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  • Roger Federer asks fans on Twitter to Photoshop him around India, gets a virtual tour of the country through hilarious photos! 1 week ago

    The Mahesh Bhupathi-backed International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has roped in Swiss legend Roger Federer after fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal dropped out citing health reasons. Federer confirmed to the news on Twitter and posted: 'India, here I come! Looking forward to playing two matches in Delhi on December 7th...
  • Uncle Nadal puzzled as Spain pick female Davis Cup captain September 23, 2014

    Toni Nadal has given a lukewarm response to the decision by the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) to appoint former women's Tour player Gala Leon as Spain's new Davis Cup captain. The RFET handed the 40yearold Leon responsibility for the country's Davis Cup team following Carlos Moya's decision to step aside last...
  • France to host Switzerland on clay in Davis Cup September 22, 2014

    France will play the Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest for a first win in the team competition. The final will be held at the 27,000capacity Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille from November 2123, under a retractable roof. France is third on...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 22, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 22, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey from Times Square, US. ...
  • News 360: Mangalyaan's engine successfully testfired, Mars mission goes into final lap September 22, 2014

    The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday successfully test fired the main liquid engine of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, which has been in sleep mode for 10 months. The Mars Orbiter Mission will enter the red planet's atmosphere on September 24. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Roger Federer to play in Mahesh Bhupathibacked IPTL September 22, 2014

    The Mahesh Bhupathibacked International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has roped in Swiss legend Roger Federer after fourteentime Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal dropped out citing health reasons. Federer, one of the finest tennis players the world has produced, has won a record 17 Grand Slam titles and will team up with...
  • US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players September 18, 2014

    Washington: Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a "trial period" for two years. "We are deeply disappointed with the...
  • Davis Cup to remain annual event ITF chief September 16, 2014

    Dubai: The Davis Cup will remain an annual tournament despite persistent complaints from some players that it overburdens an alreadycrowded 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...
  • AFI clears women's relay teams for Asiad September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Tuesday announced that the women's relay teams in both 4x100m and 4x400m were cleared for the Asian Games starting on Friday but there would be retrials for triple jumpers Mayookha Johnny, Renjith Maheshwary and men's 4x400 relay team. However, it looks tough...
  • Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out September 15, 2014

    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...
  • Roger Federer fires Switzerland into Davis Cup final September 14, 2014

    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 62 63 76 (4) in just...
  • Switzerland lead Italy 21 in Davis Cup semifinal September 14, 2014

    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 21 in the semifinal. The...
  • Putting country first, Dipika Pallikal decides to play at Asian Games September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India's highestranked squash player Dipika Pallikal has decided to put the controversy over the dubious Asian Games draw behind and confirmed her participation for the upcoming Incheon edition, saying "she has always put country first and it is no different this time". World No.12 Pallikal had considered pulling out...
  • Roger Federer skips doubles in Davis Cup semifinal September 13, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer has been given the day off as Switzerland seeks to seal its place in the Davis Cup final by winning Saturday's doubles. The Swiss team, leading Italy 20 after Friday's singles, has named Stan Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli to play Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli. Federer had been provisionally...
  • AITA removes Karti Chidambaram from VicePresident's post September 13, 2014

    Bangalore: The internal politics in the All India Tennis Association (AITA) got messier as the parent body on Thrusday removed its VicePresident Karti Chidambaram citing conflict of interest while the aggrieved official has decided to move court to challenge his expulsion. The AITA held its AGM in the city and apart...
  • Federer, Wawrinka win as Switzerland lead Italy 20 in Davis Cup September 12, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straightsets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday. First, Federer beat 76thranked Simone Bolelli 76 (5), 64, 64 without dropping serve to delight a crowd of more than...
  • India announce 10member table tennis squad September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A 10member table tennis team spearheaded by Sharath Kamal will be representing India at the Incheon Asian Games beginning September 19. The team were selected on the basis of the players national and international ranking, besides keeping in mind the current form of the individual players after the InterInstitutional...
  • Roger Federer leads Switzerland's Davis Cup challenge September 11, 2014

    Having coming up short in his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title, Roger Federer is quickly turning his focus to the Davis Cup a trophy still missing from his collection. The former topranked player leads Switzerland against Italy in Geneva this weekend as his country bids to reach the...
  • Cilic, one slam wonder or the next big thing? September 9, 2014

    New York: Marin Cilic hit all the right notes in a dominant 63, 63, 63 win over Kei Nishikori in the US Open final on Monday but it remains to be seen if the big Croatian is another one slam wonder or perennial threat. The final was a strange and unfamiliar...
  • US Open: Nishikori, Cilic seek glory in unlikely final September 8, 2014

    New York: History, redemption and glory will be on the line when Japan's Kei Nishikori and Croatia's Marin Cilic battle for the US Open men's title on Monday. It will be the first time since the Australian Open final in 2005 that a men's grand slam final will not feature at...
  • US Open: Topseeded Djokovic, Federer stunned in semifinals September 7, 2014

    New York: Instead of Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer for the US Open title, firsttime Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises on Saturday. First, Japan's Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a major singles championship...
  • US Open: Cilic topples Federer to reach maiden Grand Slam final September 7, 2014

    Croatia's Marin Cilic used every bit of his 6feet6 (1.98meter) frame to deliver stinging serves and flat groundstrokes during a quickascanbe 63, 64, 64 upset victory over Roger Federer in the second men's semifinal at the US Open to enter in his first Grand Slam final ever. "It's fairly simple, I...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer aim for title showdown at US Open September 6, 2014

    New York: Seven years after their first grand slam final meeting, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer stand on the verge of a third showdown at the highest level. Topseeded Djokovic will face Japan's Kei Nishikori and Federer, the number two seed, will play Marin Cilic of Croatia in Saturday's semifinals. In 2007,...
  • Federer saves two match points, reaches US Open semifinal September 5, 2014

    New York: Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a twoset deficit to beat Gael Monfils 46, 36, 64, 75, 62 Thursday night and reach the US Open semifinals for the first time since 2011. Frustrated by Monfils' unpredictable style, flummoxed by the swirling wind,...
  • What to watch on day eleven of the 2014 US Open September 4, 2014

    Roger Federer got a kick out of the notion that Gael Monfils is looking forward to the day when he will be able to tell his children that he played against the 17time major champion. "Is that a good thing? I don't know," Federer said, sitting with his arms crossed and...
  • Roger Federer hopes to see off maturing Gael Monfils and reach US Open semis September 4, 2014

    Roger Federer will have to forget his longstanding admiration for Gael Monfils on Thursday when the two go headtohead with a berth in the US Open semifinals on the line. Federer owns a 62 lifetime record versus Monfils, most recently a threeset win at last month's US Open tuneup event in...
  • Roger Federer marches on, youth movement stalls at US Open September 3, 2014

    Roger Federer rolled into the quarterfinals of the US Open for the 10th time in 11 years on Tuesday, while experience finally got the better of youth at the year's final grand slam. Fivetimes champion Federer powered his way past Spain's Roberto Bautista 64, 63, 62 the 33yearold raising his record...
  • Roger Federer beats Roberto Bautista to reach US Open quarters September 3, 2014

    Second seed Roger Federer powered to a 64, 63, 62 win over Roberto Bautista on Tuesday, charging into the quarterfinals of the US Open for the 10th time in 11 years. The 26yearold Spaniard was handed the unenviable task of trying to upset the 17time grand slam winner on Arthur Ashe...