Tennis News

Singles-minded focus: Ram eyes good end to bad year

Hours after completing a 6000km journey from Kobe in Japan to Pune, Ramkumar Ramanathan is back at the practice courts, fine-tuning his game for his last tournament of the season.

published : 14 Nov 2019

Rafael Nadal storms back against Medvedev to keep ATP Finals dream alive

Both players were under intense pressure after losing their opening round-robin matches in Group Andre Agassi ahead of the match at London's O2 Arena.

published : 13 Nov 2019

Dominic Thiem into ATP Finals semis as Djokovic and Federer face shootout

Thiem broke his opponent at the first opportunity in the second set and, with Djokovic's error count climbing, went on to level the match.

published : 13 Nov 2019

Nadal loses ATP Finals opener to Zverev as Tsitsipas triumphs

The Spanish top seed, who has never won the season-ending event, came into the tournament at London's O2 Arena under an injury cloud and was well short of his imperious best.

published : 12 Nov 2019

Pakistan challenges ITF decision to shift Davis Cup tie against India

Pakistan's top players, Aisam-ul-Haq and Aqeel Khan have also criticised the decision of the ITF to allow a shift in the Davis Cup venue.

published : 11 Nov 2019

Roger Federer faces early ATP Finals exit after Dominic Thiem defeat, Novak Djokovic cruises

Six-time champion Federer was beaten 7-5, 7-5 in the evening match on the opening day after Djokovic had swatted aside debutant Matteo Berrettini in the earlier Group Bjorn Borg contest in London.

published : 11 Nov 2019

Myneni rues Davis Cup controversies and public perception of tennis

AS is the tradition with Indian tennis, off-court controversies are once again hijacking the run-up to an important Davis Cup clash against Pakistan, sc­heduled for November 29.

published : 11 Nov 2019

Kristina Mladenovic upsets Ashleigh Barty to give France 2-1 Fed Cup final lead

Barty has been in scintillating form, thrashing Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 on Saturday after winning the WTA Finals in China last weekend.

published : 10 Nov 2019

Weeks before wedding, tennis star Prajnesh Gunneswaran's father passes away

Prabhakaran was not keeping well for the last few months, which necessitated regular visits to the hospital in Chennai.

published : 10 Nov 2019

Rafael Nadal racing to be fit for ATP Finals with No.1 up for grabs

The Spaniard, who has never won the ATP Finals despite his trophy-laden career, dethroned Djokovic from the top of the rankings this week.

published : 08 Nov 2019

We were surprised by ITF's decision to shift tie to neutral venue: AITA

Exasperated at AITA's decision to remove him, though he was available for the job at a neutral venue, Bhupathi said it is not acceptable to him that he is being fired for not showing up for duty.

published : 08 Nov 2019

ITF and AITA have lowered their stature: Pakistan Tennis Federation

Pakistan had hosted Uzbekistan, Korea, Thailand and Iran in the last two years with only Hong Kong refusing to travel to that country.

published : 06 Nov 2019

I am still captain unless I hear otherwise: Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi refused to admit that he has been replaced as captain of India for the Davis Cup tie against Pakistan saying he is available and believes he is 'still captain'.

published : 06 Nov 2019

Rohan Bopanna blasts AITA for change of captain, 'don't interfere', warns parent body

With captain Bhupathi also pulling out for the same reason, AITA went ahead and named Rohit Rajpal as new captain for the tie at its Executive Committee on Monday in Chandigarh.

published : 05 Nov 2019

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic drawn in same ATP finals group

Their group clash in London will only be the best of three sets -- Austria's two-time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem and Italian Matteo Berrettini make up the quartet.

published : 05 Nov 2019