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Bellucci wins second Gstaad title


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gstaad (Switzerland), July 22 (IANS) Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci won the Credit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad trophy for the second time Sunday as he upset top seed Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia ... Read more...

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Defeat no tragedy, it’s just a match: Nadal


June 29th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French Open champion Rafael Nadal was philosophical about his shock second-round defeat to 100th-ranked Czech Lukas Rosol at the Wimbledon.The Spanish second seed looked ... Read more...

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Azarenka eases into 3rd round at French Open


May 31st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 31 (IANS) Top seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus put on an inspiring performance to reach the third round of the French Open with a 6-1, 6-1 win over ... Read more...

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Djokovic confident of winning maiden French Open crown


May 26th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 26 (IANS) The World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has backed himself to win the 2012 French Open though he conceded clay court expert Rafael Nadal remained ... Read more...

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Sania-Bethanie in final of WTA Brussels Open


May 24th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 24 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands qualified for the final of the WTA Brussels Open tennis beating Anastasia Rodionova and Casey Dellacqua 6-3, ... Read more...

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Nadal wins sixth Rome Masters title


May 21st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 21 (IANS) Rafael Nadal became the first tennis player to win six Rome Masters titles after defeating World No.1 Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-3 in a rain-affected final ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Bopanna lose in Rome Masters’ semis


May 20th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 20 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and Mahesh Bhupathi lost to Spanish duo Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez in the semifinals of the ATP Rome Masters tennis event ... Read more...

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Serena reaches third round at Rome Open


May 17th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 17 (IANS) American Serena Williams reached the third round of the Rome Open tennis after being pushed to dig deep to beat Russia's Nadia Petrova.Ninth-seeded Williams lost ... Read more...

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Federer vows to return to Madrid after winning third title


May 14th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 14 (IANS) Roger Federer, after his victory over Czech Tomas Berdych, insisted that he was not considering a boycott of the Mutua Madrid Open.Federer came back from ... Read more...

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Madrid Open promoter promises changes to blue clay


May 12th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 12 (IANS) The promoter of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament, Ion Tiriac, promised to make desired changes to the playing surface by the next edition after ... Read more...

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Azarenka dumps Li Na out of Madrid Open


May 11th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 11 (IANS) Chinese tennis star Li Na bowed out of the Madrid Open Friday after losing 6-3, 3-6, 3-6 to top seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in a ... Read more...

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Easy win for Nadal, but Spaniard unhappy with surface in Madrid


May 10th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 10 (IANS) Rafael Nadal enjoyed a comfortable debut in the Mutua Madrid with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Russian Nikolay Davydenko, though the Spaniard raised concerns with ... Read more...

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Djokovic angry at Madrid’s blue clay court


May 9th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 9 (IANS) World No.1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic criticised the condition of the blue clay playing surface in the Mutua Madrid Open after his 6-2, 2-6, ... Read more...

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Murray out of Madrid Open with injury


May 5th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) World No. 4 tennis player Andy Murray has pulled out of the Madrid Open with a back injury.Murray was due to compete in the event, ... Read more...

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Nadal wins his seventh Barcelona Open title


April 30th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 30 (IANS) Rafael Nadal defeated Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6(1), 7-5 to win his seventh Barcelona Open men's tennis title.It was Nadal's 34th successive match victory on ... Read more...

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Brazil makes world group playoffs in Davis Cup


April 9th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 9 (IANS) Brazil advanced to the Davis Cup world group playoffs after Thomaz Bellucci defeated Colombia's Santiago Giraldo in straight sets in Sao Jose do ... Read more...

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Argentina draws 1-1 with Croatia in Davis Cup


April 7th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 7 (IANS) Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, ranked 10th in the world, beat 52nd-ranked Croatian Ivo Karlovic to tie their Davis Cup quarterfinal series 1-1.Del Potro, ... Read more...

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Clijsters out for four weeks due to hip injury


March 29th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 29 (IANS) Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters will be sidelined for at least four weeks after tearing a hip muscle, her agent said in a statement."Kim has got ... Read more...

