Mahesh Bhupathi out of mixed doubles in Australian Open
Mahesh Bhupathi out of mixed doubles in Australian Open

Veteran Mahesh Bhupathi went out of the mixed doubles competition following a first-round loss, even as India's junior tennis players began their campaign on a positive note in the Australian Open here on Saturday.

Bopanna through, Bhupathi out of Australian Open doubles
Bopanna through, Bhupathi out of Australian Open doubles

India's Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor made it through to the second round of the men's doubles at the Australian Open but veteran Mahesh Bhupathi and Austrian Jurgen Melzer lost rather meekly in their opening match here Thursday.

Australian Open: Bopanna-Nestor advances, Bhupathi-Melzer crash
Australian Open: Bopanna-Nestor advances, Bhupathi-Melzer crash

Rohan Bopanna and Daniel Nestor were tested before making it to the second round even as Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Jurgen Melzer crashed out of men's doubles event of the Australian Open, here on Thursday.

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.

Paes-Klaasen keep top billing, enter Chennai Open semis
Paes-Klaasen keep top billing, enter Chennai Open semis

Top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen of South Africa lived up to their billing and entered the semifinals of the men's doubles event at the ATP Chennai Open with a hard-fought win over Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Saketh Myneni, here on Thursday.

I always backed Bhupathi's IPTL, says Australian Open Director
I always backed Bhupathi's IPTL, says Australian Open Director

Working hard to make this edition of the Australian Open a grand success, Tournament Director Graig Riley said on Thursday that he is always open to 'innovation' in the game and was one of the first people to back Mahesh Bhupathi's ambitious IPTL dream.

Mahesh Bhupathi wins doubles pre-quarters to set up clash with Leander Paes
Mahesh Bhupathi wins doubles pre-quarters to set up clash with Leander Paes

Indian tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi, teaming up with compatriot Saketh Myneni, today won a hard fought doubles pre-quarterfinal match to set up a mouth-watering clash with his former partner Leander Paes at the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament here.

Lara Dutta's challenging 'mom' moment
Lara Dutta's challenging 'mom' moment

Actress-producer Lara Dutta finds selecting a birthday cake for her young daughter a challenging task.

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.

Doubles field looks stronger than singles in Chennai Open
Doubles field looks stronger than singles in Chennai Open

With some of the world's best players vying for the top honours, the doubles field of the upcoming ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament looks stronger than even the singles draw.

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.

IPTL: Watching Roger Federer, others a dream for Indian tennis fans
IPTL: Watching Roger Federer, others a dream for Indian tennis fans

Aimed at whetting the appetite of Asian fans, generally starved of top-level action, the reaction in India to the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) was crucial to the inaugural tournament's fortunes.

Thank you Roger Federer!

As I headed towards the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Day 2 of the International Premier Tennis League, like any other tennis fan, I too, was brimming with excitement. There was disappointment for everybody on the opening day, where Roger Federer didn’t play a match.

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras to headline India leg of IPTL
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras to headline India leg of IPTL

Indian tennis courts are set to be dazzled like never before when global icons like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic touch down to enthrall "full house" crowds during the third leg of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League here from tomorrow.

IPTL to add two more cities next year
IPTL to add two more cities next year

 Founder Mahesh Bhupathi on Thursday said the new International Premier Tennis League would add two more cities next year and had been forced to turn down two others as interest grows.

Mahesh Bhupathi declares IPTL a success, dismisses critics
Mahesh Bhupathi declares IPTL a success, dismisses critics

International Premier Tennis League boss Mahesh Bhupathi declared its launch in the Philippines a success on Sunday, ushering in a fast-paced, television-friendly version of one of the world`s most popular sports.

Injury forces Eugenie Bouchard to withdraw from IPTL
Injury forces Eugenie Bouchard to withdraw from IPTL

 Current World No. 7 Eugenie Bouchard, who was to represent UAE Royals in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League, has withdrawn from the event due to an injury she had sustained while training on Monday.

Of superstars and tennis – IPTL's top ten players

The world of tennis will see a new competition where some of the biggest names in the game – both past legends and current heartthrobs – will fight it out for their respective franchises in the Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL), arguably the biggest of all franchise-based tournaments.

Know your brand new International Premier Tennis League

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.

IPTL boss unconcerned over Roger Federer's injury
IPTL boss unconcerned over Roger Federer's injury

The head of the new International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) shrugged off concerns over Roger Federer`s fitness on Thursday as the Swiss star battles a back injury.