newstennis18 days ago

Leander Paes hints at retirement

Indian tennis great Leander Paes put his weight behind Mahesh Bhupathi, who has been appointed as non-playing captain of the Indian Davis Cup team, and also hinted at calling time on his professional tennis career over the next few months.
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newstennisa month ago

Davis Cup | Rohan Bopanna axed, Mahesh Bhupathi appointed non-playing captain

Mahesh Bhupathi will take over as the non-playing captain of the Indian Davis Cup squad for a two-year term, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) has announced. However, Anand Amritraj will continue as captain for the tie against New Zealand to be played in Pune in February.
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newstennisa month ago

Financially troubled IPTL will bounce back next season, says Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi, founder and managing director of IPTL, has revealed that the tournament has faced a lot of financial hurdle this season, but is confident of bouncing back soon. He has revealed that the lack of top stars in the event was because their “revenue and the cost wasn't matching”.
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newstennisa month ago

Roger Federer, Serena Williams withdraw from IPTL

Roger Federer and Serena Williams have pulled out of this year’s International Premier Tennis League in what is a big blow to the tournament. The duo was scheduled to appear in the final leg of the competition in Hyderabad from Dec 9 to 11, for Indian Aces and Singapore Slammers respectively.
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featuretennis2 months ago

Five best performances by Sania Mirza

Over the last decade, there is hardly any sportsman who can claim to have had an impact on a generation of Indian men and women like that of a certain Hyderabad-based tennis player.
Faizan Qadiri
newstennis5 months ago

Mahesh Bhupathi slams Paes-Bopanna on “no preparation” for Olympics

It turned out to be no surprise when Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna crashed out in the very first match at the Rio Olympics after having practised a total of zero matches. Paes' ex-partner Mahesh Bhupathi has slammed the duo's lack of preparation saying they did not do what the Olympics demands.
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featuretennis7 months ago

Leander Paes - Rohan Bopanna | A disaster in the making?

The All India Tennis Association on Saturday announced the teams for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, naming Leander Paes as Rohan Bopanna’s partner in men’s doubles. This was a clear snub to Bopanna’s preference for Saketh Myneni as his partner.
Saketh RVK
featuretennis7 months ago

The legend of Leander Paes - 5 unique records of the Olympian

Leander Adrian Paes is a legend in his own right. Racking up some staggering numbers in his 25-year career, the Indian tennis star has carved a niche for himself amongst the all-time greats.
Saketh RVK