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  • 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...
  • Russian tennis player Kumantsov gets life ban June 10, 2014

    London: Russian tennis player Andrey Kumantsov has been banned from the sport for life for breaking rules on betting and match-fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit says on Tuesday that the 27-year-old Kumantsov was found guilty of 12 charges under the sport's anti-corruption program after committing a series of offenses from 2010-13. The...
  • Sanam sets up final clash against Enrique March 14, 2014

    Chennai: Sanam Singh lost just two games against Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan as he outplayed his second seed compatriot to reach the final of the ITF men's Futures tournament on Friday. Third seed Sanam cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win in the semi-finals of the USD 10,000 hard court event but top seed...
  • 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...
  • Yuki to clash with Balaji in ITF Futures final November 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Top seed Yuki Bhambri asserted his class with a resounding 6-3, 6-1 win over Torsten Wietoska and set up a title clash with compatriot N Sriram Balaji, who struggled past Vishnu Vardhan in a marathon semi-final of the $10,000 ITF Futures tournament, here on Friday. Balaji edged past Vishnu...
  • Yuki, Vishnu, Balaji in semis of ITF Futures November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Top seed Yuki Bhambri and Vishnu Vardhan are headed for a possible title clash as they breezed into the semi-finals of the ITF Futures event after scoring easy victories against their respective rivals, who failed to play to their potential, here on Thursday. Yuki, ranked 202, overwhelmed Karunuday Singh...
  • Sriram Balaji, Yuki Bhambri move to quarters in ITF Futures tournament November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: N Sriram Balaji got his act together in time as he overcame a sluggish start to subdue Ramkumar Ramnathan in a three-setter and move to the singles quarter-finals of the USD 10,000 ITF Futures tournament, on Wednesday. Third seed Balaji scored a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win in the second...
  • Easy win for Yuki, Vishnu knocks out Ranjeet in ITF November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Top seed Yuki Bhambri had an easy outing against an erratic Shonigmatjon Shofayziyev while Vishnu Vardhan was impressive in his comeback trail as he knocked out sixth seed V M Ranjeet from the USD 10,000 ITF Men's Futures tournament on Tuesday. Yuki, who is coming into the event with...
  • Czech Republic are top seeds for 2014 Davis Cup September 16, 2013

    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 earns them...
  • Serbia players back banned Viktor Troicki, says Djokovic August 7, 2013

    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...
  • Ankita Raina clinches USD 10,000 ITF title June 29, 2013

    New Delhi: India's Ankita Raina hammered compatriot Eetee Maheta 6-3, 6-2 to lift the USD 10,000 ITF women's singles tennis tournament on Saturday. Second seed Ankita, who was playing in her fifth consecutive USD 10,000 ITF singles' final, was hardly troubled by the unseeded Maheta in the battle of baseliners. The world...
  • SA-India pair wins ITF Futures Tennis title June 14, 2013

    Coimbatore: Indo-South African pair of Arun Prakash Rajagopal and Keith Patrick Crowly on Friday clinched the doubles title defeating Fariz Mohammed/P Vignesh in the LMW-ITF Futures Tennis Tournament here. The winners recorded a 6-3, 6-3 win over their all-Indian combine. In the singles, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan will take on Vijayant Malik in...
  • PTF to fight on after Davis Cup appeal rejected May 2, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) has vowed to fight on to get the result of its Asia-Oceania Group II tie of the Davis Cup against New Zealand overturned by the International Tennis Federation. The ITF, in a statement, today said it has rejected Pakistan's appeal against the decision of...
  • ITF reject Pakistan appeal over Davis Cup elimination May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) have rejected Pakistan's appeal against the awarding of their Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group II tie to New Zealand, the governing body said on Wednesday. Designated hosts Pakistan were disqualified from last month's Davis Cup tie, played in Myanmar because of security concerns, after referee...
  • Tennis agrees to biological passport for anti-doping March 7, 2013

    London: Tennis has agreed to adopt the biological passport programme and to increase blood testing as part of a new anti-doping drive. The move was announced on Thursday by the International Tennis Federation, which said the measures will go into effect this year on both the men's and women's tours. The...
  • Djokovic, Serena run away with top ITF awards December 11, 2012

    London: Serbia's Novak Djokovic has beaten Andy Murray to the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) annual men's World Champion award with American Serena Williams taking the women's prize for a third time. Djokovic, who ended a second successive year on top of the ATP rankings, successfully defended his Australian Open title, reached...
  • Vishnu scrapes past Ashwin to enter 2nd round October 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Top seed J Vishnu Vardhan had to dig deep into his reserves to overcome a spirited challenge from a rival placed 500 places below him and enter the singles second round in the USD 15,000 CCI-ITF men's Futures tennis tournament on Tuesday. Vishnu, who took part in singles as well...
  • Spain federation to sue French TV for Nadal joke February 9, 2012

    Madrid: The Spanish tennis federation said it plans to sue a French TV channel for using its logo in a video that poked fun at Rafael Nadal. In the video skit on the satirical programme called The Puppets, a life-size cartoon figure of Nadal is shown urinating into a gas tank...
  • Djokovic, Kvitova chosen ITF World Champions December 15, 2011

    London: Novak Djokovic capped an incredible season with the ITF World Champion award on Tuesday, becoming the first player other than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to win since 2003. Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic won the women's award, while American twins Bob and Mike Bryan were picked in doubles...
  • Federer and Serena named ITF World Champion December 24, 2009

    London: Roger Federer and Serena Williams were named 2009 ITF World Champions on Tuesday after capturing four Grand Slam singles titles between them in 2009. It is the fifth time Switzerland's world No.1 Federer has won the ITF award, based on performances at grand slam events, Tour events, Davis Cup and...
  • Sania loses in final at Vancuover ITF event August 10, 2009

    Vancuover: Top seed Sania Mirza's quest for a second successive ITF title ended in disappointment as she squandered a one set advantage to go down to local favourite Stephanie Dubois in the finals of the USD 75,000 Vancuover Open in the Canadian city. Sania lost 6-1 4-6 4-6 against a gritty...
  • Junior Aus Open champ Yuki skips junior Wimbledon June 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Junior Australian Open champion Yuki Bhambri has decided to skip Wimbledon to concentrate on the men's circuit in a bid to improve his ITF Tour rankings. Yuki, who missed the junior French Open because of a sprained ankle, feels he benefits little by playing in juniors' tournaments when he...
  • Davis Cup forfeit against India costs Australia $10K May 22, 2009

    London: Australia avoided a ban but were fined $10,000 by the world governing tennis body on Friday for forfeiting their zonal Davis Cup tie against India this month because of security concerns. "The ITF's Davis Cup Committee decided that Australia would not be suspended from the 2010 competition or relegated from...
  • No proof Tommy Haas poisoned in Russia: ITF November 26, 2007

    London: There is no evidence to substantiate allegations that German player Tommy Haas was poisoned before a Davis Cup match against Russia, the International Tennis Federation said on Monday. Haas pulled out before his match against Mikhail Youzhny with a suspected stomach virus, and Russia won both reverse singles matches in...