International Tennis

  • British tennis number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open 18-04-2014 09:54 AM

    British women's number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist, the 20-year-old announced on Thursday. Robson, who has a world ranking of 64, has not played since losing in the Australian Open first round to Kirsten Flipkens and will travel to...
  • Fed Cup: Samantha Stosur plays Petkovic to open semi-final 18-04-2014 09:00 AM

    Brisbane: Australian No.1 Samantha Stosur will meet Germany's second-ranked player Andrea Petkovic in the opening match of the Fed Cup World Group semifinal. Friday's draw also pitted Casey Dellacqua against Germany No. 1 Angelique Kerber in the second match Saturday on outdoor hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. The reverse...
  • Sachin Tendulkar buys Nadal-starring Mumbai franchise of ITPL 15-04-2014 04:03 PM

    After buying the Kochi franchise in Indian Super League (ISL) football, legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has now turned his attention to the IPTL (International Tennis Premier League), with reports suggesting that Tendulkar has bought the Mumbai franchise of the tennis league as well. According to reports in SportsKeeda, Tendulkar...
  • Somdev Devvarman drops one place in ATP rankings 14-04-2014 05:18 PM

    New Delhi: India's top singles tennis player Somdev Devvarman dropped one place to 89 while compatriot Yuki Bhambri gained two positions and moved to 146th place in the latest ATP rankings released Monday. In the doubles ATP rankings, Leander Paes continues to occupy tenth place with Rohan Bopanna the next...
  • Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl end coaching relationship 19-03-2014 06:16 PM

    London: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has parted ways with coach Ivan Lendl following a fruitful two-year relationship. Murray and Lendl announced their decision Wednesday on the British player's blog, a few days after Murray lost in the fourth round at Indian Wells. Murray, who returned from back surgery this season,...
  • Wozniacki postpones search for coach as dad rejoins team 12-03-2014 09:53 AM

    Denmark's former world number one Caroline Wozniacki is in no hurry to find a permanent new coach with her father Piotr again playing a key role in her coaching team. The 23-year-old has been without a coach since sacking Swede Thomas Hogstedt in January although she has appointed former player...
  • Andy Murray says back feeling better after surgery 04-03-2014 12:03 PM

    NewYork: Andy Murray considers last week's tournament in Acapulco a victory of sorts even though he was upset in the semi-finals. He played four matches in four days, including three three-setters and some late-night finishes, without his surgically repaired back bothering him. "I woke up the next morning feeling good...
  • Andre Agassi in no hurry to become a coach 04-03-2014 10:48 AM

    As a player Andre Agassi relied as much on a razor-sharp tennis brain as brute force to collect eight major titles and join a select band of players to complete a career grand slam. There was nothing he relished more, it seemed, than out-witting the heavy hitters with his lightning...
  • Nadal, Sania and Bopanna to represent Mumbai in ITPL 02-03-2014 11:09 PM

    Dubai: World number one Rafael Nadal will play for the Mumbai team, which will also have India's doubles stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, in the inaugural International Tennis Premier League (ITPL) according to the players' draft released by the organisers, here on Sunday. The team owners met in today...
  • Nadal, Djokovic and Sampras to take part in International Tennis Premier League 01-03-2014 10:22 AM

    The World number one Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are the lead names who will be taking part in the inaugural International Tennis Premier League (ITPL). The league will also see the legends Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi performing at the maiden tennis league event. However, Roger Federer and Maria...
  • Nadal to earn $1 million a night in Bhupathi's IPL-style tennis league 26-02-2014 09:21 AM

    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...
  • Rafael Nadal should recover quickly, says uncle Toni 27-01-2014 06:44 PM

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal should recover from the back problem that wrecked his Australian Open final after a few days rest, his uncle and coach Toni told Spanish radio on Monday. The ailing world number one lost to Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's final, preventing the Spaniard drawing level on 14...
  • Ferrer, Djokovic to meet in Abu Dhabi final 28-12-2013 08:59 AM

    Dubai: David Ferrer won the semi-final against his fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal clear in two sets, while Serbia's Novak Djokovic was victorious over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday, the second day of the Mubadala World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Ferrer beat Nadal 6-4, 6-4 in late afternoon....
  • Looking forward to my partnership with Cara Black: Sania Mirza 21-12-2013 10:24 PM

    Mumbai: After a high in 2013, ace Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Saturday said she will "start fresh" and look to extend her unbeaten run along with Zimbabwean partner Cara Black in the women's doubles competition, next season. "I have had a very good year and you try to...
  • Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams win ITF awards for 2013 18-12-2013 07:16 PM

    London: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are the International Tennis Federation's world champions for 2013. Djokovic captured the men's award for the third straight year, and Williams took the honor for the fourth time. Djokovic started the year by winning a third straight Australian Open and was runner-up at Wimbledon...
  • Federer can play until he is 60, says former number one Nastase 26-11-2013 04:33 PM

