erased a one set deficit to edge past Oliver Marach and Florin Mergea in their opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships, here on Wednesday. Bhupathi and Uzbekistan's Istomin defeated the Austrian-Romanian pair 4-6, 6-3, 16-14 in an hour and 29...
  • Nadal to earn $1 million a night in Bhupathi's IPL-style tennis league February 26, 2014

    World No 1 Rafael Nadal is believed to have committed to the controversial new International Premier Tennis League developed by Indian doubles tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi. According to a report in The Telegraph, Nadal will become the highest-profile player involved in the launch of the competition at an auction among teams...