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Tokyo Olympics: Nagal defeats Istomin, progresses to second round

Tokyo Olympics: Nagal defeats Istomin, progresses to second round

Tokyo [Japan], July 24 (ANI): India tennis player Sumit Nagal progressed to the second round of the men's singles here in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Nagal outclassed Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 in the men's singles first round on Saturday.The first set between Nagal and Istomin was a c...

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US Open: Osaka returns while Big Three aim for history at Flushing Meadows

US Open: Osaka returns while Big Three aim for history at Flushing Meadows

New York [USA], July 22 (ANI): The defending US Open Champion Naomi Osaka has entered the women's singles entry list at Flushing Meadows after missing out on French Open and Wimbledon due to mental health reasons.The US Open will return in full force this August with 100 per cent fan capacity and a ...

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Tokyo Olympics: Sania, Ankita to clash with Ukrainian duo in first round, Nagal to face tricky draw

Tokyo Olympics: Sania, Ankita to clash with Ukrainian duo in first round, Nagal to face tricky draw

Tokyo [Japan], July 22 (ANI): The Indian tennis star duo of Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina will clash with the Ukrainian pair of Lyudmyla Kichenok and Nadiia Kichenok in the first round at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. As revealed in the Olympic Tennis Event draws released on the eve of the Olympic Games, ...

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Regardless of who messed up, India never had chance to send men's doubles team to Tokyo Olympics: Somdev

Regardless of who messed up, India never had chance to send men's doubles team to Tokyo Olympics: Somdev

New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): Former India tennis player Somdev Devvarman on Wednesday rallied behind Rohan Bopanna and said there was no need for the All India Tennis Federation (AITA) to give false hopes of qualification to the Indian tennis star ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.On Monday, Bopanna ...

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Unsavoury controversy needlessly generated due to irresponsible tweets: AITA on Bopanna issue

Unsavoury controversy needlessly generated due to irresponsible tweets: AITA on Bopanna issue

New Delhi [India], July 20 (ANI): The All Indian Tennis Association (AITA) has made it clear that it is disappointed at the recent turn of events after Rohan Bopanna slammed the federation for playing with the careers of players and even termed the federation 'incompetent'. The federation also made ...

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Oly qualification row: Rohan Bopanna labels AITA 'incompetent'

Oly qualification row: Rohan Bopanna labels AITA 'incompetent'

New Delhi: India tennis player Rohan Bopanna on Tuesday slammed the All India Tennis Association (AITA) for playing with the careers of players, and he went on to label the federation "incompetent".On Monday, Bopanna had said International Tennis Federation (ITF) never accepted an entry for him and ...

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Barbora on the cusp of entering top-10 in WTA rankings

Barbora on the cusp of entering top-10 in WTA rankings

London, July 20 (IANS) Following her recent success, French Open champion, Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova, has moved up two spots -- from No.13 to No.11 - and is only two points away from entering the top-10 in singles tennis.Continuing her best season, the 25-year-old Barbora clinched her thir...

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Absolutely ridiculous and shameful: Sania on Bopanna's Oly qualification tweet

Absolutely ridiculous and shameful: Sania on Bopanna's Oly qualification tweet

Tokyo: Ace tennis star Sania Mirza has said the team sacrificed a very good shot at a medal in the mixed doubles category in the Tokyo Olympics if Rohan Bopanna's claim that the All India Tennis Association (AITA) misled everyone over qualifications for the Games is indeed true.Bopanna had said Inte...

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AITA slams 'misleading, inappropriate' comments by Bopanna, Mirza

AITA slams 'misleading, inappropriate' comments by Bopanna, Mirza

New Delhi: The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Secretary-General Anil Dhupar on Monday condemned the "inappropriate and misleading" statements from tennis players Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza.Bopanna said International Tennis Federation (ITF) never accepted an entry for him and Sumit Nagal, and...

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If you are so good why are you depending on athletes' withdrawal: AITA Secretary-General to Bopanna

If you are so good why are you depending on athletes' withdrawal: AITA Secretary-General to Bopanna

By Nitin SrivastavaNew Delhi [India], July 19 (ANI): The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Secretary-General Anil Dhupar on Monday hit back at tennis star Rohan Bopanna saying that "one shouldn't be dependent on withdrawal of other players" to secure an Olympic berth.Bopanna had slammed AITA for m...

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