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13 June, 2018 1:19 PM Prajnesh Gunneswaran shocks Shapovalov in ATP Mercedes Cup

Indian Davis Cupper Prajnesh Gunneswaran on Wednesday earned the biggest win of his career by stunning world number 23 Denis Shapovalov in the opening round of the ATP Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. The left-handed Indian shocked the Canadian sixth seed 7-6(6) 2-6 6-3 in the opening round of the Euro 729,340 grass court event. Prajnesh, who had won the decisive 25

11 June, 2018 3:58 PM Nadal insists he is not after Federer’s record

The ‘emperor of Roland Garros’ says that tennis is important but not everything in life Rafael Nadal insists that he has no desire to become locked into an arms race with Roger Federer to surpass his great rival’s tally of Grand Slam singles titles. Nadal, who took his take his Majors total to 17, is three behind Federer who is more than four years older 32

2 June, 2018 4:27 PM Adil loses in semifinals

The fine run of lucky loser Adil Kalyanpur came to an end, as he was beaten 6-1, 6-4 by sixth seed Emil Ruusuvuori of Finland in the semifinals of the $15,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament in Santa Margarida de Montbui, Spain, on Saturday. Against an opponent who was serving well, Adil converted the only breakpoint he forced, and dropped serve 30

30 May, 2018 9:31 AM French Open 2018: Serena Williams returns to action

Serena Williams has not played a major tournament since winning a 23rd title at the 2017 Australian Open, having given birth to her daughter Alexis in September. Paris: Former world number one Serena Williams returns to Grand Slam action for the first time in over 15 months, when she goes up against Czech Kristyna Pliskova in the French Open first round 329

23 May, 2018 7:47 PM Ronaldo retains top spot as world's most popular athlete: ESPN

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo topped the ESPN World Fame 100 list for a third straight year, pipping American basketball player Lebron James and long-term Argentine rival Lionel Messi. Real Madrid forward Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d`Or winner, was named the most popular athlete in the world on the basis of his social media following, endorsement 55

18 May, 2018 6:03 PM Rafael Nadal bounces back from slow start to reach Rome semis

Rome: Rafael Nadal continued his clay domination on Friday, rallying from a set down to reach the Italian Open semi-finals with a 4-6 6-1 6-2 victory over Fabio Fognini. The world number two needs to lift an eighth career title at the Foro Italico on Sunday to return to the top of the ATP rankings after losing that position to Roger Federer last week. Spaniard 53

14 May, 2018 5:08 PM Federer back as No. 1

Rafael Nadal’s surprise quarterfinal exit at the Madrid Masters has seen the Spaniard replaced as World No. 1 by Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings. Federer returns to the top spot despite not having played since March. Former World No. 1 Novak Djokovic slipped six places to 18th after his second-round defeat in Madrid, his lowest ranking since 36

29 April, 2018 6:16 PM Rafael Nadal storms past teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas to win 11th Barcelona title

World number one Rafael Nadal made light work of Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the Barcelona Open final 6-2 6-1 on Sunday, lifting the trophy for a record-extending 11th time. Tsitsipas, 19, is the second-youngest player in the ATP top 100. Like Nadal, he had reached the final without dropping a set, knocking out world number seven Dominic 49

28 April, 2018 4:58 PM Nadal keeps up winning run to reach Barcelona semis, Tsitsipas stuns Thiem

Barcelona: Rafael Nadal extended his astonishing winning run on clay to 42 consecutive sets as he reached the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Slovakia’s Martin Klizan on Friday. The defending champion will face David Goffin on Saturday after the Belgian beat Spaniard Roberto Bautista 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-2. Greek teenager Stefanos 82

25 April, 2018 4:33 PM Barcelona Open: Djokovic slumps to a surprise defeat in second round

Nadal moves up with ease while Goffin bounces back to best Granollers Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise defeat in his latest comeback from injury after the Serb was beaten by Martin Klizan in his first match at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday. Djokovic had been due to meet Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals but a disjointed display gave Klizan, ranked 31