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Madrid Open Round-up: Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray progress; Martin Del Potro upsets Dominic Thiem
Madrid Open Round-up: Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray progress; Martin Del Potro upsets Dominic Thiem

Rafael Nadal in action at the Madrid Open on TuesdayWorld No. 5 Rafael Nadal opened his bid for his fifth Madrid Open crown with a dominant 6-3, 6-3 victory over Andrey Kuznetsov on Tuesday. The resurgent Spaniard is now on an 11-match winning streak after title wins at the Monte Carlo Masters and the Barcelona Open in April.The 14-time Grand Slam winner, who is looking to break his tie with Guillermo Vilas for the maximum number of claycourt tit

May 4 2016
Madrid Masters Preview: Can a confident Rafael Nadal stop Djokovic?
Madrid Masters Preview: Can a confident Rafael Nadal stop Djokovic?

After Novak Djokovic started the year strong, Rafael Nadal has come to the fore in recent tournaments on clayHis favourite surface of clay has already re-ignited the fire in the nine-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal. At the Monte Carlo Masters and at Barcelona Open, the Spaniard gave ample evidence of that as he surged to a 10-match unbeaten streak.Rafa’s growing confidence on the terre battue is a cause of concern for any of his r

May 2 2016
French Open 2016: Juan Martin Del Potro to enter men's draw
French Open 2016: Juan Martin Del Potro to enter men's draw

Juan Martin Del Potro in action at the Miami MastersArgentinian tennis player Juan Martin Del Potro will enter the main draw for the French Open, the second Grand Slam of 2016, thanks to his protected ranking from April 2014, tournament organisers have confirmed.After returning to the court in February after almost one year of inactivity, the 2009 US Open winner is currently ranked 339 in the world. However, he will appear in the Paris tournament

Apr 15 2016
Miami Open: Del Potro sets up Federer showdown; Bouchard out
Miami Open: Del Potro sets up Federer showdown; Bouchard out

Juan Martin del Potro defeated countryman Guido Pella, 6-0, 7-6(4)The match that had been the talk of the town ever since the men’s singles draw of the Miami Open was announced, is finally happening! 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro won his first round, beating countryman Guido Pella, 6-0, 7-6(4) on Wednesday to set up a blockbuster second-round showdown with World No. 3 Roger Federer.12 months ago it was the same stage where the

Mar 24 2016
Juan Martin Del Potro confirms that he will play at the Miami Masters
Juan Martin Del Potro confirms that he will play at the Miami Masters

Juan Martin Del Potro in action at the Indian Wells Masters.Juan Martin Del Potro, who returned to tennis after a very long gap due to injury having a promising run.The former world number four shared his feelings about his game a day after the loss, saying that he is very far from his best but confirmed that he will play in this year’s Miami Open. Translation of  his facebook post says : “Hello ever

BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells Masters) 2016: Shocking loss for Hingis-Mirza; Nadal survives
BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells Masters) 2016: Shocking loss for Hingis-Mirza; Nadal survives

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis crashed out of the BNP Paribas Open in the second roundOne year ago, it was at the BNP Paribas Open where India’s Sania Mirza and the former World No. 1 Martina Hingis first joined forces and the rest is all history. But their title defense came crumbling much earlier than expected as the top seeds slumped to a shocking 6(7)-7, 4-6 loss to the unseeded but lethal team of Vania King and Alla Kudryavtseva in the

Mar 14 2016
Indian Wells round-up: Andy Murray advances, Angelique Kerber ousted
Indian Wells round-up: Andy Murray advances, Angelique Kerber ousted

Andy Murray in action at Indian WellsWorld number two Andy Murray was given a tough test but pushed his way past Marcel Granollers 6-4 7-6(3) in his opening match at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Saturday.Murray led Great Britain to a Davis Cup victory over Japan last week, but apart from that team event had not competed since his Australian Open final loss to Novak Djokovic on January 31.Murray has made plenty of news off the court since

