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14-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Nadal, Djokovic, favourites at Australian Open, says Federer

After last year's inspirational five-set victory against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final, tennis great Roger Federer looked cool, calm and confident when he addressed the media on Sunday, just one day before the 2018 tournament gets underway.But...

13-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Rafael Nadal wants to start afresh at 2018 Australian Open

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has said the bitter disappointment of last year's narrow five-set loss to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final will not give him any extra motivation for this year's opening Grand Slam."It is impossible to be more motivated...

11-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer lead rankings at Australian Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal has been top seeded at the Australian Open, above Swiss great Roger Federer at two, followed by Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, Germany's Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem of Austria.Serbia's Djokovic, who is making a comeback after a six month...

10-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Australian Open : Bhambri, Ramnathan in second round of qualifiers

India's Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramnathan got through the first match while Sumit Nagal and Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost their matches in the qualifying rounds of the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday.Bhambri, with an ATP ranking of 121 and...

10-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Novak Djokovic beats Thiem in strong comeback after 6-month absence

In his first appearance in six months, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Wednesday defeated Austria's Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-4 at the Kooyong Classic exhibition here.The 12-time Grand Slam champion seemed to have overcome the elbow injury that ended his...

08-Jan-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal maintains top spot in ATP rankings

Rafael Nadal of Spain remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings, released on Monday.Nadal, the 16-time Grand Slam champion, was nearly a thousand points ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer,...

04-Jan-2018 Madrid

Andy Murray withdraws from Australian Open

Five-time Australian Open finalist Andy Murray on Thursday said he would head home after pulling out of the first tennis Grand Slam tournament of the year due to an ongoing hip problem that has kept the former World No.1 from competitions since mid-way through...

04-Jan-2018 Dubai

Qatar Open : Thiem wins; Rublev sets up quarterfinal against Coric

Top seed Dominic Thiem of Austria survived the upset wave by getting past Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene 7-5, 6-4 in the Qatar Open tennis tournament here while Russia's Andrey Rublev withstood Spain's Fernando Verdasco to set up a quarterfinal tie against Borna...

03-Jan-2018 Pune

Bhambri loses in Tata Open Maharashtra tennis

India's hopes in the singles competition of the Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament took another blow on Wednesday as Yuki Bhambri lost to France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 3-6, 4-6 in the second round here.In what was the toughest test for Bhambri so...

25-Dec-2017 New York

Serena Williams to be back on track after maternity leave

American tennis idol Serena Williams will soon return to action after almost a year of absence due to maternity leave. The 23-time Grand Slam champion will participate in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on December 30 against French Open champion...

05-Nov-2017 Zhuhai (China)

Julia Goerges wins WTA Elite Trophy

Julia Goerges of Germany staged a spectacular comeback to beat CoCo Vandeweghe of the US 7-5, 6-1 in the final of the Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai tennis tournament on Sunday.Vandeweghe got off to an unstoppable start by leading 5-3, but from the ninth...

02-Nov-2017 Paris

Rafael Nadal secures world No.1 until end of year

Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal secured a year-end top position in the ATP Rankings following his victory over South Korean talent Chung Hyeon in the second round of the Paris Masters, while promising German star Alexander Zverev was stunned by Dutch Robin Haase...

31-Oct-2017 PARIS

Roger Federer skipped Paris Masters with eye on London : Rafael Nadal

 Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has said Swiss great Roger Federer pulled out of the Paris Masters so he could be in top form for the ATP Finals, which will be held in London."After winning Shanghai and winning Basel, he believes (missing Paris) will be better...

29-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Simona Halep earns WTA Year-End World No.1 singles ranking

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep on Sunday earned the 2017 Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Year-End World No.1 singles ranking, becoming the 13th player to achieve that feat.Despite being ousted in the WTA Finals following her defeat in the last round robin...

26-Oct-2017 Paris

P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance, Saina Nehwal exits French Open

Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarter-finals, while Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy suffered losses in the second round of the French Open World Superseries...

23-Oct-2017 Madrid

Kristina Mladenovic joins Top 10 WTA rankings

Romanian Simona Halep maintained the top spot of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings released on Monday as Kristina Mladenovic of France joined the top-10 list.The 26-year-old Romanian star was followed by Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza.Czech Karolina...

23-Oct-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal continues at top of ATP rankings

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings released on Monday.Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, maintained the top spot, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer, reports...

15-Oct-2017 Shanghai (China)

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal , snatches Shanghai Masters title

Roger Federer defeated World No.1 Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Rolex Masters title here on Sunday.Second-seed Federer took 71 minutes to claim a 6-4, 6-3 victory over the Spaniard, who made errors and looked physically exhausted, reports Efe."It was a...

