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Tennis Premier League Talent Days culminates with a bang in Mumbai at MSLTA

Published on Nov 28, 2022 12:33 PM IST

The Talent Day initiative has been a crucial component of the league that not only helps structure the sport from the grassroots level but also provides the athletes with the right kind of exposure to grow.

Players from all four age groups competed in the event, Boys U-14, Girls U-18, women, and men.
Players from all four age groups competed in the event, Boys U-14, Girls U-18, women, and men.

Top Indian tennis stars assemble for Petroleum meet ahead of busy season

The PSPB tournament will see India's Davis Cup players face off against each other.

The PSPB tournament will see India's Davis Cup players face off against each other
The PSPB tournament will see India's Davis Cup players face off against each other
Published on Nov 27, 2022 11:13 PM IST

Rohan Bopanna and I want to be a top team, win Slams: Matthew Ebden

The Australian doubles specialist will team up with Rohan Bopanna for the 2023 season and is confident they can be among the best pairs in tennis.

The world No 26 will be in India next month to play in the Tennis Premier League(Credit: Matthew Ebden/Twitter )
The world No 26 will be in India next month to play in the Tennis Premier League(Credit: Matthew Ebden/Twitter )
Updated on Nov 27, 2022 06:43 PM IST

'Federer was the toughest opponent from the Big Three. He was...': Denis Istomin

Speaking to Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview, Istomin talks about the fourth season of TPL, tennis in India, his career and battles against the Big Three.

Denis Istomin(Instagram)
Denis Istomin(Instagram)
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 08:30 PM IST

Djokovic surmounts drama to headline tennis in 2022

The 21-time Slam winner had so much going against him, and yet as he ended with the ATP Finals crown last week his peers knew he is still the man to beat.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with his trophy after defeating Norway's Casper Ruud (AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with his trophy after defeating Norway's Casper Ruud (AP)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 12:23 AM IST

Novak Djokovic beats Casper Ruud to win record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title

Djokovic sealed victory in style with his ninth ace to collect the title for the first time since 2015 in front of a rapturous crowd.

Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the men's singles final against Norway's Casper Ruud(REUTERS)
Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the men's singles final against Norway's Casper Ruud(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 07:39 AM IST

Home bombed, family forced to flee: Ukraine's Orlov plays on amid the war

He was travelling after a tournament in India when Russian invaded his home nation on February 24. Since then he has lived a nomadic life on the tennis tour, hoping the hostilities end soon

Vladyslav Orlov is Ukraine's No. 4 men's tennis player.(Vladyslav Orlov/Facebook)
Vladyslav Orlov is Ukraine's No. 4 men's tennis player.(Vladyslav Orlov/Facebook)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 12:08 AM IST

Novak Djokovic sets up meeting with Casper Ruud in ATP final championship

If Djokovic wins the final, he will claim the biggest prize in tennis history, cashing in $4,740,300 for lifting the tournament trophy undefeated.

Casper Ruud; Novak Djokovic
Casper Ruud; Novak Djokovic
Published on Nov 20, 2022 09:45 AM IST

Novak Djokovic beats Taylor Fritz to reach final of ATP Finals

The Serb will face either third-seeded Casper Ruud or Andrey Rublev in Sunday’s final as he attempts to win his first title at the event since 2015 and match Roger Federer’s record.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against United States' Taylor Fritz during their singles semifinal tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against United States' Taylor Fritz during their singles semifinal tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP)
Published on Nov 19, 2022 10:13 PM IST

Attack-minded Manika Batra first Indian woman to win Asian Cup TT medal

Shaking off her poor form earlier in the year, she bounced back after a semi-final defeat to win the bronze medal playoff in the tournament held in Bangkok

Indian paddler Manika Batra(AP/File Photo)
Indian paddler Manika Batra(AP/File Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2022 12:19 AM IST

Andrey Rublev overcomes Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach ATP semi-final in Turin

Rublev won 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the semifinals for the first time. He will face third-seeded Casper Ruud.

Russia's Andrey Rublev celebrates after winning against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals(AP)
Russia's Andrey Rublev celebrates after winning against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals(AP)
Published on Nov 19, 2022 09:55 AM IST

Novak Djokovic downs Daniil Medvedev in thriller to stay unbeaten in ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic was in stunning form, beating Daniil Medvedev to stay unbeaten in the ATP Finals in Turin, on Friday.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against Russia's Daniil Medvedev during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin.(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against Russia's Daniil Medvedev during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin.(AP)
Published on Nov 18, 2022 11:32 PM IST

Nadal has his say on Djokovic being granted visa to play Australian Open 2023

Djokovic has since been fighting to overturn the decision so that he can fly Down Under for the 2023 season, and earlier this week, the Serb was served with the delightful news of his visa van getting overturned. On Thursday, Rafael Nadal opened up on the decision.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic
Published on Nov 18, 2022 11:14 AM IST

PTL bloomed in 5 yrs & India's tennis talent found its feet. What's next?

In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times ahead of the tournament, Aditya Khanna, the co-founder of the PTL, talked about the impending season, what the future holds for PTL and the participation of Matthew Ebden.

Aditya Khanna, the co-founder of the PTL(Instagram/Aditya Khanna)
Aditya Khanna, the co-founder of the PTL(Instagram/Aditya Khanna)
Published on Nov 18, 2022 10:07 AM IST

ATP Finals: Fritz beats Auger-Aliassime, to face Djokovic in semi-finals

In the second semi-final, Casper Ruud Ruud will face the winner of Friday’s match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev.

Taylor Fritz celebrates after winning against Felix Auger-Aliassime during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin(AP)
Taylor Fritz celebrates after winning against Felix Auger-Aliassime during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin(AP)
Published on Nov 18, 2022 07:41 AM IST

Rafael Nadal signs off with win, avoids matching worst run

Rafa Nadal may be heading home but he made sure he avoided matching his worst ever losing sequence with a 7-5 7-5 victory over Norway's Casper Ruud at the ATP Finals on Thursday.

