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  • Federer hints at missing French Open to be with wife, newborn 1 hour 1 minutes ago

    Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments, including possibly the French Open, to be with his wife when she gives birth again. Federer, who has twin daughters with wife Mirka, announced on December 24 they are expecting their third child, although they have not said when. The 32-year-old Federer still...
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round 3 hours 35 minutes ago

    Monaco: Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday. Federer took just 52 minutes to beat veteran Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-2, while Nadal overcame a rusty start to put away Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-1. The...
  • Novak Djokovic eases into Monte Carlo 3rd round Yesterday

    Monaco: Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard. The second-ranked Serb won 11 consecutive games and improved to 6-0 against Montanes, who has taken...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi pair advances to pre-quarters in Monaco Yesterday

    Monte Carlo: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi overcame a stiff resistance from Julian Knowle and Vasek Pospisil before moving to the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters, here on Tuesday. The Indo-Pak pair battled past the Austrian-Canadian combo 7-6 (2), 6-4 in one hour and 15 minutes in its...
  • Organisers raise French Open prize money Yesterday

    Paris: Prize money at the French Open will rise to more than 25 million euros ($34.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros ($4.1 million) from last year. The men's and women's champions will receive 1.65 million euros each, 150,000 euros more than 2013, and losing finalists will...
  • Sachin Tendulkar buys Nadal-starring Mumbai franchise of ITPL Yesterday

    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...
  • Fognini, Robredo into Monte Carlo second round Yesterday

    Monaco: Tenth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and 11th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain reached the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters in contrasting fashion on Monday. Fognini was two points away from defeat before rallying to beat Joao Sousa 5-7, 7-5, 6-4, while Robredo was more solid against qualifier David...
  • Fabio Fognini survives scare to beat Joao Sousa in 1st round in Monaco 2 days ago

    Monaco: Fabio Fognini of Italy was two points away from defeat before rallying to beat Joao Sousa 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. Sousa led 5-2 and 30-0 on Fognini's serve, but the Portuguese player lost his composure and then started complaining...
  • Somdev Devvarman drops one place in ATP rankings 2 days ago

    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...
  • Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court 2 days ago

    Houston: Fernando Verdasco won the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4). The 30-year-old Verdasco ended a six-match losing streak in tournament finals. He also reached the doubles final and had...
  • Djokovic looks to maintain edge over Nadal in Monaco 3 days ago

    Monaco: Novak Djokovic looks to continue his recent dominance over arch-rival Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he beat the Spaniard in the final last year, and boost his confidence heading into the French Open. Monte Carlo is the first of three Masters tournaments played on clay and...
  • Nicolas Almagro, Fernando Verdasco advance to Clay Court final 3 days ago

    Houston: Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco set up an all-Spanish final in the US Men's Clay Court Championship. The fourth-seeded Verdasco beat Colombia's Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday, and the third-seeded Almagro advanced when American Sam Querrey pulled out because of a back injury. Almagro, a 12-time winner on...
  • Alize Cornet overcomes Agnieszka Radwanska to reach Katowice final 3 days ago

    Poland: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was overcome by Alize Cornet of France 0-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the Katowice Open semi-finals on Saturday. Cornet will face first-time WTA finalist Camila Giorgi of Italy. Radwanska didn't concede a set to Cornet in three previous matches, including at Indian Wells last month,...
  • Back pain rules Gasquet out of Monte Carlo Masters 4 days ago

    Monaco: Tenth-ranked Richard Gasquet has pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters after failing to shake off a back injury. Gasquet, who also missed France's Davis Cup quarterfinal win against Germany last weekend, hoped to take part in the tournament after returning to training this week. "I only picked up...
  • Fernando Verdasco advances to Clay Court semi-finals 4 days ago

    Fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco beat Donald Young Jr. 7-6 (1), 6-1 on Friday in the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championships. Verdasco, from Spain, will face Santiago Giraldo in the semi-finals on Saturday. Giraldo beat Colombian compatriot Alejandro Gonzalez 6-3, 6-4. Sam Querrey beat Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-7 (8),...
  • Santiago Giraldo upsets 2nd-seeded Tommy Robredo in Houston 5 days ago

    Houston: Santiago Giraldo upset second-seeded Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championship. Giraldo will face Alejandro Gonzalez on Friday at River Oaks Country Club. Gonzalez advanced when fifth-seeded Feliciano Lopez retired because of severe allergies. Gonzalez led 6-3, 2-0....
  • John Isner loses to Brown in second round at Houston 6 days ago

    Houston: John Isner apologized for his performance. Dustin Brown said it felt unbelievable. The top-seeded Isner lost to the dreadlocked Brown in the second round of the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Wednesday night. It was Brown's first career victory against a top-10 player. The German closed out a...
  • Williams sisters will not face France in Fed Cup 6 days ago

