Enrico Piperno, who was also India’s Fed Cup coach says, lack of funding, support and infrastructure will cease creation of a top-50 player IMAGE: According to Enrico Piperno, after Leander Paes (in the above photo), Mahesh Bhupathi are Rohan Bopanna, there is no real hope for India in doubles. Photograph: Getty Images India's former Davis Cup and Fed Cup coach Enrico Piperno feels it is nearly impossible for the country's tennis players to make the world's top-50 as there is ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
‘I play for fun now’ ‘There will come a point when the curtain comes down. Before the curtain comes down, a big thank you to you all’ IMAGE: India’s Leander Paes in action during a practice session for the ATP Chennai Open on Sunday. Photograph: PTI. Legendary Leander Paes, on Sunday, dropped elaborate hints that he has reached the business end of his glittering career even though he is ready to give his all for the flag under newly appointed non-playing captain ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut with the Chennai Open trophy on Sunday. Photograph: Chennai Open Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Danill Medvedev to win the Chennai Open on Sunday. The World number 14 subdued the young Russian 6-3, 6–4 to capture his fifth ATP singles title. "I cannot be more happy than now. I played a great tournament," Spaniard Bautista Agut, said during the presentation ceremony."I know it is very difficult to be a top-10 player but my goal is to be a better player ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Agut to face Medvedev in Chennai Open final Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The iconic Leander Paes has ruled out immediate retirement from the competitive tennis, saying his comments were misconstrued and he actually aims to capture another Chennai Open trophy next year and motivate his new partner to win his maiden Grand Slam title. Paes and Brazilian Andre Sa began the 2017 season with a defeat against Indian team of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan in the opening round on Wednesday night. "I hope to be back and I hope to be holding this trophy again," Paes replied when ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Already struggling to get star power this year, IPTL has been hit further as neither Swiss icon Roger Federer nor American legend Serena Williams will be part of the popular league this season, due to the prevailing "economic climate" in India. International Premier Tennis League founder Mahesh Bhupathi, one of India’s most successful doubles player, confirmed the absence of the two star players. While Federer was not named in any side, he was expected to be part of the Indian Aces while ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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