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5 most heartwarming moments in tennis history
5 most heartwarming moments in tennis history

We've seen our favourite players display their immense prowess on court. Roger Federer's tweeners, drop shots, Serena Williams' powerhouse serves - fans have seen it all. But behind those sporting icons are hearts of gold. Here are five times tennis players touched fans' hearts with displays of kindness, sportsmanship and true humanity.

Feb 11 2016
Peter Carter and his profound impact on the legendary Roger Federer
Peter Carter and his profound impact on the legendary Roger Federer

Carter was Federer’s first ever coach, first honing his skills when the Swiss was only nineEvery match he plays draws mammoth crowds no matter what stage it is at, and not without reason. He has won seventeen Grand Slams – more than any player in tennis history, and has a dynamism and a fluidity few, if any, players have ever exhibited in the long past of the game. Roger Federer is truly nothing short of legendary, an enigma in the wo

Feb 10 2016
Nadal motivated by 'day-to-day' goals
Nadal motivated by 'day-to-day' goals

Rafael Nadal after his exit from the Australian OpenSpanish tennis great Rafael Nadal said he is focusing on "day-to-day" targets as he attempts to recapture his best form.The 14-time Grand Slam winner was granted a wild card entry to this week's Argentina Open after his first round exit at the Australian Open last month, reports Xinhua.In 2015 the Spaniard endured his first calendar year without winning a Grand Slam title since 200

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

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
Roger Federer pulls out of the Rotterdam Open and the Dubai Open
Roger Federer pulls out of the Rotterdam Open and the Dubai Open

Roger Federer17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has decided to pull out of the Rotterdam Open and Dubai Open, slated to start on the 8th of February and 22nd of February respectively.Stating the reasons behind his withdrawal on the Facebook page, the 34-year-old said that he had undergone anthroscopic surgery on his knee and revealed that he had hurt his knee, a day after losing to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the 2016 Aus

Feb 3 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

Feb 3 2016
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
King Roger Federer and the inspiring battle against inevitable decline
King Roger Federer and the inspiring battle against inevitable decline

Is Federer suffering an irreversible decline?It’s no secret that Roger Federer has long been the dazzling darling of the tennis world.Some of the best chapters in the Open Era’s history have his unmistakeable autograph all over them, but his time as the author of his own greatness is under serious threat right now.A favourite of neutrals far and wide, his appeal has long seen him garner adoring fans year after year, and the Swiss star

Feb 1 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
Be it cricket or tennis, Sachin Tendulkar always gets his predictions right
Be it cricket or tennis, Sachin Tendulkar always gets his predictions right

Sachin Tendulkar met Roger Federer in 2011.We all know that this cricketing great has been always spot on with his predictions, when it comes to the future of cricket.Be it Rohit Sharma or Jaspreet Bumrah, he has been always been correct.But do you know that Sachin was spot-on with his tennis predictions too?Yes. He pointed out Roger Federer and said that he will be the best some 10 years back itself.Recently, i

Jan 28 2016
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