Federer, who is targetting a third consecutive title and a record seventh title, recorded an easy win against Denis Istomin in the first round, before being given a tough fight by his 28-year-old.. Zee News - Published
Federer's achievements so far put him on a par with other six-time winners Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson- although the Australian great's victories all came before the Open era Firstpost - Published Also reported by •DNA
Defending champion Roger Federer served straight through Denis Istomin to win their first-round encounter at the Australian Open on Monday, securing a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory. Zee News - Published Also reported by •DNA
Federer, who beat Marin Cilic in last year`s final of the Australian Open, could meet the Croat in the quarter-finals, should the Swiss come through a potentially tricky fourth round against Greek.. Zee News - Published
Uzbekistan's world No. 93 talks about unusual phenomenon of playing tennis with glasses, pros & cons of having mother as full-time coach and significance of his 2018 Asian Games gold medal DNA - Published
The Indian tennis contingent squad has finally figured out its doubles combinations less than 24 hours before the start of competition at the Asian Games in Palembang on Sunday, a far from ideal.. DNA - Published
Australian Nick Kyrgios proceeded to the second round of Wimbledon after earning a hard fought victory over Denis Istomin, beating him 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-3 and serving up 42 aces. Firstpost - Published
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Former Spain coach Vicente del Bosque on Wednesday said that the Spanish national team is not the only strong favourite to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup, set to kick off.. Mid-Day - Published
Novak Djokovic is facing the gravest crisis of his career after a shock French Open defeat to Italian journeyman Marco Cecchinato left him contemplating missing Wimbledon to rebuild his game and reboot.. DNA - Published
Roger Federer suffered a shock 3-6 6-3 7-6(4) defeat to Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis on Saturday that will cost the Swiss his world number one ranking and leaves the Miami men's tournament.. DNA - Published
Kyle Edmund was taken the distance before he outlasted talented Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in the opening round of the Brisbane International on Tuesday.
Edmund, who prevailed 6-7(5) 7-6(4).. Deccan Herald - Published
Novak Djokovic insisted Wednesday that he still has the hunger to regain his status as the best player in the world, but did not rule out taking a break from the sport. The 30-year-old Serb crashed out.. DNA - Published
After Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem is one player who has claimed the spotlight during claycourt season of 2017. The Austrian has had a good run so far and on Tuesday he will meet defending champion.. DNA - Published
A look at the 2017 records of Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem of Austria ahead of their quarter-final match at the French Open on Tuesday (prefix number denotes seeding): 2-NOVAK DJOKOVIC.. DNA - Published
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal lost just one game in a ruthless display to reach the French Open last 16 on Thursday, but title-holder Novak Djokovic needed five sets to survive.
The Spaniard.. Deccan Herald - Published
Rohan Bopanna crossed the first- round hurdle in mens doubles but Sania Mirza bowed out in the opening round of the womens doubles event in the French Open here today.
Bopanna along with his.. Deccan Herald - Published
Novak Djokovic's decision to work with American great Andre Agassi at the French Open could be an inspired move as he seeks to recover his lost spark, according to John McEnroe. The Serb's insatiable.. DNA - Published
Rafael Nadal set up an intriguing Madrid Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic by overcoming Belgian David Goffin 7-6(3) 6-2 in a high-quality last-eight match on Friday. Nadal edged a bruising first.. DNA - Published
New look India didn't enjoy the perfect result but they still walked away with their hearts content as they pummelled Uzbekistan 4-1 in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I round two tie here on.. Deccan Herald - Published
Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran handed India a 2-0 lead over Uzbekistan as they staved off a spirited challenge in their respective singles matches in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I.. DNA - Published
Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran handed India a 2-0 lead over Uzbekistan as they staved off a spirited challenge in their respective singles matches in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I.. Deccan Herald - Published
It's not very often one finds an accomplished performer going the extra mile to gain a place in a team lacking in experience. But that's what unfolded on a sweltering Wednesday afternoon at the KSLTA.. Deccan Herald - Published
One major factor that could decide the outcome of the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I second round tie between India and Uzbekistan is the players' ability to handle long-drawn affairs.
