International Tennis

  • Leander Paes drops out of top-10 in latest rankings 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Veteran star Leander Paes dropped out of top-10 after losing a place in the doubles ranking, while Rohan Bopanna slid to 29 following a steep loss of eight places in the new chart issued on Monday. Paes, who lost in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters with partner...
  • ITF rules out Israel as Davis Cup venue August 8, 2014

    London: Israel's Davis Cup match against Argentina next month is being moved out of the country because of the conflict in Gaza. The September 12-14 World Group playoff will not go ahead as scheduled in Tel Aviv "due to concerns arising from the military conflict between Israel and Hamas," the International...
  • Serena tops WTA rankings, Sania maintains 5th place in doubles July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: American star Serena Williams continued to occupy top spot in the singles WTA rankings while former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki climbed two places to 13th. India's Sania Mirza maintained her career-high fifth place ranking in the doubles. Sania, who turned pro in 2003 and overcame a career-threatening wrist injury...
  • Djokovic retains singles top spot, Paes 13th in doubles July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Serbian Novak Djokovic sits atop the ATP singles rankings with 13,130 points while Spaniard Rafael Nadal is not far behind in second place with 12,670 points. Meanwhile, with 4,250 points Leander Paes is the top ranked Indian in men's doubles, retaining his 13th place. Rohan Bopanna remains in 20th...
  • Nadal holds onto No. 1; Sharapova up to No. 5 June 9, 2014

    Rafael Nadal has held onto the ATP's No. 1 ranking thanks to his ninth French Open title. Maria Sharapova's second trophy at Roland Garros moved her up three spots to No. 5 on the WTA list on Monday. If Nadal had lost Sunday's final to No. 2 Novak Djokovic, they would have...
  • Sania Mirza achieves career-best ranking of six June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Touching a new high, India's tennis ace Sania Mirza on Monday became world number six in doubles, her career-best ranking, as the new chart was released following the conclusion of the French Open. Courtesy a quarter-finals appearance at the Roland Garros, Sania earned 430 ranking points along with partner...
  • Nishikori says injury better but 'not 100 per cent' May 24, 2014

    Paris: Tenth-ranked Kei Nishikori's hurt left hip is not completely healed, but he said Saturday that it "should be OK" for the start of the French Open. The first Japanese player to reach the ATP's top 10 told The Associated Press at Roland Garros that treatment he received for the injury...
  • Kei Nishikori is first Japanese man to break into top 10 May 13, 2014

    Tokyo: Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man to break into the top 10 of the world tennis rankings on Monday. Nishikori, who is No. 9, was assured of a place in the top 10 after beating Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open. "It was a...
  • Somdev Devvarman out of top-100, Yuki Bhambri out of top-150 April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A struggling Somdev Devvarman on Monday dropped out of top-100 bracket in the singles rankings as the Indian slipped to 102 with the loss of two places. Somdev has been struggling since winning the Delhi Open challenger title and failed to cross the first round hurdle in five consecutive...
  • 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 build-up to the...
  • Victoria Azarenka says she'll sit out Madrid, Rome April 27, 2014

    Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka says she'll miss clay-court tournaments at Madrid and Rome next month, putting into question whether she'll enter the French Open. Azarenka has been dealing with a left foot injury this season and last played on tour at Indian Wells, California, on March 7. In a posting on...
  • Djokovic plays down injury fears, back for Madrid April 23, 2014

    Novak Djokovic has played down fears he will miss this year's French Open, saying the wrist injury he sustained at the Monte Carlo Masters last week is not as serious as first feared. The Serb, second in the world rankings behind Rafael Nadal, said on his website that he hoped to...
  • British tennis number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open April 18, 2014

    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 the...
  • Fed Cup: Samantha Stosur plays Petkovic to open semi-final April 18, 2014

    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 singles will...
  • Sachin Tendulkar buys Nadal-starring Mumbai franchise of ITPL April 15, 2014

    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 has...
  • Somdev Devvarman drops one place in ATP rankings April 14, 2014

    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 best...
  • Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl end coaching relationship March 19, 2014

    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, says "I'm...
  • Wozniacki postpones search for coach as dad rejoins team March 12, 2014

    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 Michael...
  • Andy Murray says back feeling better after surgery March 4, 2014

    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 for the...
  • Andre Agassi in no hurry to become a coach March 4, 2014

    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 fast...
  • Nadal, Sania and Bopanna to represent Mumbai in ITPL March 2, 2014

    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 and...
  • Nadal, Djokovic and Sampras to take part in International Tennis Premier League March 1, 2014

    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 Sharapova are...
  • 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...
  • Rafael Nadal should recover quickly, says uncle Toni January 27, 2014

    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 grand...
  • Ferrer, Djokovic to meet in Abu Dhabi final December 28, 2013

    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. Ferrer...
  • Looking forward to my partnership with Cara Black: Sania Mirza December 21, 2013

    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 outdo...
  • Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams win ITF awards for 2013 December 18, 2013

    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 and...
  • Federer can play until he is 60, says former number one Nastase November 26, 2013

    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 November 16, 2013

    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 by...
  • Hingis quizzed by Swiss police for alleged assault October 30, 2013

    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 week. French...