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  • Andy Murray beats Tommy Robredo to win Valencia Open 4 days ago

    Andy Murray saved five match points before fighting back to beat Tommy Robredo 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (8) in a grueling Valencia Open final on Sunday. Last month, Murray also saved five match points against the Spaniard on his way to winning the final in Shenzhen, China. This time, he had...
  • Himachal Pradesh to be free of open defecation by 2019 4 days ago

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has prepared an action plan to achieve all targets under the 'Swachh Bharat Mission', thereby ensuring a clean state free of open defecation by 2019, an official said on Sunday. The aim of the government under the 'Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan' a demand-driven and community-led programme to achieve the...
  • Anirban Lahiri lifts Macau Open title 5 days ago

    A superb weekend combination of 67-66 saw Anirban Lahiri land the Venetian Macau Open, his second title of the year and his fifth career win on the Asian Tour. The 27-year-old Lahiri, whose goal this year has been to get into the top-50 of the World Rankings, shot a final round...
  • Andy Murray beats David Ferrer to reach Valencia Open final 5 days ago

    Valencia: Andy Murray beat top-seeded David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday to reach the final of the Valencia Open. The third-seeded Murray, who won the title in 2009, bettered Ferrer at his own ground game to win most of their long rallies on the indoor hard court. The Briton jumped to an...
  • Scott Hend pulls two clear of Anirban Lahiri at Macau Open 6 days ago

    Macau: Anirban Lahiri put himself into the lead pair for the final round of the Venetian Macau Open with a flawless four-under 67 on Saturday. Second-placed Lahiri is now 12-under for three rounds and just two shots behind defending champion Scott Hend of Australia, who also shot a 67 today in...
  • Saina Nehwal bows out of French Open 6 days ago

    Paris: Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the French Open Super Series after going down to World No. 2 Shixian Wang of China in a hard-fought women's singles quarter-final contest. Seeded fifth, Saina posed a quite a challenge to her Chinese rival but in the end it was a...
  • Andy Murray improves London chances with Valencia Open win 6 days ago

    Andy Murray collected more points to aid his World Tour finals qualification bid when he fought back from a set down to beat Kevin Anderson 6-7(3) 6-4 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open on Friday. A wild card at the Spanish indoor hard court event, which he won in...
  • David Ferrer gets 600th win to reach Valencia Open semis 6 days ago

    Top-seeded David Ferrer earned his 600th career win by beating Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 Friday to set up a semi-final against Andy Murray at the Valencia Open. Ferrer, a three-time champion in Valencia, became the fourth active player to reach the milestone, joining Roger Federer (986 wins), Rafael Nadal (706) and...
  • Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters 6 days ago

    Paris: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap's surge was halted by fifth-seeded Chinese shuttler Zhengming Wang in the French Open Super Series quarter-finals, here on Friday. Kashyap, who had upset World No.4 Kenichi Tago of Japan, worked hard against Wang but finally went down 21-15, 13-21, 21-13 in one hour and...
  • Anirban Lahiri celebrates Diwali with fireworks in Macau 1 week ago

    With his country celebrating Diwali on Thursday, Anirban Lahiri had his own fireworks going during the opening round of the Venetian Macau Open with a sparkling career-best 10-under-par 61. The round gave the 27-year-old four-times Asian Tour winner a one-shot lead over defending champion Scott Hend of Australia, who won the...
  • David Ferrer, Andy Murray advance to Valencia Open quarters 1 week ago

    David Ferrer and Andy Murray both advanced to the Valencia Open quarter-finals after easy wins against error-prone opponents on Thursday. The top-seeded Ferrer beat Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2 after jumping out to early leads in both sets by breaking his his fellow Spaniard's first service games, while the third-seeded Murray dispatched...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap advance in French Open 1 week ago

    Indian shuttlers continued to surge ahead in the French Open Super Series as Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap won their respective singles second-round matches while Ashwini Ponappa also advanced in the mixed doubles on Thursday. The fifth-seeded Saina was made to work hard by Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland in her 21-19,...
  • David Ferrer beats Seppi to advance at Valencia Open October 23, 2014

    Valencia: Top-seeded David Ferrer powered his way past Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Valencia Open on Wednesday. The Spaniard's consistent first-serve accuracy and powerful forehand returns proved too strong for his Italian opponent. Ferrer will play countryman Fernando Verdasco next. Earlier, Pablo Andujar caused the...
  • Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap upsets world No 4; easy win for Saina in French Open October 22, 2014

    Paris: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday stunned world No 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan 21-11 21-18 in the first round of men's singles, while Saina Nehwal registered an easy victory to enter the second round of women's singles in the French Open Super Series here. However, it was...
  • Robredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia October 21, 2014

    Valencia: Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday. Robredo saved five break points to force a first-set tiebreaker, which he dominated and won after the American netted a forehand. In the second set, Robredo had no unforced errors...
  • Shuttlers Ashwini-Ivanov in main draw of French Open Super Series October 21, 2014

