Gaganjeet Bhullar shoots 69, placed 10th after first round at Dubai Open
Gaganjeet Bhullar shoots 69, placed 10th after first round at Dubai Open

Gaganjeet Bhullar, who was forced to take a nearly three-month break due to injury, got off to a steady start with a three-under 69 to remain at 10th spot at the inaugural Dubai Open despite a late double bogey at the Els Club, Dubai, here on Thursday.

Jeev celebrates birthday, gets set to play Dubai Open
Jeev celebrates birthday, gets set to play Dubai Open

Jeev Milkha Singh is ready to play through pain as he seeks to end the year on a high note at the inaugural Dubai Open, starting Thursday.

David Lipsky seals Asian Tour Order of Merit top spot
David Lipsky seals Asian Tour Order of Merit top spot

David Lipsky was crowned the 2014 Asian Tour Order of Merit champion on Sunday despite a plucky showing by closest rival Anirban Lahiri at the Thailand Golf Championship.

Ernie Els predicts shot-makers will shine on his course
Ernie Els predicts shot-makers will shine on his course

Major champion Ernie Els believes the shot-makers from the Asian Tour will revel at the inaugural Dubai Open which will be staged at The Els Club here December 18-21.

Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapur eye victory in Dubai
Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapur eye victory in Dubai

Star Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and Shiv Kapur have hailed the Asian Tour's entry into the Middle East and hoped to put their name on the inaugural Dubai Open trophy at The Els Club Dubai next month.

Gupta loses to Iturrizaga in Dubai finale

Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta missed out on a podium finish after losing to Eduardo Iturrizaga of Venezuela in the 9th and final round of 16th Dubai International open chess tournament that concluded here.

Roger Federer hoping to come `back to best` after stunning Djokovic in Dubai Open

Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer is reportedly hoping to come back to his best after ending top-seeded Novak Djokovic`s defence of the Dubai Open title by beating him for the first time in 18 months on Friday.

Brilliant Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai

Roger Federer showed an enterprising new side to his game as he beat Novak Djokovic for the first time in 18 months and ended the top seed`s defence of the Dubai Open title.

Novak Djokovic given an open road into semi-finals

Novak Djokovic advanced to the semi-finals of the Dubai Open more quickly than he would have wished when his opponent, Mikhail Youzhny, was taken ill and withdrew on Thursday.

Federer pushed to the limit by canny Stepanek

Former men`s world number one Roger Federer had to dig deep to progress to the quarter-finals of the Dubai Open on Wednesday eventually beating fellow veteran Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-7 (4/7) 6-3 in their second round clash.

Dubai Open: Federer serves up hot starter

Grand Slam record-holder Roger Federer began the second phase of what he hopes will be a revival of his fortunes by racing into the second round of the Dubai Open.

Federer in Dubai to show revival is real

Roger Federer`s performance in reaching the semi-final of the Australian Open last month is the first step in a mini-revival of tennis` great legend. This week could see the second.

Venus brings all-Williams final closer

Venus Williams reached only her second final in 16 months and brought closer the possibility of an all-Williams sisters final for the first time in more than four years when winning her Dubai Open semi-final today.

Ivanovic in awe of Venus Williams

Venus Williams is close to her best again, according to Ana Ivanovic, the former world number one from Serbia, who managed to take only three games off the seven times former Grand Slam winner at the Dubai Open on Wednesday.

Spaniard dashes Kvitova`s hopes of retaining title

Petra Kvitova, who is trying to work her way back into the top three after illness and injury, suffered a blow when the defence of her Dubai Open title lasted no more than one match on Wednesday.

Caroline Wozniacki inspired by forthcoming wedding

Caroline Wozniacki admitted that she was being inspired by the imminence of her wedding to Rory McIlroy after bringing about a great survival in the first round of the Dubai Open.

Serena aims to dispel anxieties in Dubai

Serena Williams` bid to extend her phenomenal career into her 33rd year will take a tentative but crucial step forward when she unexpectedly lines up at the head of the field for the Dubai Open which starts on Monday.

Venus believes she can still deliver

Venus Williams, without a title in 16 months and beaten here as early as the second round, believes she still has what it takes to succeed at the highest level - and has the desire to prove it.

Bhupathi-Llodra in quarters of Dubai ATP event

Mahesh Bhupathi and Michael Llodra advanced to the quarter-finals of the ATP Dubai Tennis championships with a straight-sets win over Serbian pair of Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki, here.

Djokovic, Federer advance into Dubai quarters

Defending champion Roger Federer and Serbian Novak Djokovic moved into the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday with straight set victories.