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.
Tennis ace Sania Mirza is set to be conferred the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for the year 2014-15.
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.
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."
Russian five-times Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has split with Bulgarian boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov after a nearly three-year relationship.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Novak Djokovic and Serena William this year's Wimbledon champions are anything but cookie cutter. So when it came to celebrating their victory at SW19 the champions decided to do it a bit differently.
Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman has not had much joy this year since winning the Delhi Open in February, but he had a bit of history added to his name when he won the longest final on the ATP Challenger Tour to claim his fifth career title.