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Sumit Nagal, Sasikumar Mukund and Yuki Bhambri to miss India's David Cup clash against Finland

India’s Davis Cup team will take the court as underdogs when they take on Finland in the World Cup group stage match that begins next Friday. The team captain, Rohit Rajpal is not pleased with the fact that they will be missing out the services of Sumit Nagal, Yuki Bhabmri, and Sasikumar Mukund.
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newstennis2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | AITA has misled the players regarding Olympics qualification, states Rohan Bopanna

Tennis star Rohan Bopanna is furious with the way AITA misled him into thinking that the doubles player still has an outside chance of making it to the Olympics. The doubles player had previously partnered Sania Mirza in the previous edition of the Games, narrowly missing out on a bronze medal.
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newstennis2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina leave for Tokyo

The Indian duo of Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina are now on their way to Tokyo, with them leaving for the Games village from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, in Hyderabad. It was earlier this month that their qualification for the Olympics was officially confirmed for the women’s doubles event.
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newstennis2 years 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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newstennis2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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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newstennis2 years 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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