The sun has.. Deccan Herald - Published
Uzbekistan's worst fear came true on Tuesday as their top singles player Denis Istomin was ruled out of the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I round 2 tie against India.
Istomin, who reached a career.. Deccan Herald - Published
Uzbekistan Davis Cup team captain Petr Lebed today said his squad has four options if top player Denis Istomin is ruled out of the tie against India due to a foot injury.
"We have four options if.. Deccan Herald - Published
Even before the Indians could kick-start their opening practice session on Sunday for their Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I second round tie against Uzbekistan this weekend, they were hit by the.. Deccan Herald - Published
A relaxed-looking Indian team sweated it out under the supervision of coach Zeeshan Ali and captain Mahesh Bhupathi on Monday, tuning themselves up nicely for the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I second.. Deccan Herald - Published
India's Davis Cup side suffered a blow on Sunday as Yuki Bhambri pulled out with an inflamed knee four days before his team takes on Uzbekistan here.
Yuki, India's leading singles player, suffered.. Deccan Herald - Published
The Uzbekistan Davis Cup side began their preparations for their clash against India with an extensive training session at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association on Sunday.
While the hosts will.. Deccan Herald - Published
*In the Davis Cup team captained by Mahesh Bhupathi, Rohan Bopanna has reclaimed his place while Leander Paes has retained his for the Asia-Oceania Group 1 tie against Uzbekistan in Bengaluru, from.. Deccan Herald - Published
*Leander Paes was today retained in the Indian Davis Cup squad for the tie against Uzbekistan but new non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi will decide whether the veteran pro will make the final.. Deccan Herald - Published
Senior Pro Leander Paes' place in Indian Davis Cup team will be up for discussion when the AITA Selection Committee meets on Monday to pick the squad for the upcoming Asia/Oceania Zone tie against.. DNA - Published
*Mahesh Bhupathi will kick-start his reign as the non-playing captain of India's Davis Cup team in his home town, with Bengaluru being named as the host for the Asia Oceania Zone Group I tie against.. Deccan Herald - Published
*Hyderabad:* In a big blow to Bangladesh ahead of the one-off Test against India, opener Imrul Kayes was today ruled out of the game as his thigh injury resurfaced while fielding on day two of their.. Mid-Day - Published
*Kochi:* India's run of wins continued unabated as they posted a massive 128-run victory over Australia in the T20 World Cup for Blind at the Rajagiri College here yesterday.
India piled up a huge.. Mid-Day - Published
Mathaiyus, a four-year-old horse trained by Pesi Shroff, could not keep his date with the biggest race of his career—the Indian Derby—because he was adjudged "lame", and was withdrawn from the fray.. Mid-Day - Published
Jan 30 (Gracenote) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Andy Murray(Britain) 11540 2 (2) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 9825 3 (4) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5695 4 (3) Milos Raonic(Canada).. DNA - Published
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Seeing world number 50 Mischa Zverev and wildcard Denis Istomin upset the top two players in the world at.. DNA - Published
*Jaipur:* Former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi said that all things nasty in cricket administration over the last few decades were by “design” and the reforms suggested by the Supreme Court-appointed.. Mid-Day - Published
*Rafael Nadal struggled into his first Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2015 at the Australian Open on Monday as Serena Williams accelerated towards a record title and the number one ranking. Nadal,.. Deccan Herald - Published
Top-seeded Briton Andy Murray was knocked out of the Australian Open in the fourth round on Sunday, losing 7-5 5-7 6-2 6-4 to German world number 50 Mischa Zverev on Rod Laver Arena.
Mischa's.. DNA - Published
* Rafael Nadals ageing legs outlasted German teenager Alexander Zverev in an epic five sets at the Australian Open on Saturday.
Nadal needed all his trademark grit against Zverev, 19, dubbed "the.. Deccan Herald - Published