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Break Point: Mahesh offers specs to Ashwiny for saying DiCaprio should play Paes

Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes talk about their evolving relationship in the new series Break Point, directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari. 
Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes' series Break Point released on Friday,
Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes' series Break Point released on Friday,
Published on Oct 01, 2021 05:33 PM IST
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Break Point review: Bhupathi-Paes series is irresistible despite bland direction

  • Break Point review: Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes' incredibly compelling story makes up for Ashwiny Iyer and Nitesh Tiwari's clunky direction. The show is available on ZEE5.
Break Point review: Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi's incredible story makes up for the lacklustre direction.
Break Point review: Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi's incredible story makes up for the lacklustre direction.
Updated on Oct 01, 2021 12:07 PM IST
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Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova in thrilling WTA finals opener

Opening the $14 million round-robin tournament, the first in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the world No.3 regrouped from several lethargic stretches to win 7-6 (7/1), 4-6, 6-4 in two hours and 39 minutes.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)
Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 27, 2019 05:42 PM IST
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Shenzhen, China | ByAgence France-Presse

Alexander Zverev loses to Taylor Fritz, crashes out in Basel first round

The defeat for the German to the 21-year-old came barely a week after losing in the Shanghai Masters final to Daniil Medvedev.
Alexander Zverev of Germany reacts.(REUTERS)
Alexander Zverev of Germany reacts.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 22, 2019 11:42 PM IST
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Basel | ByAgence France-Presse

Jannik Sinner becomes youngest ATP semi-finalist in five years

The teenager fired 10 aces past the 53rd-ranked Tiafoe, saving four of five break points as he backed up his defeat of French top seed Gael Monfils in the second round.
Jannik Sinner in action.(Twitter)
Jannik Sinner in action.(Twitter)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 11:17 PM IST
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Antwerp, Belgium | ByAgence France-Presse

David Goffin advances to Japan Open quarterfinals

Goffin, winner here in 2017, used his footwork to survive two break points while the big-serving Canadian kept up the pressure.
File image of David Goffin(Twitter)
File image of David Goffin(Twitter)
Updated on Oct 03, 2019 06:55 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAFP

Aryna Sabalenka upsets Ashleigh Barty to set up Wuhan final showdown

Aryna Sabalenka said her Friday semi-final victory over world number one Ashleigh Barty tastes sweeter than last year’s tournament win after her tough journey on this year’s tour.
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus celebrates.(USA TODAY Sports)
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus celebrates.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 08:29 PM IST
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Wuhan | ByReuters

Barty survives scare to advance to Wuhan last-16, Pliskova through

French Open champion Barty was off her game in the opening set which had five breaks of serve in total, with 19 unforced errors handing Frenchwoman Garcia the advantage.
Ashleigh Barty of Australia(USA TODAY Sports)
Ashleigh Barty of Australia(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 09:18 AM IST
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Jack Sock, Nick Kyrgios keep World in touch at Laver Cup

Nadal, who won his 19th Grand Slam title in New York, had earlier overcome Canada’s Raonic 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) after defending eight break points in the first set.
Team World's Nick Kyrgios, left, and Jack Sock play Team Europe's Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas during a doubles tennis match at the Laver Cup tennis event in Geneva on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019(AP)
Team World's Nick Kyrgios, left, and Jack Sock play Team Europe's Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas during a doubles tennis match at the Laver Cup tennis event in Geneva on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019(AP)
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 10:37 AM IST
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Geneva | ByAFP

Kiki Bertens, Sloane Stephens bow out of Pan Pacific Open

The Dutchwoman recovered well to share the opening four games with Pavlyuchenkova but dropped her serve in the fifth, failing to keep up with her unseeded opponent’s devastating backhands.
Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands hits to Julia Goerges of Germany.(USA TODAY Sports)
Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands hits to Julia Goerges of Germany.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 19, 2019 06:47 PM IST
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This is Grigor’s moment and not my body’s: Roger Federer reacts after stunning upset

