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Bhupathi-AITA trade charges against each other (Roundup)


September 18th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Star tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi and the All India Tennis Association (AITA) Tuesday traded charges, with the player threatening to take legal action against the ... Read more...

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AITA reacts strongly to Bhupathi’s charges


September 18th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Tuesday hit back strongly against the charges levelled at it by tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi saying the player was ... Read more...

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Next year will be my last on Tour: Bhupathi


September 18th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi Tuesday made the All India Tennis Association (AITA) decision to ban him for two years look silly by announcing that next year ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Bopanna dropped from Davis Cup team


August 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Saturday decided to drop Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna from the Davis Cup team that will take on ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Paes-Sania crash out of mixed doubles (Second Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) India's tennis campaign at the 2012 London Games came to an end Saturay after the mixed doubles pair of Leander Paes and Sania Mirza lost ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Bopanna start Olympics campaign with win (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna started their Olympics campaign with a hard fought win against Max Mirnyi and Alexander Bury in the first round ... Read more...

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Olympics: Lucky Vardhan to play tennis singles too


July 29th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Indian tennis player Vishnu Vardhan Sunday has got a lucky place in the men's singles draw replacing German Philipp Kohlschreiber who pulled out of the ... Read more...

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Paes confirms participation at London Olympics


June 29th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Leander Paes has confirmed he will compete in his sixth Olympics in London, saying his job was to play sports and not politics.Paes had threatened ... Read more...

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Jwala backs Sania’s claim on male chauvinism


June 27th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Shuttler Jwala Gutta has backed her fellow Hyderabadi tennis player Sania Mirza's claim that male chauvinism is part of Indian sports."All India Tennis Association (AITA) ... Read more...

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Sania tears apart AITA, doesn’t spare Paes and Bhupathi (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 1:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Indian woman tennis star Sania Mirza ripped apart the All India Tennis Association (AITA) for using her as a bait to pacify warring Leander ... Read more...

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Sania slams Paes for demanding ‘written assurances’


June 27th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Breaking her silence for the first time on the selection controversy, India's Sania Mirza Tuesday hit out at Leander Paes for demanding a written ... Read more...

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Sania, Somdev get wild card; 7 Indians for Olympic tennis (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Indian tennis will have its biggest ever Olympic tennis participation at the 2012 London Games, with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tuesday giving ... Read more...

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Point to prove for Indian stars at Wimbledon


June 24th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) The bickering trio of Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna will have a point to prove when the Wimbledon Championships start here Monday.Seeded fourth, ... Read more...

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Players should put country first, says Maken


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's sports minister Ajay Maken Friday appealed to the bickering tennis stars Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to stop the infighting and ... Read more...

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AITA to take action against Bhupathi, Bopanna


June 21st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Indian tennis's two protagonists Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna may have bulldozed their way into the London Olympics, but they have been told by ... Read more...

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Vardhan hopes to shine on Wimbledon grass


June 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India's young tennis player Vishnu Vardhan, who was Thursday picked to play alongside Leander Paes at the London Olympics, hoped his serve and volley ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Bopanna delighted at having their way


June 21st, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna Thursday said they are excited about representing India in the men's doubles competition at the London Olympics after having ... Read more...

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Vece Paes slams AITA’s decision


June 21st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Olympian Vece Paes has slammed All Indian Tennis Association's decision to pair his son Leander Paes with World No.328 Vishnu Vardhan at the London Olympics, ... Read more...

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Krishna plays key role in breaking tennis deadlock


June 21st, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday played a key role in convincing Leander Paes to pair-up with Vishnu Vardhan and end the week-long ... Read more...

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AITA keeps players happy; to send two teams for Games (Second Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday decided "to keep everybody happy" by sending two men's doubles teams for the 2012 London Olympics. Leander ... Read more...

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Paes to play with Vishnu, Bhupathi-Bopanna team up (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday selected two men's doubles teams to represent the country at the London Olympics.India's highest ranked doubles player Leander ... Read more...

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Yuki, Vardhan ready for Olympics (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Amid the raging controversy surrounding Indian tennis, young guns Yuki Bhambri and Vishnu Vardhan said they are ready to partner Leander Paes at the ... Read more...

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Will try to convince Paes if needed: Vardhan


June 20th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India's young tennis player Vishnu Vardhan Wednesday said he would try to convince veteran Leander Paes to play alongside him at the London Olympics ... Read more...

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Krishna jumps in, but no solution for Olympic tennis team


June 20th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has called for the players to resolve their differences but this has had little impact as the All ... Read more...

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It’s for AITA to pick the Olympic team, says Maken (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Sports minister Ajay Maken Tuesday washed his hands of the issue of selecting India's tennis doubles team for the London Olympics, saying it is ... Read more...

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‘Will convince Bhupathi or Bopanna to play with Hesh’


June 19th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) All India Tennis Association (AITA) president Anil Khanna said Tuesday that sending one team for the 2012 London Olympics is the best option to ... Read more...

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Sports minister asks AITA why not send two teams (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken, stepping into the Indian Olympic tennis imbroglio, Monday asked the All India Tennis Association (AITA) to explain why it was ... Read more...

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Maken questions AITA’s decision to pick one team


June 18th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Sports minister Ajay Maken Monday questioned All India Tennis Association's (AITA) decision to send only one men's doubles team to the London Olympics when ... Read more...

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Bopanna too rejects Paes for London Olympics


June 18th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 18 (IANS) India's doubles exponent Rohan Bopanna Monday followed his regular tour partner Mahesh Bhupathi in refusing to team up with Leander Paes for the men's doubles ... Read more...

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IOA seeks report from AITA on team selection


June 16th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Saturday sought a report from the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on the controversial selection of the men's doubles ... Read more...

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Country comes before other commitments: Khanna


June 16th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 16 (IANS) Asserting that the country supersedes all other considerations, All India Tennis Association president Anil Khanna hoped that "good sense prevails" and that Mahesh Bhupathi would ... Read more...

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Bhupathi, Bopanna disappointed


June 15th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Two of India's top doubles players, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna Friday expressed disappointment that they would not be pairing at the tennis competitions of ... Read more...

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Full text of AITA release


June 15th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Here is the full text of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) statement that was released to Media here Friday soon after the selection committee ... Read more...

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Paes to partner Bhupathi at London Olympics (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Putting an end to a long-running and contentious issue, the five-member selection committee of the All India Tennis Association Friday named Leander Paes and Mahesh ... Read more...

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Paes-Bhupathi picked to play in London Olympics


June 15th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will represent India in the men's doubles event of tennis competitions at the 2012 London Olympics, All India Tennis Association (AITA) ... Read more...

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