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Rafael Nadal wins 2015 Hamburg Open after beating Fabio Fognini in straight sets
Rafael Nadal wins 2015 Hamburg Open after beating Fabio Fognini in straight sets

Rafael Nadal reacts after beating Fabio Fognini in the final of Hamburg Open World No.10 and top seed Rafael Nadal defeated Fabio Fognini of Italy in straight sets 7-5 7-5 in the finals of  Hamburg Open on Sunday to clinch his 47th Clay court title. The opening set saw the Spaniard get 77% of his first serves in and also win 61% of his first service points as compared to Fognini’s 58% and 42% of his second serve points as c

Aug 2 2015
Rafael Nadal cruises to Hamburg Open final
Rafael Nadal cruises to Hamburg Open final

Rafael Nadal will look to win his first Hamburg Open title in 7 years on Sunday The former World. No. 1, playing Andreas Seppi, beat the Italian in straight sets, cruising to a 6-1, 6-2 win. The match was relatively quick, ending in 1 hour and 18 minutes as the Spaniard dominated court. Nadal broke Seppi a massive 7 times to register a cakewalk win over the Italian. He will face Seppi’s compatriot Fabio Fognini, who was ranked a care

Aug 1 2015
Rafael Nadal to lead Indian Aces in IPTL 2015
Rafael Nadal to lead Indian Aces in IPTL 2015

Mahesh Bhupathi (far left) with organisers of the IPTL New Delhi, 1 August 2015: Multiple Grand Slam champion and former World No.1 Rafael Nadal will make his debut in Season 2 of the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) scheduled from 2nd to 20th December 2015, as the marquee player Indian Aces, the league’s defending champions. The path-breaking, team-based and multi-nation tennis league has five

Aug 1 2015
Rafael Nadal moves into the quarterfinals of 2015 Hamburg Open
Rafael Nadal moves into the quarterfinals of 2015 Hamburg Open

Rafael Nadal moved into the quarters of the Hamburg Open World No.10 and top seed in the tournament Rafael Nadal progressed through to the quarter-finals of the 2015 Hamburg Open, after beating Jiri Vesley of Czech Republic 6-4 7-6 in the second round on Thursday, reports ATP World Tour. The 29-year-old Spaniard came into his own after breaking Vesely in the third game of the opening set and then saved a break point during the course of th

Jul 31 2015
If tennis players interacted through Bollywood dialogues
If tennis players interacted through Bollywood dialogues

With intense action on the tennis court, players seldom get a chance to make fun of their opponents. What would happen if top players on the ATP tour decided to indulge in a little Bollywood banter? After all, Bollywood is known for iconic dialogues that have entertained millions of people over the years. Here is what a Bollywood tribute by some of the best players of this generation would look like:      

The Sharapova Diaries : 17 to Seventeen
The Sharapova Diaries : 17 to Seventeen

From being a 17-year-old who beat Serena to facing defeat to her 17 times in a row: Williams and Sharapova at Wimbledon   Fear Dear Serena, Oops! A service fault to start with… Typos apart….as I holidayed on the scenic beaches of Montenegro last week, my mind for some strange reason drifted back to the recently concluded Wimbledon. 21st Grand Slam title! Sigh! My tennis career is that old now. Your talent, your fer

Jul 30 2015
Rafael Nadal begins his Hamburg Open campaign with a three-set victory
Rafael Nadal begins his Hamburg Open campaign with a three-set victory

Rafale Nadal won his opening round match in three sets World No.10 and 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal overcame an opening set loss to beat fellow countrymen Fernando Verdasco 3-6 6-1 6-1 in the first round of the 2015 Hamburg Open on Tuesday, reports the Guardian. Playing his first competitive match since his second-round loss to Dustin Brown at Wimbledon, the 28-year-old, who received a wildcard tp participate in the tourna

Jul 29 2015
Rafael Nadal can turn things around
Rafael Nadal can turn things around

