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AITA holds off recognizing Indian players' body

All India Tennis Association chief Hironmoy Chatterjee says the national body will decide on the recognition of a newly launched players' association only after it has a clear understanding of its objectives. Chatterjee told The Associated Press on Tuesday the AITA is waiting for the players' body to go through the process of putting together its rules and objectives, and...
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

India snubs 8 players for Davis Cup tie

Leander Paes is the only prominent player in a depleted Davis Cup squad announced Friday by the All India Tennis Association for the match against South Korea following an impasse with other players over their demands. The AITA selected little-known VM Ranjith, Vijayant Malik and Purav Raja as the other members of the squad for the best-of-five series from Feb. 1-3. The group of...
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January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

India snubs top-ranked players

Leander Paes is the only prominent player in a depleted Davis Cup squad announced Friday by the All India Tennis Association for the match against South Korea following an impasse with other players over their demands. The AITA selected little-known VM Ranjith, Vijayant Malik and Purav Raja as the other members of the squad for the best-of-five series from Feb. 1-3. The group of...
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January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Indian tennis players may skip Davis Cup match

India's top players say they'll pull out of the Davis Cup match against South Korea if they are required to sign a code of conduct agreement with the country's tennis association. Eight players said Friday in a statement that they would skip the Feb. 1-3 series in New Delhi if the All India Tennis Association asks them to sign. The players also want a change in Davis...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Indian players at odds with officials

India's national tennis association is considering a list of demands from the country's top players asking for a change in Davis Cup management and a larger share in prize money. India is schedule to face South Korea from Feb. 1-3 in a zonal match. ''I see some merit in the reasons that they have given for a change in support staff,'' AITA chief executive...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

ATP World Tour Finals – Monday Results, Tuesday Schedule

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals London, England 5-12 November 2012 RESULTS FOR MONDAY, 5 NOVEMBER 2012 Singles – Group A Round Robin [1] N Djokovic (SRB) d [7] J Tsonga (FRA) 76(4) 63 [3] A Murray (GBR) d [5] T Berdych (CZE) 36 63 64 Doubles – Group A Round Robin [6] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d [1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) 75 57 11-9 – saved 1 M.P. Doubles ...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Cutting Del Potro some slack; familiar foes to meet for Davis Cup finals — The Friday Five

By Maud Watson Familiar Foes Just as they did three years ago, Spain and the Czech Republic will face off to take home the Davis Cup title. It’s familiar territory for Spain, the most dominant Davis Cup team of this century. Playing in their home country on clay, they proved too much for the American squad, with David Ferrer – less than a week removed from a semifinal showing...
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September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Bhupathi, Bopanna barred from India Davis Cup team

The All India Tennis Association says it will not consider veterans Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna for Davis Cup for two years after both refused to partner with Leander Paes in doubles at the London Olympics. The association said in a statement Sunday it had ''decided not to consider'' Bhupathi and Bopanna for selection until June 30, 2014. Bhupathi has been...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Bhupathi, Bopanna barred from Davis Cup

The All India Tennis Association says it will not consider seasoned players Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna for Davis Cup for two years after both refused to partner Leander Paes in doubles at the London Olympics. The association said in a press statement on Sunday it had ''decided not to consider'' Bhupathi, a cup player since 1995, and Bopanna, for 10 years,...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Western & Southern Open – Saturday Results, Sunday Schedule

RESULTS – AUGUST 18, 2012 Men’s Singles – Semifinals [1] Roger Federer (SUI) d Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 76(4) 63 [2] Novak Djokovic (SRB) d [6] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 63 62   Men’s Doubles – Semifinals [4] Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecau (ROU) d [2] Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) 75 67(5) 10-2 [6] Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) / Rohan Bopanna (IND) d Ivan Dodig...
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August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Western & Southern Open – Saturday Results, Sunday Schedule

RESULTS – AUGUST 18, 2012 Men’s Singles – Semifinals [1] Roger Federer (SUI) d Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 76(4) 63 [2] Novak Djokovic (SRB) d [6] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 63 62   Men’s Doubles – Semifinals [4] Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecau (ROU) d [2] Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) 75 67(5) 10-2 [6] Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) / Rohan Bopanna (IND) d Ivan Dodig...
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August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Bhupathi, Bopanna dropped from India DCup side

India's national tennis selectors have dropped Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna from the Davis Cup squad to take on New Zealand after they refused to play in the Olympics. The All India Tennis Association said in a press release on Saturday that the players had been dropped for ''the stand taken by them regarding selection for the Olympics team'' when both had...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Organizers to blame for empty seats

Olympic organizers are starting an investigation into why there have been thousands of empty seats at the London Games, when tickets to everything had pretty much been sold out. I'm going to make a prediction here: We'll never hear about this investigation again. The truth is, there is only one piece of equipment needed to conduct this search: A mirror. When organizers...
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July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Potential partners say no to Paes

Indian tennis has turned into a soap opera in the weeks leading up to the London Olympics, with insults and accusations of treachery flying and some players openly seething at their doubles partners. The conflict centers on Leander Paes, India's most recognizable face in tennis to the outside world, but an athlete who has apparently burned bridges with nearly every one of his...
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July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Potential partners say no to Paes for Olympics

(Eds: Updates with quotes, details. With AP Photos.) By C. RAJSHEKHAR RAO AP Sports Writer Indian tennis has turned into a soap opera in the weeks leading up to the London Olympics, with insults and accusations of treachery flying and some players openly seething at their doubles partners. The conflict centers on Leander Paes, India's most recognizable face in tennis to the...
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July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Mirza defies, inspires with class

If you still believe in the Olympic spirit, then you know it hasn't been entirely hijacked by corporations and commercials and made-for-TV and shoe-company showdowns. You know it can have meaning bigger than gold, about cultures coming together, about celebrating the best of humanity. Sania Mirza understands. And when three male tennis players from India were bickering, looking...
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July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Mirza blasts tennis officials over team selection

India's top woman tennis player, Sania Mirza, blasted the national federation for using her as ''bait'' in a compromise to resolve a dispute over team selection for the Olympics. Mirza said in a statement late Tuesday that her interests were ignored in a bid to pacify senior player Leander Paes, who had threatened to pull out of the London contingent after being...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Paes threatens to quit Olympic team

Leading doubles player Leander Paes threatened to quit India's Olympic team if he's paired with a lower-ranked player and Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna play together in London. Paes wrote to the All India Tennis Association on Wednesday while the national body tried to work out a compromise after Bhupathi and Bopanna refused to partner Paes at the Olympics, according...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennis selection row for India ahead of Olympics

Mahesh Bhupathi is going to the Olympics to play doubles tennis for India. It's not exactly what he was hoping for. Bhupathi has has annoyed the All India Tennis Association by refusing to partner with Leander Paes in doubles at the London Games. The AITA chose the duo on Friday to compete in doubles at their third successive Olympic Games, but Bhupathi immediately said he...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Mattek-Sands into mixed doubles final

After reaching her first Grand Slam final, the big question for Bethanie Mattek-Sands is what to wear for the occasion? The 26-year-old American, known for her sometimes outlandish fashion sense, and Romanian partner Horia Tecau advanced to the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open on Friday with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi of India. They'll play...
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January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryan brothers lose in semifinals

The Bryan brothers have been eliminated from the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, losing 7-6 (6), 6-4 their doubles semifinal to Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor. The top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan were looking for the fourth title at the tournament, but the American twins never earned a break point Saturday and lost serve once in the second set. The brothers are assured of finishing...
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November 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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