January 29, 2020 10:45 am
MELBOURNE, Jan 29: Defending champion Novak Djokovic set up a semi-final showdown with ‘Big Three’ rival Roger Federer at the Australian Open on Tuesday with a thumping 6-4 6-3 7-6(1) victory over Canada’s hapless Milos Raonic.
January 28, 2020 11:20 am
MELBOURNE, Jan 28: Ash Barty stormed into her maiden Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday with an emphatic 7-6(6) 6-2 win over Petra Kvitova that avenged her defeat to the hard-hitting Czech in last year’s quarter-final at Melbourne Park.
January 26, 2020 15:45 pm
MELBOURNE, Jan 26: World number one Rafa Nadal renews his rivalry with Nick Kyrgios in a blockbuster fourth-round clash at the Australian Open on Monday, as the Spaniard prepares for the trickiest test of his Melbourne campaign.
January 26, 2020 14:45 pm
MELBOURNE, Jan 26: Novak Djokovic continued his imperious progress through the Australian Open draw on Sunday, negotiating a potentially tricky encounter with Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 6-4 to reach the last eight at Melbourne Park for the 11th time.
January 26, 2020 12:01 pm
MELBOURNE, Jan 26: In-form Canadian Milos Raonic pounded down 35 aces and 55 winners to overcome Croatian Marin Cilic 6-4 6-3 7-5 on Sunday and become the first man to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.
January 23, 2020 13:30 pm
MELBOURNE, Jan 23: Roger Federer displayed imperious form to canter into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday with a 6-1 6-4 6-1 thumping of Serb Filip Krajinovic, leaving the 20-time Grand Slam champion feeling a “little bit sorry” for his opponent.
January 22, 2020 13:36 pm
MELBOURNE, Jan 22: Defending champion Novak Djokovic despatched Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito 6-1 6-4 6-2 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
January 21, 2020 14:05 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 21: Maria Sharapova hasn’t won a tournament since 2017, and her ranking slipped to 136th by the end of last year. After a 6-3, 6-4 loss to 19th-seeded Donna Vekic at the Australian Open on Tuesday, former No. 1-ranked Sharapova is now on a run of three first-round exits at Grand Slam events.
January 21, 2020 13:06 pm
MELBOURNE, Jan 21: Defending champion Novak Djokovic began his Australian Open title defence on Monday with a landmark 900th career victory on the Tour on an opening day where heavy rains suspended play on the outer courts.
January 18, 2020 20:32 pm
MELBOURNE, Jan 18: Australian Open top seed Rafa Nadal entered his third decade as a professional ranked No. 1 in the world and the 33-year-old Spaniard says he is surprised to be at the summit of the men’s game given his long and varied history of injuries.
January 18, 2020 11:47 am
MELBOURNE, Jan 18: Roger Federer is bidding for a third title in four years at Melbourne Park and a record-extending 21st Grand Slam trophy but having not played competitive tennis since November the Swiss is keeping a lid on expectations.
January 17, 2020 12:33 pm
Melbourne, Jan 17: List of Australian Open men’s singles champions since the event began in 1905
January 12, 2020 12:50 pm
SYDNEY, Jan 12: Rafael Nadal was coming off a really late night, and was determined to finish work before midnight on the eve of the inaugural ATP Cup final against Serbia.
January 11, 2020 20:25 pm
SYDNEY, Jan 11: Rafael Nadal secured a come-back victory against Australia’s Alex De Minaur at the ATP Cup in Sydney on Saturday, propelling Spain into the final of the inaugural event to play the Novak Djokovic-led Serbian team.
January 8, 2020 13:37 pm
MELBOURNE, Jan 8: Former world number one Maria Sharapova will be awarded a world card to play in this month’s Australian Open, the organizers of the year’s first Grand Slam said on Wednesday.
December 31, 2019 12:45 pm
SYDNEY, Dec 31 : Former world number one Maria Sharapova will return to tournament action at the Brisbane International next month after being awarded a wildcard to play in the Australian Open warm-up.
