Mikhail Kukushkin

Kazakhstan stun Aussies with 2-0 lead in Davis Cup

Kazakhstan stun Aussies with 2-0 lead in Davis Cup

Mikhail Kukushkin and Aleksandr Nedovyesov gave Kazakhstan a commanding 2-0 lead over hosts Australia after the opening singles of their Davis Cup World Group quarter-final in Darwin on Friday.

Jul 17, 2015, 22:36 PM IST
Andy Murray into Wimbledon second round

Andy Murray into Wimbledon second round

Andy Murray defied sweltering temperatures to kick off his bid for a second Wimbledon title with a comfortable 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 victory over Kazakhstan`s Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday.

Jun 30, 2015, 23:03 PM IST
Andy Murray working with psychiatrist to help Wimbledon bid

Andy Murray working with psychiatrist to help Wimbledon bid

Andy Murray has coped magnificently with shouldering his country`s hopes at Wimbledon for the past decade but has sought some extra help this year in the shape of a psychiatrist.

Jun 28, 2015, 21:10 PM IST
Am ready for Wimbledon, says Andy Murray

Am ready for Wimbledon, says Andy Murray

 Scottish tennis star and World No.3 Andy Murray has said he is well prepared to take on the challenge at the upcoming Wimbledon tournament, having clinched three titles in two months.

Jun 28, 2015, 17:41 PM IST
Tommy Haas proves you can't keep a good man down

Tommy Haas proves you can't keep a good man down

Tennis`s great survivor Tommy Haas begun yet another injury comeback this week after a year out following shoulder surgery.

Jun 10, 2015, 22:28 PM IST
Kazakhstan beats Italy 3-2, squeeze into Davis Cup last eight

Kazakhstan beats Italy 3-2, squeeze into Davis Cup last eight

Aleksandr Nedovyesov won a marathon five-setter as hosts Kazakhstan squeezed into the Davis Cup quarter-finals with a tight 3-2 win over Italy on Sunday.

Mar 08, 2015, 22:43 PM IST
Davis Cup: Andreas Seppi levels for Italy against Kazakhstan

Davis Cup: Andreas Seppi levels for Italy against Kazakhstan

Andreas Seppi beat Andrey Golubev to put Italy level at 1-1 with hosts Kazakhstan in a Davis Cup World Group first round tie in Almaty on Friday.

Mar 06, 2015, 21:16 PM IST
Davis Cup: Mikhail Kukushkin puts Kazakhs 1-0 against Italy

Davis Cup: Mikhail Kukushkin puts Kazakhs 1-0 against Italy

Mikhail Kukushkin put Kazakhstan 1-0 up in their Davis Cup World Group first round tie against Italy on Friday, beating Simone Bolelli in straight sets in Astana.

Mar 06, 2015, 21:06 PM IST
Defending champ Kei Nishikori into Memphis last eight

Defending champ Kei Nishikori into Memphis last eight

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori rallied to get past US qualifier Ryan Harrison on Wednesday to book his quarter-final spot at the ATP Memphis Open.

Feb 12, 2015, 17:23 PM IST
Ivo Karlovic, Bernard Tomic advance at Memphis

Ivo Karlovic, Bernard Tomic advance at Memphis

Croatian fifth seed Ivo Karlovic advanced to the second round of the ATP Memphis Open on Tuesday, blasting 23 aces to defeat Slovakian Lukas Lacko 7-6 (9/7), 6-3.

Feb 11, 2015, 09:08 AM IST
Troicki crushes Kukushkin to win Sydney title

Troicki crushes Kukushkin to win Sydney title

Serbian Viktor Troicki ruthlessly dismantled ailing Kazakh qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin 6-2 6-3 to win the Sydney International for his second career ATP title on Saturday. 

Jan 17, 2015, 16:00 PM IST
Petra Kvitova downs fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova to win Sydney title

Petra Kvitova downs fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova to win Sydney title

Petra Kvitova completed her preparations for an assault on a third grand slam title in triumphant style on Friday by downing fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova 7-6 7-6 to win the Sydney International title.

Jan 16, 2015, 17:41 PM IST
Juan Martin Del Potro knocked out of Sydney International

Juan Martin Del Potro knocked out of Sydney International

Juan Martin Del Potro's Sydney International title defence is over after the Argentine lost to Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets Thursday.

Jan 15, 2015, 17:10 PM IST
Milos Raonic starts new year with ace blitz

Milos Raonic starts new year with ace blitz

There are no real secrets to the success of rising tennis star Milos Raonic. The towering Canadian has a booming serve that is one of the most dangerous weapons in the game.

Jan 08, 2015, 17:51 PM IST
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal tackle two extremes in Basel

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal tackle two extremes in Basel

Home hero Roger Federer and ailing Rafael Nadal will be working to completely different agendas when the Swiss Indoors begins on Monday.

Oct 19, 2014, 08:50 AM IST
Marin Cilic overpowers Tommy Robredo to reach Kremlin Cup semis

Marin Cilic overpowers Tommy Robredo to reach Kremlin Cup semis

US Open champion Marin Cilic moved into the last four of the Kremlin Cup with a 6-3 6-3 win over Spain`s Tommy Robredo on Friday.

Oct 18, 2014, 08:59 AM IST

Injured John Isner pulls out of Winston-Salem

Two-time champion John Isner withdrew from the US Open tune-up event at Winston-Salem on Thursday with a left ankle injury.

Aug 22, 2014, 09:37 AM IST

Somdev Devvarman ousted from Aptos Challenger event

Somdev Devvarman went down fighting against world number 54 Mikhail Kukushkin in the quarter-finals of the USD 100,000 ATP Challenger event here.

Aug 09, 2014, 18:25 PM IST

Somdev Devvarman tames Zhang to move to quarterfinals of US Challenger

A struggling Somdev Devvarman won the war of attrition against Ze Zhang for a second-round win at the USD 100,000 ATP Challenger event here on Friday.

Aug 08, 2014, 21:03 PM IST

Serena crashes at soggy Wimbledon in nine-year low

World number one and five-time champion Serena Williams crashed to her earliest defeat at Wimbledon for nine years on Saturday while Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova sailed smoothly through.

Jun 29, 2014, 04:21 AM IST