newstennisa day 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.
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newstennis9 days ago

Tennis | Rohan Bopanna to partner Divij Sharan for the men's doubles coming season

Indian men’s doubles Tennis player Rohan Bopanna ranked 37th in the ATP men’s doubles rankings will partner Divij Sharan ranked 39th in the same category starting with the Maharashtra Open. They both had paired earlier this year at the Asian Games to win the men’s doubles Tennis gold medal.
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newstennis10 days ago

Don’t know what all the fuss surrounding Leander Paes is about, claims Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi played down all the buzz surrounding Leander Paes’ absence from the Indian tennis contingent at this year’s Asian Games competition which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Bhupathi added that Paes was not at 100 per cent fitness which made him a liability during the Games in Jakarta.
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newstennis19 days ago

Prajnesh Gunneswaran backs out from wild card play-off for Australian Open

Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who recently finished as runner-up in the Pune Challenger, has opted against participating in the wild card play-off for the Australian Open which will be held in Zhuhai, China, from Tuesday. Gunneswaran revealed he had a slight abdominal strain which he wants to recover from.
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newstennis20 days ago

Elias Ymer defeats Prajnesh Gunneswaran in Pune Challenger final

Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s fairytale run on the tennis court was brought to an abrupt halt after Elias Ymer defeated the Indian by a scoreline of 2-6, 5-7 in the finals of this year’s Pune Challenger on Saturday. Despite the humbling loss, Gunneswaran achieved a career-best singles rank of 104.
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newstennisa month ago

VIDEO | Organizers "cut off mic", give champagne to stop Alexander Zverev’s overstretched speech

Everyone reacts differently to victories. While some soak in the accolades and move on with a sense of pride, others cannot control their emotions and find an escape in words. Alexander Zverev is definitely the second kind, whose overstretched victory speech seemed to disrupt ATP’s schedule.
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newstennisa month ago

VIDEO | Boos after beating Roger Federer leave Alexander Zverev on the brink of tears

Tennis is an emotional game for both fans and players alike and it tends to flow out when a game is tight. Yesterday, in the semi final of the ATP Finals, Alexander Zverev was left distraught after fans inside the O2 Arena started booing him following his win over favorite Roger Federer.
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newstennisa month ago

Saketh Myneni in his first challenger final after recovery from injury

India’s Saketh Myneni reached the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger final beating Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Nedovyesov in two hours and three minutes. This will be the first challenger tournament final for the Indian who has been out of the play due to the injury to his foot he suffered last year.
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newstennisa month ago

VIDEO | Vintage Novak Djokovic goes sideline to sideline before producing stunning winner

If there is one quality that Novak Djokovic has made his own, it is his relentless approach to each and every point where he uses his extraordinary retrieval skills to stay alive in points. Yesterday at the ATP Finals, Marin Cilic had the best seat in the house to witness the Serb’s “Superpowers”.
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newstennisa month ago

Novak agrees with me about ATP Tour being too long, says Alexander Zverev

21-year-old Alexander Zverev has pointed out that even world No. 1 Novak Djokovic shared his views about the ATP Tour being too long with him. This came after the likes of Roger Federer and Tim Henman chose to differ from the views of the German World No. 5, stating it is always in players’ hands.
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