newstennis6 days ago

VIDEO | Stefanos Tsitsipas shatters headset into two in frustration during NextGen ATP finals

Tennis can be vexing at times, so much so that players have been seen deforming their racquets by smashing them with some can’t even resist mocking the towel boy in the adrenaline rush. The latest to fall victim to the sport was Stefanos Tsitsipas who smashed his headset into two.
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newstennis8 days ago

Ramkumar Ramanathan progresses in Slovak Open; Leander Paes makes quarters in Knoxville

Ramkumar Ramanathan registered a comfortable 6-3, 7-5 victory over Spain’s Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol to advance to the second round at the ongoing Slovak Open on Wednesday. Meanwhile, veteran tennis ace, Leander Paes, sealed a spot in the quarter-final of the Knoxville Challenger yesterday.
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newstennis12 days ago

VIDEO | Roger Federer stuns Novak Djokovic with unreal reflexes at the net during Paris semi final

Though Roger Federer failed to win the Paris Masters, losing the semis to Novak Djokovic, the tournament turned out to be the maestro’s showboating playground. After executing a stupendous backspin winner against Kei Nishikori, Federer won the crowd with a stunning reflex winner against Djokovic.
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newstennis13 days ago

VIDEO | Roger Federer stuns Kei Nishikori by backspinning a tennis ball like ping pong

When the celluloid-made ping pong ball is drifted properly against the paddle’s rubber, it can be spun in unrealistic ways on the surface of a table tennis table. But, perfecting that with a graphite net against an air pressured ball is a whole different thing, unless you’re Roger Federer.
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newstennis16 days ago

World Number 6 Kevin Anderson to return for this year’s Maharashtra Open

South African tennis ace Kevin Anderson will be back for the Maharashtra Open Tennis Tournament this year. The World Number 6 had also participated in the last year’s event even when he went on to lose the men’s singles finals 7-6, 6-2 in straight sets to his French opponent Gilles Simon.
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newstennis17 days ago

Davis Cup | India likely to play Italy on grass

India will host its Davis Cup tie against Italy on grass which hasn't been the norm in last one decade as the players have mostly preferred hardcourts for the game than grass ones. Italy is way ahead of India considering two top players - Fabio Fognini (ranked 14) and Macro Cecchinato (ranked 20). 
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newstennis18 days ago

Divij Sharan becomes the number one doubles player in India

Divij Sharan has become the numero uno doubles player in India overtaking Rohan Bopanna after the latest shuffle in the ATP rankings. After the latest change in the ATP rankings, Sharan has moved to 38th in world rankings whereas Bopanna slipped to 39th which lead to the change at the top spot.
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newstennis23 days ago

Liuzhou Challenger | Gunneswaran qualifies for quarters as Ramanathan, Nagal crashes out

Indian singles tennis ace Prajnesh Gunneswaran continued his winning run at the Liuzhou Challenger tournament in China winning 6-4, 6-4 against Egypt’s Mohammad Safwat reaching the quarters. In the other singles games, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Sumit Nagal both lost their respective games.
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newstennisa month ago

Tennis | It is immensely satisfying to be consistent at this level, says Pranjala Yadlapalli

Pranjala Yadlapalli has stated that playing consistently and winning against some of the best players is a very satisfying experience for her. She recently won two consecutive $25000 ITF titles in Lagos, Nigeria when she defeated the same opponent Conny Perrin of Switzerland in hard court battles.
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newstennisa month ago

Yuki Bhambri makes a first round exit from European Open

Coming to the tournament after a recovering from an injury, Yuki Bhambri suffered a defeat in the first round of the European Open being held in Antwerp, Belgium. Bhambri was coming back to the International arena after making a recovery after he had last appeared in the US Open in August.
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