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Hingis at peace with Olympic decision


August 1st, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Aug 1 (IANS) On the eve of the start of the mixed doubles event at the London Olympics, tennis legend Martina Hingis has said she has no regrets ... Read more...

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Bhupathi hopes to meet Bolt in his ‘dream’ fifth Olympics


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) India tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi Monday said he never thought of playing in his fifth Olympics and expressed the desire to meet Jamaican sprint star Usain ... Read more...

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China’s tennis team faces uphill task at London Olympics


July 9th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) Superstar Li Na will lead the Chinese charge at the All England Club for the 2012 London Olympic tennis event which features the strongest ever ... Read more...

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Nadal named flag bearer for Spain’s Olympic team


June 21st, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 21 (IANS) Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal was named the flag bearer for his country at the London Olympic Games which begin July 27.Nadal, who won the ... Read more...

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Sania-Bhupathi claim maiden French Open crown (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 8 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi captured their second mixed doubles Grand Slam title beating Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Santiago Gonzalez 7-6, 6-1 in the French Open ... Read more...

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Federer equals Jimmy Connors’ record of Grand Slam victories


May 28th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 28 (IANS) Roger Federer eased past Germany's Tomas Kamke 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in the men's singles first round of the French Open here Monday, equalling Jimmy Connors' ... 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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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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Djokovic, Cheruiyot, Barcelona win Laureus Awards


February 7th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Despite freezing weather, many fans waited and shouted alongside the red carpet as winners of the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards were unveiled here Monday.Serbian ... Read more...

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Djokovic, Messi favourites at Laureus awards


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Argentina's football star Lionel Messi are the front runners for the the Laureus World Sports Awards ... Read more...

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Djokovic pips Nadal to win longest Grand Slam final


January 29th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) Novak Djokovic edged past Rafael Nadal in the longest Grand Slam final to defend his men's singles Australian Open crown at Melbourne Park here Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Nadal overpowers Federer to reach Australian Open final


January 26th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) World No. 2 Rafael Nadal overcame his greatest rival Roger Federer 6-7, 6-2, 7-6, 6-4 Thursday to reach his second Australian Open final here Thursday.Belarusian ... Read more...

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Bhupathi slams AITA over its pairing policies


January 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) India's veteran tennis player Mahesh Bhuapthi Thursday slammed the All India Tennis Federation (AITA) policies when it comes to pairing players for big international events.Bhupathi ... Read more...

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Bopanna, Bhupathi aim to do well in all Slams before Olympics


January 18th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian doubles tennis player Rohan Bopanna said Wednesday that the focus will be on all the Grand Slams ahead of the 2012 London Olympics.Bopanna, who ... Read more...

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Ferrer thrashes Djokovic to reach semis at ATP final


November 24th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Spain's David Ferrer thrashed world No.1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets, earning a semi-final berth at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.Ferrer, ranked No.5 in ... Read more...

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Djokovic withdraws from China Open


September 29th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) World No.1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the China Open tennis tournament in the wake of a negative report from his ... Read more...

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Djokovic overcomes Nadal to win US Open


September 13th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 13 (IANS) Top seed Novak Djokovic captured his third major title of the year at the US Open by dismissing second seed Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, ... Read more...

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US Open: Nadal ousts Murray, sets up final clash with Djokovic


September 11th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Defending champion Rafael Nadal denied Andy Murray's search for his first Grand Slam title with a tough four-set victory over the British top player ... Read more...

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Got the balance a little bit wrong against Nadal: Murray


July 2nd, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Britain's Andy Murray admitted taking too many risks against Spaniard Rafael Nadal in his Wimbledon semi-final loss Friday.Murray's loss means Britain will have to wait ... Read more...

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Ex-Wimbledon king Connors says he can make Murray a champion


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 3 (ANI): Former Grand Slam champion Jimmy Connors has claimed that he can reverse top British tennis star Andy Murray's alarming form slump and convert him into a champion."Murray's ... Read more...

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Historic Roland Garros’ fate as home of French Open hangs in balance


February 12th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb 12(ANI): The fate of Roland Garros as the historic home of the French Open from 2016 onwards is due to be announced on Sunday by the French Tennis Federation ... Read more...

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Laver backs Murray for Grand Slam glory


February 7th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7(ANI): British tennis star Andy Murray has been backed by Australian legend Rod Laver to win numerous Grand Slams during his career.Laver, the only player to have won all four ... Read more...

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Paes-Bhupathi lose Australian Open final to Bryan brothers (Lead)


January 29th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi's hopes of completing a career Grand Slam were dashed with their 3-6, 4-6 defeat at the hands of American twins Mike and Bob ... Read more...

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Dulko-Pennetta win Australian Open women’s doubles title


January 28th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne. Jan 28(ANI): Argentine Gisela Dulko and her Italian partner Flavia Pennetta won the women's doubles title of the Australian Open by defeating Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko on Friday.The top ranked ... Read more...

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Lara roots for Paes-Bhupathi


January 28th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) She may not be a tennis freak, but Bollywood beauty Lara Dutta is sincerely hoping that her fiance Mahesh Bhupathi wins the men's doubles Australian Open ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Sania, Somdev go down fighting (Lead)


January 17th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza put on a spirited performance against former World No.1 and winner of seven Grand Slams Justine Henin of Belgium to go up a set ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Paes, Bhupathi to turn back the clock


January 16th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Old Indian warhorses Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will play together on the circuit after nine years in the chase to complete a career Grand Slam by ... 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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Hewitt to assess tennis future after 2011 grand slams


January 11th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.11 (ANI): Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt has said that he will assess his future in the sport after seeing his performance in the grand slam tournaments of 2011.Ranked 54 in ... Read more...

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Bopanna, Qureshi launch peace campaign


January 3rd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 3 (IANS) They might as well be called Messengers of Peace as much as a top doubles combination in the making.The India-Pakistan doubles combination of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam ... Read more...

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McEnroe advises Australian tennis champ Hewitt to consider retirement


November 11th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov.11 (ANI): John McEnroe has advised Lleyton Hewitt to consider retirement.In Sydney for the Champions Downunder tournament starting at Homebush Bay today, the seven-time grand slam champion said 56th-ranked Hewitt, was ... Read more...

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Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujajic Got Engaged!


October 23rd, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujajic planned to take their relationship to the next level by getting engaged. The net has gone viral since the time, the ... Read more...

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CWG Tennis: Jamie Murray wants to make most of lifetime opportunity


October 5th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Scot Jamie Murray is not a stranger to the Indian capital. He was here a decade ago for a tournament and is aware of ... Read more...

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Djokovic predicts Nadal to be world’s best ever tennis star


September 15th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): US Open finalist and Serb tennis star Novak Djokovic has predicted that World Number One Rafael Nadal will become the greatest player of all time.The Spanish maestro ... Read more...

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Nadal wins US Open to seal career Grand Slam


September 14th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 14(ANI): World No. 1 Rafael Nadal claimed a thrilling four-set victory over Serbia's third-seeded Novak Djokovic to secure his first US Open title and complete a career Grand ... Read more...

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