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Dominic Thiem won the first set after coming from 5-2 down in the tiebreaker, saving two set points in the process.(Getty Images)

ATP Finals: Thiem beats Nadal, Tsitsipas outlasts Rublev

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 10:04 AM IST
Thiem beat the 20-time Grand Slam champion in straight sets and secured his spot in the semifinals while Tsitsipas outlasted tournament newcomer Andrey Rublev.
Leander Paes in action.(Hindustan Times)
Leander Paes in action.(Hindustan Times)

Leander Paes stresses on learning something new during lockdown

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 11:26 PM IST
“It is important to focus on learning new skills during the lockdown”, Paes said on how to best utilise this time away from tennis action and keep yourself active and mentally fit, as quoted by AITA’s official website.
File image: Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates winning the US Open.(Action Images)
File image: Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates winning the US Open.(Action Images)

Maria Sharapova ‘legend with mind of champion’: Novak Djokovic

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 10:14 AM IST
Five-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one Sharapova called time on her career after losing a long-term battle with shoulder trouble having amassed a total of 36 WTA titles, spending 21 weeks on top of the rankings and with a personal fortune estimated at $300 million.
Naomi Osaka of Japan(AP)
Naomi Osaka of Japan(AP)

‘She smelled expensive’ - Naomi Osaka reveals Beyonce pep talk

Brisbane | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 08:33 AM IST
The two-time Grand Slam champion, who will be defending her Australian Open title this month, bumped into Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z while still “depressed” after losing in the fourth round at the US Open.
Dominic Thiem of Austria(Getty Images)
Dominic Thiem of Austria(Getty Images)

Dominic Thiem confident ‘Big Three’ will be toppled at Slams

Sydney | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 01:24 PM IST
While the Austrian, Germany’s Alexander Zverev, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas and others have had success at lesser tournaments, the big guns continue to dominate the majors.
File image of Maria Sharapova(AP)
File image of Maria Sharapova(AP)

Sharapova to return next month as Brisbane wildcard

Sydney | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 09:02 AM IST
The five-times Grand Slam champion, who last played a competitive match in the first round of the U.S. Open in August, has dropped to 133rd in the world after a season in which injuries restricted her to eight tournaments.
File photo of Roger Federer.(REUTERS)
File photo of Roger Federer.(REUTERS)

Roger Federer’s face to be minted on Swiss coin

Bern | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 06:38 PM IST
The government says the 20-time Grand Slam champion is “probably Switzerland’s most successful individual sportsman, he is also the perfect ambassador for Switzerland.”
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in their ATP World Tour Finals(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in their ATP World Tour Finals(AP)

Novak Djokovic thrashes Berrettini in ATP Finals opener

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 09:37 PM IST
Novak Djokovic ruthlessly took Matteo Berrettini apart at the ATP Finals on Sunday as he began his quest to reclaim the number one ranking by winning his opening group match 6-2 6-1.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his quarter final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his quarter final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)

Paris Masters: Djokovic crushes Tsitsipas to set up Dimitrov semi-final

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 10:32 PM IST
The 32-year-old, battling Rafael Nadal for the year-end world number one spot, dispatched Greek star Tsitsipas in only 58 minutes.
Andy Murray of Britain gets ready to serve to Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland.(AP)
Andy Murray of Britain gets ready to serve to Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland.(AP)

Novak Djokovic ‘sincerely hopes’ Andy Murray can return to top in 2020

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Andy Murray claimed his first ATP title since March 2017 earlier this month with victory over Stan Wawrinka in Antwerp.
Simona Halep of Romania gestures after defeating Bianca Andreescu of Canada.(AP)
Simona Halep of Romania gestures after defeating Bianca Andreescu of Canada.(AP)

Simona Halep mounts raging comeback for win over Bianca Andreescu

Shenzhen | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Andreescu, who at 19 is the youngest player in the draw, had a match point in the 12th game of the second set but was unable to convert and fell away after that.
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)

Elina Svitolina eases past Karolina Pliskova in WTA finals

Shenzhen | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 08:08 PM IST
The eighth seed started her title defence impressively with a 7-6 (14/12), 6-4 win in one hour and 53 minutes at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre.
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Australia's Alex de Minaur(REUTERS)
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Australia's Alex de Minaur(REUTERS)

Federer beats De Minaur for ‘unbelievable’ 10th Basel title

Basel | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 08:48 AM IST
The 38-year-old had to control his emotions as he drew a loud and heartfelt standing ovation from his home public during the presentation of his 103rd career trophy.
File photo of Dean Ambrose in action.(WWE)
File photo of Dean Ambrose in action.(WWE)

‘Was lying to the fans’: Former World Champion Dean Ambrose slams ‘stupid scripts’ in WWE

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 08:51 PM IST
Now known as Jon Moxley in the rival industry AEW, Dean Ambrose has been quite vocal in his criticism of his former company WWE.
File photo of Rafeael Nadal.(REUTERS)
File photo of Rafeael Nadal.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal out of Shanghai Masters with wrist injury

Shanghai | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 11:13 AM IST
It is the second year in a row that the 19-time Grand Slam champion will have failed to appear in Shanghai.
A file photo of Andy Murray.(USA TODAY Sports)
A file photo of Andy Murray.(USA TODAY Sports)

Andy Murray says ‘naive’ to think he will return to top

Zhuhai | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 03:36 PM IST
Andy Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, is on a long comeback trail after undergoing career-saving hip resurfacing surgery in January.
Team Europe's Roger Federer in action during his singles match against Team World's Nick Kyrgios(REUTERS)
Team Europe's Roger Federer in action during his singles match against Team World's Nick Kyrgios(REUTERS)

Roger Federer beats Nick Kyrgios to put Europe ahead in Laver Cup

Geneva | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 09:11 PM IST
The 38-year-old Federer had won his last two matches against Kyrgios in straight sets, but dropped the opener in a tie-break.
Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy with the tag team titles.(WWE)
Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy with the tag team titles.(WWE)

Jeff Hardy to make his WWE comeback but will there be another Hardy Boyz reunion?

