Tennis

Delhi gets ready for Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer clash in IPTL

The marquee clash between a vintage Roger Federer and classy Rafael Nadal — the two great legends of the game — will be awaited keenly by the fans as the third leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) begins here from Thursday. The two legends had contrasting 2015 season before touching down the national capital for the high-profile event, which is the brainchild of India’s very own doubles hero

Roger Federer set to play mixed doubles with Martina Hingis in Rio Olympics

Roger Federer is expected to play mixed doubles with fellow Swiss national Martina Hingis at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio, Le Matin Dimanche newspaper reported, revealing what the paper called a “Dream Team”.   There had been widespread speculation that the two Swiss stars would team up. Hingis had reportedly made the offer to play with Federer and was waiting for a response from the winner of 17 Grand

Looking forward to IPTL 2: Mahesh Bhupathi

After a successful season last year, Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL) founder and star tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi said he is looking forward to second edition of the tournament starting on December 2. “It was fairly successful (last year). We are looking forward to it. It is growing slowly,” he told reporters after playing a mixed doubles exhibition match where he paired with legendary Martina Navratilova against the Leander Paes-Sania Mirza

Roger Federer breaks Novak Djokovic's 23-match winning streak at ATP Tour Finals

Swiss maestro Roger Federer brought world number one Novak Djokovic’s 23-match winning record to an end by defeating the latter in their round-robin clash at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Federer defeated Djokovic in straight sets to progress through to the semi finals of the tournament. The third seed clinched a 7-5, 6-2 win over the Serbian in Stan Smith Group in a match that lasted for one hour

Novak Djokovic to face Marin Cilic for US Open final spot

Novak Djokovic defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) to reach the US Open semi-finals, a 21st last-four spot in his last 22 Grand Slams. The top seed and 2011 champion, playing in his 26th consecutive quarter-final at the majors, claimed his 55th match win in New York. Djokovic, this year`s Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, also enjoyed his fifth win in five meetings against Lopez and will take

Roger Federer downs Novak Djokovic for seventh Cincinnati title

Roger Federer moved into pole position for a US Open title run on Sunday, capturing his seventh Cincinnati Masters with a dominant 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 win over Novak Djokovic. The 34-year-old Swiss star added the Serbian world number one to a victims` list which included Andy Murray in the semi-finals, capping a near-perfect week for the 17-time Grand Slam winner. Federer was playing his first tournament since falling to Djokovic

Novak Djokovic matches Rafael Nadal in rankings

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic held on to the World No.1 spot with 13,845 points in the latest rankings released on Monday. Djokovic has thus matched the achievement of Spain’s Rafael Nadal of topping the rankings for 56 weeks in a row. The Serb’s next target will be John McEnroe’s record of topping the charts for 58 consecutive weeks, reports Efe. The rankings remained unchanged this week as Swiss Roger

Amelie Mauresmo inducted into Hall of Fame

France`s Amelie Mauresmo, a two-time Grand Slam winner and former world number one, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday. Expectant mum Mauresmo wasn`t able to attend the ceremony — on the penultimate day of the ATP`s Hall of Fame Championships in Newport — but there were plenty of luminaries on hand to pay tribute to her career. “It`s an honor to have my career celebrated

Roger Federer left wondering if he can conquer Wimbledon again

When Roger Federer saw Novak Djokovic sharing a victory embrace with wife Jelenain the corridor leading to the men`s locker room at Wimbledon, the Swiss must have wondered if he will ever himself get a chance to experience such a moment again. Mirka Federer cut a forlorn figure on Centre Court as she held up her phone to take pictures of her husband holding aloft the silver runners-up plate after

Novak Djokovic sweeps to third Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic withstood a ferocious challenge from Roger Federer to successfully defend his Wimbledon men’s singles title – the third of his career – and claim his ninth Grand Slam trophy as a professional. The world No.1 recovered superbly from the disappointment of missing seven set points to open up a two-set lead, hitting back to beat the 17-time Grand Slam champion 7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3. The top two players in the world treated

Sania Mirza seals historic Wimbledon crown with Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis won her first Wimbledon title since 1998 when she and partner Sania Mirza captured the women`s double trophy on Saturday. Hingis, 34, and 28-year-old India star Mirza came from a set down and 2-5 behind in the final set to beat Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5. It was the top seeds` first Grand Slam title as a team having only decided to

Red-hot Roger Federer into 10th Wimbledon final, beats Andy Murray

Roger Federer and Andy Murray served up a men’s semi-final of the very highest quality at Wimbledon on Friday, but it was the Swiss seven-time champion who had all the answers on his way to a 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 victory over the Scottish No.3 seed. The result means Federer moves into his tenth Wimbledon final where he will face world No.1 Novak Djokovic after the Serbian beat Richard Gasquet earlier on Centre Court. Federer