newstennis15 hours ago

US Open 2019 | Sumit Nagal reaches final qualifying round for first time

Haryana tennis ace Sumit Nagal has managed to reach the final qualifying round of the US Open after he overcame the challenge of Canada’s Peter Polansky in his last match. Meanwhile, Indian tennis star Prajnesh Gunneswaran has drawn Cincinnati champion Daniil Medvedev in the first round.
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Davis Cup | India-Pakistan tie scheduled to be played in Lahore postponed to November

After weeks of dispute and indecision, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has finally decided to postpone the India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie to November. The All India Tennis Association (AITA) had earlier requested the ITF for a change of the venue citing security reasons in Pakistan.
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newstennis2 days ago

WTA Mumbai Open likely to get cancelled for Maharashtra elections

The third edition of the only Women’s Tennis Association tournament currently in India, Mumbai Open, could very likely get postponed with the dates clashing with Maharashtra elections. However, the organizers have sounded optimistic about the tournament getting postponed to early next year.
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newstennis3 days ago

AITA expect positive verdict from Davis Cup committee over Pakistan tie

The All India Tennis Association is expecting a “positive” verdict from the Davis Cup committee over India’s security concerns over travelling to Pakistan and play the Davis Cup tie. The AITA had earlier written to the International Tennis Federation to reschedule the tie or shift the venue.
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newstennis3 days ago

Indian Tennis Round-up | Ramkumar Ramanathan bows out as Ankita Raina shines in US Open qualifiers

Ramkumar Ramanathan ended his US Open qualifying campaign with a disappointing loss in the first round itself to Filippo Baldi of Italy, ranked 145. Meanwhile, Ankita Raina pulled off a stunning win in the opening round by defeating Ysaline Bonaventure of Belgium in a thrilling match.
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newstennis5 days ago

Tennis Round up | Mahak Jain does the double in Kenya

18-year-old Mahak Jain won both the singles and the doubles in $15,000 ITF women’s tournament in Nairobi, Kenya, as she won 6-1, 6-1 in the final. This was the second successive win for the player, who had won the last title at the same venue, as she sealed it alongside Sathwika Sama.
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newstennis9 days ago

Davis Cup | AITA asks ITF to consider ground realities over security arrangements and change venue

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has asked the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to look beyond the security assurances given by Pakistan and either postpone the tie or shift venue. AITA also cited past references of Davis Cup ties getting postponed or shifted owing to security concerns.
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newstennis11 days ago

Have asked AITA to request for neutral venue, confirms Mahesh Bhupathi ahead of Davis Cup tie in Pakistan

Mahesh Bhupathi has communicated to the AITA that the players want a neutral venue after escalating political tensions with Pakistan. Several players and officials criticized the federation and the government for refusing to take strong enough measures and putting the player’s security in danger.
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newstennis11 days ago

Indian government won’t interfere in country’s involvement in Davis Cup fixture in Islamabad, declares Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju has stated that the Indian tennis team is free to participate in the Davis Cup ties being held in Pakistan without any restrictions. He said that since the match was organized by a world body, and India will take part in the match in accordance with the Olympic charters.
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newstennis12 days ago

Davis Cup | Don’t see any reason for India to feel unsafe, PTI chief rules out shifting venue

Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) coach Salim Saifullah has informed that Pakistan wouldn’t be shifting the venue for the Davis Cup tie outside the country as all the security and preparations are in place. The coach has also offered the option of hosting the match without spectators if needed.
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