New methods of court preparation killed serve and volley: Leander Paes
New methods of court preparation killed serve and volley: Leander Paes

Leander Paes on Saturday lamented that the fascinating serve and volley style is not there to be seen in modern tennis and of all the current players only Feliciano Lopez and Novak Djokovic are the ones who play well on the net.

India a great tennis town, says Pete Sampras
India a great tennis town, says Pete Sampras

 Not many sportspersons enjoy the status of a global icon but Pete Sampras certainly does and playing in India for the first time, the 14-time Grand Slam winner richly praised the fans' knowledge of the racquet sport and called the country a 'great tennis town'.

Bhindi Masala is Venus Williams' favourite Indian food
Bhindi Masala is Venus Williams' favourite Indian food

Many tennis-lovers around the world are all well versed with the multiple Grand Slam winner Venus Williams' powerful baseline smashes, but many wouldn't know about her love for Indian food.

Tomas Berdych still searching for his ''chosen one''
Tomas Berdych still searching for his ''chosen one''

Ivan Lendl might be "way too busy" to be his mentor but Tomas Berdych has not given up the dream of jumping on the `super coach` bandwagon.

US Open 2014: Heavyweight coaches ready to lock horns in semis
US Open 2014: Heavyweight coaches ready to lock horns in semis

Michael Chang versus Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic up against Stefan Edberg would have made an intriguing U.S. Open semi-final line-up when they were in their prime.

Federer sees benefits of the Edberg effect

Roger Federer proved that an old dog can learn new tricks when he served and volleyed as his coach Stefan Edberg urged him to do during his Wimbledon campaign.

New dad Federer blown off court by Chardy

Jeremy Chardy caught new father Roger Federer on the hop at a wind-blown ATP-WTA Rome Masters on Wednesday, winning their second round match 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

Tennis legend Ilie Nastase says Murray `wasting time` looking for new coach

Romanian tennis legend Ilie Nastase has said that Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is wasting his time looking for a new coach as he does not need one.

Roger Federer hoping to come `back to best` after stunning Djokovic in Dubai Open

Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer is reportedly hoping to come back to his best after ending top-seeded Novak Djokovic`s defence of the Dubai Open title by beating him for the first time in 18 months on Friday.

Sampras: Federer can win another major title

Roger Federer could play for another four years and add to his tally of 17 Grand Slam titles, according to former No. 1 Pete Sampras.

Sampras scotches coaching return

Tennis great Pete Sampras on Friday said he was not interested in joining the clamour of legends returning to the game as high-profile coaches.

Roger Federer insists he`s on track despite Aussie woe

Roger Federer said he was encouraged by his start to the new season but deeply regretted missing out on an all-Swiss final after Rafael Nadal sent him crashing in the semis on Friday.

Australian Open: Is it now or never for Roger Federer?

Arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, Roger Federer has the biggest match of his twilight career on Friday, when he lock horns with his arch-rival and world number one Rafael Nadal in the second semi-final of Australian Open 2014.

Rafael Nadal in no rush to join the super-coach trend

Briton Andy Murray started it. Four times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic pulled a major surprise with his choice, while all-time great Roger Federer even has one despite years of shunning the entire coaching concept.

No sweat for Nadal, Federer, Murray at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all spent mercifully little time on court but Lleyton Hewitt bowed out in a five-set thriller in sweltering conditions at the Australian Open Tuesday.

Australian Open: Roger Federer defeats James Duckworth to clear first hurdle

The Rod Laver Arena was jam packed. The crowd roared and cheered for the local lad James Duckworth, and the four-time Australian Open champion Roger Federer.

Murray warning as heat collapses hit Australian Open

Andy Murray warned organisers were risking a tragedy Tuesday as extreme temperatures caused players to faint and vomit in a day of extraordinary scenes at the Australian Open.

Roger Federer out to prove he`s no spent force under Edberg

Roger Federer says he`s ready to prove he`s not a spent force after making a winning start under new coach Stefan Edberg at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Edberg hopes to inspire Federer to more grand slams

Stefan Edberg believes his return to the Tour as a coach of Roger Federer can help the Swiss add to his record tally of 17 grand slam titles.

Australian Open: Of tennis legends and their star wards

With the onset of season-opening Grand Slam at the Melbourne Park, some of the sports legends will also make their own comebacks of sorts.