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Simon, Daniell and Andujar join ATP Council after Djokovic withdrawal

Gilles Simon, Marcus Daniell and Pablo Andujar were voted as the new members on the 2021-22 ATP Players Council.
Gilles Simon of France(Getty Images)
Gilles Simon of France(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 11:20 PM IST
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Yuki Bhambri eyes comeback after injury, lockdown woes

The pandemic-induced nationwide lockdown in late March though coincided with a crucial juncture in the former top-ranked Indian singles player’s comeback plans.
File image of Yuki Bhambri.(File)
File image of Yuki Bhambri.(File)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 07:14 AM IST
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Yuki Bhambri | ByRutvick Mehta

Egyptian tennis player banned for two years in match-fixing case

Egyptian tennis player Mostafa Hatem was banned for two years on Monday as part of a match-fixing case.
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Generic tennis image(Getty)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 11:59 PM IST
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Australian Open to start on Feb. 8 - ATP

The start date of the main draw of the year’s first Grand Slam was originally slated for Jan. 18 and organisers Tennis Australia have been in drawn-out negotiations with local government over Covid-19 health measures.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: The giant Australian Open logo is seen full of tennis balls ahead of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 05, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia(Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: The giant Australian Open logo is seen full of tennis balls ahead of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 05, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 07:45 AM IST
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Melbourne | ByReuters

The clay too is greener on the other side

For Ankita Raina, who has been a professional tennis player since 2009, it’s odd to have experienced a new surface on the tour after more than a decade.
Ankita Raina in action.(Instagram/Ankita Raina)
Ankita Raina in action.(Instagram/Ankita Raina)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 08:51 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByRutvick Mehta

Djokovic meets ATP chief Gaudenzi, says players body moving ahead

In a stunning move Djokovic stepped down as head of the ATP player council last month along with members Vasek Pospisil, John Isner and Sam Querrey and announced the formation of the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA).
Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 02:35 PM IST
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Illegal colony right under Hoshiarpur municipal corporation’s nose and it doesn’t bat an eyelid

Even after being declared an illegal colony, the levelling work continues on site in the Punjab town and the revenue department has approved five land registrations
Land being levelled at the site of the Guru Nanak Colony on Adamwal road near Hoshiarpur on Friday.(HT photo)
Land being levelled at the site of the Guru Nanak Colony on Adamwal road near Hoshiarpur on Friday.(HT photo)
Published on Sep 12, 2020 11:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | ByHT Correspondent

ATP allows four new events for 2020, WTA adds Czech tournament

Four new tournaments were added to the provisional ATP calendar for the remainder of the 2020 season while the WTA added an event in the Czech Republic in October
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File image of tennis balls.(Getty Images)
Published on Sep 11, 2020 08:36 AM IST
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London | ByReuters

Djokovic, Pospisil look to form new players association

Canadian Vasek Pospisil, a member of the Djokovic-led council, said he had also resigned from his position after serving for two years as the player representative for the 51-100 ranking positions.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Vasek Pospisil of Canada during a Shanghai Rolex Masters match.(Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Vasek Pospisil of Canada during a Shanghai Rolex Masters match.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 10:41 PM IST
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WTA Finals, 10 other tennis tournaments in China canceled

Rather than try to move or reschedule any of those events, the ATP and WTA tours announced they were scrapping all of them after China’s General Administration of Sport said that country would not host any international sporting events the rest of this year because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Tennis Racquet Stringing Machine.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Tennis Racquet Stringing Machine.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 08:16 AM IST
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Becker lends support to Federer’s ATP-WTA merger idea

Becker also lauded the 20-time Grand Slam champion for coming up with the idea at time when the entire world is reeling from the effect of coronavirus.
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Representational image.(File)
Updated on May 01, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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London | ByIndo Asian News Service

Federer’s serve a hybrid of Sampras and Agassi: Roddick

Roddick, who is regarded as one of the finest servers of the game, stated that Federer’s serve is a combination of former greats Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.
Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(AP)
Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(AP)
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 06:25 PM IST
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New York | ByIndo Asian News Service

Why wait for a pandemic? - Djokovic plan for low-ranked players queried

Brisbane-based Millman, Australia’s number three, said the “unfairness of the lower tours” meant he had always been “uncomfortable” with the “top end heavy sport”.
A file photo of Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 01:15 PM IST
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Brisbane | ByAgence France-Presse

ITF chief advises players to seek local support during shutdown

The tennis season was halted in early March due to the pandemic, leaving players in the lower tiers who rely on tournament winnings without the opportunity to earn a living.
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Representative image.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 11:54 PM IST
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ATP chief eyes August return but admits it’s possible season won’t restart

Speaking during a telephone interview with the Italian media from his home in London, Gaudenzi said he hoped that the season could return in August.
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Representational image.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 11:03 AM IST
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Milan | ByAFP

ITF president takes 30% pay cut to help ‘job retention scheme’

The ATP and WTA Tours have been suspended since early last month and are not scheduled to return until July 13 at the earliest following the cancellation of Wimbledon for the first time since World War II.
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Representational image.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 10:53 AM IST
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London | ByAFP

