Indian tennis needs top class singles players: Tim Henman
Indian tennis needs top class singles players: Tim Henman

The likes of Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri might be doing well in the circuit but that's not enough and Indian tennis needs some top class singles players to take the interest to a higher level, Britain's former No 1 Tim Henman said on Sunday.

Yuki Bhambri one win away from entering Aus Open singles main draw
Yuki Bhambri one win away from entering Aus Open singles main draw

 Yuki Bhambri kept alive his hopes of making the Australian Open singles main draw after scoring a straight sets victory over higher-ranked Yoshihito Nishioka in the qualifying event, here on Thursday.

Yuki wins but Somdev, Ramkumar bow out of Aus Open qualifiers
Yuki wins but Somdev, Ramkumar bow out of Aus Open qualifiers

Yuki Bhambri was the only Indian to cross the first hurdle in the Australian Open qualifiers today while Somdev Devvarman and Ramkumar Ramanathan fell by the way side after featuring in tight matches.

Juan Martin del Potro to play in Sydney despite wrist worries
Juan Martin del Potro to play in Sydney despite wrist worries

Juan Martin del Potro says he will play through the pain to return to action at the Australian Open warm-up event in Sydney next week after nearly a year out with a wrist injury.

Somdev Devvarman crashes out of Chennai Open in first round
Somdev Devvarman crashes out of Chennai Open in first round

India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman choked after initially showing promise as he lost to sixth seed Yen Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei in straight sets to crash out of the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament in the first round here on Tuesday.

Top Indians begin new year at home with Chennai Open
Top Indians begin new year at home with Chennai Open

 Somdev Devvarman begins his bid for a top-100 return while an age-defying Leander Paes could again run into his estranged doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi, who returns to the court after a nine-month gap with the USD 450,000 ATP Chennai Open beginning here on Monday.

Somdev faces Lu in Chennai Open first round
Somdev faces Lu in Chennai Open first round

India’s best hope and wild card entrant Somdev Devvarman will go up against sixth seeded Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei in the first round of the singles draw of the ATP Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament which commences here Monday.

Chennai Open: Bhupathi, Saketh, Jeevan & Balaji given wild card
Chennai Open: Bhupathi, Saketh, Jeevan & Balaji given wild card

India's top tennis players Mahesh Bhupathi, Saketh Myneni, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sriram Balaji have been granted wild card entries into the doubles draw of Chennai Open, organisers said on Monday.

Terrific 2014 for Sania Mirza but struggle for others
Terrific 2014 for Sania Mirza but struggle for others

 Sania Mirza grabbed her third mixed doubles Grand Slam title and wrapped up her dream season with the year-end finale trophy even as India's established male tennis players found the going tough in 2014.

Mahesh Bhupathi says Leander Paes did not want to play in IPTL
Mahesh Bhupathi says Leander Paes did not want to play in IPTL

IPTL founder Mahesh Bhupathi has said his estranged doubles partner Leander Paes turned down the invitation to play in the tournament's ongoing inaugural season.

Indian players should take a cue from Ivan Lendl: Tony Roche
Indian players should take a cue from Ivan Lendl: Tony Roche

 Remembering his former ward and ex-Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl, Australian tennis guru Tony Roche underlined the importance of sheer hard work as he began a seven-day camp with Somdev Devvarman and company, here on Tuesday.

Roger Federer can play for another 4-5 years: former coach Tony Roche
Roger Federer can play for another 4-5 years: former coach Tony Roche

A Grand Slam title may be eluding Roger Federer for two years but the 33-year-old can't be written off yet, his former coach Tony Roche said here on Tuesday.

Stanislas Wawrinka confirms participation in Chennai Open
Stanislas Wawrinka confirms participation in Chennai Open

World number four Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka has confirmed that he will defend his Chennai Open title in a highly competitive field that features top-20 players Feliciano Lopez (14) and Roberto Bautista Agut (15).

Youngsters can gain knowledge from legends during CTL: Somdev Devvarman
Youngsters can gain knowledge from legends during CTL: Somdev Devvarman

 Being in the august company of names such as Venus Williams and Pat Cash, among others, during the Champions Tennis League will be a great opportunity for Indian youngsters to learn and take their game to the next level, says the country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman.

Leander Paes replaces David Ferrer in Punjab team of CTL
Leander Paes replaces David Ferrer in Punjab team of CTL

Indian tennis legend Leander Paes on Tuesday replaced David Ferrer in the Punjab team of the Champions Tennis League.

For Saina Nehwal, it is always about playing for India
For Saina Nehwal, it is always about playing for India

 In the wake of Sports Ministry's diktat of not to extend financial help to athletes who prefer professional commitment over representing India, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday insisted her first priority would always be to play for the country.

AITA backs top players, clarifies their Asian Games stand
AITA backs top players, clarifies their Asian Games stand

Hours after the government made it clear that it would not extend financial help to athletes skipping important international events, the AITA today sought to clarify the stand taken by three top tennis players, who had preferred ATP Tour over the Incheon Asian Games.

Want funds, stay available for India: Sports Ministry to Indian athletes
Want funds, stay available for India: Sports Ministry to Indian athletes

Taking exception to top Indian tennis players who were reluctant to compete in the recent Asian Games, the Sports Ministry on Wednesay said individual players will be able to avail grants from it only if they undertake to be available for India whenever called upon.

Somdev ousted but Myneni, Yuki move to quarters in Pune
Somdev ousted but Myneni, Yuki move to quarters in Pune

Somdev Devvarman suffered yet another early defeat but Saketh Myneni continued his impressive run by storming into the singles quarter-finals of the ATP Pune Challenger tournament, here on Wednesday.

Somdev, Yuki advance but Ramkumar makes early exit in Pune
Somdev, Yuki advance but Ramkumar makes early exit in Pune

 India's top singles players, led by Somdev Devvarman, easily advanced to the second round of ATP Pune Challenger but rising star Ramkumar Ramanathan made a shock first-round exit, here on Tuesday.