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Djokovic, Li wobble but advance

March 13, 2014 3:27:43 am

Djokovic’s next opponent is the big-serving Croatian Marin Cilic, who recorded his 20th win this season with a 6-4 6-3 over Spain’s Tommy Robredo.

Novak Djokovic survives hiccup, advances at Indian Wells

March 12, 2014 11:34:05 am

Djokovic had a little hiccup when he dropped second set but was otherwise untroubled.

WTA raises doubts over Mahesh Bhupathi-promoted ITPL, questions off-season timing

March 12, 2014 10:13:33 am

WTA, which has turned to Asia to grow its sport, is unclear how Indian Tennis Premier League is going to pan out.

Alexandr beats great

March 12, 2014 10:16:44 am

Ukraine’s Dolgopolov saves match points to beat defending champ and No.1 Rafa Nadal.

Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova knocked out of Indian Wells Masters

March 11, 2014 4:26:46 pm

First, Sharapova went down to qualifier Giorgi. Then, Nadal followed on main stadium court, losing 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5).

Novak Djokovic progresses, Tsonga crashes out at Indian Wells

March 10, 2014 3:02:52 pm

Djokovic is off to a slow 2014 and has only defeats at the Australian Open and the Dubai Open.

Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal survive scares at Indian Wells

March 10, 2014 11:19:23 am

Murray topped Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, and the third-seeded Wawrinka beat Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 7-5.

Azarenka bagelled in loss

March 9, 2014 1:55:05 am

Davis broke serve seven times en route to 6-0 7-6(2) victory as she pounced on the 2012 champion's second serve.

Questions over big league

March 6, 2014 5:31:30 pm

Player commitment will be the key if the organisers hope to portray this as a serious tournament.

Andre Agassi to skip ITPL if it clashes with Thanksgiving holiday

March 4, 2014 10:57:26 am

The IPTL is scheduled to begin in Singapore on November 28, the day after Thanksgiving.

Baby Fed follows in big man’s steps

March 3, 2014 2:15:54 am

Anderson carried momentum into third with another early break but handed back initiative with a double fault on break point in the eighth game of deciding set.

Rafael Nadal’s Indian summer

March 3, 2014 2:38:28 pm

Four teams were drafted for the ambitious tournament, created by Mahesh Bhupathi, on Sunday in Dubai.

‘Home boy’ Roger Federer claims Dubai title

March 2, 2014 2:07:49 pm

Federer's win extends his record of winning at least one title a year to 14 consecutive years.

World No. 1, 2, 3 sign up for Mahesh Bhupathi’s pro tennis league

March 1, 2014 1:36:47 am

It was reported earlier this week that Nadal would be paid close to $1 million per night by the IPTL.

Emperor strikes back: Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in Dubai semis

March 1, 2014 1:30:08 am

Federer beats Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in Dubai SF to snap three-match losing streak.

Roger Federer shows glimpses of form in Becker hammering

February 26, 2014 10:27:47 pm

Federer has never made a more eye-catching start to this tournament.

Rohan Bopanna-Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi progress in Dubai

February 25, 2014 2:38:21 pm

Bopanna and Qureshi held their nerves to edge past the Russian-Romanian pair in the Super Tie-Breaker.

Rafa conquers Rio, makes clay record

February 25, 2014 12:12:37 pm

Nadal looked more comfortable in the final and improved his record on clay to 298 wins and 21 losses, the best in the Open Era.

After Delhi Open triumph, Somdev Devvarman jumps 18 places in ATP rankings

February 24, 2014 3:32:58 pm

Somdev Devvarman's career best rank was 62, which he achieved in July 2011.

Rafael Nadal beats Alexandr Dolgopolov to win Rio Open

February 24, 2014 10:38:50 am

The Spaniard Rafael Nadal declined to talk about his back, focusing instead on the victory.

Rafa saves match points to make final, meets Dolgopolov

February 24, 2014 3:50:00 am

Andujar had two match points in the third-set tiebreaker but couldn’t convert either.

Somdev Devvarman ends singles title drought with Challenger

February 24, 2014 10:09:43 am

In the final, Somdev Devvarman beat Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazhakhstan 6-3, 6-1 in less than an hour.

Somdev gets a shot at summit

February 23, 2014 2:25:06 am

Beats Donskoy 6-4, 6-2, makes Delhi Open final

“We’ll have to be more consistent to reach Somdev’s level”

February 23, 2014 2:11:33 am

Yuki Bhambri will take a few days’ break after his early exit in the Delhi Challenger and then hit the hard court swing in the US.

Singles, but not alone

February 23, 2014 2:07:42 am

Yuki, Somdev and, now, Ramkumar, have ensured that India have more options on the first day of the Davis Cup.

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