newstennis4 months ago

Leander Paes out; Yuki Bhambri, Saketh Myneni return in India's Davis Cup Squad

Veteran Leander Paes has been dropped from India's Davis Cup squad for the tie against Canada next month, whereas, Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni, along with Ramkumar Ramanathan and Rohan Bopanna have made it to the team. Mahesh Bhupathi will lead the Indian Davis Cup squad this time as well.
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newstennis8 months ago

Bhupathi-Paes feud turns ugly after players take row to social media

The relationship between Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi has always been a tumultuous one. However, this time the duo have gone too far with Leander Paes opening accusing Bhupathi of dropping him for personal reasons and the latter releasing private Whatsapp messages between the two to the media.
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newstennis8 months ago

Mahesh Bhupathi : Will respond to Paes after winning Uzbekistan tie

India’s non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi has said that he will respond to compatriot Leander Paes after India win the ongoing Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan in Bangalore. Earlier, Paes had accused Bhupathi of flouting the selection criteria after being dropped for the tie.
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newstennis10 months ago

Leander Paes quashes retirement rumours

Leander Paes said he has no intentions of retiring in the near future and wants to win a few more grand slams before calling it a day. The 43-year-old also expressed his excitement at playing Davis Cup under former partner Mahesh Bhupathi, who is to take over as non-playing captain.
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featuretennisa year ago

Indian tennis’ lacklustre 2016 – A report card

Sania Mirza's phenomenal success and Leander Paes' completion of his mixed-doubles Career Grand Slam were the only news that brought cheer to Indian tennis fans in an otherwise insipid season.
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newstennisa year 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 year ago

Leander Paes :  My benchmark is to get 20 Grand Slams

Tennis legend Leander Paes has said that he aims to reach 20 career Grand Slams by the time he retires. The 43-year-old also said that he will not be partnering up with Andre Begemann anytime soon but will pair up with young Indian players such as Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni.
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newstennisa year ago

Sania Mirza maintains her No.1 rank

In the recently released WTA rankings, Indian star Sania Mirza remained at the top of WTA women’s doubles ranking following her victory at the Pan Pacific Open alongside her new partner Barbora Strycova. Meanwhile, her Olympic mixed-doubles partner Rohan Bopanna remained at 18th men's doubles.
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newstennisa year ago

Davis Cup | India to face New Zealand in first round

India will face New Zealand in the first round of the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania group-I tennis team event. After losing the recent World Group play-off tie 5-0 to Spain, India will take part in the continental event next year at home.
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reporttennisa year ago

Davis Cup | India down 0-2 despite Nadal's withdrawal

Favorites Spain went up 2-0 after the first two matches of the Davis Cup play-off against India today despite Rafael Nadal's absence. Last-minute replacement Feliciano Lopez downed Ramkumar Ramanathan in the first rubber, while Saketh Myneni lost in straight sets to David Ferrer in the other.
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