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Olympic tennis: Bryan twins win gold for US


August 5th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) American pair Bob and Mike Bryan defeated French duo Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a close-fought men's doubles Olympic tennis final here at the ... Read more...

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Expect charming athletes at London Olympics: Chinese daily


July 27th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) The attention will be focussed on good-looking athletes at the London Olympics, said a state-run Chinese daily Friday.An article "What to expect at London Olympics: ... Read more...

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Olympics: Federer acknowledges he’s favourite


July 27th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Wimbledon champion and world No.1 Roger Federer has acknowledged he is the favourite for Olympic gold.For all Federer's 17 Grand Slam titles, an Olympic ... Read more...

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Olympics: Djokovic says Federer is favourite for gold


July 27th, 2012 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Roger Federer is the favourite to win gold at the Olympics, his rival and world No.2 Novak Djokovic said.Despite Federer's 17 Grand ... Read more...

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List of Roger Federer’s Grand Slam titles


July 9th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Following is the list of Roger Federers 17 Grand Slam tennis titles:Year Championship Opponent2003 Wimbledon Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 7-6(7-3)2004 Australian ... Read more...

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Putin congratulates Sharapova on French Open victory


June 10th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Maria Sharapova on her winning the French Open tournament.In his telegram message, Putin praised the Russian-born tennis player for ... Read more...

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How Djokovic, Nadal reached French Open final


June 9th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 9 (IANS) While Rafael Nadal had a smooth passage to the French Open men's singles final here Sunday, World No.1 Novak Djokovic had to dig deep to ... Read more...

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Djokovic to play charity match in Rio


June 5th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 5 (IANS) World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has agreed to play an exhibition match here in November against retired Brazilian star Gustavo Kuerten. This ... Read more...

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Federer expects to regain top spot with another Grand Slam title


May 7th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 7 (IANS) Former world No.1 Roger Federer has said that he could recover the top spot with a Grand Slam title this season.The 30-year-old Swiss, coming back ... Read more...

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It’s for AITA to decide Olympics line-up: Bhupathi


February 9th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi Wednesday lobbed the ball into the court of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on his possible pairing with Leander ... Read more...

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I dare to dream: Djokovic


February 7th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) "I dare to dream about becoming the best player. Now I have this special award and I think everything is possible," said Serbian tennis giant ... Read more...

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Paes-Vesnina go down fighting in Australian Open final (Lead)


January 29th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) India's Leander Paes could not add to his six mixed doubles Grand Slam titles as he and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina lost the Australian Open ... Read more...

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Paes brings cheer on a day cricketers cave in


January 28th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide/Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) Tennis veteran Leander Paes gave Indian fans in Australia something to cheer about by winning the Australian Open men's doubles title on a day when ... Read more...

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Paes-Stepanek shock Bryan brothers; lift Australian Open men’s doubles title (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) India's veteran tennis ace Leander Paes finally completed a career Grand Slam of winning all the four major tennis titles by winning the Australian Open men's ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Djokovic edges out Murray, meets Nadal in final


January 28th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia cruised into the men's singles final of the Australian Open here Friday, defeating Britain's Andy Murray to set ... Read more...

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Four Indians for Junior Australian Open


January 20th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Four Indians Ratnika Batra, Rituja Bhansale, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Arjun Khade will be participating in the Junior Australian Open Jan 15-28 in Melbourne.The sports ... Read more...

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Tipsarevic eying maiden Chennai Open title


December 30th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) If Serbian Janko Tipsarevic fancies himself as a top contender for the title in the 2012 ATP Aircel Chennai Open, then it is not without ... Read more...

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Brisbane women’s singles trophy dedicated to Goolagong Cawley


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 23 (IANS) The Brisbane International will next month honour Australian tennis great Evonne Goolagong Cawley, winner of seven Grand Slam titles, dedicating the women's singles trophy to ... Read more...

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Djokovic targets Olympic gold


December 6th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic believes it was not improvements to his game but his mentality that helped him win three grand slam titles in 2011.Reflecting ... Read more...

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Bopanna drops out of top-10 doubles ranking


November 28th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna has dropped out of the top-10 of the ATP doubles ranking after he and his partner Pakistan's Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi suffered three ... Read more...

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Djokovic struggles to beat Berdych, Murray loses to Ferrer


November 22nd, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic came from a set down to overcome Czech Tomas Berdych for his first victory at the ATP World Tour Finals, while ... Read more...

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Federer out of top three for the first time since 2003


October 17th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Swiss champion Roger Federer Monday dropped out of the top three men's singles rankings for the first time in over eight years.The former World ... Read more...

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US Open: Sharapova, Del Potro cruise; Soderling, Williams pull out


September 1st, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) Maria Sharapova breezed past Anastasia Yakimova in 70 minutes to advance to the third round of the US Open here Wednesday while Robin Soderling ... Read more...

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Somdev goes down to Federer


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 22 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman went down in straight sets to Roger Federer in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships here Tuesday.World No.2 Federer was ... Read more...

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Djokovic whips Murray to capture second Aussie Open title


January 30th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 30(ANI): World No.3 Novak Djokovic thrashed World No.5 Andy Murray in Sunday's Australian Open men's single final to claim his second Grand Slam title.Djokovic swept past Murray 4-6, 2-6, ... Read more...

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Clijsters battles back against Li Na to win Australian Open


January 29th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29(ANI): World No.3 Kim Clijsters on Friday won her first Australian Open title with a three-set victory over China's Li Na in the final in Melbourne.Clijsters won 3-6, 6-3, ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Sania gives Henin a fright


January 17th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza took a set off former World No.1 and winner of seven Grand Slam titles Justine Henin of Belgium before losing 7-5, 3-6, 1-6 in the ... Read more...

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‘Rally for Relief’ raises two million dollars for Oz flood victims


January 16th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 16(ANI): Tennis stars who are in Melbourne for the Australian Open, raised almost two million pounds by taking part in a charity event, 'Rally for Relief', to help the ... Read more...

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Grand Slam history beckons Nadal, but he insists he is under no pressure


January 16th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.16 (ANI): The prospect of the 24-year-old Spaniard Rafael Nadal becoming only the third man ever to hold all four Grand Slam titles is the talk of this year's Australian ... Read more...

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Grand Slam tennis: Nadal needs to be wary as Federer not dead yet


January 16th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.16 (ANI): The numbers show that the 29-year-old Roger Federer is quite capable of pulling the plug on Rafael Nadal's party in Melbourne during the Australian Open.Former tennis great John ... Read more...

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Oz Open will be my ‘last chance in life’ to bag Grand Slam equivalent: Nadal


January 13th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 13(ANI): Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal reckons that winning next week's Australian Open is his only chance of owning all four major titles at the same time, a feat ... Read more...

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Love for tennis can take Federer beyond 20 Grand Slam titles: Annacone


January 13th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): Tennis ace Roger Federer can increase his number of Grand Slam titles beyond the 20-mark as long as he stays in love with the game, according to ... Read more...

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Paes, Bhupathi script fairytale win


January 4th, 2011 - 3:26 am ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Top seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi rolled back the years as they rallied brilliantly to overcome the Canadian-Swiss combo of Frank Dancevic and Stanislas ... Read more...

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‘Loner’ Federer credits coach for re-igniting his flagging career


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): Roger Federer has said that taking on a coach after years of going it alone on the world circuit has helped reignite his career.After failing to ... Read more...

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Nadal sees Federer more as a role model than an enemy


September 15th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.15 (ANI): First time U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal believes the key to him winning nine Grand Slam titles in a little over five years has been his powerhouse ... Read more...

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