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5 biggest upsets at the Australian Open 2016
5 biggest upsets at the Australian Open 2016

The men’s top seeds may have fared much better than the women’s at this year’s Australian Open, which has seen some of their best players – among them 2nd seed Simona Halep – crash out, and without  much of a fight. Halep, a resurgent Venus Williams, former No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic are among the top-ranked names who are now no longer in contention, having lost to younger, less-experienced coun

Jan 26 2016
COMIC: Fernando Verdasco outlasts Rafael Nadal
COMIC: Fernando Verdasco outlasts Rafael Nadal

CaptionVerdasco’s battery outlasts Nadal in the superlong 4 hr 41 min match.

Jan 20 2016
Eight seeds bundled out on the second day of the 2016 Australian Open
Eight seeds bundled out on the second day of the 2016 Australian Open

Nadal was upstaged in a  five-set epic at Rod Laver Arena.A string of unexpected upsets highlighted Day 2 of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament, as past champion Rafael Nadal and women's singles World No.2 Simona Halep bowed out in the first round here on Tuesday.On a day where eight seeds were bundled out across the men's and women's draw, there was no bigger name to fall than Spain's 14-time Major singles champion N

Jan 19 2016
Rafael Nadal suffers shock first round ouster at Australian Open
Rafael Nadal suffers shock first round ouster at Australian Open

Nadal’s run at the Australian Open has now endedWorld No 5 Rafael Nadal, playing his first round match against compatriot Fernando Verdasco at the 2016 Australian Open, was ousted by his rival in a five-set match reminiscent of the pair’s last Australian Open meeting, which came at the 2009 semi-finals.Verdasco won the first set before Nadal wrestled control right back – although it was the former No. 1 who choked in the end, wi

Jan 19 2016
Australian Open: 4 matches to watch on Day 2
Australian Open: 4 matches to watch on Day 2

After an exodus of seeds on the first day, the 2016 Australian Open is all set for some enthralling action on Day 2. Lleyton Hewitt’s retirement is of course the talk of the town and it could very well happen on Tuesday. Which are the other matches that can be exciting to watch? Here’s our pick of four matches that should not be missed:

CTL 2015: V Chennai Warriors come from behind to beat home side Nagpur Orangers
CTL 2015: V Chennai Warriors come from behind to beat home side Nagpur Orangers

Fernando Verdasco was the hero for the V Chennai Warriors as they registered their 1st win Playing on their home ground for the first time, the Nagpur Orangers looked were the favourites going into their clash today against the V Chennai Warriors. As it turned out, the Orangers did look dominant right up until the third set of the match, although they faltered a few times during this as well.  That small stumble was enough fo

Dec 3 2015
5 forgotten stars who have returned to the limelight in the Champions Tennis League
5 forgotten stars who have returned to the limelight in the Champions Tennis League

In their heyday they were stars, either ruling the roost in their respective disciplines or touted for great things because of their undeniable talent. Putting in stellar performance after stellar performance, these players were known for their strong shot-making and incredible talent, with the potential to become all-time greats. However, they failed to keep up their performance level, and with the sheer glut of tennis stars who have

Dec 3 2015
CTL 2015: Nagpur Orangers vs V Chennai Warriors - Can the visitors turn around their fortunes?
CTL 2015: Nagpur Orangers vs V Chennai Warriors - Can the visitors turn around their fortunes?

Jankovic and Lopez will be the Orangers’ key players This is a battle of two teams who have had contrasting fortunes, as Group B table toppers Nagpur Orangers meet the bottom-placed V Chennai Warriors at home in the Nagpur District Hard Court Tennis Association grounds on Thursday. While Nagpur have won both their matches so far at the 2015 Champions Tennis League (CTL), Chennai are still searching desperately for

Dec 2 2015
CTL 2015: Hyderabad get the better of Chennai once again, this time at home
CTL 2015: Hyderabad get the better of Chennai once again, this time at home

