newstennis11 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennis16 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennis16 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennis17 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennis18 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennis20 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennis22 days ago

I think it’s time to start thinking about winning Grand Slam singles, says Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi claims that Indian youngsters must shift their efforts from succeeding in the doubles' category and work towards winning a Grand Slam title in the singles’ category in the near future. Bhupathi also spoke about Indian veterans, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, in a recent interview.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennis24 days ago

Davis Cup | Match against China was turning point of Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s career, opines Zeeshan Ali

India’s coach Zeeshan Ali has mentioned that the Davis Cup decider against China last year was the turning point in Parjnesh Gunneswaran’s career. The Indian team, under Mahesh Bhupathi’s captaincy, will take on Italy in the Davis Cup qualifiers on February 1 and 2 on grass in Kolkata.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennis25 days ago

Davis Cup | My boys will not be intimidated by Italy, claims Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi has claimed that his young team will not be intimidated by European giants Italy whom they face in their Davis Cup qualifiers next month. India opted for grass courts in South Club for the February fixtures which will see the winners play in the 18-nation finals in Madrid next year.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennis2 months ago

India need a player in the top 50 to bring spectators to the stadium, says Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi has stated that India needs to have at least one player in the singles top-50 rankings to bring upper-tier WTA tournaments to the country which will, in turn, bring spectators to the stadium. India currently hosts only one major WTA event in the $125,000 Mumbai Open.
SportsCafe Desk