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Leander Paes inspects his Olympic medal-winning racket along with Todd Martin, the CEO of International Tennis Hall of Fame. (PHOTO: Leander Paes via X)

Leander Paes, India’s first entrant in International Tennis Hall of Fame, looks back at his career and Indian tennis’ transformation

December 21, 2023 08:53 IST

In a freewheeling interview after becoming the first Indian player to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Leander Paes looks back at the challenges and looks at the future


If needed, we will play in Pakistan says AITA secretary general after team selection

December 18, 2023 08:16 IST

All-India Tennis Association (AITA) announced a five-member squad for India’s Davis Cup World Group 1 playoff tie against Pakistan on February 3-4.

The Sports Column By Sandeep Dwivedi

When Amitabh Bachchan was mistaken for Vijay Amritraj and other stories about the Hall of Famer who introduced India to the worldPremium Story

December 18, 2023 12:49 IST

The Chennai hunk, India's finest, beat Rod Laver and Jimmy Connors once and got a hotel-ful of posh Floridans going in search of Kolhapuri chappals he proudly wore.

Chris Evert at her tennis academy in Boca Raton, Fla

Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert diagnosed with a recurrence of ovarian cancer

December 9, 2023 09:47 IST

Former World No. 1 says has started another round of treatment. In December 2021, she was diagnosed with an early stage of ovarian cancer

Rafael Nadal says that he will return to playing at the Brisbane International in Australia

Tennis: Rafael Nadal announces comeback, set to return playing in Australia

December 2, 2023 07:15 IST

22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal is set to make his return to professional tennis at the Brisbane International in January after being sidelined for a year with a hip flexor injury

Davis Cup: Jannik Sinner vs Novak Djokovic

Can Jannik Sinner use Davis Cup triumph against Novak Djokovic as springboard to next level?

November 28, 2023 23:09 IST

Injuries and perceived mental frailties have held him back against big guns in the past. The win against Djokovic can be his breakthrough to top league.

Davis Cup

Why Novak Djokovic was fuming after being asked to undergo dope test 90 minutes before Davis Cup match

November 27, 2023 08:22 IST

Novak Djokovic says he 'has pre-match routines, doesn't need the distraction'; The Serb said he had never been asked to give a dope test an hour and a half before a match in his entire career.

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Tennis: Will Rafael Nadal make his comeback at Australian Open? Grand Slam chief still confident

November 24, 2023 18:14 IST

Australian Open chief executive Craig Tiley remains confident Rafael Nadal will play in Melbourne; The Spaniard, who hasn’t played a competitive match since this year’s Australian Open, revealed earlier this year that he plans for 2024 to be his final season on tour.

Nadal Djokovic

Rafael Nadal: ‘Until now I didn’t know if I would play tennis again someday, and now I genuinely believe I will’

November 17, 2023 18:31 IST

Earlier, Australian Open director Craig Tiley announced that Nadal is set to feature in the season-opening Grand Slam, Down Under. But Nadal had been non-committal in the public.

India vs Pakistan Davis Cup

India, Pakistan drawn in Davis Cup again, PTF refuses to play at neutral venueSign In to read

September 22, 2023 08:12 IST

Unlike in 2019, when the two nations played in Kazakhstan, Pakistan Tennis Federation president says they will refuse to play the tie outside their country


Roger Federer match-worn outfit from 20th major title run expected to fetch 29 lakhs at auction

September 20, 2023 22:25 IST

Not just any shirt and shorts, of course. An online auction that starts Wednesday is offering a Federer outfit from his winning run at the 2018 Australian Open. That was his 20th and final Grand Slam title

Rohan Bopanna Davis Cup

Rohan Bopanna ends Davis Cup career with a win as India beat Morocco 4-1Sign In to read

September 18, 2023 17:36 IST

In a touching moment, 43-year-old veteran, draped in the Tricolour, lays his India jersey in the centre of the court to raucous applause.

Sumit Nagal

Davis Cup: India start tamely as lower-ranked Morocco hold them 1-1 on opening daySign In to read

September 17, 2023 13:41 IST

Morocco’s Dlimi, ranked 557, defeats Mukund, ranked 345, before Sumit Nagal levelled the tie

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic: How the wars shaped tennis’s all-conquering warriorPremium Story

September 16, 2023 19:39 IST

The years of Balkan unrest forged Djokovic with the ideals that make him—the Inat, philosophical inclinations, ‘cranky’ training, half-smile and dry humour.

Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Switzerland's Leandro Riedi during the Davis Cup group stage match.

Davis Cup: Andy Murray dedicates win to grandmother after missing funeral

September 16, 2023 01:30 IST

Andy Murray said: "Today's a tough day for me. It's actually my gran's funeral today. I'm sorry to my family that I'm not able to be there, but yeah, gran, that one's for you."

Rohan Bopanna

Davis Cup: Heat, unpredictable weather could negate home advantage for IndiaSign In to read

September 16, 2023 11:28 IST

Matches would start two hours late, players trained in short bursts and took frequent breaks to beat the heat

Rohan Bopanna Davis Cup 2023

India hope to revamp Davis Cup ambitions in home tie against MoroccoSign In to read

September 15, 2023 08:04 IST

The current state of Indian tennis – only two singles players are in the world’s top 200 – mirror’s Davis Cup team’s slide down to World Group 2 this year.

Novak Djokovic Serbia

Novak Djokovic: International acknowledgment of his greatness may be grudging, but Serbian legend is intent on making more historySign In to read

September 14, 2023 19:15 IST

A record 24th Grand Slam title, most weeks as No. 1, most Major finals, are not enough for him to be satisfied.

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Emotional Novak Djokovic breaks down in tears during celebration of US Open win with Serbia basketball teamSign In to read

September 13, 2023 07:48 IST

Novak Djokovic won his 24th Slam singles title Sunday by beating Daniil Medvedev and subsequently received a heartwarming reception from fans in Serbia.

Simona Halep

Simona Halep banned for four years for anti-doping rule violations, star set to appeal

September 12, 2023 21:39 IST

The 31-year-old Romanian former Wimbledon and French Open champion has been provisionally suspended since October 2022 after testing positive for banned blood-booster roxadustat at the U.S. Open last year.

Davis Cup

Davis Cup: Indian team has balance going into Morocco tie, says Rohit Rajpal

September 12, 2023 20:29 IST

The tie will be the last for 43-year-old Bopanna, who finished runner-up in the US Open men's doubles along with Australian partner Mathew Ebden.

Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic

‘Novak, what are you still doing here?’: Daniil Medvedev asks Djokovic when is he planning to slow downSign In to read

September 11, 2023 08:20 IST

Medvedev joked during the trophy presentation saying, "I feel like I have not a bad career and I have 20 titles, you have 24 Grand Slams."

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic celebrates No 24 with a tribute to Kobe Bryant, who wore that number and became a friend

September 11, 2023 07:36 IST

After winning the US Open, Djokovic put on a blue T-shirt that honored the Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, no longer chasing history but making his own, wins 24th Grand Slam at US Open after war of attritionSign In to read

September 12, 2023 07:10 IST

Despite Daniil Medvedev turning the final into a physical baseline slug fest, Djokovic patiently picked him apart to get another set of all-time records tumbling.

Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz withdraws from Spain’s Davis Cup team

September 10, 2023 12:05 IST

Alcaraz, the defending champion at New York, exited this year's final major after suffering a defeat to third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia on Friday.

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