French Open date change over Coronavirus pandemic rocks tennis

Organisers said strict confinement measures imposed by the French government to tackle COVID-19 had made it impossible to continue with preparations.
Spectators leave the court during Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Austria's Dominic Thiem semifinal match.(REUTERS)
Spectators leave the court during Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Austria's Dominic Thiem semifinal match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 18, 2020 10:29 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

India gets easy draw, to clash with Finland in next away Davis Cup tie

It’s an easy draw for India since none of Finland’s singles player features in top-100. Emil Ruusuvuori, ranked 101, is their best player while others are not even in top-400.
File photo of Indian Davis Cup team.(File)
File photo of Indian Davis Cup team.(File)
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 10:44 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Novak Djokovic urges Davis and ATP Cups to merge or die

Djokovic, who recently won his eighth Australian Open title and led Serbia to the ATP Cup trophy last month, made his plea prior to starting this week as top seed at the Aviation Club.
Australian Open champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy.(REUTERS)
Australian Open champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 24, 2020 03:43 AM IST
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Dubai | ByAFP

After Roger Federer last year, Rafael Nadal encounters tight Australian Open security

Nadal was cleared to go through the barrier in the halls of Melbourne Park only when a second guard stepped in to familiarise his colleague with one of the sport’s greatest players.
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his quarter final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his quarter final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 29, 2020 03:34 PM IST
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Reuters | ByReuters

Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios shines for Australia after bushfire disaster

Long a polarising figure for his on-court antics, the enigmatic 24-year-old has won new fans for his efforts to mobilise support for victims of the deadly blazes, and he was welcomed onto Melbourne Arena by huge roars.
Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates after winning his match against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego.(REUTERS)
Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates after winning his match against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 05:17 PM IST
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Melbourne | ByAgence France-Presse

Roger Federer to donate to Australia bushfires appeal

The 20-time Grand Slam winner and current world number three said he would pledge the funds at a charity match he will take part in later this week to raise funds for the appeal ahead of the Australian Open starting on January 20.
File image of Roger Federer.(AP)
File image of Roger Federer.(AP)
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 10:14 PM IST
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Melbourne | ByAgence France-Presse

‘That’s a confusion for spectators,’ Rafael Nadal thinks their is no room for two team events in two months

Nadal won the International Tennis Federation’s revamped Davis Cup competition with Spain in November and lost Sunday’s final of the inaugural ATP Cup to Novak Djokovic’s Serbia.
Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during their ATP Cup match in Sydney.(AP)
Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during their ATP Cup match in Sydney.(AP)
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 02:28 PM IST
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Kyrgios turns on the style to defeat Tsitsipas in ATP Cup

The 24-year-old has often divided fans because of his poor behaviour on court, but he was the model of sportsmanship against Tsitsipas.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a shot during his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.(AP)
Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a shot during his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.(AP)
Updated on Jan 07, 2020 08:27 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse

No ATP, work hit at MC building wing in Ludhiana

With the lone assistant town planner (ATP) being shifted to the headquarters in Chandigarh, the work at municipal corporation (MC) building branch has taken a hit amid acute staff crunch. The ATP, Vijay Kumar, was transferred in the first week of December, and was relieved from the charge a few days back.
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Updated on Jan 02, 2020 10:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Top 30 player involved in tennis betting scandal: Reports

According to a joint report by daily newspaper Die Welt and broadcaster ZDF, the players are subject to a cross-border investigation involving both the FBI and European authorities.
A generic shot of a tennis player's shadow during the match.(PA Images via Getty Images)
A generic shot of a tennis player's shadow during the match.(PA Images via Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 07:41 PM IST
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Berlin | ByPress Trust of India

We have got the Pakistan tie under our belt: Sumit Nagal - Watch

The 22-year-old Haryana-born Nagal will be leading India’s charge in the Davis Cup tie against Pakistan in Nur-Sultan on November 29-30.
Tennis player Sumit Nagal during an interview with Hindustan Times(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Tennis player Sumit Nagal during an interview with Hindustan Times(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 05:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents

Rohan Bopanna pulls out of tie against Pakistan due to shoulder injury

Bopanna, who underwent an MRI scan on Monday, communicated his unavailability to non-playing captain Rohit Rajpal.
Rohan Bopanna during a match against Leander Paes and Reyes Varela at Tata Open Maharashtra 2019.(PTI)
Rohan Bopanna during a match against Leander Paes and Reyes Varela at Tata Open Maharashtra 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 09:14 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Rafael Nadal ends year as world number one for fifth time

The Spaniard did not make it beyond the group stage of last week’s ATP Finals in London but Novak Djokovic’s failure to reach the semi-finals meant Nadal closed the year with 9,985 points, 840 clear of the Serb.
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with the ATP World No.1 trophy.(Action Images via Reuters)
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with the ATP World No.1 trophy.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 06:11 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Tsitsipas fights back to beat Thiem and claim ATP Finals title

Stefanos Tsitsipas, the youngest of the eight qualifiers for the elite season-ender at the O2 Arena, displayed resilience and flair in equal measure to become the youngest champion since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates winning the ATP Finals with the trophy.(REUTERS)
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates winning the ATP Finals with the trophy.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 10:27 AM IST
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London | ByReuters
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