French captain selects Gasquet for Davis Cup doubles final

Paris, Nov 24 : French tennis captain Yannick Noah has surprisingly chosen Richard Gasquet to partner with Pierre-Hugues Herbert for the Davis Cup final against Belgium this weekend. Herbert won the 2015 US Open and the 2016 Wimbledon doubles title with Nicolas Mahut, but the pair was not preferred by Noah this time, reports Xinhua […]

Paes’ former coach Hyman to train IIT Kharagpur team

Kolkata, Nov 20 : India tennis ace Leander Paes’ former coach T.J. Hyman will train enthusiasts at IIT Kharagpur, a statement said on Monday. Among the other sports, a major thrust has been given on tennis with US-based alumnus and entrepreneur Vinod Gupta facilitating training program and sports kit upgradation. He has roped in the […]

Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

Madrid, Nov 20 : Spain’s Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 10,645 points, while Switzerland’s Roger Federer came in second. Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, who on Sunday defeated Belgian David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 to win the ATP Finals title […]

Simona Halep leads WTA rankings

Madrid, Nov 20 : Romanian tennis player Simona Halep continued to lead the Women’s Tennis Association rankings released on Monday, while Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza remained in second place. There were no changes in this week’s top 10, as Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki held the third position, followed by Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, reports Efe. […]

Wimbledon champion Novotna dies after battle with cancer

By Jason Hovet and Ian Chadband PRAGUE/LONDON, Nov 20 : Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, a Wimbledon champion in 1998 and 16-time grand-slam winner in doubles and mixed doubles, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) said on Monday. Novotna, who entered the tennis […]