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HS Prannoy is one among those shuttlers who have been bogged down by injuries
Lack of planning leading to fewer returns on the men’s side?

Kashyap, Srikanth and HS Prannoy have all been bogged down with injury-related problems.

21 Mar 2017

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, poses with the trophy after his win against Stanislas Wawrinka, of Switzerland, in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament (File Photo | AP)
Roger Federer climbs to sixth in ATP rankings

Roger Federer jumped four places to sixth in the latest ATP rankings released Monday, leapfrogging rival Rafael Nadal.

20 Mar 2017

Djokovic joins world number one Murray on the sidelines for the elite hard court tournament. (File | AP)
Injured Novak Djokovic joins Andy Murray on Miami casualty list

Djokovic won't defend his Miami Masters title next week, saying that he was withdrawing because of an elbow injury.

20 Mar 2017

Elena Vesnina, of Russia, poses with the trophy after her win against Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2017 (Photo | AP)
Elena Vesnina beats Svetlana Kuznetsova to win Indian Wells WTA title

Elena Vesnina capped a stellar Indian Wells campaign with a hard-fought 6-7 (6/8), 7-5, 6-4 triumph over fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.

20 Mar 2017

Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, follows through on a return to Roger Federer, of Switzerland, during the men's final at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. | AP
Wawrinka calls laughing Federer expletive on court

When Stan Wawrinka got emotional in his post-match comments to the crowd after losing the BNP Paribas Open final, Federer sat courtside laughing.

20 Mar 2017

Roger Federer of Switzerland | AP
Federer beats Wawrinka for fifth Indian Wells title

Federer, sidelined some six months after knee surgery last year, returned to win his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January.

20 Mar 2017

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot against Steve Johnson at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. | AP
Federer, Wawrinka to meet in all-Swiss Indian Wells final

US Open champion Wawrinka, past the quarter-finals in the California desert for the first time, knocked out Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-2.

19 Mar 2017

British world number one Andy Murray (File photo | AP)
Miami Open: Andy Murray pulls out with injured elbow

World No. 1 Andy Murray has been forced out of the Miami Open, which he has won twice before, due to an injured right elbow. 

19 Mar 2017

Surya outwits Vidit to clinch PSPB inter-unit chess tournament

Gujrathi bagged the second position with 5.5 points, while GM GN Gopal of BPCL secured third position also with 5.5 points.

19 Mar 2017

Stanislas Wawrinka, of Switzerland, hits to Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during a semifinal match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif.  | AP
Wawrinka eases into Indian Wells final with straight-set win 

Federer will play Stan Wawrinka in an all-Swiss title match after Wawrinka eased past Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-3.

19 Mar 2017

British world number one Andy Murray (File photo | AP)
Andy Murray announces withdrawal from Miami Open citing elbow injury

The British world number one player apologized to fans and said his focus will now be on preparing for the claycourt season after crashing out in his first match at Indian Wells last week.

18 Mar 2017

Roger Federer of Switzerland | AP
Tennis master Roger Federer still has fun with boy band buddies

Roger Federer's fans were treated to his dubious talents in the music department as he posted a video on Facebook. 

18 Mar 2017

Jack Sock in action (Photo | AP)
Jack Sock books Roger Federer semifinal clash at Indian Wells

Sock notched his first victory over a top-five player and reached the semi-finals of an elite event for the first time.

18 Mar 2017

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova. | AP
Expect suspicious welcome back into tennis: Maria Sharapova

Sharapova confessed to being tested positive for the cardiac drug meldonium at the Australian Open in 2016, following which she was banned.

18 Mar 2017

Australia's Nick Kyrgios returns the ball to Slovakia's Norbert Gombos during their ATP Marseille Open 13 tennis match in Marseille. | AFP
Indian Wells: Kyrgios pulls out of quarterfinal with Federer

Kyrgios, who beat the Serbian Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) this week, was aiming to make his third consecutive ATP Tour semifinal.

18 Mar 2017

United States' Venus Williams | AP
Vesnina vanquishes Venus Williams to reach Indian Wells semis

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams slumped to a three-set defeat at the hands of Russian Elena Vesnina.

17 Mar 2017

Kuznetsova, 31, is a two-time Grand Slam champion who last year returned to the top 10 for the first time since 2010. (File | AP
Karolina Pliskova sees off Garbine Muguruza to reach Indian Wells semi-finals

Karolina Pliskova reached back-to-back Indian Wells finals in 2007 and 2008, but has never lifted the trophy.

16 Mar 2017

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, right, shakes hands with Rafael Nadal, of Spain, after their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament. (AP)
Federer beats Nadal, Djokovic loses at Indian Wells

Although Nadal owns a 23-13 lead in their series, Federer has won the past three in a row, including an epic comeback in the Australian Open final.

16 Mar 2017

Fve-time Grand Slam Maria Sharapova. (File | AP)
Maria Sharapova targeting 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Meanwhile, Sharapova needs wildcards to play at top-level professional events since he has no ranking due to her inactivity.

16 Mar 2017

Sania Mirza and Barbara suffered a 4-6, 4-6 loss against Strycova Martina Hingis and Yung-jan Chan in the quarters. (File | AP)
Sania Mirza-Barbara Strycova lose in Indian Wells quarters

Sania Mirza and Barbara Strycova crashed out of the BNP Paribas Open after going down in straight sets in the quarters.

15 Mar 2017

Tennis world number 15 Elena Vesnina (File | AP)
Elena Vesnina topples Angelique Kerber at Indian Wells fourth round

Russia's Elena Vesnina, the 14th seed, notched her first career victory over a top-three player.

15 Mar 2017