HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014


Yearender: Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.

Sania and I have a strong relationship: Shoaib Malik

Pakistan cricket's senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik insists that he is having a happy married life with Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and that there are no differences or problems between the couple.

Djokovic, Federer resist surge of new wave

Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic enjoyed breakthrough triumphs at the Australian and US Opens, but at the end of 2014 it was business as usual for Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

ATP annual prize money to exceed $100 million for first time

ATP chiefs have revealed overall prize money for the men's tennis tour will exceed $100 million for the first time in 2015. The biggest increases come at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 category.

IPTL: Watching Federer, other stars dream for Indian fans

Aimed at whetting the appetite of Asian fans, generally starved of top-level action, the reaction in India to the IPTL was crucial to the inaugural tournament's fortunes.

Indian Aces lose last IPTL match against UAE Royals

Novak Djokovic bageled Gael Monfils as inaugural champions Indian Aces signed off their campaign IPTL campaign with a 15-29 defeat against UAE Royals in Dubai on Saturday.

Tarpischev weighs up appeal against WTA suspension

Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev is weighing up an appeal against his year-long WTA Tour suspension for making an inappropriate comment about the Williams sisters.

Radwanska dreams of grand slam glory with Navratilova

Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska hopes to win the first grand slam title of her career after appointing 18-times grand slam champion Martina Navratilova as her new 'supercoach'.

Sampras says US men's game in sad decline

American legend Pete Sampras lamented Monday the decline of US men's tennis, saying he didn't know anyone capable of breaking into the top ranks for his home country.

Federer-Djokovic's clash culminates IPTL's India affair

India's exciting date with the legends of tennis world ended on Monday after the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras and Goran Ivanisevic gave enough glittering glimpses of their brilliance on the concluding day of IPTL.

Rafael Nadal trains after wrist injury

Rafael Nadal has returned to training and has set his sights on the tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Doha to try and prove his fitness ahead of the Australian Open in January.

Roger that! IPTL off to a flying start as India falls for Federer show

After winning his doubles and mixed doubles matches with Indian teammates Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, Federer celebrated with a courtside dance, before teammate France's Gael Monfils joined in.

Indian Aces win thriller in IPTL's promising India leg debut

The India leg of the IPTL got a promising response from the fans on the opening day when Indian Aces edged out Manila Mavericks 26-25 in a late night thriller on Saturday.

Serve and volley will make a return: Tony Roche

Deja vu? Former player and renowned coach Roche says with the ‘old way of playing’ one can take control away from the opposition, something which modern-day ‘super athletes’ hate

Delhi finally gets dose of quick-fire tennis

Despite the likes of Caroline Wozniacki, Marin Cilic and Lleyton Hewitt showing off their skills, the loudest cheer was reserved for Goran Ivanisevic.
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