Updated on Sep 18, 2022 04:57 PM IST
In the first match of the day, a doubles contest, Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni paired up to look for the win which would keep India in the tie but lost 3-6, 6-3, 3-6 to Casper Ruud and Viktor Durasovic at the Hakons Hall in Lillehammer.
ANI | , Lillehammer
However, the 20-time Grand Slam winner's long-time coach had dropped a huge bombshell ahead of the tournament, which has cast a serious doubt over his Laver Cup participation.
Federer's response came in reply to Alcaraz's touching tribute for the Swiss tennis legend after his retirement announcement last Thursday.
The last time Federer had faced Nadal was in an exhibition match in Cape Town in 2020 where the Swiss legend had won 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
Ramkumar, the number one singles player for India, failed to live up to expectations as he suffered a 1-6, 4-6 loss to his lower-ranked opponent Durasovic in one hour and 16 minutes on Friday night.
Published on Sep 17, 2022 01:28 PM IST
Federer had earlier announced his intention to retire from tennis next week at the end of the Laver Cup event in London where the two rivals will reunite one last time for Team Europe.
Alcaraz lost 6-7(3) 6-4 6-2 to Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime in their Davis Cup Finals group-stage clash on Friday.
Updated on Sep 17, 2022 09:31 PM IST
Reuters | , Valencia
Just as against the United States in their opening tie on Wednesday, Murray and doubles world number one Salisbury took to the court with the tie locked at 1-1.
Published on Sep 17, 2022 07:42 AM IST
Reuters | , Glasgow
The Serbian tennis star wrote a heartwarming note for Roger Federer as the 41-year-old called time on a stellar career on Thursday.
Her frequent injury breakdowns have pegged her back but she's learning to trust the process and it's helping.
Published on Sep 16, 2022 08:01 PM IST
There was a small part in Nadal's post that went unnoticed for tennis fans where he teased one last event with Federer.
Federer on Thursday announced his retirement from tennis with the Laver Cup next week slated to be his final appearance. He is however set to reunite with Nadal for Team Europe in the three-day contest.
During his prime, Swiss marvel Roger Federer used to earn $2 million per event to play tennis in exhibition tournaments. Federer remained the highest-paid tennis player for 17 straight years.
On Friday, Serena did the same when Federer shocked world tennis with his intention to retire from the sport next week after the Laver Cup in London. Taking to Instagram, Serena shared a priceless message for the legend.
As Roger Federer is all set to bid adieu to the sport next week at Laver Cup, we take a look at the tennis legend's incredible career in numbers
Published on Sep 16, 2022 07:42 AM IST
Tennis legend Roger Federer has hung up his racket at the age of 41, having won 20 grand slam titles in his decorated career. The Swiss maestro won a record eight Wimbledon titles, six Australian Open titles, five US Open titles and One French Open title in his career spanning more than two decades.
Published on Sep 16, 2022 07:16 AM IST
Third-seeded Magda Linette of Poland thrashed Oksana Selekhmeteva of Russia 6-2, 6-0 to storm into the last eight of the Chennai Open WTA 250 tennis tournament here on Thursday.
Updated on Sep 15, 2022 11:44 PM IST
There were greats before him. There will be greats after him. But few have brought as much joy to so many with just a swing of their racquet. Roger Federer is so loved simply because of the kind of guy he is.
Swiss marvel Roger Federer has confirmed that the former World No.1 will retire from the sport after the Laver Cup 2022. From Rafael Nadal to Billie Jean, here's how the tennis fraternity reacted to Federer's announcement.
Rafael Nadal, a long-time rival of Roger Federer, paid a heartwarming tribute to the Swiss tennis great as the latter announced his retirement on Thursday.
Roger Federer announced his retirement from competitive tennis on Thursday and tributes have been pouring from all corners of the world for the Swiss great since.
Roger Federer announced his retirement from professional tennis on Thursday, confirming that the Laver Cup 2022 will be his last competitive appearance.
Roger Federer has been battling against a knee injury, for which he underwent three operations in the last two years.
Roger Federer drew the curtains on arguably the greatest career in the history of the sport in a lengthy statement which he also read out and posted both the text and audio on his social media handles.
Former World No.1 Roger Federer has revealed that he will retire from professional tennis after the Laver Cup.
Germany had lost their previous eight meetings against France and captain Michael Kohlmann was pleased to make "positive history" after their first win over them in 84 years.
Updated on Sep 15, 2022 11:45 AM IST
Carlos Alcaraz arrived in Valencia a day before Spain was scheduled to face Serbia in the group stage.
Published on Sep 15, 2022 01:26 AM IST
The key member of India’s tennis brigade of the 1950s, he was playing and non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team, later becoming a successful commentator in the game.
Published on Sep 14, 2022 08:36 PM IST
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