Tennis


roger federer, tennis news, indian express
June 23, 2017 1:25 am

Roger Federer, who skipped the entire claycourt season after winning the Australian Open and claiming titles at Indian Wells and Miami this year, will next play defending champion Florian Mayer

Aegon championships, marin cilic, cilic
June 22, 2017 6:35 pm

Fourth seed Marin Cilic, winner of the prestigious Wimbledon warm-up event in 2012, romped through the first set in 24 minutes but was given more of a workout in the second by Stefan Kozlov of USA. The Croatian won 6-0, 6-4 to advance.

French Open 2017, Kei Nishikori, Indian Express
June 22, 2017 6:21 pm

Kei Nishikori's Wimbledon preparations suffered a setback when he was forced to retire injured from his Halle Open round of 16 match against Russian Karen Khatchanov.

Tommy Haas, sports news, Tennis
June 22, 2017 6:15 pm

Tommy Haas, 2016 junior champion Denis Shapovalov and British women Laura Robson, Heather Watson and Naomi Broady are among the players receiving wild-card invitations to Wimbledon. The All England Club announced on Wednesday 10 of the 16 players it will be awarding entry to the main draw.

Simona Halep, Aegon International, Indian Express
June 22, 2017 5:47 pm

French Open runner-up Simona Halep was awarded a wildcard entry to feature at the Aegon International in Eastbourne next week, organisers said on Thursday. Halep enjoyed a strong clay court season, claiming the Madrid title and reaching the final at Roland Garros and Rome.

June 22, 2017 11:50 am

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga joined the exodus of seeds at the Aegon Championships after being outplayed by Gilles Muller at a boiling hot Queen's Club. He had no answer to Muller's swinging serve as he bowed out 6-4 6-4.

June 22, 2017 12:38 am

Boris Becker released a statement on his Twitter handle in which he said that he was "dissapointed" and would make an application to have the bankruptcy order "set aside immediately."

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June 22, 2017 12:11 am

A Bankruptcy Court registrar in London declared Boris Becker bankrupt for not repaying a debt he owed since 2015 "One has the impression of a man with his head in the sand,'' said the registrar.

Jordan Thompson, thompson, Queen's Club, andy murray, murray, tennis, indian express
June 21, 2017 9:09 pm

Jordan Thompson had never won a Tour-level grass-court match before and the world number 90 wasn't even in the tournament when he woke up on Tuesday morning. But 24 hours later he was the talk of the tennis world.

Denis Shapovalov, Tommy Haas, wimbledon wildcard, wimbledon news, tennis news, sports news
June 21, 2017 8:49 pm

Tommy Haas played his first Wimbledon 20 years ago and reached the semi-finals in 2009, when he lost to Roger Federer.

novak djokovic, eastbourne tennis, tennis news, novak djokovic grass season, wimbledon, sports news, indian express
June 21, 2017 8:07 pm

When Novak Djokovic takes court on grass for the first time this season, he will hope to turn things around from a disappointing first half of the season where things have not planned out on hard court or on clay.

andy murray, andy murray tennis, queens club tennis championships, tennis news, sports news, indian express
June 21, 2017 4:49 am

Murray put in a sloppy and error-prone display in losing to 90th-ranked Jordan Thompson 7-6 (4), 6-2, joining Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic in getting eliminated on a day of shocks at the Wimbledon warmup event.

Davis Cup, World Group Play-Off, Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Canada
June 20, 2017 10:46 pm

India had defeated Uzbekistan 4-1 in Bangalore earlier this year to reach the playoffs round for the fourth successive year. India would be happy to have avoided higher-ranked countries such as Argentina, Germany and Czech Republic in the draw, which was conducted in London.

Nick Kyrgios, Queen's Club Championship, Wimbledon, French Open, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
June 20, 2017 3:14 pm

After putting his head in his hands and lying on the court for a few minutes after the slip, Kyrgios needed a medical time-out. When he resumed, he went on to squander two break points before losing the first set 7-3 in a tie-break and then deciding to retire from the contest.

Gael Monfils, Gerry Weber Open, Dominic Thiem, Richard Gasquet, David Ferrer
June 20, 2017 1:59 pm

Gael Monfils lost 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to French compatriot Richard Gasquet, who saved 11 of the 13 break points he faced and won in just over two hours despite Monfils' 22 aces to his one. Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the No. 8, was also beaten in the first round of the grass-court tournament.

Johanna Konta, Nottingham, Slovakia, Magdalena Rybarikova. Donna Vekic
June 20, 2017 1:25 am

Johanna Konta, who is playing in the Aegon Classic at Edgbaston this week, says that she will not be embracing any of the likely hype and intends to try to prepare as normal - inside her "bubble"

June 20, 2017 1:07 am

Petra Kvitova only recently returned to competition after a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic in December left her with an injured left hand. Psychologically, the violent attempted robbery clearly left a scar.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, French Open, Queen's Club Championships, Renzo Olivo vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
June 19, 2017 9:22 pm

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga outplayed his compatriot Adrian Mannarino 6-2 6-2 in the opening round of the traditional Wimbledon warm-up event in his first match since suffering a four-set defeat by little-known Argentine Renzo Olivo at Roland Garros.

roger federer, tennis news, indian express
June 19, 2017 5:43 pm

Roger Federer returned to the court, after Miami Open, on the grass of Stuttgart but he lost 6-2, 6-7, 4-6 to 302nd ranked German Haas. Now he faces Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun in the opening match in Halle as he chases a ninth title.

