featuretennis21 days 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
newstennisa month 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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newstennis3 months ago

Leander Paes :  My benchmark is to get 20 Grand Slams

Tennis legend Leander Paes has said that he aims to reach 20 career Grand Slams by the time he retires. The 43-year-old also said that he will not be partnering up with Andre Begemann anytime soon but will pair up with young Indian players such as Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni.
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newstennis4 months ago

Sania Mirza maintains her No.1 rank

In the recently released WTA rankings, Indian star Sania Mirza remained at the top of WTA women’s doubles ranking following her victory at the Pan Pacific Open alongside her new partner Barbora Strycova. Meanwhile, her Olympic mixed-doubles partner Rohan Bopanna remained at 18th men's doubles.
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newstennis4 months ago

Davis Cup | India to face New Zealand in first round

India will face New Zealand in the first round of the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania group-I tennis team event. After losing the recent World Group play-off tie 5-0 to Spain, India will take part in the continental event next year at home.
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reporttennis4 months ago

Davis Cup | India down 0-2 despite Nadal's withdrawal

Favorites Spain went up 2-0 after the first two matches of the Davis Cup play-off against India today despite Rafael Nadal's absence. Last-minute replacement Feliciano Lopez downed Ramkumar Ramanathan in the first rubber, while Saketh Myneni lost in straight sets to David Ferrer in the other.
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newstennis4 months ago

Rafael Nadal Out of Davis Cup duel against India

A stomach bug has forced World No. 4 Rafael Nadal to pull out of the singles clash against India for the opening match of Davis Cup World Group Play-off on Friday. Left-handed Feliciano Lopez will now play his singles rubber for Spain and will face Ramkumar Ramanathan.
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newstennis5 months ago

Davis Cup | India retain same team for Spain tie; Paes-Bopanna to play doubles

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee on Tuesday retained the Indian team that played against South Korea for the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie against Spain. Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna will once again partner each other for the doubles match.
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reporttennis5 months ago

US Open 2016 | Saketh Myneni loses thrilling 5-setter in first round

Saketh Myneni, who became the 1st Indian since Yuki Bhambri to make it to the main draw of a Grand Slam, lost out to Czech Republic's Jiri Vesely 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 in the 1st round of the US Open. In the marathon match, Myneni's valiant effort was undermined by a stiffness in his right thigh.
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reporttennis5 months ago

Saketh Myneni storms into US Open main draw; Could face Djokovic in 2nd round

Saketh Myneni defeated Serbian Pedja Krstin 6-3, 6-0 in the third qualification round to book his place in the main draw of the US Open singles event. This is the first time the 28-year-old has qualified to play in a Grand Slam, and he could now go on to face Novak Djokovic in the second round.
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