Federer, a five-time US Open champion, left the court for a private medical timeout to treat his upper back near his neck before the final set but refused to blame injury as the reason for his exit.
Roger Federer of Switzerland prepares to leave the court after his match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria(USA TODAY Sports)
Roger Federer of Switzerland prepares to leave the court after his match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 10:47 AM IST
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New York | ByAFP

US Open: Elina Svitolina serves her way past Keys into quarter-finals

With Keys, who finished runnerup in 2017, struggling with her backhand, Svitolina won 92 percent of her first serve points and did not face a single break point during the 75-minute clash under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights.
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine celebrates(USA TODAY Sports)
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine celebrates(USA TODAY Sports)
Published on Sep 02, 2019 09:13 AM IST
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New York | ByReuters

Kei Nishikori, Karolina Pliskova reach US Open second round

Nishikori’s serve clicked from the start and the seventh seed won 90 percent of his first-serve points while never facing a break point against the Argentine in 47 minutes on Grandstand.
Kei Nishikori of Japan hits to Marco Trungelliti (not pictured) of Argentina.(USA TODAY Sports)
Kei Nishikori of Japan hits to Marco Trungelliti (not pictured) of Argentina.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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New York | ByReuters

Marathon man Medvedev beats Goffin for Cincinnati crown

It was the second title of the year for Medvedev, who had lost on the past two Sundays, to Nick Kyrgios in Washington and Rafa Nadal in Montreal.
Daniil Medvedev (RUS) poses for a photo with the Rookwood Cup after defeating David Goffin (BEL)(USA TODAY Sports)
Daniil Medvedev (RUS) poses for a photo with the Rookwood Cup after defeating David Goffin (BEL)(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 09:15 AM IST
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Serena Williams survives scare to set Bianca Andreescu title clash

Serena Williams, seeded eighth in a tournament she has won three times, will take on home hope Bianca Andreescu in the championship match on Sunday.
Serena Williams, of the United States, runs down a shot from Marie Bouzkova, of the Czech Republic.(AP)
Serena Williams, of the United States, runs down a shot from Marie Bouzkova, of the Czech Republic.(AP)
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 07:16 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse

Serena Williams powers past No. 1-bound Osaka, Halep retires hurt

Williams fired 12 aces and didn’t face a break point as she beat Osaka for the first time in three meetings.
Serena Williams (USA) hits a ball to Naomi Osaka (not pictured) during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre.(USA TODAY Sports)
Serena Williams (USA) hits a ball to Naomi Osaka (not pictured) during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 09:55 AM IST
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Toronto | ByAFP

Dominant Rafael Nadal brushes aside Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon

The Spanish third seed was in command throughout the match and finished the contest in an hour and 48 minutes without conceding a single break point, sealing the result on his fourth match point with his 11th ace.
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(AP)
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(AP)
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 11:15 PM IST
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Angelique Kerber swats aside Simona Halep to reach Eastbourne semi-finals

The Wimbledon champion converted five out of seven break points to secure the win and set up a last-four clash with Ons Jabeur.
Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates during her quarter final match against Romania's Simona Halep.(Action Images via Reuters)
Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates during her quarter final match against Romania's Simona Halep.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 11:30 AM IST
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Ankita Raina enters second round of Wimbledon qualifiers

Ankita, ranked 171 in the WTA chart, converted a break point in the third game to take the first set 6-4.
A file photo of Ankita Raina.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Ankita Raina.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 08:07 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

Australian Ashleigh Barty guarantees rise to world number one

Ashleigh Barty beat Germany’s Julia Goerges 6-3 7-5 in the final, meaning when the new WTA rankings are released on Monday she will knock Japan’s Naomi Osaka off the summit.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning the final against Germany's Julia Goerges with the trophy.(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning the final against Germany's Julia Goerges with the trophy.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 08:06 PM IST
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Roger Federer downs Pierre-Hugues Herbert to take a step closer to 10th Halle crown

