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Djokovic wary of 'greatest tennis player' debate ahead of Olympics
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic has kept a low profile toward the debate about who's the greatest tennis player in history before kicking off his Tokyo Olympic campaign.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis
Olympics: Nagal to face Istomin, Sania-Ankita to play Ukraine twins
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal will face Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in the opening round of the men's singles event at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis
Olympics: Nagal carries India's hope in men's singles tennis (Profile)
Tokyo, July 20 (IANS) India's challenge in men's tennis singles at the Olympic Games will be carried by 23-year-old Sumit Nagal, who made it to Tokyo Olympics thanks to withdrawal of some players.
2021-07-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis
Olympic countdown: Hopes on Sania-Ankita in controversy-marred tennis buildup
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Pre-Olympic talk about tennis in India has always been about controversies. Before the 2012 London edition, there had been a row over player combination in mens doubles and mixed doubles, with Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza in the mix.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis
Barbora on the cusp of entering top-10 in WTA rankings
London, July 20 (IANS) Following her recent success, French Open champion, Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova, has moved up two spots -- from No.13 to No.11 - and is only two points away from entering the top-10 in singles tennis.
2021-07-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
AITA have misled the nation over doubles pairing: Bopanna
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India's ace tennis players Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza have lashed out at All India Tennis Association (AITA) for lack of clarity over nomination of players for the Olympics. The 41-year-old Bopanna said that India's apex tennis body has misled him and the entire country over his qualification.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Barbora triumphs in all-Czech final to win Prague title
Prague, July 19 (IANS) This year's French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova fired 26 winners in 14 games to win an all-Czech final at the Prague Open over Tereza Martincova, beating her compatriot 6-2, 6-0 in just 65 minutes.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Tennis
Carreno Busta earns maiden ATP 500 trophy in Hamburg
Hamburg, July 19 (IANS) Second seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain won his first ATP 500 trophy and sixth tour-level title, overcoming Filip Krajinovic of Serbia 6-2, 6-4 in the Hamburg European Open final.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
Olympics: Sania-Ankita have final practice before Tokyo departure
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) The Indian women's doubles combination of multiple-time Grand Slam winner Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina had its final practice for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games here on Sunday.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Tennis
Carreno Busta reaches Hamburg Open final
Hamburg, July 18 (IANS) Second seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain continued his quest for a second ATP Tour title of the season as he overcame Federico Delbonis of Argentina 7-6(2), 6-3 to reach the final at the Hamburg European Open.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
Ivanisevic, Martinez inducted in tennis Hall of Fame
London, July 18 (IANS) Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic became the first Croatian to earn an induction in the tennis Hall of Fame during virtual ceremony on Saturday evening.
2021-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
French Open finalist Tsitsipas stunned in Hamburg Open
Hamburg, July 17 (IANS) Serbian Filip Krajinovic, ranked 44th in the world, shocked top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 at the Hamburg European Open to reach the semifinals and claim a third top-10 win of his career.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
Olympics: Nagal qualifies for Tokyo after large scale withdrawals
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India's second-highest ranked singles tennis player Sumit Nagal on Friday qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after the organisers lowered the cut-off due to a spate of withdrawals.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Sania Mirza, husband Shoaib granted Golden Visa by UAE govt
Dubai, July 15 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has granted Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her husband and Pakistan cricket star Shoaib Malik the much-coveted 10-year UAE Golden Visa.
2021-07-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Diplomacy,Tennis
It'll take a while before India wins another Oly tennis medal: Paes
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Leander Paes, winner of multiple Grand Slam titles, has said it will take a while before India can win an Olympic medal in tennis.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Johanna and Bianca latest to pull out of Olympics
London, July 14 (IANS) Tennis players Johanna Konta of England and Bianca Andreescu of Canada have announced their withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Two Wimbledon matches under match-fixing scanner
London, July 14 (IANS) A probe by a German newspaper has revealed that two matches at this year's Wimbledon are under investigation for match-fixing. It also said that the investigation was launched after several specific and suspicious bets took place around the matches during the tournament.
2021-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Federer pulls out of Olympics due to knee injury
London, July 13 (IANS) Roger Federer, the former world No.1 tennis player and 20-time Grand Slam champion, has pulled out of the Olympic Games citing knee injury. The eight-time Wimbledon champion had missed the 2016 Rio Olympics also due to knee injury.