    Top-ranked Serena Williams is too wiped out to play in the Fed Cup against France on April 19-20, US captain Mary Joe Fernandez said on Wednesday. "She is mentally and physically exhausted and needs a break, so bad timing for us, unfortunately," Fernandez said in a telephone interview. "But that...
  • Serena, Venus Williams not on US Fed Cup roster 1 week ago

    Serena and Venus Williams are not part of the Fed Cup roster submitted by US captain Mary Joe Fernandez for a World Group playoff against France on April 19-20. Instead, Fernandez's roster announced on Wednesday includes 18th-ranked Sloane Stephens, No. 42 Madison Keys, No. 49 Varvara Lepchenko and No. 57...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi says he's available for Davis Cup tie against Serbia 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday declared his availability for India's Davis Cup World Group play-off match at home against Serbia later in the year, saying that doubles rubber could be crucial against a strong opposition. "I am always available. I know the captain's (Anand Amritraj) talk about the...
  • Fed Cup semi: Stosur to lead Australia vs Germany 1 week ago

    Brisbane: Samantha Stosur will lead Australia in its Fed Cup semi-final against Germany beginning April 19 in Brisbane. Australia captain Alicia Molik said on Wednesday that Casey Dellacqua, Ashleigh Barty and Storm Sanders were also in the team for the two-day contest at Pat Rafter Arena. Australia and Germany have...
  • Leander Paes hails India's Davis Cup win over Korea 1 week ago

    Mumbai: India's veteran tennis star Leander Paes gave kudos to the Somdev Devvarman-spearheaded squad for clinching the Davis Cup play-off berth with a 3-1 away game victory over South Korea last week, but cautioned that the next tie against Serbia would be a difficult one. "The next tie is going...
  • Hewitt beats Polansky in Houston to enter second round 1 week ago

    Houston: Former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt beat Canada's Peter Polansky 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in gusty conditions on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. Also advancing were Americans Donald Young and Michael Russell. Young routed countryman Ryan Harrison 6-0, 6-1, and Houston-based...
  • Davis Cup: India to host Serbia in September April 8, 2014

    India will take on Serbia at home in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs to be held from September 12 to 14. ...
  • India to take on Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-offs April 8, 2014

    India will take on Serbia at home in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs to be held from September 12 to 14, raising the possibility of multiple Grand Slam winner and world number two Novak Djokovic touching down in the country. Bogdan Obradovic-led Serbia will face India for the second...
  • Sock beats Karlovic at US Clay Court Championship April 8, 2014

    Houston: Jack Sock made short work of former champion Ivo Karlovic, winning 6-1, 6-4 in the first round of the US men's Clay Court Championship on Monday at River Oaks Country Club. The 21-year-old American had lost both previous meetings with the 6-foot-10 Karlovic, who won the only US men's...
  • Ivanovic wins second title of year at Monterrey Open April 7, 2014

    Monterrey, Mexico: Ana Ivanovic won an all-Serbian final at the Monterrey Open on Sunday, beating Jovana Jaksic 6-2, 6-1 for her second title of the year. Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champion, also won the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, to start the year. It's the first time since...
  • Petkovic survives set point to win WTA Family Circle Cup April 7, 2014

    Andrea Petkovic survived a set point before steamrolling her way to an emphatic 7-5 6-2 victory over Jana Cepelova in the final of the Family Circle Cup in South Carolina on Sunday. Petkovic, on the comeback trail from a string of injuries, used her powerful forehand to collect her third...
  • Federer steers Swiss to Davis Cup semis, Italy edge Britain April 7, 2014

    London: Roger Federer sealed Switzerland's place in the Davis Cup semi-finals when he completed a comeback win for the hosts over Kazakhstan on Sunday but Britain's last-four hopes were trampled into Italian clay in Naples. France are also in the last four despite looking dead and buried on Friday when...
  • France beat Germany 3-2 in Davis Cup quarter-final April 7, 2014

    Nancy, France: France rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat Germany 3-2 in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga cruised past Tobias Kamke 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to help France even the tie before Gael Monfils secured the winning point by defeating Peter Gojowczyk 6-1, 7-6 (0),...

Hockey

Hockey: India men lose to Belgium on Europe tour

The Indian senior men's hockey fought hard before going down 1-2 to Belgium to succumb to their first defeat in the ongoing European tour at Naarden in The Netherlands.

Badminton

Shuttlers Sourabh, Arvind progress in New Zealand Open

Sourabh Verma and Arvind Bhat entered the second round of the men's singles event at the New Zealand Open with contrasting wins over their respective rivals in Auckland.

Other Sports

Viswanathan Anand looks forward to re-match against Magnus Carlsen

Anand said clinching the Candidates title has boosted his confidence and he would try to avenge his loss to Carlsen later this year.

Formula One

Nico Rosberg out to wreck Hamilton hat-trick bid

Rosberg has been runner-up in the last two races but still leads the championship by 11 points after his season-opening success in Australia.