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Australia eyes reopening New Zealand travel bubble ahead of Australian Open tennis(Unsplash)

Australia might resume travel bubble with New Zealand ahead of Australian Open

Reuters | , Melbourne
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 10:53 AM IST
  • On Friday, it was announced that Australia might again open its travel bubble with New Zealand which means that the tourists can travel between the two places without quarantining. This step is being taken as Australia is gearing up to host the first Grand Slam of 2021.
A file photo of Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)

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

Brisbane | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 01:15 PM IST
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”.
New Delhi, India - Feb. 26, 2020: Former tennis player Mary Pierce during an interview, at Hindustan Times building, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Feb. 26, 2020: Former tennis player Mary Pierce during an interview, at Hindustan Times building, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

Mary Pierce on her career, current generation of players, and domination of Big Three in Men’s tennis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 01:15 PM IST
Mary Pierce was at the Hindustan Times office for an interaction with the sports team, on her career, the current generation of players and the domination of the Big Three in men’s tennis.
With the onset of Australian Open 2020, players like GrigorDimitrov and Serena Williams are already the talk of the town amongst fans.
With the onset of Australian Open 2020, players like GrigorDimitrov and Serena Williams are already the talk of the town amongst fans.

Australian Open 2020: Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer set style goals on the court

Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 03:47 PM IST
Tennis has always been innately tied with fashion, from Victorian tailoring to white polos to modern-day outfits, tennis players aim to portray themselves in the best outfit while swinging their rackets. Let’s have a look at some of the outfits’ of Australian Open 2020.
Elliot Benchetrit asks ballkid to peel his banana.(Screenshot/Twitter)
Elliot Benchetrit asks ballkid to peel his banana.(Screenshot/Twitter)

Australian Open: Tennis player asks ball-girl to peel banana for him, gets scolded by umpire - WATCH

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 08:06 PM IST
Australian Open 2020: The tennis player signalled the young ball kid to peel the banana for him, which did not go down well with the umpire John Blom. 
Novak Djokovic poses with his champion trophy during the award ceremony of the Japan Open.(AP)
Novak Djokovic poses with his champion trophy during the award ceremony of the Japan Open.(AP)

Novak Djokovic wins Japan Open, dispels concerns about shoulder injury

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 04:06 PM IST
The Serb crushed Australian qualifier John Millman 6-3, 6-2, to mark his 10th win in a tournament main draw debut in his celebrated career, which includes 16 Grand Slams.
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Daniil Medvedev of Russia(USA TODAY Sports)
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Daniil Medvedev of Russia(USA TODAY Sports)

Rafael Nadal motivated by love of game, not Grand Slam record

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 10:17 AM IST
Nadal fended off a late comeback from Daniil Medvedev to win a five-set classic at Flushing Meadows, winning a 19th slam that also took him three clear of Novak Djokovic’s 16 titles.
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, returns to Petra Martic, of Croatia(AP)
Serena Williams, of the United States, returns to Petra Martic, of Croatia(AP)

US Open 2019: Serena mentor on coaching at 2018 final - “I’d do it again”

New York | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 09:06 AM IST
Beaten finalist Williams was given a warning for a coaching violation after Mouratoglou gestured in the stands during the dramatic decider against Naomi Osaka.
Roger Federer looks dejected after losing the final against Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Roger Federer looks dejected after losing the final against Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)

Roger Federer rues ‘missed opportunity’ to win ninth Wimbledon title

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 12:12 AM IST
Roger Federer rued the “missed opportunity” when he held the match points on his serve in the 16th game of the decider but ended up losing 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3).
Switzerland's Roger Federer (R) shakes hands and embraces Spain's Rafael Nadal (L).(AFP)
Switzerland's Roger Federer (R) shakes hands and embraces Spain's Rafael Nadal (L).(AFP)

Be still my beating heart: Rafa-Roger at SW19

Hindustan Times, London | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 03:04 PM IST
The hands of the large Rolex clock on Centre Court seemed to be spinning back, spinning fast, back eleven years, back to that final in 2008, and giving 15,000 of us a small taste of what it must have felt like to witness live the greatest tennis match ever played.
File image of Roger Federer(REUTERS)
File image of Roger Federer(REUTERS)

