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Wawrinka gets wild card, organisers excited about Lee-Hesh return

Wawrinka gets wild card, organisers excited about Lee-Hesh return

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CHENNAI: World No. 21 Stanislas Wawrinka from Switzerland has received a wild card entry for the 2011 Aircel ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament to be held from January 3to9. Announcing this on Wednesday, Ravi Krishnan of IMG who own the property, said: “Originally, Wawrinka had indicated that he would be taking that particular... 

Troicki stunned by Davis Cup win

Troicki stunned by Davis Cup win

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Viktor Troicki was left shocked after he secured Serbia’s first ever Davis Cup title with a straight-sets win over Michael Llodra in the decisive fifth rubber in Belgrade. After Novak Djokovic had earlier levelled the tie at 2-2 by beating Gael Monfils, the 24-year-old Troicki produced the match of his life to win 6-2... 

Bopanna, Qureshi get 2010 Grand Prix of Peace and Sports award

Bopanna, Qureshi get 2010 Grand Prix of Peace and Sports award

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Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani doubles partner Aisam ul Haq Qureshi have been awarded the 2010 Grand Prix of Peace & Sports at a glittering event held in Monaco. The two players, who are also known as Indo-Pak Express were given the award in the presence of Crown Prince of Monaco Thursday night for... 

Top four still dominate men’s tour

Top four still dominate men’s tour

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There were no huge surprises at the ATP World Tour Finals last week but we did get confirmation of what we have been noticing lately on the men’s tour. Despite the improvement of Robin Soderling this year and despite the return to form of David Ferrer and despite Tomas Berdych’s strong first six months of the season,... 

Twin joy for the Bryans as they receive No.1 trophy

Twin joy for the Bryans as they receive No.1 trophy

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Twins Bob and Mike Bryan qualified for the semi-finals of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after beating third seeds Lukas Dlouhy and Leander Paes 6-3 6-4 in 55 minutes yesterday to complete Group A with a 2-1 record. Mike Bryan said: “It was good to get out there today. I thought we played a good match. It was almost a... 

Berdych, Hawk-Eye to make debut

Berdych, Hawk-Eye to make debut

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World No. 6 Tomas Berdych will debut alongside Hawk-Eye technology and online ticketing at the season-opening Aircel Chennai Open which begins here on January 3. The 6’5” Czech player, who reached the 2010 Wimbledon final, will head a singles field of 32 that includes two-time winner Marin Cilic, former top-10 resident... 

Asian Games: Somdev Devvarman wins seventh gold for India

Asian Games: Somdev Devvarman wins seventh gold for India

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GUANGZHOU: Somdev Devvarman on Tuesday created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in the men’s singles tennis event of the Asian Games after outplaying top seed and world number 44 Denis Istomin 6-1 6-2 in the lop-sided summit clash. With this win, Somdev won his second gold from the tennis competition,... 

Somdev fights back from the dead to reach final

Somdev fights back from the dead to reach final

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Guangzhou: Somdev Devvarman inched closer to a historic tennis gold at the Asian Games as the gritty Indian overcame a stunning second-set lapse to tame Tatsuma Ito and seal a place in the men’s singles summit clash here. The second seed Somdev came back from the brink to subdue Japanese rival with a 6-2 0-6 6-3 triumph... 

Sania enters quarters, Somdev, Karan in pre-quarters

Sania enters quarters, Somdev, Karan in pre-quarters

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Sania Mirza cruised into the quarterfinals of the women’s singles with a comfortable 6-2, 6-2 victory over sixth-seeded Chinese Shuai Zhang in the Asian Games here on Friday. The Indian took one hour and 17 minutes to beat Zhang, who had defeated Sania at the Guangzhou Open here in September. Sania, a silver medallist in Doha... 

Somdev Devvarman seeded second

Somdev Devvarman seeded second

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Somdev Devvarman has been seeded second behind Dennis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the men’s singles draw and given a bye in the first round. The No.1 tennis player of India, Devvarman should have an easy passage into the quarterfinals, and will have the Japanese, Taipei and Chinese players to battle in his half. Yen-Hsun... 

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