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'Just that he is Serbian... if Djokovic was American...': Bartoli’s verdict

Marion Bartoli passed a colossal verdict on Novak Djokovic's popularity and used his nationality for her argument.

Novak Djokovic in the US Open final.(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 01:23 PM IST

Adding designer touch to Davis Cup tourney!

Lucknow lad and fashion designer Manish Tripathi has also made ceremonial dress for Asian Games team

Players during practice session at Mini Stadium, Vijayant Khant in Gomti Nagar (Deepak Gupta)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 11:43 PM IST

Rohan Bopanna gears up for Davis Cup farewell, India favourites against Morocco

Rohan Bopanna is gearing up for his Davis Cup farewell match as India take on Morocco.

Indian Tennis player Rohan Bopanna in action during practice session.
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 02:40 PM IST

Adorable cats try to catch a ball from the TV screen. Watch

This video has prompted many people to say how cute the cats are. Watch the video here.

Cats watching tennis and trying to catch the ball.
Published on Sep 13, 2023 12:18 AM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Serving in the court of greatness

Novak Djokovic has surpassed Federer and Nadal to become the dominant force in tennis with 24 Grand Slam titles. But, in his own words, he's not done yet

Djokovic says he thrives on motivation, and when he doesn’t find it in something — chasing the No 1 ranking or the highest Slam count — he can switch off. (Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 10:19 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Djokovic's 2023 US Open title was a statement of resurgence

Just like the 2023 Australian Open, the Serb returned to the 2023 US Open stamping his foot on the Slam that closed the doors on him.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after defeating Russia's Daniil Medvedev during the US Open tennis tournament men's singles final match(AFP)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 10:25 PM IST
By, Mumbai

History beckons for Shelton: Career ahead of US Open semis vs Novak Djokovic

Ben Shelton will face Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of US Open.

Ben Shelton reacts during the US Open tennis tournament men's singles quarter-finals match against Frances Tiafoe at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.(AFP)
Published on Sep 07, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Watch: US Open fan kicked out for shouting ‘Hitler phrase’ at Alexander Zverev

The incident took place during the men’s singles last 16 fixture between Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Italian player Jannik Sinner.

Alexander Zverev of Germany looks on while in a break of play during the fifth set against Jannik Sinner of Italy during their Men's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Eight of the 2023 US Open(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 07:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Djokovic reveals ‘secret’ to staging incredible comeback in US Open 3rd round

US Open 2023: Novak Djokovic sealed a sensational comeback in his five-setter third round match against fellow countryman Laslo Djere.

Novak Djokovic reacts during his US Open 2023 match against Laslo Djere.(AP)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 02:09 PM IST

Andy Murray makes heartbreaking statement after US Open 2023 exit

Andy Murray made a heartbreaking statement on his playing future after crashing out of US Open 2023.

Andy Murray waves to the crowd as he leaves the court after a loss against Grigor Dimitro during their Men's Singles Second Round match on Day Four of the 2023 US Open.(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Sep 01, 2023 10:48 AM IST

Goodbye tennis, hello pickleball: Why so many US stars are making a switch

Jack Sock, Kaitlyn Christian, Sam Querrey and Donald Young are some of the American tennis players who have signed into Carvana PPA Pickleball Tour.

American tennis star Jack Sock who has signed for PPA Tour(X(formerly Twitter)/@PPAtour)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 02:36 AM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Cincinnati Open 2023 Final Live Streaming: Carlos Alcaraz vs Novak Djokovic

Carlos Alcaraz will face Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati Open final, in what will be a Wimbledon 2023 final rematch.

Carlos Alcaraz will face Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati Open final.
Published on Aug 20, 2023 06:53 PM IST

Watch: Tsitsipas asks tennis fan to be kicked out for imitating bee

Stefanos Tsitsipas was left visibly annoyed by a fan, who attempted to distract him by imitating a bee.

Stefanos Tsitsipas had an annoying moment.
Published on Aug 17, 2023 06:40 PM IST

‘Novak Djokovic will play for another year or two’: Former Serbian tennis player

A former Serbian tennis player made a retirement prediction on Novak Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia fields questions during a press conference.(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Aug 14, 2023 05:26 PM IST

Sinner beats Alex de Minaur in Toronto final for first ATP Masters 1000 title

Jannik Sinner became the second Italian Masters 1000 champion, following Fabio Fognini in the 2019 event in Monte Carlo

Jannik Sinner of Italy lifts the champions trophy after his win against Alex De Minaur of Australia in the Singles Final during Day Seven of the National Bank Open(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Aug 14, 2023 07:04 AM IST
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Jessica Pegula routs Samsonova in Montreal for 3rd career WTA Tour title

Pegula topped Samsonova in 49 minutes after the 15th-seeded Russian beat third-seeded Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 earlier on Sunday

Jessica Pegula (USA) poses with her trophy after winning the singles final at IGA Stadium. Mandatory Credit(USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con)
Published on Aug 14, 2023 06:59 AM IST
AP |

Watch: Pregnant Serena reveals sex of unborn second child, with ‘drone show’

Serena Williams shared a video titled "The BIG REVEAL!" in which the sex of her unborn second child was disclosed to her friends and family.

