newstennisa month ago

ATP Pune Challenger | Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses three-set thriller

Top seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran suffered a tough loss in the third round of the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger in Pune on Thursday, losing to the Netherlands’ Tim van Rijthoven in three sets. Meanwhile, three other Indians made it to the quarter-finals, with two of them set to clash against each other.
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newstennisa month ago

Davis Cup | AITA announces unprecedented eight-man squad for tie against Pakistan

The All India Tennis Association has decided to ready an eight-member contingent for their Davis Cup ties against Pakistan with the much-debated tie set to finally take place on November 29-30. Amongst the names missing from the squad are Arjun Kadhe, Vijay Sundar Prashanth, and more.
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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

Sumit Nagal goes up by six spots, achieves career-best ranking of 129

India’s ace young tennis player, Sumit Nagal kept his ascent steady as the latest rankings released on Monday saw the 22-year-old moving up six spots in the world singles rankings to sit at 129. Nagal higged the limelight first after he was drawn against Roger Federer in US Open’s first round.
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newstennis2 months ago

Tennis Round-up | Rohan Bopanna reaches doubles quarters, Ramanathan crashes out

Indian tennis had a mixed day in the office that saw veteran doubles player Rohan Bopanna advancing into the quarterfinals of the ATP-500 tennis tournament in Tokyo alongside Dennis Shapalov. In other matches, while Sumit Nagal got the bye into the pre-quarters, R Ramanathan crashed out in Spain.
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newstennis2 months ago

Sumit Nagal wins Buenos Aires Challenger title

India’s second highest-ranked tennis player, Sumit Nagal won his second Challengers title on Sunday when he got the better of Facundo Bagnis in the summit clash of Buenos Aires Challenger title. The youngster has risen to his career-best ranking of 135 previously and is likely to rise further up.
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newstennis3 months ago

Mental and physical attribute the main difference between top 10 and 100, says Leander Paes

Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes has stated that the biggest difference between a player in the top 10 world ranking and in the top 100 is often the physical and mental attribute. The 46-year-old has also praise the Tennis Premier League for giving chances to the young blood.
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newstennis3 months ago

Sumit Nagal loses Banja Luka Challenger final in straight sets

22-year-old sixth seed Sumit Nagal suffered a defeat to Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor in the final of the €46,600 Challenger tennis tournament in Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Nagal, who hadn't dropped a single set in the tournament, suffered a straight-sets defeat against the Dutchman.
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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

Sumit Nagal eliminated in first match on return to Challenger circuit

Sumit Nagal went down fighting in the opening round of the Genoa Challenger as he was ousted by local player Giulio Zepperi in straight sets. The Indian had only last week made his Grand Slam debut when he played Roger Federer in the US Open first round, managing to win a set against the legend.
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