newstennis10 days ago

Sumit Nagal calls for support to stay afloat after ‘dream’ Grand Slam debut

Despite becoming a household name following his Grand Slam debut against Roger Federer, Sumit Nagal has struggled to get new sponsorships and has for support to stay afloat. Latest ATP rankings have made Nagal India’s second highest-ranked tennis player as he leapfrogged Ramkumar Ramanathan.
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newstennis14 days ago

Modified Davis Cup format will provide opportunities for more nations to compete, says ITF

The ITF has abolished the Group I and II at the regional level competition of the Davis Cup to ensure that more nations are able to compete on a worldwide basis. This is the second major change after after introducing the year-end Finals instead of competing on the home and away format.
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newstennisa month ago

Have asked AITA to request for neutral venue, confirms Mahesh Bhupathi ahead of Davis Cup tie in Pakistan

Mahesh Bhupathi has communicated to the AITA that the players want a neutral venue after escalating political tensions with Pakistan. Several players and officials criticized the federation and the government for refusing to take strong enough measures and putting the player’s security in danger.
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newstennis2 months ago

Davis Cup | Indian tennis players seek security clearance ahead of Pakistan trip

The Indian tennis team for the Davis Cup is all set to visit Pakistan after 55 years and the players, who are ready for the trip, are awaiting security clearance from the home ministry. India would most likely be led by Prajnesh Gunneswaran and non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi for the tie.
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newstennis3 months ago

Karman Thandi focuses on what her goals are, states Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi has revealed what special he saw in Karman Thandi's game that willed him to take her under his wing. Bhupathi also briefly discussed his role in getting her into the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, her constant rise and her attitude that has propelled her to success.
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newstennis6 months ago

Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes have left Indian tennis in a mess, says Vishal Uppal

The pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes was a curse for Indian tennis and has ultimately left the sport in a mess in the country claims former India player Vishal Uppal. The Indian men's doubles duo had won a total of 25 international titles which includes three Grand Slams as well.
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newstennis7 months 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.
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newstennis8 months 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.
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newstennis8 months 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.
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newstennis8 months 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.
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