newstennis11 days ago

Hurt but not surprised by AITA’s treatment, says Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi has said that although he was hurt by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) sacking him from the tennis team captaincy, he was not surprised at the treatment he received. Bhupathi believes that India will make light work of Pakistan when they meet in the Davis Cup on Friday.
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newstennis24 days ago

ATP Pune Challenger | Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses three-set thriller

Top seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran suffered a tough loss in the third round of the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger in Pune on Thursday, losing to the Netherlands’ Tim van Rijthoven in three sets. Meanwhile, three other Indians made it to the quarter-finals, with two of them set to clash against each other.
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newstennis25 days ago

Davis Cup | AITA announces unprecedented eight-man squad for tie against Pakistan

The All India Tennis Association has decided to ready an eight-member contingent for their Davis Cup ties against Pakistan with the much-debated tie set to finally take place on November 29-30. Amongst the names missing from the squad are Arjun Kadhe, Vijay Sundar Prashanth, and more.
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newstennisa month ago

ATP Pune Challenger | Aryan Goveas, Manish Sureshkumar, Chandril Sood advance into second round

The large Indian contingent had a good day at the office after Aryan Goveas, Manish Sureshkumar, Chandril Sood and others won their respective opening matches to reach the second round of the competition in Pune. Barring them, wild card Tejas Chaukulkar entered the main draw after qualifiers.
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newstennisa month ago

Pune ATP Challenger | Prajnesh Gunneswaran to lead 21 singles player

India’s top ranked tennis singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran would be leading a contingent of 21 singles players of India in the upcoming Pune ATP Challenger event. Gunneswaran hasn’t won a single title this season and the season-ending event could offer him a crucial chance as well as points.
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newstennisa month ago

Davis Cup | We’ve good chance to beat India on our grass court, says PTF Salim Saifullah

Pakistan Tennis Federation president Salim Saifullah has stated that they have a very good chance of beating India on their grass court and the AITA was intentionally using tactics to shift the venue. PTF has filed an appeal to the International Tennis Federation after the tie was being shifted.
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newstennisa month ago

I am still Team India captain unless I hear otherwise, says Mahesh Bhupathi

Veteran Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday rejected suggestions that he has been replaced as captain of India for the Davis Cup tie against Pakistan stating that he is available and believes he is "still captain". Rohan Bopanna also expressed his shock over the captaincy change by AITA.
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newstennisa month ago

India-Pakistan Davis Cup to be played at neutral venue, confirms ITF

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Monday that the India-Pakistan Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie will be played at a neutral venue on November 29-30. The Indian team, led by non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi, had appealed for a change of venue citing security reasons.
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newstennisa month ago

Davis Cup | AITA appoints Rohit Rajpal as non-playing captain for Pakistan tie

The All India tennis Association (AITA) has named former India player and chairman of the national tennis federation’s selection panel Rohit Rajpal as the non-playing captain for India’s tie against Pakistan. This came after weeks of speculation about Leander Paes being the front runner.
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newstennisa month ago

ATP Paris Masters | Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov crash out in quarter-finals

India’s Rohan Bopanna, along with his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov, suffered a narrow defeat against the Russian pair of Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev and bowed out of the Paris Masters in the quarter-finals. The Indo-Canadian duo went down fighting 5-7, 7-6, 8-10 against the Russian duo.
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