December 31, 2019 11:45 am
Melbourne, Dec 31 : World number 13 Kei Nishikori has pulled out of next month’s Australian Open as he is yet to fully recover from right elbow surgery, tournament organizers announced on Monday.
December 29, 2019 18:30 pm
LONDON, Dec 29: Andy Murray has withdrawn from next month’s Australian Open because of a pelvic injury, the three-time Grand Slam champion’s management team announced on Saturday.
December 29, 2019 16:45 pm
Bengaluru, Dec 29: India’s veteran tennis player Leander Paes announced on Wednesday that 2020 would be his “farewell year” as a professional before he hangs up his racket.
December 29, 2019 14:10 pm
WASHINGTON, Dec 29: Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation.
September 27, 2019 16:35 pm
LISBON, Sept 27: David Haggerty has been re-elected as President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after claiming more than 60 percent of votes in the first round of voting at the governing body’s Annual General Meeting in Lisbon on Friday.
September 25, 2019 13:44 pm
POKHARA, Sept 25: Chairperson of Rashtriya Prajatantra Party Kamal Thapa has bagged the title of ITF Senior Tennis Tournament (among the age group of 55 and above) held in Pokhara.
September 19, 2019 17:38 pm
KATHMANDU, Sept 19:Nepal’s number one female tennis star Prerana Koirala aims to win a gold medal in the upcoming 13th edition of the South Asian Games (SAG) to be hosted by Nepal in December.
August 17, 2019 12:45 pm
NEW YORK, Aug 17: World number one Naomi Osaka will “probably” defend her U.S. Open title, even if it means defying her doctor’s orders, she said after retiring from the Cincinnati Masters with a knee injury on Friday.
August 14, 2019 17:30 pm
MUMBAI, Aug 14: Indian tennis players want safety guarantees before they travel to Islamabad for their Davis Cup tie against Pakistan, captain Mahesh Bhupathi said on Wednesday.
August 13, 2019 13:41 pm
CINCINNATI, August 13: Andy Murray announced on Monday he would not play singles at the U.S. Open after losing in his long-awaited return from hip surgery at the Cincinnati Masters.
August 10, 2019 17:45 pm
KATHMANDU, Aug 10: A thirteen-member Nepali team with nine tennis players has left for Gujarat, India on Saturday to participate in the Sixth Asian School Table Tennis Championship.
July 13, 2019 20:00 pm
WIMBLEDON, July 13: Simona Halep was not focused on trying to prevent Serena Williams from winning a 24th Grand Slam title. All Halep cared about was winning Wimbledon for the first time.
June 8, 2019 21:15 pm
PARIS, June 8: Novak Djokovic’s 26-match Grand Slam winning streak ended with a dramatic 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 loss Saturday to Dominic Thiem in a rain-interrupted French Open semifinal that spanned more than four hours over two days.
June 8, 2019 20:00 pm
PARIS, June 8: The French Open women’s final was delayed on Saturday after the men’s semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem was interrupted by rain.
June 2, 2019 17:30 pm
PARIS, June 2: Ash Barty has reached the last 16 of the French Open for the first time without dropping a set along the way and, even if the Australian says she is not looking too far ahead, a pathway deep into the second week opened up for her on Saturday.
May 27, 2019 17:00 pm
PARIS, May 27: Petra Kvitova withdrew from the French Open on Monday due to an injury to her forearm, hours before her first match at the tournament against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea.
May 16, 2019 16:39 pm
ROME, May 16: Top-ranked Naomi Osaka comfortably beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6-3 in the first of her two matches at the Italian Open on Thursday.
April 28, 2019 18:30 pm
LONDON, April 28: Former world number one Andy Murray said he is under no pressure to return to competitive tennis after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery earlier this year but he would attempt to make a comeback if his body allowed it.
January 20, 2019 16:43 pm
MELBOURNE, Jan 20: Rafal Nadal routed Tomas Berdych 6-0 6-1 7-6(4) in a center court masterclass to charge into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday.
