newstennis2 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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newstennis2 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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newstennis3 months ago

Bengaluru to host India-Uzbekistan Davis Cup tie in April

Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) will host the India-Uzbekistan Asia-Oceania Zone Group I Davis Cup tie from April 7 to 9, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) has announced. Uzbekistan has a 3-2 head-to-head record over India in the premier competition.
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newstennis4 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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newstennis5 months ago

Leander Paes hints at retirement

Indian tennis great Leander Paes put his weight behind Mahesh Bhupathi, who has been appointed as non-playing captain of the Indian Davis Cup team, and also hinted at calling time on his professional tennis career over the next few months.
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newstennis5 months 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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newstennis6 months ago

Financially troubled IPTL will bounce back next season, says Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi, founder and managing director of IPTL, has revealed that the tournament has faced a lot of financial hurdle this season, but is confident of bouncing back soon. He has revealed that the lack of top stars in the event was because their “revenue and the cost wasn't matching”.
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newstennis6 months ago

Roger Federer, Serena Williams withdraw from IPTL

Roger Federer and Serena Williams have pulled out of this year’s International Premier Tennis League in what is a big blow to the tournament. The duo was scheduled to appear in the final leg of the competition in Hyderabad from Dec 9 to 11, for Indian Aces and Singapore Slammers respectively.
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featuretennis6 months ago

Five best performances by Sania Mirza

Over the last decade, there is hardly any sportsman who can claim to have had an impact on a generation of Indian men and women like that of a certain Hyderabad-based tennis player.
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newstennis9 months ago

Mahesh Bhupathi slams Paes-Bopanna on “no preparation” for Olympics

It turned out to be no surprise when Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna crashed out in the very first match at the Rio Olympics after having practised a total of zero matches. Paes' ex-partner Mahesh Bhupathi has slammed the duo's lack of preparation saying they did not do what the Olympics demands.
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