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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Tennis

Monte Carlo Masters: Another heartbreak for Federer

Stanislas Wawrinka signalled his French Open ambitions when he beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday.

Djokovic out for 'some time' with wrist injury

Novak Djokovic said on Saturday he would not be able to play tennis "for some time" after being hampered by a wrist injury at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Rafa’s shock defeat on clay, Federer scrapes through

Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal slumped to a shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final defeat to compatriot and close friend David Ferrer on Friday while Roger Federer scraped into the last-four.

French Open kitty goes up to $34.5 million, up by over 10%

Prize money for this year's French Open will top €25 million ($34.5 million), more than 10% up on 2013, the French Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday.

Nadal still king in claycourt game of thrones

It's not quite mission impossible, but the first shots in the battle to dethrone Rafael Nadal as French Open champion are about to be fired in the upmarket surrounds of the Monte Carlo Country Club.

Djokovic brings the fear factor: Somdev

Top seeds and 2013 finalists Serbia may boast of a wealth of tennis talent, but India's number one player Somdev Devvarman believes the team will lose the fear factor if Novak Djokovic does not turn up for the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie in September.

Bhupathi says he's available for Davis Cup tie against Serbia

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.

Davis Cup: India outdo South Korea in World Group play-offs

India clinched a spot in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs after downing South Korea 3-1 in their second-round tie in the southeastern South Korean city of Busan.

Davis Cup: Kazakhs shock Swiss masters

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka lost the doubles match to Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov on Saturday, giving Kazakhstan a 2-1 lead over Switzerland in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

Davis Cup: India nudge ahead with win

India opened a 2-1 lead over South Korea in the Davis Cup second-round tie in the southern South Korean port city of Busan on Saturday. Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni defeated Lee Hyung-Taik and Lim Yong-Kyu.

Davis Cup: Sanam loses after Somdev’s fighting win

Somdev Devvarman had to dig deep into his reservoir of experience to tame a fighting Hyeon Chung but Sanam Singh lost the second singles to Yong-Kyu Lim, leaving India and South Korea locked at 1-1.

Davis Cup: Banking on Somdev to shine

Despite losing Yuki Bhambri to a foot injury, an upbeat India would fancy their chances against South Korea when the two teams clash here for a Davis Cup World Group play-off berth from Friday.

Serena left stunned by Cepelova

World No 1 Serena Williams crashed out of the WTA Tour’s Family Circle Cup, losing her opening match in straight sets to world number 78 Jana Cepelova.

Cepelova shocks Serena Williams at Family Circle

Top-ranked Serena Williams suffered a shock 6-4 6-4  loss to Slovakia's world number 78 Jana Cepelova in the second round of the Family Circle Cup on Tuesday.

Murray turns hotelier, opens a five-star retreat

Andy Murray's luxury hotel opened Tuesday, a business the tennis star hopes will boost his Scottish hometown Dunblane. The Wimbledon champion bought Cromlix House, a Victorian mansion dating from 1874, in February last year.

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