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Rafael Nadal loses to 50th-ranked Lloyd Harris in Washington

Published on Aug 06, 2021 08:34 AM IST

A night after needing three sets and more than three hours to get by, Nadal was eliminated 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 by 50th-ranked Lloyd Harris of South Africa under the lights on Thursday at the hard-court tournament.

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts during a match against Lloyd Harris, of South Africa, at the Citi Open tennis tournament.(AP)
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts during a match against Lloyd Harris, of South Africa, at the Citi Open tennis tournament.(AP)
AP | , Washington

Tokyo Olympics: Khachanov powers past Carreno Busta to reach men's singles final

The 12th seed, a former top-10 player who has struggled for consistency in the last three seasons, produced an impressive display in Tokyo to dispatch Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-3.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Men's Singles - Semifinal - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Karen Khachanov of the Russian Olympic Committee in action during his semifinal match against Pablo Carreno of Spain(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Men's Singles - Semifinal - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Karen Khachanov of the Russian Olympic Committee in action during his semifinal match against Pablo Carreno of Spain(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 30, 2021 01:52 PM IST
AFP |

'I can die': Medvedev survives extreme heat at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Daniil Medvedev was struggling so much with the suffocating heat and humidity at the Ariake Tennis Park on Wednesday that at one point the chair umpire, Carlos Ramos, asked him if he could continue playing.

Russia's Daniil Medvedev(AFP)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev(AFP)
Updated on Jul 28, 2021 06:43 PM IST
AP | , Tokyo

Badminton fraternity mourns death of legendary Nandu Natekar

Natekar, who played a bit of cricket and tennis at the national level before becoming an international shuttler, died in Pune on Wednesday.

File photo of legendary badminton player Nandu Natekar.(Twitter/@himantabiswa)
File photo of legendary badminton player Nandu Natekar.(Twitter/@himantabiswa)
Published on Jul 28, 2021 12:33 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Tokyo Olympics: Tsitsipas gets revenge on Tiafoe to make third round

The Greek third seed downed American Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4 under the centre court roof at Ariake Tennis Park, where all play on outside courts was delayed an hour by morning drizzle.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, reacts after defeating Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, during the second round of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.(AP)
Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, reacts after defeating Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, during the second round of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.(AP)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 09:24 AM IST
AFP |

Olympics- Japan's Osaka returns to spotlight in Centre Court Games opener

Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam champion and world number two, has not played a competitive match since pulling out of the French Open in May.

Naomi Osaka during training.(REUTERS)
Naomi Osaka during training.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 23, 2021 09:12 AM IST
Reuters | , Kuala Lumpur

Sania Mirza: Need to punch way beyond our weight to make a mark in Tokyo Olympics

Tennis star Sania Mirza will be representing India with Ankita Raina at the Women’s Doubles Tennis at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, which will start from July 23.

Tennis player Sania Mirza will fly out to Tokyo for Olympics next week
Tennis player Sania Mirza will fly out to Tokyo for Olympics next week
Published on Jul 23, 2021 12:20 AM IST
BySugandha Rawal

Deemed 'extreme risk' nation, India denied entry into ITF World Junior Finals

The Indian team has been denied entry into the upcoming ITF World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov as India has been classified as 'extreme risk' nation in Covid times.

Tennis representative image. (Getty Images)
Tennis representative image. (Getty Images)
Published on Jul 22, 2021 07:23 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Osaka to play at US Open, 'Big Three' lead men's field

Osaka will be part of a women's field at the U.S. Open that will also include world number one Ash Barty, who lifted her second major title at Wimbledon earlier this month.

FILE PHOTO: Naomi Osaka.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Naomi Osaka.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 21, 2021 11:34 PM IST
Reuters |

AITA to refer Bopanna's recording act to ethics committee

Seeking to clear the air around the negative perception created by comments of Bopanna and Sania Mirza, the AITA put on record how it aggressively pursued the case of Bopanna and Divij Sharan for an entry into the Games, between June 28 and July 16.

