newstennisa month ago

Australian Open | Sania Mirza-Dodig pair enters mixed doubles semi-finals

Sania Mirza and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig entered the mixed doubles semi-finals at the Australian Open by beating Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski 6-4, 3-6, 12-10 and will meet the winner of the Martina Hingis/Leander Paes-Sam Stosur/Sam Groth clash for a place in the final.
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reporttennisa month ago

Australian Open | Good day for Indian tennis as both Mirza and Bopanna win

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won their respective mixed doubles matches in the first round at the Australian Open to book a place in the next round. While Bopanna-Dabrowski had to face a tough challenge from their opponents, Mirza and Dodig had a rather easy outing to qualify for the second round.
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reporttennisa month ago

Australian Open | Federer and Murray through to third round

Former Champion Roger Federer and World No. 1 Andy Murray secured a place in the third round of the year's first Grand Slam with wins over Noah Rubin and Andrey Rublev respectively. Indians Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna advanced to the next round in the women's and men's doubles respectively.
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featuretennis2 months ago

Indian tennis’ lacklustre 2016 – A report card

Sania Mirza's phenomenal success and Leander Paes' completion of his mixed-doubles Career Grand Slam were the only news that brought cheer to Indian tennis fans in an otherwise insipid season.
Sudeshna Banerjee
newstennis2 months ago

Rohan Bopanna critical of Davis Cup team selection

Rohan Bopanna has voiced his displeasure at not being picked for the Davis Cup tie against New Zealand in February, calling for “logic and fair selection.” The 36-year-old also expressed unhappiness at receiving team news from the media and not the federation.
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newstennis2 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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reporttennis2 months ago

IPTL 2016 | Singapore Slammers beat Indian Aces yet again to retain title

Indian Aces’ hopes of regaining the IPTL crown went up in smoke after losing to Singapore Slammers 30-14 in the second straight final held in Hyderabad on Sunday (Dec 11). In the face of a dominant display by Slammers, the Aces failed to win even a single match in the title round.
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reporttennis2 months ago

IPTL 2016| Indian Aces suffer loss before the final

Indian Aces have lost the last leg of the Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL) to UAE Royals 20-24 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad but set up the summit clash against defending champions Singapore Slammers. The Sunday showdown will be a repeat of 2015 edition.
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reporttennis3 months ago

IPTL Round-up | Indian Aces rally to another victory over Singapore Slammers

A day after beating Singapore Slammers, Indian Aces cruised to another victory over the same opponents in the Hyderabad leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). In the day’s other match, Japan Warriors beat UAE Royals to improve their chances of making Sunday’s showdown.
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reporttennis3 months ago

IPTL Round-up | Indian Aces beat Singapore Slammers to move three points clear at the top

Indian Aces, inspired by Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza, came from two games down to beat Singapore Slammers 23-22 in a clash that decided the IPTL table-toppers at the end of the Singapore leg. In the other match, Japan Warriors moved to third place with a 23-20 win over UAE Royals.
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