Tennis

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy
    Aug 02, 2015 20:41 IST

    Nadal beats Fognini to win Hamburg Open, his 47th clay title

    Spain's Rafael Nadal beat Fabio Fognini of Italy 7-5, 7-5 in the final of the Hamburg Open on Sunday to lift his 67th career title.

  • Nirupama Sanjeev
    Aug 02, 2015 10:12 IST

    Women’s tennis has made no progress: Former Indian player

    Under the same roof from where Mahesh Bhupathi announced how he and his colleagues were trying to build on the success of the Indian Professional Tennis League’s first season, Nirupama Sanjeev (formerly Vaidyanathan) gave her damning verdict of how the scene hasn’t changed at all for Indian women’s tennis in the last two decades.

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal
    Aug 01, 2015 20:04 IST

    IPTL: Nadal to lead Indian Aces, face Federer in Delhi duel

    Apprehensions over a new concept in tennis have disappeared as top international players have embraced IPTL, feels Mahesh Bhupathi, whose league will feature a marquee match between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the capital this season.

  • Hingis and Mirza
    Aug 01, 2015 02:02 IST

    Sania Mirza set to win Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

    Tennis ace Sania Mirza is set to be conferred the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for the year 2014-15.

  • Roger Federer Halle
    Jul 30, 2015 15:55 IST

    Federer withdraws from US Open series tournament in Montreal

    World number two tennis player Roger Federer of Switerland withdrew from next month's Rogers Cup ATP Masters event in Montreal on Wednesday as he builds toward the US Open.

  • India's Somdev Devvarman
    Jul 30, 2015 12:58 IST

    Delhi courts will host India vs Czech Republic Davis Cup tie

    The tie will be held from September 18-20 at the RK Khanna Tennis Stadium. Though Pune had been shortlisted as a possible venue, the players were against it. "The higher altitude would have suited the Czechs more. For the players, Delhi was always the first choice."

  • Maria Sharapova
    Jul 24, 2015 19:29 IST

    Break point: Sharapova splits with boyfriend Dimitrov

    Russian five-times Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has split with Bulgarian boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov after a nearly three-year relationship.

  • Yuki Bhambri in action
    Jul 23, 2015 13:30 IST

    Focus on fitness, nutrition key to Yuki Bhambri's recent success

    "The key for me has been staying injury free. The last seven months have seen me stay healthy and therefore able to build on my game and confidence. It’s no longer stop and start," said Bhambri, the hero of India’s recent Davis Cup win against New Zealand.

  • Rodger Federer
    Jul 20, 2015 16:29 IST

    Federer has a ball with these 'amazing kids' from Africa's Malawi

    Just over a week after a painful Wimbledon loss to Novak Djokovic, Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer was back in action busy winning hearts outside the tennis court.

  • The victorious Indian Davis Cup team
    Jul 19, 2015 11:53 IST

    Devvarman, Bhambri wins help India beat New Zealand in Davis Cup

    India's Somdev Devvarman beat Marcus Daniell of New Zealand 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to level India's Asia Oceania Davis Cup Group I tie against New Zealand 2-2 and send it to a deciding fifth rubber.

  • Rohan Bopanna
    Jul 18, 2015 12:41 IST

    Bopanna, Myneni lose Davis Cup doubles; India trail New Zealand 1-2

    The Indian doubles pair of Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni suffered a shock straight-set mauling at the hands of New Zealand's Artem Sitak and Marcus Daniell on Saturday, leaving India trailing 1-2 against New Zealand in the Asia/Oceania Davis Cup Group I tie.

  • Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic
    Jul 17, 2015 11:24 IST

    Australia's Bernard Tomic arrested on day he was to play Davis Cup

    On Friday when Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic was supposed to be playing in the Davis Cup for his country, news emerged that the 22-year-old Tomic, suspended from the tie for his critical comments of Tennis Australia and performance director Pat Rafter, had been arrested in Miami Beach, Florida earlier in the week.

  • Tennis tournament
    Jul 17, 2015 10:03 IST

    India's Bhambri beats Statham to level Davis Cup tie vs New Zealand

    India's Davis Cup challenge against New Zealand is off to a faltering start as India number one Somdev Devvarman went down to far lower-ranked Kiwi Michael Venus 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in the Asia Oceania Group I tie in Christchurch on Friday.

  • Wimbledon 2015, Leander Paes, Sania Mirza, Sumit Nagal, Tennis, Grass court, Grand slam
    Jul 16, 2015 11:37 IST

    Sports ministry must stop treating Indian tennis with apathy

    This Wimbledon, Indian tennis players proved that when it comes to doubles, we are right up there with the best. While Leander Paes and Sania Mirza got the trophies and the subsequent accolades, Rohan Bopanna’s performance was also noteworthy.

  • Wimbledon 2015, Leander Paes, Sania Mirza, Sumit Nagal, Tennis, Grass court, Grand slam
    Jul 14, 2015 14:42 IST

    Let's hail Leander and Sania's doubles wins, that's all we got

    At 42, Leander Paes keeps on piling his doubles trophies. He is now the oldest man ever to win a Grand Slam. His longevity and doggedness deserve applause. Sania Mirza notched another mark for the dismal legacy we have in women's tennis. That's also great.