CHAMPIONS

  • Magnus Carlsen held up his nerves better: Anand 6 hours 41 minutes ago

    Chennai: In a battle of nerves Norwegian World chess champion Magnus Carlsen held up his own better, said the losing challenger from India Viswanathan Anand on Sunday. Addressing the media after losing the 11th game and the match in Russia, Anand termed the match as tough and that Carlsen held up...
  • Delhi Dreams beat Mumbai Tennis Masters in interesting CTL tie 6 hours 43 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Delhi Dreams took a commanding 2-1 lead over Mumbai Tennis Masters in the best-of-five tie between the two teams in the Champions Tennis League encounter at the Kalina University Sports Complex here on Sunday. Delhi, who went into the game with two wins and a loss under their belt, were...
  • Pune still in contention for a place in CTL final 6 hours 51 minutes ago

    Pune: Pune Marathas kept their hopes of making the final of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) alive with a comfortable 26-20 win over Bangalore Raptors in a South Zone match on Sunday. Thomas Enqvist made a bright start for Bangalore by beating Pat Cash 6-3 in the legends singles. Pune then won...
  • CTL: 'Big 4' of tennis still ahead of chasing pack, says Sergi Bruguera 14 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Two-time French Open champion Sergi Bruguera isn't convinced that Stanislas Wawrinka's Australian Open victory in January and Marin Cilic's US Open triumph in September resulted in a tectonic shift in the sport. He said today's tennis was still dominated by the 'Big 4'. World No.1 Novak Djokovic, No.2 Roger...
  • Roelant Oltmans to coach India at Champions Trophy hockey: reports 19 hours 8 minutes ago

    Terry Walsh's association with Indian hockey seems to have drawn to a close even though the Australian flew back home saying he would convey his final decision to Sports Authority of India (SAI) over the weekend that ends today. Reports in the media on Saturday suggested Walsh has sent a final...
  • CTL: Hyderabad Aces beat Bangalore Raptors in 'super overtime' Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Hyderabad Aces dealt a big blow to Bangalore Raptors' chances of advancing to the final of the Champions Tennis League after the visitors registered a 25-22 win in a thrilling group match. Bangalore had a chance to win the tie in the deciding rubber, but Hyderabad's Mikhail Youzhny poured cold...
  • Hyderabad lead Bangalore 15-11 after three matches in CTL 2 days ago

    Impressive wins by Mark Philippoussis and Martina Hingis in their singles matches helped Hyderabad Aces take a 15-11 lead over Bangalore Raptors at the end of the third match in their Champions Tennis League group tie on Friday. Australian Mark Philippoussis beat Bangalore's Thomas Enquist 6-4 in the legend's singles before...
  • Punjab Marshalls register first win in CTL 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Marshalls registered their first win in the Champions Tennis League (CTL) on Friday, beating Delhi Dreams 29-18 at the CLTA Tennis Stadium. With this win, Punjab snapped Delhi's unbeaten run in the inaugural tournament. Punjab now have 69 points from three matches. Delhi top the northern group with 70 points...
  • CTL: Modern tennis hard-hitting but lacks variety, says Sergi Bruguera 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Sergi Bruguera, a former World No.3 who twice triumphed at the French Open, feels tennis has changed nowadays and he misses "the variety that was there" during his playing days. "Nowadays the surfaces are pretty even. So the standard and nature of tennis is pretty much the same -...
  • CTL: Leander Paes-led Punjab Marshalls suffer second straight loss 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Mumbai Tennis Masters defeated Punjab Marshalls 27-21 in a group match of Champions Tennis League (CTL). The Marshalls had earlier lost their first match to Delhi Dreams. The Marshalls fell behind in the northern group as they lost to Mumbai on Thursday night. Delhi Dreams lead the group with 52 points while...
  • Leander Paes loses as Punjab Marshalls trail in CTL 3 days ago

    Chandigarh: Playing his first singles match since 2008, Leander Paes produced an inspired show but went down fighting to former French Open champion Sergi Bruguera as his Wave Punjab Marshalls team trailed 0-2 against Mumbai Tennis Masters in the Champions Tennis League here on Thursday. Paes, who stepped in for an...
  • CTL: Bangalore Raptors ahead after three games against Pune Marathas 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Impressive wins by Thomas Enqvist and the mixed doubles pair of Venus Williams and Feliciano Lopez helped Bangalore Raptors take a 15-12 lead over Pune Marathas in their Champions Tennis League tie here on Thursday. After losing the first two matches, Pune kept their hopes alive as Agnieszka Radwanka, currently...
  • I made her run: Alize Cornet on how she managed to beat Serena Williams 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Popular in the tennis circuit after taming Serena Williams thrice this year, Frenchwoman Alize Cornet says the key to conquering the world number one lies in countering her man-like serves with exhausting rallies. Serena, winner of 18 singles Grand Slam titles, lost only nine matches in the 2014 season...
  • UEFA punishes Galatasaray, Borussia Dortmund for crowd disorder 3 days ago

