The spectators, over 10,000 in number, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in the national capital were all excited. The supporting staff tried their best to convince everybody to get back to their seats as the match of the tournament was about to start.
With a crop of talented young players such as Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic knocking on the door of the exclusive men`s grand slam club, the "Big Four" hegemony over the game`s top tournaments may be coming to a close, said Novak Djokovic.
Marin Cilic challenged the supremacy of the 'Big Four' by cruising to the 2014 US Open title and the big serving Croat feels that the trend will only continue next season, giving more first-time Grand Slam champions to the game.
The cricketing world is yet to recover from the loss of Phillip Hughes. At 25, the left-hander had plenty of cricket left in him. While the schedule of the forthcoming India-Australia series has been delayed due to the tragedy, it is overwhelming too see the tributes that have poured in from all across the world.
Gael Monfils said Sunday he was confident of playing strongly in the tour next year after beating Roger Federer at the Davis Cup and winning three times at a fast-paced tennis tournament in the Philippines.
World sport mourned the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes on Thursday with former greats, politicians and even Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, from a country with little cricket culture, paying tribute.
Two-time French Open champion Sergi Bruguera isn't convinced that Stanislas Wawrinka's Australian Open victory in January and Marin Cilic's US Open triumph in September resulted in a tectonic shift in the sport. He said today's tennis was still dominated by the 'Big 4'.
The first city-based professional league in the world, International Premier Tennis League, is all set to kick-start from November 28th, which will be played across four countries in the Asian continent.
After the International Premier League, Indian Badminton League, Pro Kabaddi League and Indian Super League, India now has a tennis league – International Premier Tennis League. Despite the launch of a rival league – Champions Tennis League, the IPTL appears to be the real deal in terms of promoters, sponsors and players. So here is our indispensable guide to the first edition of the the IPTL.