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Del Potro beats Pella at Miami Open

Friday, 25 March 2016 10:47
Miami (US): Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro advanced to the second round at the Miami Open after defeating countryman Guido Pella 6-0, 7-6 (7/4) and will now face Swiss No.3 seed Roger Federer.Pella, who is placed 39th in the world…

Nadal downs Nishikori to reach Indian Wells semis

Saturday, 19 March 2016 16:00
Indian Wells: Spain's Rafael Nadal advanced to the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open with a convincing 6-4, 6-3 victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori here.The 14-time Grand Slam champion appeared to be in trouble when he conceded an early break…

Bachelot's doping claims should not spark French-Spain 'war': Nadal

Thursday, 17 March 2016 16:24
Indian Wells (California): Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal urged on Thursday that the controversy over French former sports minister Roselyne Bachelot's doping accusations should not be turned into a war between France and Spain."I do not seek to turn the…

Novak Djokovic's father believes tennis still needs Nadal

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:24
Madrid: Srdjan Djokovic, father of Serbian star Novak Djokovic, has said "tennis still needs" Rafael Nadal, hoping that the Spanish icon can play "another two or three years" at a high level."Tennis still needs Nadal; he needs to come back,"…

Nadal plans to sue over doping accusation

Monday, 14 March 2016 17:51
Indian Wells: Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal plans to sue an ex-French government minister who alleged his seven-month absence in 2012 was "probably due to a positive doping test".The comments were made by France's former Minister for Health and Sport…

Djokovic advances after Fratangelo scare

Monday, 14 March 2016 15:59
Indian Wells: World No.1 Novak Djokovic has qualified for the third round of the Indian Wells tennis tournament after a hard-fought 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 win against the 149-ranked American Bjorn Fratangelo.Djokovic, who is looking to become the first player to…

Murray advances, Muguruza falls at Indian Wells

Monday, 14 March 2016 10:23
Indian Wells: British tennis star Andy Murray beat Spain's Marcel Granollers to advance to the third round of Indian Wells 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)."It was very different conditions to what I have been practicing and playing in in the past five…

Sharapova slams media, goes defensive on Facebook

Saturday, 12 March 2016 12:15
New York: Ace player Maria Sharapova, who sent the tennis fraternity into a spin by announcing that she failed a dope test at the Australian Open and was provisionally suspended, has blamed media for distorting the facts and failing to…

Shuttler Saina loses in All England Open quarters

Saturday, 12 March 2016 11:40
Birmingham: Leading Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the All England Open with straight-game loss against Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals here on Friday.Tai defeated Saina, the finalist here in the last edition, 21-15, 21-16…

French former sports minister accuses Nadal of doping

Friday, 11 March 2016 15:42
Paris: Former French minister for health and sports Roselyne Bachelot has accused Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal of doping without providing any evidence.She based her allegation on the player's absence for months in 2012 due to a knee injury, reports…