newstennis14 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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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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newstennis2 months ago

AITA forced to name Leander Paes for Davis Cup clash against Pakistan

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has been forced to name Leander Paes for India’s highly-anticipated Davis Cup tie against Pakistan after Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna refused to travel to Islamabad, citing security concerns. The Asia-Oceania Group-I tie is scheduled for November 29-30.
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newstennis2 months ago

Let’s ban India-Pakistan Davis Cup ties instead of wasting ITF’s time, suggests PTF

After All India Tennis Association (AITA) has kept postponing their Davis Cup tie against Pakistan repeatedly, a frustrated Pakistan Tennis Federation has called for a ban on all future ties. After the initial announcement, AITA has now been contemplating a second string to Pakistan for the tie.
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newstennis2 months ago

AITA begin procuring Pakistan visas ahead of Davis Cup tie

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has decided to begin the process to procure Pakistan visas for its players and support staff. The association is willing to send a team for next month’s Davis Cup tie, in case the International Tennis Federation (ITF) rejects its requests for a neutral venue.
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newstennis2 months ago

Davis Cup | Unsure if players want to travel to Pakistan, says Mahesh Bhupathi

With India’s Davis Cup tie with Pakistan date all but fixed, which would be taking place in Islamabad, team captain Mahesh Bhupathi has cast a dark cloud over players’ willingness yet again. The former Grand Slam winner has also stated that “tennis” hasn’t been a part of India’s DNA ever.
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newstennis3 months 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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newstennis3 months 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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