13-Oct-2017 Shanghai

Rafael Nadal sets up Cilic semi-final in Shanghai

Top seed Rafael Nadal kept his hopes for the tennis season's seventh title alive here in the ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters, defeating Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in a high-quality 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3 game on Friday to set up a semi-final clash against Croatian...

09-Oct-2017 Madrid

Simona Halep snatches top spot in WTA rankings

Simona Halep snatched first place in the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday after she qualified for the China Open final.The 26-year-old Romanian player reached the top spot for the first time in her career, putting an end to the four-week...

09-Oct-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot on the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday, while Belgian David Goffin entered the Top 10 list.Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, maintained the...

08-Oct-2017 Beijing, China

Rafael Nadal thrashes Kyrgios, wins 2nd China Open title

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal on Sunday got the better of Australian Nick Kyrgios and beat him 6-2, 6-1 to clinch the China Open title for the second time in his career.Nadal, world No.1, saved all four break points he faced and broke Kyrgios's serve several...

06-Oct-2017 Beijing

Sania Mirza -Peng Shuai advance to China Open semis

Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Peng Shuai entered the semi-finals of the China Open tennis championships here on Friday.The third-seeded India-China duo of Sania and Peng defeated fifth seeds Czech pair of Barbara Strýcová and Katerina Siniaková 4-6,...

05-Oct-2017 Beijing

Rafael Nadal eases into China Open quarters

Spanish World No.1 Rafael Nadal knocked out Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-3, 6-3 here on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the China Open.The 31-year-old broke Khachanov in the fourth game and raced to 4-1 lead to take control of the court in the first...

02-Oct-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday.Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, led the standings ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer, while Britain's...

26-Sep-2017 Mumbai

I'm not insecure, but possessive: Sania Mirza

 Indian star Sania Mirza says that when it comes to her personal life, she is not insecure about her relationships but is possessive about them.Sania, who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, spoke about her personal life with actress Neha Dhupia...

11-Sep-2017 New York

Rafael Nadal beats Anderson to win third US Open title

Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Kevin Anderson from South Africa 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to win his third US Open title on Sunday.The victory gave the world number one the 16th Grand Slam title. Only his longtime rival Roger Federer has more, with 19.Besides his triumph...

09-Sep-2017 New York

Rafael Nadal enters US Open final

Spanish star Rafael Nadal qualified for the men's singles final at the US Open tennis tournament with a hard fought victory over Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina here.The current World No.1 had to fight hard before winning 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 in a semi-final...

04-Sep-2017 New York

Maria Sharapova knocked out of US Open

Maria Sharapova's first Grand Slam tournament in 19 months ended with defeat by Anastasija Sevastova in the US Open fourth round.Latvia's Sevastova, the 16th seed, won 5-7 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals in New York on Sunday, BBC reported.The 27-year-old...

04-Sep-2017 New York

US Open: Venus Williams enters quarterfinals

Venus Williams eliminated Spain's Carla Suarez in the fourth round of the US Open, moving to the quarterfinals after downing her rival 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.Willams defeated Suarez during the match on Sunday in an hour and 50 minutes at Flushing Meadows here, Efe...

30-Aug-2017 New York

World No.1 Rafael Nadal starts US Open with comfortable win

Top seed Rafael Nadal began his quest for a third US Open tennis title by defeating Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the second round.The match on Tuesday was played under the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof at Flushing Meadows amid heavy...

21-Aug-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal tops ATP rankings for first time in 3 years

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has regained the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings for the first time since July 2014, the ATP said on Monday.The 31-year-old was set to take over the ATP top position from...

19-Aug-2017 Cincinnati

Rafael Nadal enters Cincinnati quarters

Top seed Rafael Nadal survived a stern test from unseeded compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas to register a 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 victory in a men's singles third round match at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament here.The Spanish star set up a quarter-final showdown...

08-Jul-2017 London

Novak Djokovic advances to Wimbledon final 16

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, the tourney's second seed, reached the Wimbledon final 16 for the 10th time after beating Latvia's Ernests Gulbis.The world number 4 Serbian defeated his Latvian rival 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (2) in two hours and 11 minutes on Saturday...

08-Jul-2017 Wimbledon

Sania Mirza-Kirsten advance at Wimbledon

Indian star Sania Mirza and her Belgian partner Kirsten Flipkens defeated the British pair of Naomi Broady and Heather Watson in a hard fought encounter to enter the third round of the women's doubles event at the Wimbledon tennis tournament here on Saturday.Sania...

03-Jul-2017 Madrid

Andy Murray stays on top in unchanged ATP rankings

Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday, with 9,390 points, in a week with no changes in the top 10.The week also coincides with the start of the Wimbledon tournament, with...