2021-07-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
You have to kill the guy 27 times and still he gets up: Goran on Novak
London, July 13 (IANS) Former world No. 2 and winner of the Wimbledon title in 2001, Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia, said after Novak Djokovic's triumph at the All England Club that the Serb is so resolute that "you have to kill the guy 27 times and still he gets up."
2021-07-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Hurkacz jumps seven spots to 11th on ATP after Wimbledon show
London, July 12 (IANS) Poland's Hubert Hurkacz jumped to a career high of 11th on the ATP list after his maiden run to a Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon, where he lost to Italy's Matteo Berrettini.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Big 3 of tennis dominate like no other
London, July 12 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic's eighth win at Wimbledon is the 17th Grand Slam title out of last 18 won by the top three of tennis.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
This incredible journey will not stop at 20 Grand Slams: Novak
London, July 12 (IANS) Serbia's world No. 1 Novak Djokovic said the past 10 years of his tennis career had been an "incredible journey" and that he would not stop at 20 Grand Slams but aim for as many majors as possible.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Federer, Nadal lead tributes to Djokovic after 20th Grand Slam win
London, July 12 (IANS) Swiss ace Roger Federer, Spaniard Rafael Nadal and several present and former tennis greats hailed world No. 1 Novak Djokovic for winning his sixth Wimbledon title and 20th Grand Slam crown overall at the hallowed Wimbledon centre court.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wimbledon: Djokovic celebrates triumph by eating grass again
London, July 12 (IANS) Eating grass to celebrate his Wimbledon title is becoming a habit for Novak Djokovic and the Serb engaged in his customary act again on Sunday after beating Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the final in four sets.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Super Nova-k: Djokovic wins Wimbledon, his 20th Grand Slam crown
London, July 11 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeated Italy's Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the final on Sunday to clinch his sixth Wimbledon title and 20th Grand Slam crown overall. The Serb celebrated his victory by chewing on the grass from the hallowed centre court.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic wins Wimbledon title, his 20th Grand Slam crown
London, July 11 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeated Italy's Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the final on Sunday to win his sixth Wimbledon title and 20th Grand Slam overall. The Serb celebrated his victory by chewing on the grass from the hallowed centre court.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Indian-American Banerjee wins Wimbledon boys' title
London, July 11 (IANS) Indian-American Samir Banerjee won the boys' singles title, beating Viktor Lilov 7-5, 6-3 in an all-American final at the Wimbledon championships on Sunday.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wimbledon: Indian-American Banerjee wins boys' singles title
London, July 11 (IANS) Samir Banerjee became the first India-American player to win a Grand Slam boys' singles title, beating compatriot Viktor Lilov 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 21 minutes in the final at the Wimbledon championships on Sunday.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Elise, Hsieh clinch Wimbledon women's doubles title
London, July 11 (IANS) No.3 seeds Elise Mertens of Belgium and Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei saved two match points to defeat the unheralded Russian pair of Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina 3-6, 7-5, 9-7 in a thrilling doubles final here at Wimbledon.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wimbledon: Unseeded Indian-American Samir in boys' singles final (ld)
London, July 10 (IANS) Indian-American tennis player Samir Banerjee reached the boys' singles final at the Wimbledon Championships on Saturday, beating Sascha Gueymard Wayenburg of France in three sets.
2021-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wimbledon: Hope I made Evonne proud, says Ashleigh after title win
London, July 10 (IANS) Two Australians have won Wimbledon women's singles title five times before Ashleigh Barty joined the club on Saturday. Margaret Court was the first to do so in 1963 and followed it up by winning in 1965 and 1970.
2021-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic eyes 20th Grand Slam title to equal Nadal, Federer
London, July 10 (IANS) Serbia's world No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic will bid for his 20th Grand Slam title in the Wimbledon Championships final against Matteo Berrettini on Sunday, which will bring him level with Roger Federer and Rafael as players with most singles titles in Grand Slam tournaments.
2021-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wimbledon: Ex-cricketer Ashleigh clinches title in three sets
London, July 10 (IANS) World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia won the women's singles title at the Wimbledon Championships here on Saturday, beating eighth seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in three sets 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 in one hour and 55 minutes.
2021-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wimbledon: Indian-American Samir Banerjee reaches boys singles final
London, July 10 (IANS) Indian-American tennis player Samir Banerjee on Saturday reached boys' singles final at the Wimbledon Championships, beating Sascha Gueymard Wayenburg of France in three sets.