India's Rohan Bopanna(REUTERS)
India's Rohan Bopanna(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 20, 2021 09:01 PM IST
PTI |

AITA says why did Bopanna not qualify on his own after player accuses federation

AITA says why did Bopanna not qualify on his own after player accuses it of misleading on nomination

File image of Rohan Bopanna.(Getty Images)
File image of Rohan Bopanna.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 19, 2021 09:01 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Coco Gauff to miss Tokyo 2020 Olympics after testing positive for virus

“It has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA at the Olympics, and I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future.”

FILE PHOTO: Jul 3, 2021; London, United Kingdom; Coco Gauff (USA) seen celebrating whilst playing Kaja Juvan (SLO) on Centre Court in the women’s third round at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)
FILE PHOTO: Jul 3, 2021; London, United Kingdom; Coco Gauff (USA) seen celebrating whilst playing Kaja Juvan (SLO) on Centre Court in the women’s third round at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)
Published on Jul 19, 2021 08:21 AM IST
AP |

Sumit Nagal makes singles cut for Tokyo Olympics, AITA pairs him with Bopanna

Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal on Friday made the cut for the men's singles event of the Tokyo Olympics as large-scale withdrawals pushed him inside the qualification mark.

India's Sumit Nagal(AP)
India's Sumit Nagal(AP)
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 06:26 PM IST
PTI |

French Open champ Krejcikova reaches Prague quarterfinals

The French Open champion will next face her doubles partner and Czech compatriot Katerina Siniakova.

Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova holds the French Open tennis tournament women's cup, left, and women's doubles cup during a photocall.(AP)
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova holds the French Open tennis tournament women's cup, left, and women's doubles cup during a photocall.(AP)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 11:13 AM IST
AP |

Tennis player de Minaur has Covid-19, out of Tokyo Olympics

The Australian Olympic team's chef de mission Ian Chesterman told media in Tokyo on Friday that de Minaur was “shattered” over the news.

Australia's Alex de Minaur tested positive for Covid-19(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Alex de Minaur tested positive for Covid-19(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 09:51 AM IST
AP |

Novak Djokovic posts he is in for Tokyo Olympics

Djokovic, 34, posted Thursday on Twitter that he had booked his flight and was proud to represent Serbia at the Olympics.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic will play in the Tokyo Olympics(HT_PRINT)
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic will play in the Tokyo Olympics(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 07:24 AM IST
AP |

Germany's Kerber pulls out of tennis event at Tokyo Games

Kerber, a three-times Grand Slam winner, won the silver medal in the women's singles event at the 2016 Rio Games.

FILE PHOTO: Jul 8, 2021; London, United Kingdom; Angelique Kerber (GER) seen on court playing Ashleigh Barty (AUS) in the womenÕs singles quarter final match at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)
FILE PHOTO: Jul 8, 2021; London, United Kingdom; Angelique Kerber (GER) seen on court playing Ashleigh Barty (AUS) in the womenÕs singles quarter final match at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)
Published on Jul 15, 2021 06:51 PM IST
Reuters |

Tennis Hall of Famer Shirley Fry Irvin passes away at 94

Shirley Fry won her first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open in 1951, when she beat her friend and doubles partner Doris Hart.

Shirley Fry Irvin(Twitter)
Shirley Fry Irvin(Twitter)
Published on Jul 15, 2021 09:50 AM IST
AP |

2 Wimbledon matches under Investigation over suspicious betting patterns: Report

The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) is in charge of launching investigations into potential match-fixing incidents.

All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London: File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London: File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 01:04 PM IST
ANI | , London

Johanna Konta pulls out of Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19

Konta joins the long and illustrious list of big-ticket players such as Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Serena Williams, Simona Halep and Bianca Andreescu in missing the Olympics.

Britain's Johanna Konta poses with the Nottingham Open trophy: File Image(Action Images via Reuters)
Britain's Johanna Konta poses with the Nottingham Open trophy: File Image(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jul 14, 2021 08:27 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

20-time Grand Slam champion Federer could not go past the quarter-final stage in the 2021 Wimbledon after he was knocked by Hubert Hurkacz.

Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during his quarter-final match against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon. (REUTERS)
Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during his quarter-final match against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 13, 2021 11:21 PM IST

Djokovic and the 20 slam club

A third cog in the all-time Grand Slam men’s singles record wheel was an implausible notion a decade ago, but the Serb has made ample room for himself.