01-Jul-2017 Eastbourne (UK)

Novak Djokovic clinches Eastbourne tennis title

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Saturday defeated France's Gael Monfils to clinch the Eastbourne International title ahead of Wimbledon, which kicks off in two days.The top-seeded Serb defeated Monfils, who reached his first grass-court final in 13 years,...

26-Jun-2017 Madrid

Andy Murray remains on top of ATP rankings

Britain's Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday, while Croatian Marin Cilic climbed to sixth place.Murray kept his place on top in spite of an early elimination from round of 32 of...

12-Jun-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal returns to second spot, Murray on top of ATP rankings

Spaniard Rafael Nadal regained the second place in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings on Monday, a day after winning his tenth French Open title.However, Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the ATP rankings, despite losing...

07-Jun-2017 Paris

Timea Bacsinszky, Jelena Ostapenko advance to French Open semis

Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky and Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko advanced to the women's singles semi-finals in the French Open tennis championships.The 27-year-old Bacsinszky on Tuesday defeated Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 49 minutes in a...

01-Jun-2017 Paris

Rafael Nadal storms into French Open third round

Rafael Nadal confidently moved one step closer to a potential 10th French Open title with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 second-round victory over Robin Haase.The Spaniard needed just an hour and 49 minutes on Wednesday to overcome his 46th-ranked opponent, playing a clean...

29-May-2017 Madrid

Andy Murray remains at top of ATP rankings, no changes in top 10

Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, in a week with no changes in the top 10.With 10,370 points, Murray continued to lead the rankings of the last week, a position...

20-May-2017 Rome

Novak Djokovic eliminates Del Potro to advance to Italian Open semis

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, world no. 2, qualified for the Italian Open semi-final after his victory over Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro here on Saturday.The four-time Serbian champion defeated his Argentine rival 6-1, 6-4, after the game was suspended...

17-May-2017 Rome

Rafael Nadal in third round of Italian Open

Spanish tennis star and World No.4 Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the Rome Masters after compatriot Nicolas Almagro pulled out due to injury here on Wednesday.Almagro was trailing 0-3 to Nadal, a record seven-time champion, when he decided to withdraw...

15-May-2017 Rome

Motivated as ever to reclaim top spot : Novak Djokovic

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Monday said he remains as motivated as ever to reclaim his old position at top of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings, although he has not played his best match this year."I felt that the start of the...

15-May-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal defeats Thiem to claim fifth Madrid Masters crown

Spanish No.1 Rafael Nadal claimed his fifth Mutua Madrid Open title with a 7-6 (10), 6-4 win over eighth seeded Dominic Thiem here.Sunday's win also means that Nadal has now won 30 ATP Masters 1000 Series titles in his long career, more than anyone who is currently...

08-May-2017 Madrid

Serena Williams maintains top spot in WTA rankings

United States tennis player Serena Williams continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association world rankings released on Monday, with 7,010 points.German Angelique Kerber remained in second place, followed by Czech Karolina Pliskova in third.Spanish Garbiñe...

08-May-2017 Madrid

Andy Murray stays at top of ATP rankings

Britain's Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday.Serbian Novak Djokovic came in second, followed by Swiss Stan Wawrinka and compatriot Roger Federer, respectively, reports Efe.Spaniard...

06-May-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal says he's in Madrid with same ambition as always

Spain's Rafael Nadal has said he was approaching next week's Madrid Open, which he has won on four occasions, with the same ambition as always.The 30-year-old Nadal, who is enjoying a resurgence in 2017, is seeking to win the Monte-Carlo Masters, Barcelona Open...

24-Apr-2017 Madrid

Serena Williams regains top spot in tennis rankings

United States tennis icon Serena Williams has returned to the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings, released on Monday, with 7,010 points.Germany's Angelique Kerber dropped to the second position. Czech Karolina Pliskova came in third,...

17-Apr-2017 Madrid

Andy Murray stays at top of ATP rankings

British tennis ace Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings, released on Monday.Serbian Novak Djokovic came in second, followed by Swiss Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer in third and fourth place,...

25-Mar-2017 Miami

Venus Williams, Kerber advance to third round at windy Miami Open

American Venus Williams and Germany's Angelique Kerber both advanced in windy conditions at the Miami Open tennis tournament, earning victories in second-round matches that ended in the wee hours of Saturday.With strong gusts making every rally an adventure and...

27-Feb-2017 Madrid

Andy Murray retains top spot in ATP rankings

British tennis player Andy Murray stayed at the top of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world rankings released on Monday.The 29-year-old Scot led the rankings for the first time in his career on November 7 and kept the lead since with 11.540 points,...

13-Feb-2017 Madrid

Serena Williams leads WTA rankings

American tennis player Serena Williams led the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world rankings on Monday for the third consecutive week.The WTA rankings top 10 did not see any changes this week as Kerber came in second with 7,115 points, followed by Czech Karolina...

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