2021-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wimbledon: Ashleigh wins final in three sets to clinch title
London, July 10 (IANS) World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty won the women's singles title at the Wimbledon Championships on Saturday, beating eighth seed Karolina Pliskova in three sets 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 in one hour and 55 minutes.
2021-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wimbledon: Berrettini treads where no Italian has
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Grass courts, due to their variable bounce, are anathema to Italian tennis players, who are brought up on the slow clay courts of their Mediterranean country. Matteo Berrettinis entry into the final of the Wimbledon Championships, therefore, is quite an achievement.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Messi, England, Djokovic eye history on blockbuster Sunday
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Sunday, July 11, is a day of blockbusters as sports fans will find little time off their screens while witnessing what could turn out to be important events in sporting history.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Football,Tennis
Heartbroken Shapovalov says he will be ready for Novak next time
London, July 10 (IANS) Canadian Denis Shapovalov said it really hurt losing to Serbia's world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon semifinal after "feeling like I was outplaying Novak in parts of the match".
2021-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Shapovalov was probably the better player: Djokovic
London, July 10 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic had all the praise for No. 10 seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada after the Serbian came through a tough three-setter to earn a place in the Wimbledon final against Italy's Matteo Berrettini here.
2021-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Have come back stronger after injuries: Berrettini
London, July 10 (IANS) Seventh seed, Italy's Matteo Berrettini said he had to overcome a phase early this year when an injury could have stalled his progress, but he overcame the "struggles" to reach his first Grand Slam final at the All England Club.
2021-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wimbledon: Djokovic to face Berrettini in final (ld)
London, July 10 (IANS) World No 1 Novak Djokovic outplayed 10th seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada in straight sets to reach the mens singles final of the Wimbledon Championship here on Friday.
2021-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wimbledon: Berrettini beats Hurkacz to reach 1st Grand Slam final
London, July 9 (IANS) Seventh seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy stormed into his maiden Grand Slam final with a four-set victory over Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, the man who threw Roger Federer out of the grass-court tournament.
2021-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Women's Grand Slam tennis: A revolving door of champions
London, July 9 (IANS) If Karolina Pliskova, a former world No.1 and a finalist at 2016 US Open, manages to win the women's final against Ashleigh Barty at the Wimbledon Championships on Saturday, she will be the 13th woman winning a singles title over the last Grand Slam 17 events. Women's singles tennis at Grand Slams, unlike men's tennis, has been a revolving door of champions over the last four years.
2021-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Australian tennis star Kyrgios pulls out of Olympics
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympic Games, citing abdominal injury and absence of fans at venues. "It's a decision I didn't take lightly," he tweeted.
2021-07-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Never expected I would come this far: Karolina
London, July 9 (IANS) Eighth seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic was aiming for a second week at Wimbledon but never expected she would make it to her maiden All England Club final, and her first Grand Slam final since 2016.
2021-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Moment of pure excitement: Ash after entering Wimbledon final
London, July 9 (IANS) World No. 1 women's tennis player, Ashleigh Barty said it was a moment of "pure excitement" and that she never knew she would experience something like this after the Australian reached her maiden Wimbledon final here, defeating Germany's Angelique Kerber in straight sets.
2021-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wimbledon: Ashleigh to meet Karolina in final (ld)
London, July 8 (IANS) Ashleigh Barty became the first world No. 1 to reach Wimbledon Championships final in five years after she defeated 2018 champion Angelique Kerber 6-3, 7-6(3) in the semi-finals on Thursday.
2021-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Wimbledon: Ashleigh Barty powers into final
London, July 8 (IANS) Ashleigh Barty became the first world No. 1 to reach Wimbledon Championships final in five years after she defeated 2018 champion Angelique Kerber 6-3, 7-6(3) in the first semi-final on Thursday.
2021-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
I really don't know, need to regroup: Federer on retirement
London, July 8 (IANS) Tennis ace Roger Federer, who crashed out of Wimbledon Championships on Wednesday night, is still undecided on retirement and insists on "time to regroup".
2021-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Berrettini beats close mate, runs into Federer conqueror
London, July 8 (IANS) Seventh-seed Matteo Berrettini defeated close friend Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 to enter his first Wimbledon semi-final and set up a clash with Poland's Hubert Hurkacz, who scalped Roger Federer in straight sets.
2021-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis