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Dominic Thiem loses at Rio Open, falling to 1-2 in 2023

Updated on Feb 21, 2023 08:21 AM IST

Thiem lost in the first round of the Rio Open on Monday, falling to Thiago Monteiro 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (2).

Austria's Dominic Thiem serves against Croatia's Borna Coric during their Davis Cup qualifying tennis match between Croatia and Austria, in Rijeka on February 5, 2023. (Photo by Denis LOVROVIC / AFP)(AFP)
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Bengaluru Open: Sasikumar, Prajnesh book berths in final qualifying round

Mukund Sasikumar and Prajnesh Gunneswaran put in good displays to seal berths in the final qualifying round of the Bengaluru Open.

Mukund Sasikumar in action.
Updated on Feb 19, 2023 11:27 PM IST

New-look Bengaluru Open promises treat for tennis lovers with tough field

In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times Digital, Sunil Yajaman, Tournament Director and Joint Secretary of KSLTA, talks about sustaining Bengaluru Open through Covid, the new sponsorship deal and expectations from the 2023 edition of the tournament.

Sunil Yajaman, Tournament Director of Bengaluru Open and Joint Secretary of KSLTA
Published on Feb 19, 2023 09:56 AM IST
ByAratrick Mondal, Kolkata

Iga Swiatek sweeps aside Jessica Pegula to retain Qatar Open title

Doha was also Swiatek's first title last year, and the start of a 37-match winning streak which included her second grand slam title at the French Open.

Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates with the trophy after winning the final match against Jessica Pegula (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 18, 2023 11:22 PM IST
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Sumit Nagal's run in Chennai Challenger halted in semis

The player, on a comeback after hip surgery, lost to American Nicolas Morena in straight sets

India's Sumit Nagal returns to USA's Nicolas Moreno De Alboran during their men's singles semifinals match at the Chennai Open 2023(PTI)
Published on Feb 18, 2023 06:59 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Sumit Nagal reaches first ATP Challenger semis in 16 months

Nagal, with a career-high ranking of 122 in 2020, last reached a Challenger semi-final at the Sibio Challenger in October 2021

Chennai: India's Sumit Nagal returns to Britain's Jay Clarke during their men's singles quarterfinals match at the Chennai Open 2023 tennis tournament, in Chennai, Friday, Feb. 17, 2023. Nagal won the match 6-1, 6-4. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar) (PTI02_17_2023_000110B)(PTI)
Updated on Feb 17, 2023 08:12 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Bengaluru Open announces new title sponsor for 2023 edition

The Bengaluru Open, organized by the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) has been providing fans and players with world-class tennis experiences since 2015.

Bengaluru Open gets new title sponsors(Bengaluru Open)
Updated on Feb 16, 2023 10:10 AM IST

Indian star Sumit Nagal gets wild card at Bengaluru Open 2023

The 25-year-old former India No. 1 is the first wild card entrant at the fifth edition of the prestigious ATP Challenger event, which will be organised by the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) at the KSLTA Stadium in Bengaluru.

Sumit Nagal
Published on Feb 14, 2023 07:00 PM IST

Plenty of tennis talk as Devvarman hosts Nagal in Chennai

Sumit Nagal, the former India No 1 who is on a comeback after hip surgery in 2021, is being guided by the former India star. The 25-year-old has qualified to the main draw of the ATP Challenger in Chennai

Sumit Nagal in action(PTI)
Published on Feb 13, 2023 08:05 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Wu Yibing becomes first Chinese man to win ATP title with Dallas Open triumph

Before this week, no Chinese man had ever reached a tour-level final in the professional era or defeated a top 10 opponent.

Wu Yibing(Twitter/@DALOpenTennis)
Published on Feb 13, 2023 07:27 AM IST
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Chennai wildcard to Borg's son irks some in Indian tennis

The 19-year-old son of the Swedish 11-time Grand Slam champion was handed one of three wildcards for the maindraw, the other two going to Indian players

Leo Borg is tennis legend Bjorn Borg's son.(Instagram)
Published on Feb 11, 2023 08:26 PM IST

Novak Djokovic on Indian Wells entry list but expected to miss out again

Djokovic is expected to be barred from travelling to the United States to compete due to his ongoing refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Adelaide International - Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, Australia - January 8, 2023 Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during the final match against Sebastian Korda of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 10, 2023 07:54 AM IST
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Emma Raducanu given Indian Wells wild card

Raducanu struggled with injuries and inconsistent play last year and has seen her world ranking plummet to 80.

Britain's Emma Raducanu (USA TODAY Sports)
Published on Feb 10, 2023 07:52 AM IST
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Venus 'overwhelmed' by hamstring injury, preparing for rehab grind

Williams was set to play in her 22nd Australian Open after being given a wildcard but the twice finalist sustained the injury while preparing at the Auckland Classic.

File image of Venus Williams.(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 08, 2023 10:44 AM IST
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Sania Mirza, Bethanie Mattek-Sands crash out of Abu Dhabi Open in first round

Sania Mirza, a six-time Grand Slam winner, is set to retire from professional tennis after playing in the Dubai Tennis Championships beginning February 19.

Sania Mirza(File Photo)
Updated on Feb 07, 2023 01:48 PM IST

Davis Cup: India relegated to World Group II after losing Playoff 2-3 to Denmark

The pair of Yuki Bhambri and Rohan Bopanna lost 2-6 4-6 in just 65 minutes to the home team combo of Rune and Johannes Inglidsen.

Rohan Bopanna, center, and Yuki Bhambri, right, of India in action during the Davis Cup double tennis match between Johannes Ingildsen and Holger Rune of Denmark against Yuki Bhambri and Rohan Bopanna of India, in Hilleroed, Denmark, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. (AP)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 12:02 AM IST

Holger Rune beats Yuki Bhambri, Sumit Nagal levels it up for India

Yuki Bhambri, India's former top-100 singles pro who has shifted focus to doubles on the professional tour, was no match to the 19-year-old Dane in a 6-2, 6-2 defeat that ended in just 58 minutes.

Sumit Nagal
Updated on Feb 04, 2023 12:44 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Nick Kyrgios pleads guilty to assaulting ex-girlfriend but avoids conviction

The incident, alleged to have taken place in December 2021, has not been detailed, but national broadcaster ABC has reported that it involved his former girlfriend.

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios arrives on crutches to the magistrate's court in Canberra on February 3, 2023. - Kyrgios will try to have an assault charge against him dismissed on mental health grounds. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 10:20 AM IST
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Djokovic played Australian Open with 3cm tear in hamstring, says Tiley

Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic said after the final that the world number one battled the injury, which would have forced most players to quit.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup trophy following his victory against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in the men's singles final match on day fourteen of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 29, 2023. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --(AFP)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 05:34 PM IST
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Novak Djokovic's US Open fate revealed after Indian Wells hopes shattered

The Serb managed to get his visa ban overturned in Australia and responded to the forgettable Covid episode with his 22nd Grand Slam haul in Melbourne Park. Will he now be allowed to enter U.S as well?

Serbia's Novak Djokovic(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 08:58 PM IST

ATP finds 'insufficient evidence' on abuse allegations against Alexander Zverev

In October 2021, the ATP had launched an investigation into allegations levelled by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova, who said in a magazine interview that Zverev was emotionally and physically abusive to her during their relationship.

Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 19, 2023 Germany's Alexander Zverev walks off the court after losing his second round match against Michael Mmoh of the U.S. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 07:16 PM IST
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Former World No. 10 Lucas Pouille headlines singles field at Bengaluru Open 2023

The prestigious ATP Challenger event will be organised by the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) at the KSLTA Stadium in Bengaluru.

Lucas Pouille
Published on Jan 31, 2023 06:48 PM IST

Leading Mexico players snub Davis Cup tie over differences with federation

Led by Santiago Gonzalez, Alejandro Hernandez and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, the players said they will not take part in the Feb. 4-5 Group I playoff tie in Metepec, State of Mexico.

A view of Raquet Park during a Davis Cup Americas Zone Group I second round singles tennis match between Brazilian tennis player Guilherme Clezar and Colombian tennis player Daniel Galan in Barranquilla, Colombia. (Luis Acosta / AFP)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 08:20 AM IST
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Djokovic's blunt reaction to GOAT debate, fires warning to Nadal on Slam race

The debate for who is the greatest of all time (GOAT) in tennis was once again reignited by Novak Djokovic on Sunday night after he crushed Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to lift his 10th Australian Open title, a record-extending feat, and level Rafael Nadal in terms of most Grand Slams held

Rafael Nadal; Novak Djokovic
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 08:29 PM IST

Nadal speaks out on Australian Open winner Djokovic equalling his Slam record

Rafael Nadal spoke out on Djokovic equalling his Slam record while Roger Federer shared a priceless five-word post.

Rafael Nadal with Roger Federer; Novak Djokovic
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 09:00 PM IST

Novak Djokovic makes it a perfect No 10 at the Australian Open

The Serb captured a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam title with a straight-sets win over Stefanos Tsitsipas, which also will see him regain the world No 1 ranking.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts as he holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas (AP)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 11:28 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Alcaraz breaks silence on Djokovic dethroning him to become world no.1

After the change in ranking, Alcaraz broke his silence on Djokovic dethroning him and on his 22nd Grand Slam haul

Novak Djokovic; Carlos Alcaraz
Published on Jan 29, 2023 09:49 PM IST

Where does Djokovic stand in all-time Grand Slam list with Nadal, Federer?

Where does this unprecedented 10th Australian Open title leave Novak Djokovic in the all-time Grand Slam list with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer? Let's have a look.

Roger Federer; Novak Djokovic; Rafael Nadal
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 08:33 PM IST

10th Australian Open, equalling Nadal's Slam haul: All records Djokovic scripted

Novak Djokovic claimed a record-extending 10th Australian Open title after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6(4), 7-6(5) and also levelled Rafael Nadal's record of 22 Grand Slam crowns.

Rafael Nadal; Novak Djokovic
Published on Jan 29, 2023 06:23 PM IST

Watch: Djokovic left inconsolable after claiming 10th Australian Open title

It was an emotional win for Novak Djokovic on Sunday night at the Melbourne Park. He has done it nine previous times, each having its own very significance in his illustrious career. But the 10th one surely stood out for Djokovic, who was left in tears

Novak Djokovic in tears after 10th Australian Open title
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 05:51 PM IST
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