Roger Federer wary of fresher, stronger Nishikori

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2019 09:09 AM IST
For the fourth time in his career, the eighth-seeded Japanese has dropped one set or less en route to the quarter-finals of a major championship.
Maria Sharapova in action during Wimbledon.(AFP)
Maria Sharapova in action during Wimbledon.(AFP)

Maria Sharapova retires injured in Wimbledon first round

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 11:24 PM IST
The 2004 champion retired with a right arm injury in the final set of her tie with Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier who claimed a 4-6, 7-6 (7/), 5-0 win.
Britain's Andy Murray poses during the Castore partnership announcement at the Queen's Club, in London, Wednesday March 6, 2019.(AP)
Britain's Andy Murray poses during the Castore partnership announcement at the Queen's Club, in London, Wednesday March 6, 2019.(AP)

Wimbledon 2019: Safety first as Murray gets showpiece return

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 06:19 PM IST
Wimbledon normally schedules three singles matches per day on the main show courts, and Murray, who has teamed up with Pierre-Hugues Herbert, will have to slot in afterwards whenever the singles are finished.
French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 1, 2019. Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning his third round match against Italy's Salvatore Caruso. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 1, 2019. Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning his third round match against Italy's Salvatore Caruso. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)

French Open: Djokovic beats qualifier, ready for ‘real deal’ in Paris

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 01:20 PM IST
Djokovic has never lost a Grand Slam match to a player ranked as low as Caruso, and never looked like doing so as he breezed to two match points, needing just one of those to put Caruso, the world number 147, out of his misery.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)

‘Inspirational’ Novak Djokovic wins third Madrid title and 33rd Masters

Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 01:43 AM IST
The world number one dominated a clearly exhausted opponent less than 24 hours after the 20-year-old Greek had stunned five-time champion Nadal in a semi-final which ended around midnight on Saturday.
Mar 10, 2019; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Serena Williams (USA) retired in the second set of her third round match against Garbine Muguruza (not pictured) due do a viral illness in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)
Mar 10, 2019; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Serena Williams (USA) retired in the second set of her third round match against Garbine Muguruza (not pictured) due do a viral illness in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)

Serena Williams looking to turn the clock back in Rome before Roland Garros bid

Rome | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 06:00 PM IST
Rome will be Williams’s fourth tournament of the season and the first since being forced to withdraw from the Miami Open in April due to a knee injury.
Roger Federer, of Switzerland returns to John Isner, during the singles final of the Miami Open.(AP)
Roger Federer, of Switzerland returns to John Isner, during the singles final of the Miami Open.(AP)

Roger Federer back to third after Alexander Zverev’s Munich knockout, Naomi Osaka retain top spot

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 03:31 PM IST
Federer, who has won a record 20 Grand Slams, is making his return to clay at the Madrid Open this week after three years’ absence.
File photo of Andy Murray.(REUTERS)
File photo of Andy Murray.(REUTERS)

Andy Murray ‘pain-free’ but unsure over future after hip surgery

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 05:41 PM IST
‘The rehab is slow but it’s been going pretty well. I just need to wait and see how things progress. If it’s possible, I’d certainly love to compete again’, said Andy Murray
File picture of Boris Becker(REUTERS/Neil Hall/Files)
File picture of Boris Becker(REUTERS/Neil Hall/Files)

Paes, Bhupathi, Sania need to work together for growth of Indian tennis: Becker

Monaco | By PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 05:24 PM IST
Becker has also backed an in-form Novak Djokovic to chase Roger Federer’s record 20 Grand Slam titles and said the Serbian’s best chance to achieve the feat is in the next two years.
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova hits a return against Japan's Naomi Osaka during the women's singles final on day 13 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 26, 2019(AFP)
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova hits a return against Japan's Naomi Osaka during the women's singles final on day 13 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 26, 2019(AFP)