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WTA Copenhagen to retain hard court surface: Organisers


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Jan 2 (IANS) The WTA tennis tournament in Danish capital Copenhagen has dropped plans to switch to clay courts from the existing hard courts, its organizers said Monday."It ... Read more...

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Mohit, Eetee emerge champs in national junior tennis


September 3rd, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 3 (IANS) Mohit Mayur of Tamil Nadu won the boys singles title in the Adidas-MCC National Junior clay court tennis championships here Saturday when he defeated Rishab Agarwal ... Read more...

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Top seeds knocked out in national junior clay court tennis


September 1st, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) The top two seeds in boys singles, Vishwesha Sinha of Punjab and Vinod Gowda of Karnataka, made their exit from the Adidas-MCC National junior clay ... Read more...

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Federer routs Kohlschreiber in Monte Carlo Masters


April 13th, 2011 - 7:45 am ICT by ANI
Monte Carlo, Apr. 13 (ANI): Sixteen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has started his clay-court season with a bang, dispatching German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the ... Read more...

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Surface won’t make difference in Davis Cup tie: Zwetsch


September 15th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sept 15 (IANS) Brazil has firmly rejected the theory that its players, known for their clay court expertise, would struggle on the hardcourt surface in their Davis Cup World Group ... Read more...

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Big hitter Murray’s time on Grand Slam stage is coming: Masur


August 25th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.25 (ANI): Former Australian tennis player and now tennis expert Wally Masur believes that British tennis star Andy Murray's time will come sooner than later, as he is one the ... Read more...

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Aussie tennis star Woodbridge ’smells a rat’ in Federer ad stunt video


August 20th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 20 (ANI): Australian Tennis star Todd Woodbridge said he doubted the authenticity of the recent ad stunt video featuring Roger Federer.The video shows Federer knock a bottle off the ... Read more...

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Sacked coach Miles Maclagan to become No.1: Murray


July 29th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 29 (ANI): World No.4 Andy Murray has claimed that he had to sack coach Miles Maclagan if he was to become number one in tennis.Murray sacked his coach Maclagan ... Read more...

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Andy Murray splits with coach Maclagan over Corretja’s role


July 28th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 28 (ANI): Britain's No.1 tennis player Andy Murray has split with his coach Miles Maclagan after a disagreement over the role of coaching consultant Alex Corretja, who was originally brought ... Read more...

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‘King of Clay’ Nadal nearing legend status: McEnroe


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3(ANI): Former American tennis star John McEnroe believes that World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is destined to finish as one of the undisputed legends of tennis.Nadal will be contesting ... Read more...

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Roddick knocked out of French Open


May 29th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, May 29 (ANI): Former U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick was on Saturday knocked out of the French Open by Russian qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili in straight sets.Gabashvili beat the sixth-seeded Roddick ... Read more...

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Venus Williams’ French Open Outfit Triggers Controversy


May 25th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Roland Garros, France, May 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Whose attention did Venus Williams want to attract in Roland Garros? The tennis fans or the fashionistas? This is the question being asked ... Read more...

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Venus Williams Wooed Spectators, Clinched Win At Roland Garros


May 24th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Paris, May 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Venus Williams raced all the way to victory at Roland Garros as she took over Patty Schnyde on Sunday. It was a straight set win ... Read more...

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Justine Henin And Rafael Nadal To Shine In French Open 2010


May 23rd, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Roland Garros, France, May 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The French Open is fast drawing to an end this year and analysts are already putting their bets on 2010's possible winners. The ... Read more...

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Murray will not be 2010 French Open champion, says Becker


May 23rd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, May 23(ANI): Former German tennis player Boris Becker insists that despite British tennis champion Andy Murray made the quarter-finals at French Open last season, he is still regarded as vulnerable on ... Read more...

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Supreme Nadal stops Federer in Madrid


May 17th, 2010 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 17 (DPA) Rafael Nadal claimed a record 18th Masters 1000 title as he defeated rival Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in the pair's first meeting in a year to ... Read more...

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Federer still feels Nadal is still the clay champ he wants to beat


April 27th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Apr.27 (ANI): Despite his victory in last year's French Open, World No 1 Roger Federer believes 'tearaway' Spaniard Rafael Nadal remains the one clay court champion to beat.When Federer goes ... Read more...

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