Hunger games?: Tennis foot soldiers struggle in time of virus

Paris:¬†With careers spent scratching around dusty outposts, sometimes with “just USD 100” in their pockets, tennis’ unheralded army of foot soldiers claim they are struggling to afford food after being…

US Open tennis championship could be postponed by coronavirus

New York: The US Tennis Association acknowledged Tuesday that developments in the coronavirus pandemic could dictate moving the US Open, now scheduled to start in August. But the American federation…

NBA shut down, fans shut out as coronavirus hits US sport

Los Angeles: Sport across the United States and Canada was gripped by coronavirus fears, with the NBA suspending its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for COVID-19. The…

I am sure more Indian sportswomen will win medals: Sindhu

New Delhi: India’s champion shuttler P V Sindhu feels more women will win medals for the country in future. Reigning world champion Sindhu recently won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of…

Indian Wells tennis cancelled over coronavirus fears

Los Angeles: The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been cancelled over concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, making it the first major sporting…

Fist bumps replace handshakes, sweaty towels off limits in Davis Cup

Paris: Davis Cup qualifying started Friday under the shadow of the deadly coronavirus with fist bumps instead of handshakes, ball boys and girls keeping their distance from sweat-stained towels and…

Defending champ Andreescu out of Indian Wells

Indian Wells (US): World number four Bianca Andreescu won’t defend her title at Indian Wells, pulling out of next week’s BNP Paribas Open with a left knee injury. The Canadian…

Fist bumps replace handshakes, sweaty towels off limits in Davis Cup

Paris: Davis Cup qualifying started Friday under the shadow of the deadly coronavirus with fist bumps instead of handshakes, ball boys and girls keeping their distance from sweat-stained towels and…

Ecuador upset Japan to advance to Davis Cup finals

Tokyo: Underdogs Ecuador, maintaining their early lead, swept their Davis Cup qualifier against Japan on Saturday to win a ticket for the finals, played behind closed doors due the coronavirus…

India ready for Fed Cup challenge with in-form Ankita and Sania in side

Dubai: Ankita Raina’s red-hot form and Sania Mirza’s assuring presence will give India a much better shot at the Play-offs place when the six-team Fed Cup competition begins here from…

Seyboth Wild emulates Nadal with ‘Golden Swing’ title

Santiago: Brazilian teenager Thiago Seyboth Wild on Sunday became the youngest champion on Latin America’s clay court ‘Golden Swing’ since Rafael Nadal in 2005 when he captured the Santiago title.…

Bopanna-Shapovalov pair enters semifinals in Rotterdam

Rotterdam: India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov advanced to the men’s doubles semifinals of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament with an impressive win over fourth seeds…

Bopanna-Shapovalov in quarterfinals of Rotterdam Open

Rotterdam: India’s Rohan Bopanna teamed up with Canada’s Denis Shapovalov to enter the quarter-finals of the Rotterdam Open with a hard-fought victory over Australia’s John Peers and Michael Venus here.…

Belarus and Russia claw out Fed Cup victories

Madrid: Aryna Sabalenka’s day of wild extremes ended with Belarus clawing their way into the Fed Cup final while Naomi Osaka’s participation ended more tamely when she was benched as…

Federer, Nadal play to record crowd in Cape Town

Cape Town: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal attracted what organisers said was a world record crowd for a tennis match when they played an exhibition event in the Cape Town…

Paes wants to create champions after retirement

Pune: Iconic Leander Paes says creating champions is a dream he is nurturing for his second innings just like inspirational Rahul Dravid and Pullela Gopichand have done. Set to retire…

Hugs, a guru and a favourite tree: Djokovic’s unusual route to the top

Melbourne: A strict vegetarian diet, spiritual guru and family hugging-sessions aren’t methods employed by most athletes, but they have helped Novak Djokovic turn himself into one of the best players…

Djokovic powers past Federer into Australian Open final

Melbourne: Novak Djokovic shattered the hopes of ailing rival Roger Federer Thursday to sweep into a record eighth Australian Open final and move closer to his 17th Grand Slam crown.…

Have gone through a tough phase in last six months: Srikanth

New Delhi: Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday said he would strive to regain his form and fitness ahead of the Tokyo Olympics after enduring a “tough last six months”…

Indian challenge ends as Bopanna bows out of Australian Open

Melbourne: The Indian challenge at the Australian Open ended after Rohan Bopanna and his Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok were knocked out in straight sets in the quarterfinal of the mixed…