Donna Vekic, Croatia, Indian Express
June 19, 2017 2:34 pm

Croatia's Donna Vekic came from a set down to win the Nottingham grasscourt event in a pulsating final against Britain's Johanna Konta on Sunday to remind the tennis world why she was once considered one of the game's hottest prospects.

den bosch open, wimbledon, Anett Kontaveit, tennis news, sports news, indian express
June 18, 2017 11:16 pm

Anett Kontaveit, who had already reached one WTA final and beaten world number one Angelique Kerber this season, overcame a dip in concentration at the start of the second set to earn victory in just under an hour and a quarter.

Luxembourg, Gilles Muller, Den Bosch, Ivo Karlovic, ATP World Tour
June 18, 2017 9:40 pm

With a combined age of 72, it was the oldest singles final on the ATP World Tour since Hong Kong in 1976 when 42-year-old Ken Rosewall defeated 30-year-old Ilie Nastase. Earlier, Estonia's Anett Kontaveit won her first tour title in the women's final, beating Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-2 6-3.

Andy Murray, Tennis, Indian Express
June 18, 2017 7:55 pm

Before the Wimbledon kicks off, Murray will have another challenge - which is at the Queen's Club (Aegon Championships) next week and Murray will be looking to an impact there. However, what he must also be wary about is to be fit for the Wimbledon.

Angelique Kerber, Aegon Classic, Simona Halep, Edgbaston, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
June 18, 2017 7:09 pm

Angelique Kerber is the latest big name to have pulled out of the Aegon Classic following Simona Halep's withdrawal with an ankle complaint. Kerber is chasing an elusive first title this year after failing to get past the third round in her last five tournaments.

Gilles Muller, Ivo Karlovic, Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic, Den Bosch
June 18, 2017 11:22 am

Gilles Muller, seeded four, used all his experience against an opponent 14 years younger in romping through the second set. After a tight first set, it was a disappointing ending for Zverev, currently ranked at a career-high number 10 in the world.

Johanna Konta, Nottingham, Slovakia, Magdalena Rybarikova. Donna Vekic
June 18, 2017 10:58 am

Johanna Konta, who was born in Australia but took British citizenship five years ago, is aiming to become the first British woman to win a WTA event on home soil since Virginia Wade at Eastbourne in 1975. Wimbledon, which Wade won in 1977, is not part of the WTA Tour.

Andy Murray, Tennis, Indian Express
June 17, 2017 10:52 pm

Andy Murray believes that he can compete at the top level for only another "couple of years" even though Roger Federer has proved that it is possible to win major titles at the age of 35. Murray will start the grasscourt season at the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.

marin cilic, mischa zverev, sacscha zverev, tennis news, sports news, indian express
June 17, 2017 4:12 am

Rising German Alexander Zverev also advanced to the last four, as did Luxembourg's Gilles Muller meaning the top four seeds have also survived to the semis.

June 16, 2017 11:06 pm

Cheered on by the home crowd the world number eight eased through the first set but fell a break behind in the second before upping her game to avoid a deciding set.

tomas berdych, tennis news, french open, indian express
June 16, 2017 8:18 pm

Tomas Berdych now joins already-eliminated top seeds Roger Federer and Grigor Dimtrov on the sidelines. Lopez, ranked 33rd in the world, will now face either 39-year-old veteran Tommy Haas, who beat Federer in the previous round, or Germany's Mischa Zverev,

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June 16, 2017 7:47 pm

Serena Williams shared a video on Instagram where she fluently hit the ball from the back of the court on both forehand and backhand sides with her sparring partner. She is expected to deliver her baby in eight weeks time.

Rohan Bopanna, Rohan Bopanna news, Rohand Bopanna coaching, Rohan Bopanna matches, sports news, sports, tennis news, Tennis, Indian Express
June 16, 2017 5:58 pm

Rohan Bopanna has claimed that despite India's success in doubles category, a lack in quality of coaches will see the singles crown elude the country. He also vouched for a proper development of players from the grassroots levels.

Simon Halep, birmingham open, tennis, sports news, indian express
June 16, 2017 1:07 am

Halep, the beaten finalist in the French Open last week, is the latest top player to pull out from the event after Czech world number three Karolina Pliskova opted to rest her injured elbow ahead of Wimbledon.

tomas berdych, tennis news, french open, indian express
June 16, 2017 1:07 am

Despite 16 aces, Dimitrov failed to convert any of his three break-point chances. Janowicz will next play either Benoit Paire or Peter Gojowczyk. Third-seeded Tomas Berdych also advanced, beating Bernard Tomic 7-6 (4), 6-2.

June 16, 2017 12:50 am

Fellow Croatian Ivo Karlovic also used his serve to great effect, losing only eight points on his delivery in a 6-4 6-1 victory over wildcard Stefan Kozlov. World number seven Cilic failed to convert any of three set points in the opening set tiebreak against Serb Tipsarevic,

Ramkumar Ramanathan, atp250 ricoh open, rico open
June 15, 2017 5:48 pm

In the singles events, Ramkumar Ramanathan advanced to second round of the Challenger event at Citta di Caltanissetta, Italy with a 6-2 4-6 7-6(6) win over Austria's Sebastian Ofner. Leander Paes and his American partner Lipksy went down fighting 4-6 4-6