Serena Williams with her husband in the YouTube video(YouTube)
Updated on Aug 01, 2023 11:08 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Watch: Tennis player collapses during Citi Open match, forced to retire

The incident happened just weeks after the 23-year-old incurred an alarming situation during his 2023 Wimbledon opener against Frances Tiafoe.

The incident happened that just week after he faced breathing issues during Wimbledon
Updated on Aug 01, 2023 08:19 AM IST

'I didn’t know…': Federer's coach on 'painful' call over retirement announcement

Roger Federer's coach Ivan Ljubicic spoke about the difficulties retirement forced upon the Swiss legend and the people around him.

Ivan Ljubicic spoke about Roger Federer's retirement.
Published on Jul 29, 2023 03:48 PM IST

Russian tennis ace Vera Zvonareva blocked from entering Poland for Warsaw Open

Russia's Vera Zvonareva, who landed in Poland on Friday, is on a list of people considered undesirable there, the ministry said.

Vera Zvonareva was blocked from entering Poland.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 09:52 PM IST
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Watch: Amarissa Toth apologies to Zhang Shuai for unsporting behaviour

Following a string of hostile criticism directed towards her from active and former players and fans alike, Toth came out to offer an apology to Zhang

Amarissa Toth apologies to Zhang Shuai
Published on Jul 21, 2023 03:32 PM IST

Watch: ‘Disgusting’ sportsmanship sparks outrage as Hungary tennis star blasted

Hungary's Amarissa Kiara Toth was criticised for her ‘unsportsmanlike’ behaviour during her match against Zhang Shuai.

Amarissa Kiara Toth removes the mark made by the ball, leaving Zheng Shuai shocked(Twitter)
Published on Jul 19, 2023 01:19 PM IST

Swedish tennis player Ymer suspended for 18 months for missed doping tests

Ymer said he had been charged with potential anti-doping rule violation in January 2022 for missing three out-of-competition test attempts in a 12-month period.

Sweden's Mikael Ymer returns to Colombia's Daniel Elahi Galan in a men's singles match on day five of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London(AP)
Published on Jul 18, 2023 04:56 PM IST
Reuters |

Ruminating over dead grass and India’s glorious tennis history

India’s rich tennis legacy was built on grass, especially Davis Cup exploits, but matches on the surface has all but ended now.

General view of a tennis match from All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club | Image for representation(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 09:50 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Djokovic shows his class at Wimbledon, Eubanks stuns Tsitsipas

Wimbledon 2023: Novak Djokovic had to rely on his experience to defeat Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-4 at the All England Club.

Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Poland's Hubert Hurkacz during their men's singles tennis match on the eighth day of the 2023 Wimbledon Championships.(AFP)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 10:42 PM IST
AP |

A score to settle: Where are we in the fight for pay parity in sport?

Prize money is finally at par at some levels, in some sports (cricket in India, football in the US).But progress is slow. What will it take? Why does it matter?

(HT Illustration: Malay Karmakar)
Updated on Jul 24, 2023 06:15 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

HT This Day: July 4, 1959 -- Alex Olmedo annexes Wimbledon singles title

PERUVIAN Alex Olmedo, 23-year-old son of a tennis club groundsman, today won the Wimbledon men’s singles title, the most coveted individual honour in tennis.

HT This Day: July 4, 1959 -- Alex Olmedo annexes Wimbledon singles title
Updated on Jul 03, 2023 11:18 PM IST
By, London

Kim Kardashian's Palm Spring ‘dream home’ hits a snag. Here's why

According to records, the building permits for Kardashian's out-of-this-world mansion in Palm Springs failed to receive approval

Kim Kardashian's ambitious plans for her spaceship-shaped dream home.(Instagram/kimkardashian)
Published on Jul 02, 2023 08:19 AM IST
ByPaurush Omar

‘I still have goals’: Ex-world number one Caroline Wozniacki announces comeback

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki announced her comeback and revealed that she was ready to return to the WTA tour.

Caroline Wozniacki in action in 2017.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 29, 2023 07:23 PM IST
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Wary of Djokovic's staggering Wimbledon feat, Alcaraz fires warning

After his Queen's victory, Carlos Alcaraz spoke about his Wimbledon chances and also revealed that he is wary of Novak Djokovic's threat.

Carlos Alcaraz spoke about Novak Djokovic and his Wimbledon chances.
Published on Jun 27, 2023 09:58 AM IST
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