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VIDEO: The tennis racquet that sounds like Maria Sharapova
VIDEO: The tennis racquet that sounds like Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova’s grunts and screams on court are the stuff of legend. She’s been made into memes, jokes and been the subject of several hilarious videos. The sound she makes on court is even louder than that of her more powerful competitor Serena Williams, and spectators have complained of the immense noise the Russian former No. 1 makes on court.Now, a Japanese engineer named Seiya Kobayashi has invented a tennis racquet that when s

Feb 9 2016
Federer is probably the greatest ever, says Marion Bartoli
Federer is probably the greatest ever, says Marion Bartoli

Wimbledon winnersNew Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Roger Federer may be past his prime these days, but former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli feels that the Swiss superstar is probably the greatest tennis player of all time.Federer, once the most dominant player in the men's singles circuit, has been a shadow of his former self in recent years. He won the last of his 17 Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon in 2012 and is struggling in the face of the rapid

Feb 7 2016
Federer and Nadal can still compete against Djokovic, says former World No. 1 Tim Henman
Federer and Nadal can still compete against Djokovic, says former World No. 1 Tim Henman

While Federer lost to Djokovic in the semi-final of the Australian Open, Nadal was eliminated in the first round.Novak Djokovic may seem "unstoppable" at the moment but Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal still have it in them to compete against current World No.1, former British tennis ace Tim Henman said here on Thursday.Djokovic recently won the Australian Open, his 11th Grand Slam title, to confirm his stature as the undisputed leader in

Feb 5 2016
What could the 2016 Australian Open results mean for the rest of the year?
What could the 2016 Australian Open results mean for the rest of the year?

Australian Open 2016 champions: Angelique Kerber and Novak DjokovicThrills and spills, shocks and surprises – the 2016 Australian Open had it in copious amounts. While the eventual champion on the men’s side was the tournament favourite Novak Djokovic, nobody envisaged Angelique Kerber to be the women’s champion. There were many other players who stood out during the fortnight.If you missed out on any of the action, you need not

Feb 4 2016
5 things we learned from the Australian Open 2016
5 things we learned from the Australian Open 2016

The hungriest wolf in the pack : Novak Djokovic with the Australian Open 2016 The Australian Open 2016, the first Grand Slam of the calendar year, had everything and more a tennis fan could ask for. Shocking upsets, new rising stars, epic matches and scandals kept the fan on tenterhooks from the start of the tournament till the very end. With three of the show courts flaunting their roofs, tournament director Craig Tiley earned his yearly

Australian Open 2016 report card: A look back at how the top players performed in the tournament
Australian Open 2016 report card: A look back at how the top players performed in the tournament

  The Australian Open saw some hits, some misses and a lot of surprises early on in the tournament.The women’s draw in particular saw some significant upsets, with a majority of the seeded players crashing out in the earliest stages of the tournament.Among them were former World No. 2 Simona Halep, 10th-ranked Venus Williams – who made her return to the top 10 after a resurgence in late 2015, Kristina Mladenovic and Ana Ivan

Feb 2 2016
Andy Murray's Australian Open heartbreak no surprise
Andy Murray's Australian Open heartbreak no surprise

Murray lost the final to Djokovic in straight setsWhile the rest of the world - including World No.1 Novak Djokovic - slept on Saturday night, Andy Murray had snuck out of his hotel room to watch brother Jamie win the men's doubles title at the Rod Laver Arena.Ordinarily, you would expect, it would not have been an issue but for the fact that just hours later, Murray, the junior, was due on court for his fifth shot at Australian Open glory, r

Feb 2 2016
Australian Open diary: Winning and losing and everything else in between
Australian Open diary: Winning and losing and everything else in between

5th time unlucky: Murray has not yet been able to win a final at the Australian OpenAs you've probably heard, Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray yesterday to add yet another exclamation mark to an already remarkable career that, if it had to be put down in words, would be written in all caps. By tying Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg’s mark of 11 Grand Slam titles, Djokovic has proven that he isn't just an all-time great, but a candidate f

Feb 1 2016
Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win Australian Open 2016
Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win Australian Open 2016

It’s Djokovic’s 6th Australian Open titleWorld No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat No. 2 Andy Murray in straight sets – 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 – to win the Australian Open, his sixth title in Melbourne and 11th Grand Slam overall.With today’s win, Djokovic has equalled a number of tennis milestones. He is now the only player apart from Australian great Roy Emerson to have won 6 Australian Open titles. With 11 Grand Slams, he has also n

Jan 31 2016
Preview: Australian Open 2016 - Novak Djokovic meets Andy Murray yet again
Preview: Australian Open 2016 - Novak Djokovic meets Andy Murray yet again

The pair played the finals in 2015 as well, with Djokovic coming out on topIt’s an old rivalry – and it was at the same tournament, at the same stage last year, when Novak Djokovic put paid to Murray’s Australian Open hope in the Scot’s 4th finals appearance in Melbourne.Three of those four had been against Djokovic – the other against Roger Federer, with Murray losing every single time.It is also to be noted, howeve

Jan 30 2016
A letter by a Rafael Nadal super-fan on why he hates Novak Djokovic but respects him
A letter by a Rafael Nadal super-fan on why he hates Novak Djokovic but respects him

The holy trinity of the men’s gameNovak Djokovic has millions, maybe even billions of fans around the world; but I’m not one of them. Having been a Nadal fan from even before he won his first of nine French Open titles, I’ve been as loyal as Uncle Toni, and there are millions of me like in the world too, who would stick to their man!When you’re talking of fan following, who can understand what loyalty means as much as Roge

Jan 30 2016
Comic: Xpress Delivery
Comic: Xpress Delivery

 

Jan 29 2016
Australian Open diary: The relentless Novak Djokovic and the helpless Roger Federer
Australian Open diary: The relentless Novak Djokovic and the helpless Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic celebrating his win over Roger Federer in the 2016 Australian Open semifinalYou know it's a big match when you aren't guaranteed a place in the stadium despite having media accreditation. And when even the likes of Harsha Bhogle and VVS Laxman can't get prime seats, the expectations really go through the roof.Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic was a big match alright, and the World No. 1 took that label very seriously. A p

Jan 28 2016
Australian Open 2016: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer, enters 6th final in Melbourne
Australian Open 2016: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer, enters 6th final in Melbourne

Djokovic was in scintillating form in today’s semifinal tieWorld No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat third seed Roger Federer in a hard-fought four-set match 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 and will now have an opportunity to defend his title in Melbourne this weekend.Federer and Djokovic’s 45-match rivalry now stands at 23-22 to the Serb, who prior to today had beaten Federer in their last three Grand Slam meetings. Djokovic won 3 of last year’s

Jan 28 2016
Australian Open 2016: 5 things that Federer must do to end Djokovic's reign at Australia
Australian Open 2016: 5 things that Federer must do to end Djokovic's reign at Australia

It’s the 45th meeting between the clash of the titans, at the Rod Laver Arena today. Two things can be said at the moment, about Thursday’s epic semi-final clash. One is, if both players play their best tennis, no doubt, that Djokovic is the clear favourite to win the match. On the other hand Federer is the only player who can match Djokovic’s level, and end his dominance. If we consider the second thing into pe

Jan 28 2016
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