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Somdev not surprised at getting Olympic wild card


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman says he was not surprised at getting a singles wild card entry for the London Olympics."The news that I got ... 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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Chennai Open: Soderling is up for the challenge


January 4th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Top seed Robin Soderling sent out a strong message to the 32-man field of the $400,000 ATP Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament, saying he is in good ... Read more...

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Davydenko profile may rise after year-end success


November 30th, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (DPA) After years of near-anonymous labour in the top end of the tennis trenches, Nikolay Davydenko may just be ready to raise his low profile after winning the weekend ... Read more...

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Argentina’s del Potro fulfills first of his two dreams


September 16th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep.16 (ANI): US Open 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro says that he has achieved one of the two dreams that he had set for himself."I had two dreams this ... Read more...

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Sampras can’t see new dad Federer on night nappy duty


July 28th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Bill Scott LosAngeles,July28(DPA)FatheroftwinsRogerFedererprobablycan'twaittoreturntotennis,accordingtothewisdomoffellowparentPeteSampras."He'llhittheroadassoonashecan,"jokedSamprasMondayduringanappearanceattheLosAngelesOpen."I'msurehewillstartplaying40weeksayear."Sampras,37,thefatherofboysagedthreeandsix,saidinamoreseriousveinthatdespiteFederer'swifeMirkagivingbirthtoapairofgirlslastThursday,elitetennislifewouldgoonforSwisstheworldnumberone."Ican'tseeRogerchangingdiapersat4a.m.attheUSOpen.I'msuretheywillhavehelp.Idon'tthinkfatherhoodwillaffecthisgame."It'salife-changer,buthe'sfocussedonhistennis.He'llkeepdoingwhat'she'sdonethepastfewyears."SampraswasonhandintheRoyalBoxattheWimbledonfinalinLondonthreeweeksagowhenFedererbeatAndyRoddicktolifta15thGrandSlamsinglestitleandbreakthelongstandingSamprasmarksetin2002whenhewontheUSOpenoverAndreAgassiandretiredonthespot.TheflyingLondonvisitwasararetripfortheformergreat,whoisperfectlycontenttostayinLAwherehehasahomeandfamilylifeandgolfcoursesnearby."WimbledonwasmyhomeforawhileandIenjoyedit.Tobebacktherewasprettycool.""Rogerwillgoontowinmorethan15majors,"Samprasadded."Ithinkthefutureofthesportishealthy."TheAmericanadmittedthatheperhapsneverthoughthe'dseethedayhismarkwasbroken."WhenIwasdone,IfeltI'dputupsomenumbersnoonewouldtouch.ButlittledidIknowRogerwouldsurpassmeinsevenyears,"Samprassaid."Recordsaremadetobebroken.Ibelieveinthat.Ialsocan'tdoanythingaboutit.MydaysareoverbutI'mcontentwithmy14(titles)."I'mstillamazedatwhatRogerhasbeenabletodo.It'sincredible."OncourtattheATPevent,whichispartoftherun-uptotheUSOpen,AustralianChrisGuccioneadvancedtothesecondroundoverAmericanKevinKim6-4,6-1.JesseLevinebeatfellowAmericanBobbyReynolds6-2,6-3,whileFloridaveteranVinceSpadeawentdown6-0,6-0toRobertKendrickinthefourth"doublebagel"thisseasonontheATP.GermanTommyHaas,championin2004and2006,headsthefield. Read more...

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Murray can win Wimbledon this year, says Henman


June 18th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18(ANI): Former British tennis star Tim Henman has said that World No.3 player Andy Murray can become the first Brit since Fred Perry in 1936 to lift the historic Wimbledon ... Read more...

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Murray will win Wimbledon this year, says doubles legend Fleming


April 7th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7 (ANI): England's No.1 tennis player Andy Murray has been tipped to win Wimbledon this year by doubles legend Peter Fleming.John McEnroe's former playing partner believes in-form Murray ... Read more...

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