Five memorable tennis moments of 2014

No other individual sport captured the imagination of the world as tennis did in 2014. The men and women with racquets in their hands took tennis fans and sports enthusiasts on a rollercoaster ride.

Yearender: Prizes shared but Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams still rule
Yearender: Prizes shared but Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams still rule

Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.

Warrior spirit leads Kei Nishikori to new heights
Warrior spirit leads Kei Nishikori to new heights

There comes a moment in all great sporting careers when the puzzle fits together and for Kei Nishikori it arrived on a sweltering early September afternoon in New York.

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams take ITF annual honours
Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams take ITF annual honours

 Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer resist surge of new wave
Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer resist surge of new wave

Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic enjoyed breakthrough triumphs at the Australian and US Opens, but at the end of 2014 it was business as usual for Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer

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.

Agnieszka Radwanska dreams of grand slam glory with Martina Navratilova
Agnieszka Radwanska dreams of grand slam glory with Martina Navratilova

Poland`s Agnieszka Radwanska hopes to win the first grand slam title of her career after appointing 18-times grand slam champion Martina Navratilova as her new "supercoach".

Pete Sampras not interested in coaching; lauds IPTL as 'exciting' format

While the recently concluded International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) was more about the hype around superstars like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, several tennis fans were thrilled to watch American legend Pete Sampras play live in front of their eyes.

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.

Novak Djokovic enjoyed playing in IPTL, wishes to come back

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.

Novak Djokovic insists he is close to winning elusive French Open
Novak Djokovic insists he is close to winning elusive French Open

World number one Novak Djokovic insists he is close to winning the French Open, the only trophy missing from his Grand Slam cabinet, even though he has a minor problem and his name is Rafael Nadal.

Big reason why I came to New Delhi was to experience Indian fans, says Roger Federer

After enthralling the Indian tennis fans for two days in the much-awaited Delhi leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), Swiss legend Roger Federer on Monday thanked all the fans for their support.

Overwhelmed Roger Federer says he would be back in India
Overwhelmed Roger Federer says he would be back in India

 Roger Federer's countless fans did not have enough of him on his rare Indian sojourn and the Swiss superstar reciprocated their feelings saying that one day he would travel the "beautiful country in a big way".

Novak Djokovic targeting elusive French Open title
Novak Djokovic targeting elusive French Open title

World number one Novak Djokovic said Monday he was eyeing the French Open title next year, the only major trophy missing from his cabinet, after an impressive 2014.

Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic's clash culminates IPTL's India affair
Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic's clash culminates IPTL's India affair

 India's exciting date with the legends of tennis world ended on Monday after the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras and Goran Ivanisevic gave enough glittering glimpses of their brilliance on the concluding day of IPTL.

Cine stars Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Askhay Kumar add spice to IPTL
Cine stars Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Askhay Kumar add spice to IPTL

 Bollywood made its presence felt in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) today with Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone and Askhay Kumar playing an exhibition match with greats of the game here.

Pete Sampras says US men`s game in sad decline
Pete Sampras says US men`s game in sad decline

American legend Pete Sampras lamented Monday the decline of US men`s tennis, saying he didn`t know anyone capable of breaking into the top ranks for his home country.

IPTL: When Novak Djokovic surprised the Delhi crowd…
IPTL: When Novak Djokovic surprised the Delhi crowd…

The crowd at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium had slowly begun to vacate their seats. Since Roger Federer had played his quota of matches for the day, the tennis fans had been waiting for the men’s singles match between Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga and Marin Cilic.

IPTL: Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer – Match of the tournament
IPTL: Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer – Match of the tournament

On the third and the final day of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), while several matches would be played, crowd is expected to turn up in large numbers to watch the men’s singles match between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

IPTL: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic hog limelight on Day 2 of India leg
IPTL: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic hog limelight on Day 2 of India leg

World No 1 Novak Djokovic and legendary Roger Federer delighted fans on their India debut as home team Indian Aces scored their second straight win of the IPTL at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, here on Sunday.