Nadal celebrates after winning his group stage match against Norway's Casper Ruud(REUTERS)
Nadal celebrates after winning his group stage match against Norway's Casper Ruud(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 10:54 PM IST

Djokovic crushes Rublev to reach last four in Turin, Tsitsipas downs Medvedev

Rublev, who like Djokovic had won his opening match at the year-ender, capitulated when serving to stay in the opener, losing the set as Djokovic thumped a backhand return winner. The second set was a non-event as five-time champion Djokovic roared to victory in little more than an hour.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against Russia's Andrej Rublev during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.AP/PTI(AP11_16_2022_000272B)(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against Russia's Andrej Rublev during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.AP/PTI(AP11_16_2022_000272B)(AP)
Published on Nov 17, 2022 07:58 AM IST

Nadal eliminated from ATP Finals, Alcaraz to finish year at No. 1

Nadal needed to win the tournament to take the rankings top spot from compatriot Alcaraz, but straight-set losses to Fritz on Sunday and Felix Auger-Aliassime earlier on Tuesday left him needing Ruud to lose in straight sets to keep his hopes alive.

Spain's Rafael Nadal waves as he leaves after losing his round-robin match against Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime on November 15, 2022 at the ATP Finals tennis tournament in Turin. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)(AFP)
Spain's Rafael Nadal waves as he leaves after losing his round-robin match against Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime on November 15, 2022 at the ATP Finals tennis tournament in Turin. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 07:25 AM IST

Canada's Auger-Aliassime crushes Nadal at ATP Finals

Felix Auger-Aliassime left Rafa Nadal's title hopes at the ATP Finals in tatters as he beat the struggling Spaniard 6-3 6-4 in round-robin action at the Pala Alpitour Stadium on Tuesday.

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after missing a point against United States' Taylor Fritz during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)(AP)
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after missing a point against United States' Taylor Fritz during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)(AP)
Published on Nov 15, 2022 09:39 PM IST

Novak Djokovic granted visa to play in 2023 Australian Open: Local media

Djokovic, who is Serbian, was deported from Australia in the leadup to the Grand Slam in January after he declined to be vaccinated. The former world No. 1 was originally barred from the country until 2025.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022.AP/PTI Photo(AP11_15_2022_000025B)(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022.AP/PTI Photo(AP11_15_2022_000025B)(AP)
Published on Nov 15, 2022 12:39 PM IST

Djokovic downs Tsitsipas, Rublev overcomes Medvedev at ATP Finals 2022

Djokovic's outstanding serving, mighty forehand and all-court defence delivered him a ninth straight win over Tsitsipas in their Red Group match.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against Stefanos Tsitsipas during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against Stefanos Tsitsipas during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals(AP)
Published on Nov 15, 2022 07:43 AM IST

Rublev battles back to down Medvedev in ATP Finals opener

Rublev said he was cramping towards the end of the contest before winning with a 37-shot rally on match-point, after which he dropped to the floor in delight.

Andrey Rublev(REUTERS)
Andrey Rublev(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 11:22 PM IST

Fritz beats Nadal at ATP Finals; Ruud downs Auger-Aliassime

After a close-fought opening set, Fritz dominated the second as the American secured a 7-6 (3), 6-1 victory over the top-seeded Nadal.

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after missing a point against United States' Taylor Fritz during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals(AP)
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after missing a point against United States' Taylor Fritz during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals(AP)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 07:27 AM IST

With Next Gen, Nakashima joins elite, exciting pack

The American Nakashima may not have yet whipped up the kind of buzz his fine young talents have at the elite level, but the 2022 Next Gen champion is quietly shaping up as a quality next in line.

Brandon Nakashima (AP)
Brandon Nakashima (AP)
Published on Nov 13, 2022 10:27 PM IST

Nadal vs Tsitsipas vs Alcaraz - Scenario to finish 2022 as No.1 after ATP Finals

Here stands the scenarios for Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Carlos Alcaraz to end 2022 as the world no.1…

Rafael Nadal; Carlos Alcaraz; Stefanos Tsitsipas
Rafael Nadal; Carlos Alcaraz; Stefanos Tsitsipas
Published on Nov 13, 2022 11:38 AM IST

ATP Finals 2022: Format, groups, schedule, where to watch online and TV, time

Here is all you need to know about ATP Finals 2022 - format, groups, schedule, streaming details, and time in IST.

ATP Finals 2022 - All you need to know(Getty)
ATP Finals 2022 - All you need to know(Getty)
Published on Nov 12, 2022 09:14 AM IST

The tricky junior to pro transition in tennis - what India’s top players advise

A lot of Indian youngsters tend to stumble in that jump from the junior level to turning professional, either taking it too early, too late or with misdirected steps.

There are two contrasting schools of thought among Indian coaches vis-a-vis the switch(Getty)
There are two contrasting schools of thought among Indian coaches vis-a-vis the switch(Getty)
Updated on Nov 11, 2022 06:41 PM IST

Nadal, Kyrgios set for mouth-watering battle as groups for United Cup revealed

The groups were announced on Thursday and one of the biggest awaited clash could be one between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios in Group D.

Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios(Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios(Getty Images)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 08:32 PM IST

Rafael Nadal avoid Djokovic collision in ATP Finals group; full line-up revealed

Nadal is the top-seeded player at the tournament for the fifth time in his career, while Djokovic will be aiming to equal Roger Federer's stunning record of six year-end titles.

Novak Djokovic; Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic; Rafael Nadal
Published on Nov 10, 2022 07:19 PM IST
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