For Saina Nehwal, it is always about playing for India
For Saina Nehwal, it is always about playing for India

 In the wake of Sports Ministry's diktat of not to extend financial help to athletes who prefer professional commitment over representing India, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday insisted her first priority would always be to play for the country.

AITA backs top players, clarifies their Asian Games stand
AITA backs top players, clarifies their Asian Games stand

Hours after the government made it clear that it would not extend financial help to athletes skipping important international events, the AITA today sought to clarify the stand taken by three top tennis players, who had preferred ATP Tour over the Incheon Asian Games.

Want funds, stay available for India: Sports Ministry to Indian athletes
Want funds, stay available for India: Sports Ministry to Indian athletes

Taking exception to top Indian tennis players who were reluctant to compete in the recent Asian Games, the Sports Ministry on Wednesay said individual players will be able to avail grants from it only if they undertake to be available for India whenever called upon.

Ticket sales for Delhi leg of IPTL to begin after Diwali weekend
Ticket sales for Delhi leg of IPTL to begin after Diwali weekend

Tickets for Delhi leg of the much-awaited International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will be up for sale post Diwali weekend.

Ticket sales for IPTL Delhi leg to begin soon
Ticket sales for IPTL Delhi leg to begin soon

The online ticket sales for the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) Delhi leg to be held Dec 6-8, will begin post-Diwali weekend.

Paes-Bopanna ousted from Japan Open
Paes-Bopanna ousted from Japan Open

Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna, who recently recorded a memorable Davis Cup win, crashed out of the Japan Open following a straight set defeat against Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo, here today.

Sania Mirza should have continued with singles for more time: Vijay Amritraj
Sania Mirza should have continued with singles for more time: Vijay Amritraj

Former Indian tennis star Vijay Amritraj says Sania Mirza should not have quit playing singles so early in her career. Sania switched to doubles in 2013 after undergoing three surgeries due to various injuries she suffered.

Yuki needs to add another 20kms to his serve: Anand Amritraj
Yuki needs to add another 20kms to his serve: Anand Amritraj

India's Davis Cup skipper Anand Amritraj says Yuki Bhambri must utilise his big frame to send down booming serves if he wants to fare better in his tennis career.

Somdev loses to Murray; Bopanna-Qureshi also knocked out
Somdev loses to Murray; Bopanna-Qureshi also knocked out

Somdev Devvarman put up a spirited fight but Andy Murray proved too good for the Indian, who bowed out of the ATP Shenzen Open with a straight-set defeat against World No. 11, here on Thursday.

Somdev loses to Murray; Bopanna-Qureshi also knocked out
Somdev loses to Murray; Bopanna-Qureshi also knocked out

Somdev Devvarman put up a spirited fight but Andy Murray proved too good for the Indian, who bowed out of the ATP Shenzen Open with a straight-set defeat against World No. 11, here on Thursday.

Asian Games gives youngsters chance to shine: Leander Paes
Asian Games gives youngsters chance to shine: Leander Paes

Vetern tennis star Leander Paes on Thursday said Indian youngsters have a good opportunity to shine at the Asian Games in Incheon in the absence of top players.

India aiming to make mark with big medal haul at 2014 Asian Games
India aiming to make mark with big medal haul at 2014 Asian Games

Bolstered by a better-than-expected performance in the Commonwealth Games, Indian athletes would now look to assert themselves against the sporting might of continental powerhouses such as China and Japan in the 17th Asian Games commencing here tomorrow.

Davis Cup: Somdev Devvarman records heroic win but India hopes hanging by thread
Davis Cup: Somdev Devvarman records heroic win but India hopes hanging by thread

Somdev Devvarman fought like a true warrior to lock the tie with his stunning victory in the fourth rubber while Yuki Bhambri was locked in an engrossing battle in the decider, halted by rain mid-way, as India's hopes were still hanging by thread in the David Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia, here Sunday.

Lee-Bopanna doubles match inspired me, says Somdev Devverman
Lee-Bopanna doubles match inspired me, says Somdev Devverman

 Somdev Devvarman on Sunday said the sterling comeback doubles match of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna inspired him to go out and win the crucial first reverse singles game for India and keep the nation's hopes alive in the Davis Cup World Group Playoff tie against Serbia here.

Davis Cup: India clinch doubles to stay alive against Serbia
Davis Cup: India clinch doubles to stay alive against Serbia

Veteran Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna won the crucial doubles on Saturday to keep India afloat in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia in Bangalore on Saturday.

Rohan Bopanna is open to playing with Leander Paes at 2016 Rio Olympics
Rohan Bopanna is open to playing with Leander Paes at 2016 Rio Olympics

India's doubles star Rohan Bopanna says the bitterness that had developed between him and Leander Paes in the build-up to the 2012 London Games is "long gone and over" and he was not averse to the idea of pairing with his senior compatriot for the Rio Olympics if there are no fitness issues.

Rohan Bopanna to receive Davis Cup Commitment Award
Rohan Bopanna to receive Davis Cup Commitment Award

Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna will be awarded the Davis Cup Commitment Award here Saturday on the sidelines of the ongoing World Group play-off tie against Serbia, it was announced by International Tennis Federation (ITF) Thursday.

Rohan Bopanna to get Davis Cup Commitment Award
Rohan Bopanna to get Davis Cup Commitment Award

Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna will be presented the Davis Cup Commitment Award during the World Group play-off tie against Serbia which begins here tomorrow.

Yuki Bhambri to start India's Davis Cup campaign against Serbia
Yuki Bhambri to start India's Davis Cup campaign against Serbia

Yuki Bhambri will open India's Davis Cup campaign against Serbia, drawn against visiting side's number two player Dusan Lajovic for the first singles match of the World Group playoff tie, beginning here Friday.

Davis Cup: Devvarman to lead India against Djokovic-less Serbia
Davis Cup: Devvarman to lead India against Djokovic-less Serbia

Somdev Devvarman will lead India against the visiting Serbia as the Asian giants attempt to return to the World Group for the 2015 season. India last qualified for the 16-team elite group three years ago.