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

Published on Feb 05, 2023 12:02 AM IST

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

Djokovic beats Tsitsipas to secure record-extending 10th Australian Open title

World No.4 Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to secure an unprecedented 10th Australian Open title at the iconic Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. With the impressive win, the 35-year-old Serb has also reclaimed the World No.1 spot in the men's rankings.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia uses a towel to wipe off his face while playing against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during the men's singles final at the Australian Open(AP)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia uses a towel to wipe off his face while playing against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during the men's singles final at the Australian Open(AP)
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 05:27 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Australian Open final Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Novak Djokovic: All you need to know

Ahead of the blockbuster Australian Open final between nine-time champion Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Melbourne Park, we take a look at the head-to-head record, key stats and records in line for the match...

Novak Djokovic; Stefanos Tsitsipas
Novak Djokovic; Stefanos Tsitsipas
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 03:38 PM IST

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Australian Open 2023 Final Highlights

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Australian Open 2023 Final Highlights: Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) to win his 10th title at the Australian Open and 22nd Grand Slam title in his career. 

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Australian Open 2023 Final Live Score(AFP)
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Australian Open 2023 Final Live Score(AFP)
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 05:25 PM IST

Australian Open final: How Tsitsipas can defeat the indomitable Djokovic

Ahead of the blockbuster meeting in the Australian Open final on the Rod Laver Arena, we take a tactical dive into the factors that could help Stefanos Tsitsipas beat nine-time champion Novak Djokovic...

Stefanos Tsitsipas with Novak Djokovic
Stefanos Tsitsipas with Novak Djokovic
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 03:39 PM IST
ByAratrick Mondal

Australian Open 2023 final, Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Live Streaming

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas, Australian Open 2023 men's singles final live streaming: All you need to know about live streaming details, match timing and venue.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas play in the men's singles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament on January 29. (AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas play in the men's singles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament on January 29. (AFP)
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 03:37 PM IST

Aryna the 'neutral' achieves Australian Open glory

The Belarusian, playing as an individual as Russian and Belarus players are barred from playing under the flags of their countries due to the Ukraine invasion, rallied to beat Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina

Tennis - Australian Open - Women's Singles Final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 28, 2023 Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina REUTERS/Loren Elliott TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Women's Singles Final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 28, 2023 Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina REUTERS/Loren Elliott TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 10:33 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

Sabalenka comes from behind victory to beat Rybakina in Australian Open final

Aryna Sabalenka beat Elena Rybakina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Australian Open women's singles final to win her maiden Grand Slam

Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina (REUTERS)
Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina (REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 05:26 PM IST

Australian Open Final, Sabalenka vs Rybakina: Where the battle could be decided

Ahead of the blockbuster meeting in the Australian Open final on the Rod Laver Arena between Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina, we take a tactical dive into the factors that could decide the summit clash.

Aryna Sabalenka; Elena Rybakina
Aryna Sabalenka; Elena Rybakina
Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:14 AM IST
ByAratrick Mondal

Australian Open final Aryna Sabalenka vs Elena Rybakina: All you need to know

Ahead of the blockbuster Australian Open final between Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina at the Melbourne Park, we take a look at the head-to-head record, key stats and records in line for the match...

Aryna Sabalenka; Elena Rybakina
Aryna Sabalenka; Elena Rybakina
Published on Jan 28, 2023 10:26 AM IST
ByAratrick Mondal

Elena Rybakina Vs Aryna Sabalenka Australian Open 2023 Final Live Streaming

Elena Rybakina Vs Aryna Sabalenka Australian Open 2023 women's singles final Live Streaming: All you need to know about live streaming details, match timing and venue.

In Australian Open 2023 women's singles finals, Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina will lock horns with Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka on Saturday.
In Australian Open 2023 women's singles finals, Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina will lock horns with Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka on Saturday.
Published on Jan 28, 2023 07:18 AM IST

Djokovic tops Paul; to face Tsitsipas in Australian Open final

Djokovic’s parents and brother are in town for the tournament for the first time since he claimed major trophy No. 1 there back in 2008, but his father stayed away from the match after getting caught up in a flap connected to spectators who brought banned Russian flags on site earlier in the week.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Tommy Paul of the U.S. in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)(AP)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Tommy Paul of the U.S. in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)(AP)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 04:48 PM IST
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Tsitsipas beats gutsy Khachanov to reach first Australian Open final

Tsitsipas, who had crashed three times at the semi-final stage at Melbourne Park, will take on favourite Novak Djokovic or Tommy Paul for the title.

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after defeating Karen Khachanov of Russia in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)(AP)
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after defeating Karen Khachanov of Russia in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)(AP)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 03:16 PM IST
Reuters |

And that's a wrap: Mirza-Bopanna lose in the Australian Open mixed doubles final

The last dance at the Slam stage done, the final act of Mirza's inspirational career beckons.

 Brazil's Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos pose with the trophy after their victory against India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna during the mixed doubles final on day twelve of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 27, 2023. (AFP)
Brazil's Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos pose with the trophy after their victory against India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna during the mixed doubles final on day twelve of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 27, 2023. (AFP)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 11:56 AM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Watch: Sania Mirza left teary-eyed during emotional farewell speech

More than the loss, it was the goodbye that left Sania teary-eyed during her emotional farewell speech after the match.

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
Published on Jan 27, 2023 09:07 AM IST

Sania denied fairytale ending; suffers loss with Bopanna in AUS open final

The Indian duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna faced a straight-set defeat in the final of the Australian Open mixed doubles.

India's Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza in the mixed doubles final against Brazil's Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)(AP)
India's Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza in the mixed doubles final against Brazil's Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)(AP)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 08:43 AM IST
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