Novak Djokovic with the Wimbledon trophy after winning his final match against Italy's Matteo Berrettini.(File photo)
Novak Djokovic with the Wimbledon trophy after winning his final match against Italy's Matteo Berrettini.(File photo)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 06:18 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

Canada's Bianca Andreescu withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

Andreescu is the latest big-ticket player to opt-out of the July 23-August 8 Games. The likes of Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Nick Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem, Simona Halep and Stan Wawrinka have already announced their decisions to skip Olympics.

Canada's Bianca Andreescu(AP)
Canada's Bianca Andreescu(AP)
Updated on Jul 13, 2021 07:45 AM IST

Now that Novak Djokovic has No. 20, why doubt Slam bid?

Just look at him now, all the way up to 20 Slam trophies, the same as the other members of the Big Three, by virtue of winning Wimbledon with a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Matteo Berrettini in Sunday's final.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his final match against Italy's Matteo Berrettini.(Pool via REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his final match against Italy's Matteo Berrettini.(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 12, 2021 11:17 PM IST
AP | , Wimbledon, England

Legend John McEnroe makes huge prediction about Djokovic's Grand Slam tally

Seven-time Major winner John McEnroe, after the Wimbledon 2021 final, said Novak Djokovic's ability to thrive under pressure can take his tally to at least 25.

Tennis legend John McEnroe (left) makes huge prediction about Novak Djokovic's Grand Slam tally.(REUTERS)
Tennis legend John McEnroe (left) makes huge prediction about Novak Djokovic's Grand Slam tally.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 12, 2021 05:42 PM IST

'Have a lot of other goals': Wimbledon champ Barty sets sight on Tokyo Olympics

After winning the Wimbledon 2021 title, which happens to be her second Grand Slam triumph, World No.1 Ash Barty has set her sight on the upcoming Tokyo Olympics with an eye on scripting more history.

Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 10, 2021 Australia's Ashleigh Barty during a press conference after winning the women's singles final against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova Pool via REUTERS/Joe Toth(REUTERS)
Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 10, 2021 Australia's Ashleigh Barty during a press conference after winning the women's singles final against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova Pool via REUTERS/Joe Toth(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 12, 2021 04:50 PM IST

'The cutest': Djokovic reacts to viral video of gifting his racquet to young fan

In an adorable video that has gone viral on social media, Novak Djokovic, after winning the Wimbledon 2021 final against Matteo Berrettini, ran over to a young girl who stood court-side and presented her with his racquet.

Novak Djokovic gives young fan his racquet after Wimbledon win, reacts to viral video on social media.(TWITTER/WIMBLEDON)
Novak Djokovic gives young fan his racquet after Wimbledon win, reacts to viral video on social media.(TWITTER/WIMBLEDON)
Updated on Jul 12, 2021 04:27 PM IST

Djokovic becomes first player to qualify for ATP Finals after Wimbledon win

Novak Djokovic became the first player to qualify for this year's ATP Finals after the world number one tied Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal's record with his 20th major at Wimbledon on Sunday.

Novak Djokovic becomes first player to qualify for ATP Finals after Wimbledon win.(REUTERS)
Novak Djokovic becomes first player to qualify for ATP Finals after Wimbledon win.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 12, 2021 04:02 PM IST
Reuters |

World No.1 Djokovic unsure about going to Tokyo Games

"I'll have to think about it," the 34-year-old told reporters in London after winning his sixth Wimbledon title. "My plan was always to go to Olympic Games.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic shows off the winners trophy to the crowd as he walks around Centre Court after defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Pete Nichols/Pool Via AP)(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic shows off the winners trophy to the crowd as he walks around Centre Court after defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Pete Nichols/Pool Via AP)(AP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 11:58 PM IST
Reuters |

Roger Federer congratulates Novak Djokovic on winning 20th career grand slam

The Swiss ace, who was looking for his 21st slam at the Wimbledon lost in the quarter final. On Sunday Federer took to Twitter to congratulate Djokovic.

A fan holds a placard in support of Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final match on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.(AP)
A fan holds a placard in support of Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final match on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.(AP)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 11:19 PM IST
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