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 Factbox - Former world number one Andy Murray

Factbox - Former world number one Andy Murray

A talented all-round sportsman, turned down a promising career as a soccer player to focus on tennis, leaving his homeland at 15 to train in Barcelona

Jan 12, 2019, 10:12 AM IST
Heat, tiebreaks and Serena Williams to spice up 2019 Australian Open

Heat, tiebreaks and Serena Williams to spice up 2019 Australian Open

Serena Williams is favourite to win an eighth title at Melbourne Park and draw level with Australian Margaret Court`s record of 24 Grand Slam singles crowns,

Jan 11, 2019, 16:31 PM IST
Prajnesh Gunneswaran qualifies for 2019 Australian Open main draw

Prajnesh Gunneswaran qualifies for 2019 Australian Open main draw

The Chennai southpaw enjoyed a successful 2018 in which he reached four Challenger-level finals and won two titles. 

Jan 11, 2019, 14:33 PM IST
Australian Open: Novak Djokovic favourite as 'Big Four' take final bow

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic favourite as 'Big Four' take final bow

A teary-eyed Andy Murray signalled the Australian Open could be his last professional tournament on Friday, with the pain of his right hip proving unbearable.

Jan 11, 2019, 14:04 PM IST
2020 Tokyo Olympics seems a realistic goal: Sania Mirza

2020 Tokyo Olympics seems a realistic goal: Sania Mirza

For Sania Mirza, becoming a mother has been "the most eventful thing" in her life, but she is now focussing on getting herself back on the tennis court.

Jan 11, 2019, 13:52 PM IST
Serena William's mentor sees no crackdown on courtside coaching

Serena William's mentor sees no crackdown on courtside coaching

Serena Williams`s coach Patrick Mouratoglou gestured to Williams in the stands during her tempestuous defeat by Japan`s Naomi Osaka at lasat year's US Open, leading to a code violation.

Jan 11, 2019, 11:27 AM IST
Will Andy Murray retire after Australian Open? Legendary tennis player opens up on retirement

Will Andy Murray retire after Australian Open? Legendary tennis player opens up on retirement

The former world number one had surgery on his right hip last January and has played 14 matches since returning to the sport last June.

Jan 11, 2019, 10:02 AM IST
My son will be free to choose whatever career he likes: Sania Mirza

My son will be free to choose whatever career he likes: Sania Mirza

Sania and her cricketer-husband Shoaib Malik, who were expecting their first child, were blessed with the baby boy on October 30. 

Jan 10, 2019, 20:31 PM IST
New-mom Sania Mirza targets end of 2019 season for comeback

New-mom Sania Mirza targets end of 2019 season for comeback

Sania and her cricketer-husband Shoaib Malik, who were expecting their first child, were blessed with a baby boy 'Izhaan' on October 30.

Jan 10, 2019, 18:05 PM IST
Novak Djokovic mauls Andy Murray in Australian Open practice match

Novak Djokovic mauls Andy Murray in Australian Open practice match

Murray has struggled to regain form since undergoing hip surgery last January, and was quickly dismantled by Djokovic in the Australian Open practice match at Margaret Court Arena.

Jan 10, 2019, 17:05 PM IST
John McEnroe plays down Andy Murray's chances at Australian Open

John McEnroe plays down Andy Murray's chances at Australian Open

Murray, five-times runner-up in Melbourne, has struggled in the aftermath of a hip surgery a year ago and is currently ranked 230 in the ATP standings.

Jan 10, 2019, 16:10 PM IST
Australian Open: Roger Federer to launch defence against unseeded Denis Istomin

Australian Open: Roger Federer to launch defence against unseeded Denis Istomin

Federer, who beat Marin Cilic in last year`s final of the Australian Open, could meet the Croat in the quarter-finals, should the Swiss come through a potentially tricky fourth round against Greek

Jan 10, 2019, 15:55 PM IST
Top seed John Isner defeated by Taylor Fritz in Auckland Classic second round

Top seed John Isner defeated by Taylor Fritz in Auckland Classic second round

Top seed John Isner suffered a 7-6(3) 7-6(5) defeat at the hands of fellow American Taylor Fritz in the second round of the Auckland Classic on Wednesday.

Jan 10, 2019, 13:09 PM IST
ATP Cup men's team event goes to Sydney, Brisbane

ATP Cup men's team event goes to Sydney, Brisbane

Brisbane will host ATP Cup matches along with the existing WTA event for women but there is likely to be no men`s draw at the Brisbane International from next year.

Jan 07, 2019, 12:48 PM IST
Simona Halep to begin 2019 season without coach

Simona Halep to begin 2019 season without coach

Top seed Halep, who has a bye into the Sydney second round, will face either Jelena Ostapenko or local hope Ashleigh Barty.

Jan 07, 2019, 07:39 AM IST
Liverpool 'lacked class' in Nathaniel Clyne move: Cardiff City boss

Liverpool 'lacked class' in Nathaniel Clyne move: Cardiff City boss

England international Clyne began his career at Crystal Palace when Warnock was in charge of the London club.

Jan 06, 2019, 11:22 AM IST
Roberto Bautista Agut overcomes Tomas Berdych challenge to lift Doha trophy

Roberto Bautista Agut overcomes Tomas Berdych challenge to lift Doha trophy

The 30-year-old will look to carry the momentum forward to the Auckland Classic next week in his final warm-up event before the Australian Open which begins in Melbourne on January 14.

Jan 06, 2019, 11:00 AM IST
 Kevin Anderson clinches Tata Open Maharashtra title

Kevin Anderson clinches Tata Open Maharashtra title

In the battle between the big-serving tall players, the South African world number six tamed the 'gentle giant' 7-6(4) 6-7(2) 7-6 (5) to claim his sixth career title.

Jan 06, 2019, 08:43 AM IST
Rohan Bopanna serves big in Tata Open title win with Divij Sharan

Rohan Bopanna serves big in Tata Open title win with Divij Sharan

Bopanna lost just four points on his serve during the entire match as the top-seeded Indians produced a dominating 6-3 6-4 win over British pair of Luke Bambridge and Jonny O'Maara.

Jan 05, 2019, 17:23 PM IST
 Alexander Zverev, Angelique Kerber lead Germany to Hopman Cup final

Alexander Zverev, Angelique Kerber lead Germany to Hopman Cup final

Germany is now scheduled to square off against Switzerland, which features former world number one Roger Federer and world No 54 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.

Jan 05, 2019, 14:32 PM IST