Tony Nadal believes rise of newcomers will soon see end of 'big four' dominance
Tony Nadal believes rise of newcomers will soon see end of 'big four' dominance

Tony Nadal, uncle and coach of world number three Rafael Nadal, believes that dominance of big four has diminished in the wake of fierce competition from the newcomers.

IPTL and 'traditional' tennis can co-exist: Carlos Moya
IPTL and 'traditional' tennis can co-exist: Carlos Moya

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.

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.

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.

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.

We will get more 1st time Grand Slam champions: Marin Cilic
We will get more 1st time Grand Slam champions: Marin Cilic

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 to comeback stronger than before, says Carlos Moya
Rafael Nadal to comeback stronger than before, says Carlos Moya

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.

Davis Cup World Group: Germany plot France revenge in Frankfurt
Davis Cup World Group: Germany plot France revenge in Frankfurt

Germany will host 2014 Davis Cup runners-up France in the first round of next year`s World Group on the hardcourt of the Fraport Arena in Frankfurt, where the hosts beat Spain last season.

Roger Federer can play for another 4-5 years: former coach Tony Roche
Roger Federer can play for another 4-5 years: former coach Tony Roche

A Grand Slam title may be eluding Roger Federer for two years but the 33-year-old can't be written off yet, his former coach Tony Roche said here on Tuesday.

Marin Cilic sees another new Grand Slam winner next year
Marin Cilic sees another new Grand Slam winner next year

US Open champion Marin Cilic said Tuesday there was a strong chance of another new Grand Slam winner next year as men`s tennis opens up and the "Big Four" era winds down.

Phillip Hughes tragedy: See touching tributes from across the world
Phillip Hughes tragedy: See touching tributes from across the world

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.

Roger Federer best of all-time, insists Toni Nadal
Roger Federer best of all-time, insists Toni Nadal

Rafael Nadal`s uncle and lifelong coach Toni Nadal believes Roger Federer and not his 14-time Grand Slam champion nephew deserves to be considered the greatest tennis player of all time.

Touching #putoutyourbats Phil Hughes tribute goes viral
Touching #putoutyourbats Phil Hughes tribute goes viral

Cricket bats were pictured leaning against front doors, stadiums and statues on Friday as the spontaneous #putoutyourbats tribute to fallen batsman Phillip Hughes went viral.

Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray join Phil Hughes tributes
Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray join Phil Hughes tributes

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.
 

Rafael Nadal will surprise us again, says Gustavo​ Kuerten
Rafael Nadal will surprise us again, says Gustavo​ Kuerten

Three-times French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten knows what it is like to have a career plagued by injury but believes Rafael Nadal will come back strong from his latest ailments.

'Big 4' of tennis still ahead of chasing pack: Sergi Bruguera
'Big 4' of tennis still ahead of chasing pack: Sergi Bruguera

 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'.

Rafael Nadal will be match-fit by January, hopes Feliciano Lopez
Rafael Nadal will be match-fit by January, hopes Feliciano Lopez

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.

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.

Rafael Nadal hopes for injury-free 2015
Rafael Nadal hopes for injury-free 2015

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal said that he hopes to be fit enough to be able to compete without injury worries in the 2015 season.

Rafael Nadal looking forward to Aussie Open preparation
Rafael Nadal looking forward to Aussie Open preparation

French Open champion Rafael Nadal is aiming to be fit for the Australian Open, which starts in January, as he recovers from an appendicitis operation, the Spaniard said Tuesday.