newstennisa day ago

Davis Cup | Indian team doubtful of Pakistan tour after Pulwama terror attack

India’s tour to Pakistan for the Davis Cup for the Group 1 tie has become doubtful after the recent terror attack in Pulwama, where 40 CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday. India, who were supposed to play in Islamabad, could now see AITA request a change in venue due to security concerns.
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newstennis6 days ago

Prajnesh Gunneswaran enters ATP Top 100 rankings

Top-ranked singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran broke into the men’s singles top 100 for the first time in his career after he advanced six places to the 97th spot in the ATP rankings. Gunneswaran is only the third Indian player to break into the top 100 after Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri.
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newstennis9 days ago

Fed Cup | Ankita Raina wins twice in India's 2-1 triumph over Thailand

Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi won their doubles match to help India beat Thailand 2-1 in the Fed Cup Asia-Oceania Group - 1 tournament in Astana. India staved off an unexpected scare from lower-ranked Thailand as Ankita Raina won both singles and doubles matches to lead the side to a 2-1 win.
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newstennis9 days ago

Davis Cup | AITA secretary confident of Indian team travelling to Pakistan

AITA secretary general Hironmoy Chatterjee is confident that the national team will travel to Pakistan for their Davis Cup away tie as a forfeiture can lead to a two-year suspension from the global governing body ITF. India last travelled to Pakistan in 2006 where they won by 3-2.
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newstennis11 days ago

Chennai Open ATP Challenger | Sumit Nagal bows out, Sasikumar Mukund secures impressive win

Sasikumar Mukund has come up with an impressive performance in the ongoing Chennai Open ATP Challenger to outplay his German counterpart Sebastian Fanselow 6-3, 6-1 in the second round. Meanwhile, Sumit Nagal continued his cold streak as he lost to Korea’s eighth-seed Duckhee Lee 3-6, 4-6.
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newstennis14 days ago

Government needs to step up and support tennis, says Mahesh Bhupathi after India's Davis Cup failure

Mahesh Bhupathi is certainly not happy with India's performance in the recently-concluded Davis Cup qualifier against Italy and he is of the opinion that the Indian government needs to support tennis. India did put up a great fight but were outplayed by the Italians as they lost the qualifier 1-3.
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newstennis15 days ago

Davis Cup | Italy register 3-1 win against India to secure spot in World Finals

Andrea Seppi helped Italy to a 3-1 win against India in their Davis Cup qualifying match on the grass court in Kolkata on Saturday to secure a spot in the World Finals to be held in November this year. Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna secured the only win for the hosts in the doubles category.
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newstennis16 days ago

Davis Cup | Mahesh Bhupathi rues missed opportunities against Italy

Mahesh Bhupathi, who is the non-playing captain of the Indian Davis Cup team, admitted that his side did not seize the opportunities that came their way in the qualifier against superior-ranked Italy. The Italians took a 2-0 lead against India on the opening day of the encounter in Kolkata.
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newstennis17 days ago

Davis Cup | No point in making excuses right now, asserts Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi, who serves as the non-playing captain of the Indian Davis Cup team, said it was too late for excuses right now as the hosts’ gear up to face Italy in their Davis Cup qualifier. Bhupathi added that there is a belief within the Indian team that they can beat the Italians on home turf.
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newstennis18 days ago

Mahesh Bhupathi surprised at Leander Paes’ exclusion for David Cup tie in Kolkata

Mahesh Bhupathi has stated that Leander Paes should have been in the team for the Davis Cup tie against Italy due to his expertise on grass-court in Kolkata. Bhupathi has slammed for the archial selection process and said that the captain should be consulted during the selection meetings.
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