The innovative rules and format of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) may have struck a chord with the Asian fans, generally starved of top-level action, but former World No.1 Carlos Moya believes the 'traditional' sport will stick to its conventional rules, though the inaugural tournament will 'co-exist' and thrive alongside the existing order.
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.
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.
Rafael Nadal has managed to win a remarkable 14 Grand Slam titles despite an injury-stricken career and he is only going to come back stronger from his latest setback, feels fellow countryman and former world number one Carlos Moya.
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.
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'.
Spanish World No 14 Feliciano Lopez is hopeful that compatriot Rafael Nadal will be fit by January before the Australian Open starts. "He has had surgery but is getting better and should be training in December, and hopefully in January, he will be ready to compete again," Lopez told told PTI here on Friday.