Ivo Karlovic faltered at times, but came through when it mattered The V Chennai Warriors arrived in Hyderabad looking for their first victory in the CTL, but as expected, the home team proved to be too strong an opposition. With intimidating players like Martina Hingis and Ivo Karlovic on their roster, the Hyderabad Aces were always going to be the favourites in this tie, and that's how things unfolded too. Here's a look at how eac

Nov 30 2015
CTL 2015: Hyderabad Aces look to put in another dominating performance against V Chennai Warriors
CTL 2015: Hyderabad Aces look to put in another dominating performance against V Chennai Warriors

The Hyderabad Aces are determined to bounce back after a loss to Nagpur Hyderabad Aces will look to continue their dominance over the V Chennai Warriors when the two teams clash at the Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday. In the first leg at Chennai, the Aces looked determined and put up a strong show to rout the Warriors 25-16. The home leg wasn’t a memorable outing for the southern team as Chennai lost both their matches. &n

Nov 29 2015
CTL 2015: Heartbreaking loss for Chennai as Verdasco's heroics not enough to beat Nagpur Orangers
CTL 2015: Heartbreaking loss for Chennai as Verdasco's heroics not enough to beat Nagpur Orangers

Chennai lost, but Fernando Verdasco was the hero of the day  Chennai were gracious hosts to the Nagpur Orangers, despite losing four sets on day five of the Champions Tennis League 2015. The only silver lining the ever-so-dignified Chennai crowd took until the last set was that the losing margin was smaller than their 16-25 rout by the Hyderabad Aces yesterday. But a lot changed in that last set. Former world number one

Nov 26 2015
CTL 2015 Day 3: Hyderabad Aces dominate hosts V Chennai Warriors with their all-round brilliance
CTL 2015 Day 3: Hyderabad Aces dominate hosts V Chennai Warriors with their all-round brilliance

The 6’11” Croat used his trademark breakneck serve to notch up points in his team’s victory On Day 3 of the 2015 Champions Tennis League, the hosts Chennai would have been wary of the visitors Hyderabad who boast of big names and frames in Martina Hingis and Ivo Karlovic. But they mustered up their courage to go out all guns blazing in their home field, egged on by thousands of their supporters. None of tha

Nov 25 2015
V Chennai Warriors vs Nagpur Orangers preview: CTL's strongest team make their much-awaited debut
V Chennai Warriors vs Nagpur Orangers preview: CTL's strongest team make their much-awaited debut

Jelena Jankovic will feature in the Women's Singles  Day 4 of the 2015 Champions Tennis League will see the V Chennai Warriors play their  second home game, this time against the debutants of the season, the Nagpur Orangers.  The tie will be played at the SDAT Tennis Stadium as usual, and the Chennai crowd will try their best to cheer their team to a win. But that won't be easy, since the home team are pitt

Nov 25 2015
V Chennai Warriors vs Hyderabad Aces: Can Hingis inspire Hyderabad to a win?
V Chennai Warriors vs Hyderabad Aces: Can Hingis inspire Hyderabad to a win?

Doubles specialist Martina Hingis will have her hands full against the V Chennai Warriors After two days of Group A matches, the 2015 Champions Tennis League now moves on to south India for some Group B action. On Wednesday, V Chennai Warriors will host Hyderabad Aces at the SDAT Tennis Stadium in Chennai. Both the sides are replete with experienced players from the country as well as abroad. While the visiting team is headlined by Grand S

Nov 24 2015
Top 5 most exciting matchups to watch out for in CTL 2015
Top 5 most exciting matchups to watch out for in CTL 2015

The 2015 CTL season boasts a deadly line up of players, which is no surprise given the success of the first season. The six teams – Mumbai Tennis Masters, Nagpur Orangers, Hyderabad Aces, Punjab Marshalls, Raipur Rangers and one more from an as yet unannounced city – are teeming with an array of quality players from all over the world. The Mumbai team consists of stars like Richard Krajicek, Andreas Seppi, Flavia Pennetta and Sriram

Nov 4 2015
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