By embodying a new attitude, Rafael Nadal can return to winning ways A lot has been made of Rafael Nadal’s career which is all but spiralling downwards at the moment, with many claiming that Nadal does not have it in him to win another Grand Slam. And they might be right too; the last time Nadal’s rank was lower than 10 was in 2005, a decade back. Since then, his rank has never dropped out of the top 5, with 7 being the worst,

Jul 28 2015
Novak Djokovic equals Rafael Nadal's feat as he holds on to No 1 ranking
Novak Djokovic equals Rafael Nadal's feat as he holds on to No 1 ranking

Novak Djokovic equalled Nadal’s record of topping the ATP rankings for 56 weeks in a row Madrid, July 27 (IANS) Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic held on to the World No.1 spot with 13,845 points in the latest rankings released on Monday. Djokovic has thus matched the achievement of Spain's Rafael Nadal of topping the rankings for 56 weeks in a row. The Serb's next target will be John McEnroe's record of topping the c

Jul 27 2015
Nadal says he's feeling fine despite recent losses
Nadal says he's feeling fine despite recent losses

Nadal at Wimbledon following his loss to German Dustin Brown Hamburg, July 26 (IANS) Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal on Sunday said ahead of the Bet-At-Home Open here that he was feeling well and had to accept the fact that he had lost more matches in the past six months than in the previous 11 years. "I feel good, there are no problems. I look forward to this week," Efe quoted world No.10 Nadal as saying. Summer tournaments are

Jul 26 2015
Rafael Nadal starts his Hamburg campaign against Fernando Verdasco
Rafael Nadal starts his Hamburg campaign against Fernando Verdasco

Rafael Nadal takes on Fernando Verdasco in Round 1 at the Hamburg Open World No. 10 Rafael Nadal will look to get back to wining ways on clay when he faces his compatriot Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the Hamburg Open. Nadal, who suffered a shock second round loss to Dustin Brown at Wimbledon, is aiming for a first clay title in Europe this season. The 14-time Grand Slam champion’s best result on the European clay swing was

Jul 26 2015
MS Dhoni 9th most marketable sportsperson in world, says study
MS Dhoni 9th most marketable sportsperson in world, says study

MS Dhoni According to a list released by the London School of Marketing, MS Dhoni is the ninth most marketable sportsperson in the world. The 34-year-old is ahead of sports superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kobe Bryant, Maria Sharapova, Usain Bolt, Neymar and the like. Roger Federer has been named the world's most marketable athlete.  The list took into consideration athletes' brand value, their annual income from sp

Jul 24 2015
Roger Federer is the most marketable sports star in the world
Roger Federer is the most marketable sports star in the world

Roger Federer has been named most marketable sports star by London School of Marketing He is no stranger to being on top of a list. Roger Federer, who enjoyed an incredible 302 weeks as World No.1 in the ATP rankings is now the most marketable sports star in the world. In a list compiled by the London School of Marketing, Federer leads the pack ahead of 14-time Major winner Tiger Woods. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has the company of si

Jul 23 2015
What is ailing Rafael Nadal the most: his game or his body?
What is ailing Rafael Nadal the most: his game or his body?

Have Rafael Nadal’s knees taken a toll on his game? Every diehard Rafael Nadal fan would admit that the last few years (barring the 2 weeks at Roland Garros) have been a disappointing period for him. The Spaniard, who has suffered injuries at regular intervals, bowed out from the hallowed turf at Wimbledon, once again this year, without showing his real capabilities as a player, losing out to Dustin Brown of Germany in 4 sets in the s

Jul 21 2015
Interview with Sumit Nagal:
Interview with Sumit Nagal: "Nothing can beat the feeling of winning Wimbledon"

Sumit Nagal (R) with the Wimbledon trophy It has been an emotional rollercoaster for 17-year-old Sumit Nagal the last few days. One week back, the Jhajjar-born boy etched his name on the prestigious Honour Roll at Wimbledon after clinching the boys’ doubles title with Nam Hoang Ly of Vietnam. And not only that, he even got to meet the Wimbledon men’s singles and ladies’ singles winners – Novak Djokovic and Serena Wil

Jul 20 2015
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