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…

Federer saves seven match points in ‘miracle’ escape

Melbourne: Swiss great Roger Federer said that “I believe in miracles” after he saved seven match points in a five-set nail-biter against 100th-ranked Tennys Sandgren to labour into the Australian…

Nadal weathers Kyrgios storm to make Australian Open quarters

Melbourne: World number one Rafael Nadal weathered a fierce storm from gutsy showman Nick Kyrgios Monday to set up an Australian Open quarter-final against Dominic Thiem and keep alive his…

Sandgren wins ‘war’ against Fognini to make Open last eight

Melbourne: Tennys Sandgren won a “war” against 12th seed Fabio Fognini over four intense sets to roar into his second Australian Open quarter-final in three years Sunday. The American proved…

Indian Fed Cup team “relieved” after matches moved out of China, Sania doubtful

New Delhi: The Indian Fed Cup team on Sunday heaved a sigh of relief after the ITF shifted the Fed Cup matches from the Coronavirus-hit China to Kazakhastan but the…

Top seed Barty battles into Australian Open quarter-finals

Melbourne: Top seed and home hope Ashleigh Barty survived a scare to battle into the Australian Open quarter-finals in three sets on Sunday. The world number one beat American 18th…

Nadal, Halep roll on as shocks rattle Australian Open

Melbourne: World number one Rafael Nadal and Wimbledon champion Simona Halep dodged an exodus of seeded players as the shocks kept rolling at the Australian Open on Saturday. A day…

Prajnesh secures direct entry into Tata Open Maharashtra

Pune: India’s top singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran will lead the home challenge at the Tata open Maharashtra after securing a direct entry into the men’s singles main draw following the…

Fired-up Federer in ominous touch at Australian Open

Melbourne: Ruthless Swiss master Roger Federer Wednesday said he had “plenty left in the tank” as he kept intact his 20-year record of reaching at least the third round of…

Srikanth, Verma bow out of Thailand Open

Bangkok:¬†India’s Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma were on Wednesday knocked out of the Thailand Masters Badminton after suffering first-round defeats here. Verma lost to Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia 16-21 15-21…

Djokovic thanks Ivanisevic tips after flurry of aces

Melbourne: Defending champion Novak Djokovic said he had been taking tips from serving maestro Goran Ivanisevic after he hammered down a series of aces in his first-up win at the…

Serena ‘concerned’ over Australian Open pollution after past lung problems

Melbourne: Serena Williams voiced concern over pollution from bushfire smoke at the Australian Open on Monday, saying that lung problems in the past could make her more vulnerable. The 38-year-old…