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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.