Kvitova hails end to Grand Slam issues at Australian Open

Prague | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 08:46 AM IST
This year’s Australian Open offered a different picture of the left-handed Czech who did not lose a single set on her way to the final in which she lost to Japan’s Naomi Osaka in three sets on Saturday.
Mahesh Bhupati.(AP)
Mahesh Bhupati.(AP)

Let’s talk about singles now, enough of doubles Grand Slam titles: Mahesh Bhupathi

Kolkata | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2019 04:31 PM IST
It’s time that India start talking about singles than relishing the doubles Grand Slam titles, says Mahesh Bhupathi, who reckons that the game of tennis, for an exciting future in country, needs at least 10 singles players in top-100
Japan's Naomi Osaka poses for photographs with the Australian Open trophy.(AFP)
Japan's Naomi Osaka poses for photographs with the Australian Open trophy.(AFP)

Reigning US and Australian Open champion Osaka embraces pressure, eyes ‘Naomi Slam’

Melbourne | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 11:04 AM IST
Newly-minted Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka said she was not satisfied with back-to-back majors Sunday and hoped to complete a ‘Naomi Slam’ after her success at Melbourne Park
File image of Rafael Nadal (L) and Novak Djokovic.(Getty Images)
File image of Rafael Nadal (L) and Novak Djokovic.(Getty Images)

Australian Open 2019: ‘The matches you live for’ - Greatest rivals Djokovic, Nadal square off

Melbourne | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 10:11 AM IST
The top two players in the world have 31 Grand Slam titles between them and each can claim another slice of history with victory.
Japan's Naomi Osaka poses with trophy after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.(AP)
Japan's Naomi Osaka poses with trophy after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.(AP)

Naomi Osaka ‘in a state of shock’ after winning Australian Open 2019 title

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 06:56 PM IST
Naomi Osaka overcame nerves, tears and a spirited challenge from double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to claim the Australian Open title with a 7-6(2) 5-7 6-4 win on Saturday.
Davis Cup non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi interacts with the media ahead of India vs Italy World Group qualifier in Kolkata.(PTI)
Davis Cup non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi interacts with the media ahead of India vs Italy World Group qualifier in Kolkata.(PTI)

Davis Cup: India not intimidated by Italy, says captain Mahesh Bhupathi

Kolkata | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 09:51 PM IST
India may be much below Italy in rankings, but their non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi Wednesday said his players will not be intimidated by their European opponents in the Davis Cup Qualifiers next month
Novak Djokovic gestures during a break in the match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov at the Australian Open.(REUTERS)
Novak Djokovic gestures during a break in the match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov at the Australian Open.(REUTERS)

Australian Open: ‘Agitated’ Novak Djokovic regrets meltdown in floodlight fury

Melbourne | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 05:40 PM IST
Top seed Novak Djokovic admitted he should have ‘known better’ than to let a floodlight row get to him after copping a code violation during a mini-meltdown in the Australian Open Saturday
Men's defending singles champion Switzerland's Roger Federer answers a question during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019(AP)
Men's defending singles champion Switzerland's Roger Federer answers a question during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019(AP)

Roger Federer feeling ‘lucky’ ahead of hat-trick bid in Melbourne

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2019 09:36 AM IST
Murray’s announcement that Melbourne Park could be his last tournament as a professional has made 37-year-old Federer’s career seem all the more miraculous.
File image of Roger Federer acknowledging the support of the crowd after winning a match at Wimbledon 2019.(Getty Images)
File image of Roger Federer acknowledging the support of the crowd after winning a match at Wimbledon 2019.(Getty Images)

Roger Federer names Wimbledon as potential future farewell venue

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 09:08 PM IST
Two-time Australian Open defending champion Federer said he does not have a “fairytale ending” to his own career in mind but he would like to leave the court in good health.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his first round match against Bosnia and Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur in Qatar.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his first round match against Bosnia and Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur in Qatar.(REUTERS)

‘Fantastic’ Djokovic eases to opening Qatar win, Thiem crashes out

Qatar | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 09:33 AM IST
The world number one showed he was intent on taking his form from last season into the new year with a totally dominant display against the Bosnian world number 47.
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