    Roger Federer should play until he is 60 if he wants to, according to Romanian former world number one Ilie Nastase. The Swiss 17-times grand-slam champion has slipped down to sixth in the world rankings and won only one title this year, prompting many to suggest he is a spent...
  • Del Potro turns down Argentina over 'two-faced' approach 16-11-2013 08:48 AM

    BUENOS AIRES: Juan Martin del Potro has declined to play in Argentina's Davis Cup tie against Italy next year and said efforts by the country's tennis association (AAT) to get him back on the team were "two-faced". The world number five said on Friday he was tired of receiving invitations...
  • Hingis quizzed by Swiss police for alleged assault 30-10-2013 07:58 PM

    Geneva: Martina Hingis has been questioned by Swiss police after her estranged husband said he was attacked by the five-time Grand Slam champion and her family. Schwyz canton police spokesman Florian Grossmann says Hingis, her mother Melanie Molitor and her mother's boyfriend Mario Widmer were interviewed at its headquarters last...
  • Marin Cilic cleared by CAS to play again 25-10-2013 04:21 PM

    Lausanne: Marin Cilic's ban for doping was reduced from a "too severe" nine months to four on Friday, clearing him play at the Paris Masters next week. Cilic's appeal was upheld at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which was also asked by the International Tennis Federation to impose a...
  • Serena Williams warns Istanbul rivals she can still get better 21-10-2013 10:40 PM

    Istanbul: Serena Williams aims to claim her 11th tournament trophy to round off one of the best years of her career, and warned her opponents at this week's WTA season-ending championships that she can still improve. "It's definitely one of the best years I have had... I'm still looking to...
  • Sania Mirza breaks back into top 10 in women's double rankings 21-10-2013 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has broken back into the top 10 of the world women's doubles by gaining two spots to ninth place in the latest WTA Team Rankings issued Monday. Sania jumped from 11th spot despite not playing any event this week. The 26-year-old moved up...
  • Spain opt against renewing Corretja's Davis Cup contract 03-10-2013 04:51 PM

    Madrid: The Spanish tennis federation (RFET) has decided not to extend the contract of Davis Cup captain Alex Corretja when it expires at the end of this year. Former world number one Carlos Moya, who retired from the ATP Tour at the end of 2010, will take over to prepare...
  • Nadal merits mention in all-time great debate: Sampras 27-09-2013 05:06 PM

    Spaniard Rafael Nadal's name should be mentioned in any debate on the greatest tennis player of all time, according to former world number one Pete Sampras. American Sampras, owner of 14 grand slam titles, considers Swiss Roger Federer as the all-time best but was effusive in his praise for world...
  • Cilic cited injury at Wimbledon to hide failed drugs test 24-09-2013 06:45 PM

    Marin Cilic cited a knee injury at Wimbledon this year to hide the fact he had failed a dope test, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has revealed after handing the Croatian a nine-month suspension. The former world number nine, banned last week after testing positive for the banned stimulant nikethamide,...
  • Somdev Devvarman back in top-100 in singles rankings 23-09-2013 06:03 PM

    New Delhi: India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman returned to top-100 after a gap of one hour and nine months as he jumped three places to 98 in the latest ATP singles rankings, issued Monday. Somdev had achieved a career-best rank of 62 in 2011 but struggled after that as...
  • Czech Republic are top seeds for 2014 Davis Cup 16-09-2013 07:13 PM

    Czech Republic will be the top seeds when the draw for the 2014 Davis Cup is made this week, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Monday. Winners last year, the Czechs have again reached the final and will play Serbia in Belgrade next month. Serbia's run to the final...
  • 1st round defeats for Somdev, Divij-Raja pair in Challengers 11-09-2013 02:10 PM

    Istanbul: After a terrific performance at the US Open, Somdev Devvarman has made a shock first round exit from the ATP Challenger event in Istanbul. Somdev, seeded second, lost 2-6 3-6 to Russian Konstantin Kravchuk in the opening round the USD 75,000 hard court event. It was first meeting Somdev,...
  • Court rules Tomic's father guilty of assault 06-09-2013 05:39 PM

    Madrid: A Spanish court has found John Tomic, the father of Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic, guilty of head-butting his son's former training partner last May. The court handed John Tomic an eight-month sentence, but he will not have to go to prison since he has no criminal record and...
  • I deserved winning a grand slam: Marion Bartoli 16-08-2013 10:56 AM

    Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli shocked the tennis world on Wednesday by announcing her retirement from the sport at the age of 28. ...
  • Serbia players back banned Viktor Troicki, says Djokovic 07-08-2013 10:44 AM

    Montreal: Banned Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki was "innocent" of a doping violation and the country's Davis Cup team supported him, world number one Novak Djokovic said on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Troicki was suspended for 18 months by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in July for not providing a blood...