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Davis cup reserve Divij Sharan decides against travelling with Indian team

Davis cup reserve Divij Sharan decides against travelling with Indian team

The 32-year old Sharan is willing to rush to Tianjin for the April 6-7 tie in case his services are required but his decision has not gone down well with the AITA selection committee.

Apr 01, 2018, 16:47 PM IST
Winning in Davis Cup tough without playing together on Tour: Vijay Amritraj

Winning in Davis Cup tough without playing together on Tour: Vijay Amritraj

Tennis great Vijay Amritraj says there shouldn't be much controversy with regard to India's doubles combination in the Davis Cup since the doubles match matters only when there are "even singles matches".

Mar 20, 2018, 16:43 PM IST
Davis Cup: AITA ignores Rohan Bopanna's reservation, pairs him with Leander Paes

Davis Cup: AITA ignores Rohan Bopanna's reservation, pairs him with Leander Paes

Sending out a strong message that it won't allow players to interfere in selection matters, the AITA on Sunday brought back old warhorse Leander Paes in the Davis Cup team despite "reservations" from seasoned campaigner Rohan Bopanna.

Mar 11, 2018, 18:41 PM IST
Now captain and coach also take pie of players' Davis Cup prize money

Now captain and coach also take pie of players' Davis Cup prize money

The prize purse for the Canada tie was distributed equally among six players along with the captain and the coach, which means the players' share was reduced.

Feb 28, 2018, 16:00 PM IST
Rohan Bopanna blasts AITA for failing to send his name for Arjuna Award before deadline

Rohan Bopanna blasts AITA for failing to send his name for Arjuna Award before deadline

Regardless of all his words, Bopanna did take the opportunity to congratulate the 29-year-old on receiving the award. "I want to take this platform to congratulate Saketh Myneni on receiving this award. I couldn't be more proud as I have seen him grow into the player and the man he is today," he mentioned in his statement.

Aug 05, 2017, 14:49 PM IST
Indian Davis Cup team to train in New York before Canada tie

Indian Davis Cup team to train in New York before Canada tie

It is for the first time that a camp has been organised to prepare for an away tie. The team will assemble in New York on September 4 and will leave for Edmonton on September 10.

Aug 01, 2017, 22:36 PM IST
Stay out if you don't like our functioning: Mahesh Bhupathi rips apart sulking Leander Paes in emotional post

Stay out if you don't like our functioning: Mahesh Bhupathi rips apart sulking Leander Paes in emotional post

The former Davis Cupper tersely pointed out that Paes had his own definition of "respect" and also claimed that the winner of 18 Grand Slams never always walked the talk when it came to disciplinary issues.

Apr 09, 2017, 23:07 PM IST
Davis Cup: Selectors to contemplate whether to have Leander Paes in the team

Davis Cup: Selectors to contemplate whether to have Leander Paes in the team

The selectors will also deliberate whether to go with two singles players or opt for three. Saketh Myneni, who pulled out of the New Zealand tie in the last minute, and Sumit Nagal have made themselves unavailable due to injury issues.  

Mar 05, 2017, 16:40 PM IST
Anand Amritraj calls Mahesh Bhupathi's appointment as Davis Cup captain a bitter-sweet decision

Anand Amritraj calls Mahesh Bhupathi's appointment as Davis Cup captain a bitter-sweet decision

Amritraj had taken over as captain from SP Misra in 2013 after leading players revolted against the way AITA was handling Davis Cup issues.

Dec 22, 2016, 19:35 PM IST
Rohan Bopanna dropped from India's Davis Cup squad, Saketh Myneni to partner Leander Paes

Rohan Bopanna dropped from India's Davis Cup squad, Saketh Myneni to partner Leander Paes

Earlier, Indian tennis legend Mahesh Bhupathi was named the new non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team.

Dec 22, 2016, 17:44 PM IST
Mahesh Bhupathi named India's new non-playing captain of Davis Cup team, AITA bids farewell to Anand Amritraj

Mahesh Bhupathi named India's new non-playing captain of Davis Cup team, AITA bids farewell to Anand Amritraj

Multiple Grand Slam winner Bhupathi was the hot favourite the moment AITA decided to replace Amritraj.

Dec 22, 2016, 16:13 PM IST
AITA agrees to election of new President but asks Sports Ministry to implement uniformity first

AITA agrees to election of new President but asks Sports Ministry to implement uniformity first

The ministry has asked the tennis body to elect a new President within 90 days. 

Nov 01, 2016, 12:45 PM IST
After Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna lashes out at Leander Paes for 'slanging fellow players'

After Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna lashes out at Leander Paes for 'slanging fellow players'

In June earlier this year, Bopanna had written a letter to AITA asking the federation to pair him with Saketh Myneni (World No. 125) and not Leander Paes (World No. 46) for Rio Olympics 2016.

Sep 19, 2016, 11:52 AM IST
Sania Mirza labels Leander Paes a TOXIC PERSON, slams his tirade against India's Olympics team selection

Sania Mirza labels Leander Paes a TOXIC PERSON, slams his tirade against India's Olympics team selection

India's tennis team selection has become a headache of late for AITA with star players going by their own individual wisdom and indulging in mud-slinging.

Sep 18, 2016, 19:21 PM IST
Fancy Bears WADA hack: Sania Mirza's father did reach AITA seeking intervention

Fancy Bears WADA hack: Sania Mirza's father did reach AITA seeking intervention

It has also been reported that ITF has confirmed that the Williams sisters had permission for the therapeutic use of banned drugs.

Sep 16, 2016, 18:37 PM IST
Fancy Bears WADA hack: Sania Mirza slams report claiming she wants AITA to look into Venus Williams' issue

Fancy Bears WADA hack: Sania Mirza slams report claiming she wants AITA to look into Venus Williams' issue

Fancy Bears', a Russian hackers group, has claimed that it has uncovered files which showed that several American athletes, including Venus and her younger sister Serena Williams were allowed to take banned substances by WADA under the TUEs procedure.

Sep 16, 2016, 15:12 PM IST
'Fancy Bears' bite: Sania Mirza wants AITA to look into Venus Williams issue

'Fancy Bears' bite: Sania Mirza wants AITA to look into Venus Williams issue

Sania and Rohan Bopanna had lost their mixed doubles semifinals in the Rio Olympics to American combo of Venus and Rajeev Ram, who ended up as silver medallists.

Sep 15, 2016, 22:12 PM IST
Anil Khanna elected honourary life president of All India Tennis Association

Anil Khanna elected honourary life president of All India Tennis Association

AITA already has two honourary Life Presidents -- S M Krishna and Yashwant Sinha.

Sep 03, 2016, 19:01 PM IST
Rio Olympics: Rohan Bopanna writes to AITA, doesn't want Leander Paes as doubles partner

Rio Olympics: Rohan Bopanna writes to AITA, doesn't want Leander Paes as doubles partner

Paes, who is ranked 46 in the world at the moment, won the mixed doubles title with Martina Hingis at the French Open.

Jun 10, 2016, 11:56 AM IST
2016 Rio Olympics: Have conveyed 'my decision' on preferred partner to AITA, says Sania Mirza

2016 Rio Olympics: Have conveyed 'my decision' on preferred partner to AITA, says Sania Mirza

It's no secret that Sania and Rohan Bopanna are likely to pair in mixed doubles, the category where India have the best chance of winning a medal.

Jun 09, 2016, 23:13 PM IST