Vishnu Vardhan

  • 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 semifinals 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...
  • 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...
  • Will not beg for funds for revolting players: AITA January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: As none of the eight revolting players has made himself available for Davis Cup selection, the AITA Tuesday said anyone who refuses to play for India will not be entitled for the financial support from the government. The national tennis body has proposed to get Rs 15 lakh each...
  • Chennai Open: 2 Indian doubles pairs granted wild cards December 28, 2012

    Chennai: Indian tennis players, including Vishnu Vardhan and Sanam Singh, have been granted wild card entries into the doubles draw of the Chennai Open, the organisers announced here on Friday. While Vishnu will be joining hands with Sanam, Tamil Nadu duo of N Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan will form...
  • 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 CCIITF men's Futures tennis tournament on Tuesday. Vishnu, who took part in singles as well...
  • India to host South Korea in Davis Cup October 23, 2012

    London: India will host South Korea in a Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I first round tie, which will be held from February 13 next year. In the draw held here on Tuesday, India have been seeded fourth in the Group I while Australia got top billing in the eightteam Group. India had...
  • Sanam, Vishnu enter main draw of Tashkent Challenger October 8, 2012

    Tashkent: Indian Davis Cuppers, Vishnu Vardhan and Sanam Singh made it to the main draw of USD 125000 Tashkent ATP Challenger after registering contrasting victories against their respective opponents, here on Monday. In the final qualifying round played today, Vishnu, ranked 267 and seeded third in the qualifiers draw, came back...
  • Youngsters do the job, help India stay in Group 1 September 15, 2012

    Chandigarh: Vishnu Vardhan scripted a clinical singles victory and then combined with Divij Sharan to win the heart-stopping doubles rubber as India's young guns lived up to the expectations by winning the Davis Cup Group 1 relegation play-off tie against New Zealand here on Saturday. Keeping their slate clean on the...
  • Young Indian guns face New Zealand in Davis Cup September 13, 2012

    In the absence of big names, the Indian hopes are now pinned on Yuki Bhambri, Vishnu Vardhan, Divij Sharan and Sanam Singh. ...
  • We played one hell of a match: Paes August 2, 2012

    London: Disappointed they might be after the second-round exit from Olympics but veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes said he and his unheralded partner Vishnu Vardhan played "one hell of a match" against the fancied French combination of Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga here. Paes and Vardhan lost 6-7 (3) 6-4...
  • Go for Glory: Ronjan Sodhi will be India's big hope on Day 6 August 2, 2012

    CNN-IBN's experts analyse India's performances of Day 5 and discuss the prospects lie ahead on Day 6. ...
  • After bronze, India hopeful in other events July 31, 2012

    London: Rifle shooter Gagan Narang opened the medal count for India at the London Olympics by winning a bronze on Monday, and hopes for more laurels were still alive with Indian stars doing well in badminton and tennis. Badminton star Saina Nehwal got the better of Belgian Lianne Tan to enter...
  • Olympics: Paes-Vardhan storm into pre-quarters July 31, 2012

    London: Indian tennis pair of Leander Paes and Vishnu Vardhan put up a spirited performance to see off Robin Haase and Jean-Julien Rojer 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-2 in the first round match here on Monday. India's warring duo of Paes and Bhupathi, who were locked in an ugly selection row in...
  • Vardhan goes down fighting on Olympic debut July 30, 2012

    London: Vishnu Vardhan fought hard but could not make the most of the lucky opportunity he got to compete in the men's singles as he suffered a straight sets defeat to world number 77 Blaz Kavcic in the tennis competition at the London Olympics on Monday. Vardhan, ranked 304, lost 3-6...
  • Paes, Vishnu aim for a podium finish in London July 25, 2012

    Mumbai: If there was one happy man after the recent controversy involving the selection of the Indian tennis team for the London Olympics, it would have to be Vishnu Vardhan. The 24-year-old rookie consequently got the opportunity to partner five-time Olympian and the country’s top-ranked player Leander Paes in the men’s...
  • I'll let my racquet do the talking: Paes July 20, 2012

    Ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, India’s veteran tennis star Leander Paes spoke to CNN-IBN about his sixth Games appearance, his 26-year career, mentoring Vishnu Vardhan and why he has not opened up about the AITA controversy. Excerpts … On playing his sixth Olympic Games I am really looking forward to my sixth...
  • I was sure Leander would say yes: Vardhan July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Leander Paes may have kept everyone guessing whether he would participate in London Olympics but Vishnu Vardhan, his doubles partner for the mega event, said he was always sure that "things would fall in place". Paes, who was frowning over being paired by AITA with a low-ranked player like...
  • Somdev all set for the London Olympics July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Jumping straight into the world's biggest sporting event after an eight-month long forced sabbatical is not how an athlete would have planned his comeback, but Somdev Devvarman says he is ready for the tough battle ahead in the London Olympics. Somdev has been out of action due to a...
  • Sad to see dirty politics win: Leander Paes July 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Leander Paes was distraught for the better part of Thursday after the All India Tennis Association (AITA) picked two teams for next month’s London Olympics pairing Mahesh Bhupathi with Rohan Bopanna and Paes with Vishnu Vardhan, ranked 207 in the world doubles. “I am at a loss for words right...
  • Leander Paes backs out of Olympics: sources July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN has reliably learned that Leander Paes has decided to back out of the Olympics, merely hours after the All Indian Tennis Association (AITA) announced on Thursday that it will send two men's doubles teams to London. AITA had paired Paes with Vishnu Vardhan and Mahesh Bhupathi with Rohan...
  • AITA selects two tennis teams for Olympics July 5, 2012

    Putting an end to the tennis row, AITA has decided to send two men's doubles teams to London: Bhupathi-Bopanna and Leander-Vishnu Vardhan. ...
  • Leander may reject AITA decision: Vece Paes July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Vece Paes, father of Leander Paes, has said that the All Indian Tennis Association’s (AITA) decision to send two men's doubles teams to the London Olympics has not been conveyed to his son, and that the Indian tennis ace may not even accept it. "The decision hasn't been...
  • Bhupathi relieved at going to London with Bopanna July 5, 2012

    AITA has announced that it will send two doubles teams to Olympics: Bhupathi-Bopanna and Leander-Vishnu Vardhan. ...
  • Excited to play with Leander: Vishnu Vardhan July 5, 2012

    The young Indian tennis player expressed his happiness at AITA's decision to pair him with Paes at the Olympics. ...
  • AITA to send two doubles teams to Olympics July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Putting an end to the row surrounding the selection of India's team for the London Olympics, the All Indian Tennis Association (AITA) announced on Thursday that it will send two men's doubles teams to the Games, where Leander Paes will partner Vishnu Vardhan and Mahesh Bhupathi will team...
  • Tennis crisis: AITA may soften its stance July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The All India Tennis Association (AITA) is considering softening its stance on the row surrounding the selection of the men's doubles team to represent India at the upcoming London Olympics. Sources have told CNN-IBN that a final decision will be taken by Wednesday evening and that the association...