Mar 13 2016
Indian Wells Round-up: Juan Martin del Potro storms into second round, Laura Robson exits
Indian Wells Round-up: Juan Martin del Potro storms into second round, Laura Robson exits

Juan Martin del Potro in action at the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday.Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro made a grand return to the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday as he dropped just four games to book his place in the second round of the season’s first Masters tournament. The Argentine lost just 11 points on his serve to thrash American qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-4, 6-0. The match lasted 69 minutes only.Del Potro is playing at the India

Mar 11 2016
Juan Martin del Potro eager to play for 'several more years'
Juan Martin del Potro eager to play for 'several more years'

Del Potro will play in the upcoming BNP Paribas OpenArgentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro said he intends to play several years more.The player also confirmed his presence, on Wednesday, at the upcoming Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Masters 1000 event, the BNP Paribas Open, to be held in California, United States, in two weeks, Xinhua news agency reported.The US Open 2009 champion returned to competing last week in the ATP Delra

Feb 25 2016
Argentina's captain confirms Davis Cup team
Argentina's captain confirms Davis Cup team

Daniel Orsanic at a press conferenceThe captain of Argentina's national tennis team, Daniel Orsanic, confirmed the names on Friday of the players who will visit Poland to represent the South American country in the first round of the Davis Cup.The Argentinian captain explained in a news conference that the chosen ones are Leonardo Mayer, number 38 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world ranking; Guido Pella (71), Carlos Berlocq

Feb 20 2016
Juan Martin del Potro makes successful return to tennis at Delray Beach Open
Juan Martin del Potro makes successful return to tennis at Delray Beach Open

The former World No. 1 breezed past Denis Kudla in his first tennis match in a yearArgentine Olympic medal winner Juan Martin Del Potro made his return to the ATP World Tour at the Delray Beach Open in Florida, beating fifth seed Denis Kudla in straight sets – 6-1, 6-4 in the pair’s first round match at the ATP250 event.Playing his first match in 11 months, Del Potro broke Kudla in the American’s first service game, and within 1

Feb 17 2016
Tennis player Juan Martin del Potro to be back in action this month
Tennis player Juan Martin del Potro to be back in action this month

After being out of action due to multiple injuries since March last year, Del Porto would return to competitive Tennis this month. In one of the most heartening news for tennis fans, former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has announced that he is set to make his long-awaited return to the ATP Tour this month. The 27-year-old Argentine will play his first tournament at Delray Beach, USA, starting February 15.Del Potro has had a torrid

Feb 4 2016
Top 5 hardest hitters in tennis at the moment
Top 5 hardest hitters in tennis at the moment

In the year 2000, one of the first signs that Pete Sampras was on the decline came when he played in the US Open final against a young Russian named Marat Safin. Sampras was, at that time, a 13-time Grand Slam champion and was playing in his sixth US Open final. Safin, on the other hand, was a tall 20-something who was quickly establishing himself as a force on the tour. People expected and wanted Sampras to win. What they sa

Nov 26 2015
The top 5 Davis Cup finals in history
The top 5 Davis Cup finals in history

Brothers and doubles partners Andy and Jamie Murray playing Australia at the 2015 Davis Cup semis The Davis Cup is one of the iconic tournaments in tennis history, with a rich past and tradition. Instituted as a contest between Great Britain and United States, it evolved into the world’s premier international men’s team event. In 2015, 125 nations participated in the tournament, the highest ever in the tournament’s history

Sep 26 2015
The four underdogs who have won Grand Slams in the last decade
The four underdogs who have won Grand Slams in the last decade

Another Grand Slam title flows by with one of the Big Four – World No. 1 Novak Djokovic – etching his name on the trophy. Irrespective of what people say about including Andy Murray (two Slam titles) in the same bracket as Novak Djokovic (9),Rafael Nadal (14) and Roger Federer (17), the Scot has consistently maintained his game at a level so as to at least challenge the rest of the three. So who are the other players to ha

Sep 15 2015
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