Federer’s Wimbledon preparations gained momentum as the Swiss blasted past Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the Halle Open
Roger Federer from Switzerland reacts after he won his match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert.(AFP)
Roger Federer from Switzerland reacts after he won his match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 02:23 AM IST
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Zverev cruises into second round at Halle, Monfils ousted

Second-seeded Zverev struggled on serve at times and finished with seven double faults but he fired 12 aces and converted four break points to advance after an hour and 45 minutes.
Germany's Alexander Zverev(AFP)
Germany's Alexander Zverev(AFP)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 01:13 PM IST
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Dustin Brown dumps top seed Alexander Zverev out of Stuttgart Open

Zverev struggled with his fellow German’s chip and charge game in the first grasscourt tournament of the season ahead of Wimbledon.
Germany's Alexander Zverev (L) shakes hands with Germany's Dustin Brown.(AFP)
Germany's Alexander Zverev (L) shakes hands with Germany's Dustin Brown.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 11:19 PM IST
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French Open: Roger Federer subdues Stan Wawrinka in Swiss classic

Wawrinka had beaten Federer four years ago at the same stage at Roland Garros, but this time he came up just short in a high-quality clash that had the fans on the edge of their seats.
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament.(AP)
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament.(AP)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 11:00 PM IST
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Paris | ByReuters

French Open 2019: Osaka crashes out of Roland Garros, ending bid for third successive Slam

Japanese top seed Osaka, the reigning US and Australian Open champion, crashed to a 6-4, 6-2 defeat to the 42nd-ranked Czech.
Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts during her third round match against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic(REUTERS)
Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts during her third round match against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 01, 2019 07:51 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Alexander Zverev crashes out of Italian Open, David Goffin advances

Germany’s Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Italian Open on Tuesday with a 7-5, 7-5 loss to Italian wild card Matteo Berrettini in the second round.
Germany's Alexander Zverev returns the ball to Italy's Matteo Berrettini.(AFP)
Germany's Alexander Zverev returns the ball to Italy's Matteo Berrettini.(AFP)
Updated on May 14, 2019 09:11 PM IST
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Rome | ByAgence France-Presse

Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ease into quarter-finals

Nadal, chasing a record-extending 12th Monte Carlo title, broke Grigor Dimitrov’s serve on four occasions to defeat the Bulgarian 6-4 6-1.
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns a ball to Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov.(AFP)
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns a ball to Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 08:55 AM IST
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Reuters | ByReuters

Guido Pella pounds Marin Cilic for Monte Carlo Masters upset win

Guido Pella, who won his first career match at the event in the first round on Sunday, emerged a winner as he played on the idyllic centre court for the first time.
Argentina's Guido Pella celebrates winning his second round match against Croatia's Marin Cilic.(REUTERS)
Argentina's Guido Pella celebrates winning his second round match against Croatia's Marin Cilic.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 01:28 AM IST
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Monte Carlo | ByAgence France-Presse

Rain slows Djokovic as play suspended at Indian Wells

With rain still falling an hour later, organizers said play was suspended for the night, with the match to resume on Tuesday.
A ball girl holds an umbrella over Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during a rain break in Djokovic's match against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Monday, March 11, 2019, in Indian Wells(AP)
A ball girl holds an umbrella over Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during a rain break in Djokovic's match against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Monday, March 11, 2019, in Indian Wells(AP)
Published on Mar 12, 2019 10:37 AM IST
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Indian Wells | ByAFP

Past champions Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer advance at Indian Wells

Fourth-seeded Federer said he was relieved not to go to a second-set tiebreaker after falling behind 3-1 to the free-swinging German who is ranked 85th in the world.
Roger Federer (SUI) during his second round match against Roger Gojowczyk (not pictured) in the BNP Paribas Open(USA TODAY Sports)
Roger Federer (SUI) during his second round match against Roger Gojowczyk (not pictured) in the BNP Paribas Open(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 10:56 AM IST
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Indian Wells | ByAFP
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