    Paris: India's Ashwini Ponnappa and her Russian partner Vladimir Ivanov qualified for the main draw of the mixed doubles event at the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series on Tuesday. Ashwini and Ivanov first defeated local pair of Vincent Espen and Manon Krieger 21-9 21-7 in 20 minutes before getting a...
  • Saina Nehwal to spearhead Indian challenge at French Open Super Series October 20, 2014

    Paris: London Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal will be spearhead the Indian challenge in the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series, starting on Tuesday. Seeded fifth in the tournament, Saina, will face Sashina Vignes Waran of France in the first round of women's singles while compatriot P V Sindhu,...
  • Andy Murray beats Ferrer in Vienna to win 30th title October 20, 2014

    Vienna: Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals. The 11th-ranked Murray rallied to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 in a dramatic finish. The Scot...
  • Berdych beats Dimitrov to win Stockholm Open title October 20, 2014

    Stockholm: Top-seeded Tomas Berdych beat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for the second time. Berdych claimed his 10th career title despite wasting a 5-3 lead in the first set. He broke Dimitrov early in each of the next two sets to wrap...
  • Fifth-place finish for SSP Chowrasia in Hong Kong October 19, 2014

    Hong Kong: SSP Chowrasia's superb comeback continued with yet another fine finish as he ended a creditable tied fifth at the Hong Kong Open golf here on Sunday. The 36-year-old two-time winner of joint-sanctioned events carded a final round of three-under 67, despite a closing bogey that ultimately proved costly. It was...
  • Parupalli Kashyap loses in Denmark Open semifinals October 19, 2014

    Indian campaign in the Denmark Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament ended with Parupalli Kashyap suffering a straight-game defeat at the hands of second seed Chen Long of China in the men's singles semifinals. Kashyap, who had stunned third seed Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in the quarterfinals, lost 16-21, 15-21...
  • Annika Beck beats Zahlavova Strycova to win Luxembourg Open October 19, 2014

    Annika Beck of Germany won her first career title on Saturday after beating fourth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 in the Luxembourg Open final. The 20-year-Beck, who is ranked 60th and was playing in her second final after finishing runner-up here last year, did not drop a...
  • Jyoti Randhawa tied 6th at Hong Kong Open October 18, 2014

    Hong Kong: Jyoti Randhawa, in tied sixth, was the best placed Indian golfer after the third round of the $1.3 million Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Randhawa battled to a 68 while overnight leader Ernie Els of South Africa registered a disappointing 71 in a rollercoaster round to slip to tied...
  • Parupalli Kashyap stuns Jorgensen to enter Denmark Open semis October 18, 2014

    Leading male shuttler Parupalli Kashyap created a huge upset in the Denmark Open super Series Premier, defeating local favourite and World No.3 Jan O. Jorgensen to storm into semi-final of the badminton tournament. Recently-crowned Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap, who won 21-19, 21-15 in 42 minutes at the Odense Sports Park Friday...
  • Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth lose in Denmark Open quarters October 18, 2014

    Odense: Indian shuttlers had a disappointing outing at the Denmark Open Super Series Premier as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth lost their respective quarter-final matches here on Friday. While 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist Saina lost to World No.2 Shixian Wang of China 20-22, 15-21 in 45 minutes while...
  • Anirban Lahiri to lead Indian charge at Venetian Macau Open October 17, 2014

    Macau: The Venetian Macau Open will boast one of its strongest fields with four Indian golfers, led by Anirban Lahiri, in the mix for the prestigious event alongside marquee names Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez next week. The tournament includes seven Asian Tour Order of Merit champions, led by reigning...
  • Lin Dan withdraws from Denmark Open due to injury October 17, 2014

    Copenhagen: Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan has withdrawn from the Yonex Denmark Open due to a knee injury. Lin withdrew shortly before his duel against third-seeded Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark on Thursday due to a knee injury suffered in the first round, reports Xinhua. "I'm really sorry that I had to...
  • Tomas Berdych into quarters of Stockholm Open October 17, 2014

    Stockholm: Top seed and former champion Tomas Berdych beat Dustin Brown of Germany 7-5, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open on Thursday. The Czech, who had a bye into the second round, is coming off finals appearances in the last two weeks in Beijing and Shanghai. He needs...
  • Four Indian shuttlers, including Saina Nehwal, advance in Denmark Open October 17, 2014

    Odense: On a fruitful day for the Indian shuttlers, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu stormed into the women's singles quarter-finals while two men's players also secured places in the last-eight stage of the Denmark Open Super Series Badminton event, here on Thursday. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina made short work of...
  • Annika Beck, Mona Barthel advance at Luxembourg Open October 16, 2014

    Luxembourg: Annika Beck of Germany advanced to the quarter-finals of the Luxembourg Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria on Thursday. Mayr-Achleitner struggled with her serve throughout, hitting four double-faults and winning less than half of the points on her first serve. The 60th-ranked Beck beat sixth-seeded Roberta...