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 06:35 PM IST
There is some interesting news regarding Jeff’s contract with WWE. Fightful has reported that Jeff Hardy’s contract has been extended for another year due to his absence from a knee injury.
Daniil Medvedev of Russia serves against Rafael Nadal(USA TODAY Sports)
Daniil Medvedev of Russia serves against Rafael Nadal(USA TODAY Sports)

US Open final: ‘Was fighting like hell’- Daniil Medvedev thanks New York crowd for energy

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 10:17 AM IST
Medvedev has experienced a love-hate relationship with fans at Flushing Meadows after an obscene gesture in a third-round match prompted loud boos, to which the Russian later responded with a taunt of his own.
Serena Williams of the USA after losing to Bianca Andreescu of Canada in the women’s final match(USA TODAY Sports)
Serena Williams of the USA after losing to Bianca Andreescu of Canada in the women’s final match(USA TODAY Sports)

Serena Williams says her poor effort ‘inexcusable’ in US Open final

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 08:39 AM IST
Williams had 33 winners but just as many unforced errors. She hit nine aces but misfired eight double faults and hit only 44 percent of her first serves. She dropped 30 of 43 points on her second serve.
Serena Williams of the United States waves to the crowd after her match against Qiang Wang of China(USA TODAY Sports)
Serena Williams of the United States waves to the crowd after her match against Qiang Wang of China(USA TODAY Sports)

Serena Williams flies into semi-final, claims 100th US Open win

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 09:34 AM IST
“I never thought that I would get to 100,” Williams said after the match, reflecting on the two decades she’s spent playing at Flushing Meadows. “It’s so special. I never want to let it go.”
Roger Federer of Switzerland greets Daniel Evans of the United Kingdom(USA TODAY Sports/ Reuters)
Roger Federer of Switzerland greets Daniel Evans of the United Kingdom(USA TODAY Sports/ Reuters)

US Open 2019: Roger Federer irked by claims of schedule favouritism

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 05:10 AM IST
Evans complained of fatigue and stiffness as he returned to the court barely 18 hours after his four-set win over Frenchman Lucas Pouille in the second round.
A file photo of Andy Murray.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Andy Murray.(REUTERS)

Andy Murray claims first singles win since hip surgery in Mallorca

Reuters | By Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 11:47 PM IST
The 32-year-old Scot skipped playing at the U.S. Open, preferring instead to drop down to the ATP Challenger event on the holiday island to continue fine-tuning his game.
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, hits a forehand to Daniil Medvedev, of Russia.(AP)
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, hits a forehand to Daniil Medvedev, of Russia.(AP)

Novak Djokovic could face Roger Federer in US Open semis, Rafael Nadal in final

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 01:32 AM IST
Djokovic, who defeated Federer last month in an epic Wimbledon final for his 16th Grand Slam crown, had the 20-time Grand Slam champion and third seed dropped into his half of the draw.
Britain's Andy Murray will not compete in doubles at US Open.(REUTERS)
Britain's Andy Murray will not compete in doubles at US Open.(REUTERS)

Andy Murray to skip US Open doubles to focus on singles

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 08:12 PM IST
The 32-year-old Scotsman lost in straight sets to old foe Richard Gasquet earlier this week in Cincinnati in what was his first competitive singles match since undergoing ‘life-changing surgery’.
aria Sharapova of Russia hits a shot against Anett Kontaveit.(AFP)
aria Sharapova of Russia hits a shot against Anett Kontaveit.(AFP)

Rogers Cup: Maria Sharapova, Johanna Konta fall in Toronto

Toronto | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Estonian Kontaveit battled back from a set and a break down in the first-round match to defeat the five-time Grand Slam champion, who entered the tournament as a wild card.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic raises the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer(AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic raises the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer(AFP)

Djokovic vows to win fans’ love with Federer record in view

London | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 09:32 AM IST
Despite being outplayed by the 37-year-old Swiss for large parts of the knife-edge encounter, the top seed emerged victorious 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3).
Britain's Andy Murray(AFP)
Britain's Andy Murray(AFP)

Andy Murray relishing prospect of playing with Serena Williams

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 10:55 AM IST
Williams is also bidding for an eighth singles title at the All England Club while Murray is concentrating on doubles as he continues his comeback from a major hip surgery.
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Japan's Sugita Yuichi.(AP)
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Japan's Sugita Yuichi.(AP)

Wimbledon 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Yuichi Sugita to set up Nick Kyrgios clash

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Rafael Nadal set-up a Wimbledon second round blockbuster with bitter Australian rival Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday after seeing off Japanese qualifier Yuichi Sugita 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after beating South Africa's Lloyd Harris.(AFP)
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after beating South Africa's Lloyd Harris.(AFP)

Roger Federer into Wimbledon second round for 17th successive year

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 09:48 PM IST
Federer, 37 and bidding to become the oldest Grand Slam champion, claimed a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 win over the 86th-ranked Harris who was making his Wimbledon debut.
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