November 19, 2018 12:00 pm
LONDON, Nov 19: Twenty four hours after being booed for having the audacity to take down a tennis great, Alexander Zverev returned to topple another one as he stunned Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Finals title on Sunday.
October 18, 2018 20:00 pm
Oct 18: The coach whose attempts to guide Serena Williams mid-match during this year’s U.S. Open final led to her explosive row with the umpire and a code violation en route to defeat, has called for on-court coaching to be permitted.
October 15, 2018 16:27 pm
MOSCOW, Oct 15: French Open champion Simona Halep will finish the year as women’s world number one for the second season in a row, the WTA said on Monday.
September 3, 2018 09:40 am
NEW YORK, Sept 3: Serena Williams survived a scare from giant-killer Kaia Kanepi to claim a rollercoaster 6-0 4-6 6-3 win on Sunday and move into the U.S. Open quarter-finals, a step closer to a record- equalling 24th career Grand Slam title.
September 1, 2018 09:04 am
NEW YORK, Sept 1: Serena Williams crushed older sister Venus 6-1 6-2 in a shockingly subdued third round clash at the U.S. Open on Friday to stay on track for a record equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
July 23, 2018 09:12 am
KATHMANDU, July 23: A seven-member national table tennis team has left for India for a month-long training course in New Delhi in preparation of the upcoming 18th Asian Games that is scheduled to be held from August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
May 1, 2018 08:37 am
KATHMANDU, May 1: The All Nepal Table Tennis Association (ANTTA) on Monday finalized the players to participate in the 18th Asian Games to be held in Indonesia from August 18.
April 28, 2018 09:04 am
KATHMANDU, April 28: IME Foundation, with the support from All Nepal Lawn Tennis Association (ANLTA) and the coordination from the Junior Tennis Initiative (JTI), is set to organize the first IME JTI Grand Junior Open Lawn Tennis Tournament from May 20.
April 24, 2018 08:07 am
KATHMANDU, April 24: Nepal displayed a mixed performance in the ongoing South Asian Regional Qualifiers Tournament for the ITF Asia U-12 Team Tennis Championship on Monday. Nepal won in the boys’ category, while it faced defeat in the girls’. In the boys’ category matches played at the Satdobato Tennis Court, Nepal defeated Bhutan 3-0.
April 5, 2018 08:22 am
KATHMANDU, April 5: A six-member Nepali team with four players is set to leave for Chittagong, Bangladesh on Thursday to take part in the Advocate Golam Mostafa Memorial South Asian Table Tennis Club Championship.
March 17, 2018 09:45 am
KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): The departmental teams Tribhuvan Army Club’s Pranab Khanal and Nepal Police Club’s Mayanka Rana have won the singles titles in the ongoing 10th Sahabir Memorial Open Lawn Tennis Tournament on Friday.
February 20, 2018 08:34 am
BUTWAL (REPUBLICA): Butwal Lawn Tennis Club is all set to organize the first Butwal Open Lawn Tennis Tournament from February 23 in Butwal. The five-day tournament will feature six categories namely men’s singles, women’s singles, over 35 singles, over 45 singles, over 65 singles and doubles, said the organizers on Monday.
February 2, 2018 08:46 am
KATHMANDU, Feb 2: All Nepal Lawn Tennis Association (ANLTA) is all set to start the Nepal ITF Junior U-18 Tennis Tournament from Monday.
January 14, 2018 09:26 am
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Departmental team Nepal Police Club (NPC)’s Syantu Shrestha and Nabita Shrestha have won the singles titles of the 39th Huawei National Table Tennis Tournament under the National Sports Council (NSC) Championship on Saturday.
November 21, 2017 09:07 am
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC)’s Samrakshyak Bhushan Bajracharya and Western Region’s Abhishek Bastola emerged victorious in the men’s singles categories of the ongoing National Sports Council Tennis Championship on Monday.