    Nyon: UEFA has punished Galatasaray and Borussia Dortmund for crowd disorder and sanctioned BATE Borisov for racism by its fans at Champions League matches. UEFA says its disciplinary panel fined Galatasaray 70,000 euros ($87,700) for disturbances which stopped play twice during a 4-1 loss at Dortmund this month. The Turkish club's...
  • Injured Greg Rusedski pulls out of Punjab CTL team 4 days ago

    There seems to be no end to Punjab Marshalls woes in the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) as Greg Rusedski has also pulled out of their side due to a foot injury. David Ferrer had also pulled out from the Punjab team before the start of the league while Philipp Kohlschreiber...
  • Bhindi Masala is Venus Williams' favourite food 4 days ago

    Many tennis lovers around the world are all well versed with the multiple Grand Slam winner Venus Williams' powerful baseline smashes, but many wouldn't know about her love for Indian food. It won't be a stretch to say that Venus does harbour a penchant for food after she revealed to tennis...
  • Pakistan in crisis ahead of FIH Champions Trophy 4 days ago

    Karachi: With the FIH Champions Trophy a little more than two weeks away, the Pakistani hockey players are headed for a showdown with their national federation (PHF) over its failure to award them new contracts and non-payment of dues. A senior player said the final straw came on Wednesday when they...
  • Delhi Dreams down Mumbai Tennis Masters to win second straight tie in CTL 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi extended their impressive start to the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL), winning their second consecutive tie against Mumbai Tennis Masters 27-19 in a group encounter at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) here on Tuesday. Delhi took an early lead as Juan Carlos Ferrero got the better of...
  • Pune Marathas beat Hyderabad Aces in CTL tie 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: Impressive wins by world number six Agnieszka Radwanska and seasoned Marcos Baghdatis paved the way for Pune Marathas's close 26-25 victory over Hyderabad Aces in the Champions Tennis League (CTL) at the L B Stadium here on Tuesday. In a format where the final result is decided on the basis...
  • Champions of Tennis: Game's legends on CNN-IBN 5 days ago

    The Champions Tennis League (CTL), a brainchild of Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj, got under way on November 17 in New Delhi. ...
  • CTL: Do not give up, come what may, says Ferrero 5 days ago

    New Delhi: What a tennis player should do if he becomes world number one and then finds himself in a situation where he struggles to win a single ATP title for more than 100 tournaments? Ask Juan Carlos Ferrero, who endured a 110-tournament title drought between 2003 and 2009 before finally...
  • CTL: Hyderabad Aces eke out 27-25 win over Bangalore Raptors 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: Riding on spirited wins from former women's world number one Martina Hingis and veteran Australian player Mark Philippoussis, Hyderabad Aces defeated Bangalore Raptors by 27-25 margin to start their Champions Tennis League (CTL) campaign on winning note. According to the league format, the team that wins more games wins the...
  • Martina Hingis serves past Venus Williams to take Hyderabad Aces ahead 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: Showing glimpses of the past, former World No.1 Martina Hingis served past Venus Williams to give Hyderabad Aces the lead against Bangalore Raptors in the ongoing Champions Tennis League (CTL) at the Lal Bahadur Stadium, here on Monday. With the five-set battle tied at 1-1, Hingis turned on the heat...
  • For me CTL is about friendships, says Leander Paes 6 days ago

    New Delhi: As a new and unique brand of tennis makes its debut in the country with a mix of Indian and international stars, veteran Leander Paes says the Champions Tennis League, for him, is about "making friendships". The Vijay Amritraj conceptualised league is kicking off this evening with a double-header...
  • Delhi Dreams edge past Punjab Marshalls in CTL opener 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Dreams were off to a splendid start in the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL), winning all the singles matches for a 25-19 victory over Punjab Marshalls in the tournament-opener on Monday. According to the league format, the team that wins more games wins the tie and not the...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 1 week ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Champions Tennis League kicks off as India to witness new genre of tennis 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A new brand of tennis will make its debut in the country as international stars along with India's top players will come together to compete in the inaugural Champions Tennis League, where matches will be a one-set affair in an exciting format. The Vijay Amritraj conceptualised league will kick...
  • Champions Tennis League integrates Indian, foreign players nicely: Leander Paes November 15, 2014

    Eager to play in the upcoming Champions Tennis League (CTL), starting on Monday, veteran Indian star Leander Paes on Saturday said that the new league has integrated the international and national players well. "I think Vijay (Amritraj) has done a great job in the CTL format. CTL goes from city to...
  • Youngsters can gain knowledge from legends during CTL: Somdev November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Being in the august company of names such as Venus Williams and Pat Cash, among others, during the Champions Tennis League will be a great opportunity for Indian youngsters to learn and take their game to the next level, says the country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman. Somdev will...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand, Carlsen spilt points in Game 4 November 13, 2014

    World chess champion Magnus Carlsen and title challenger Viswanathan Anand decided to split points after 47 moves in their fourth game of the title match held in Russia. ...