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Suresh Raina faces '<strong>tennis</strong> serves' to counter bounce

Suresh Raina faces 'tennis serves' to counter bounce

23 Mar 2015

Sydney: Suresh Raina is pulling out all stops to kill his inner demons by spending a lengthy time at the nets, trying to counter the rising deliveries by facing powerful "tennis serves".

Suresh Raina,   tennis serves,   ICC World Cup 2015,   Cricket world cup,   Indian cricket team ,  
9 sports upgraded to 'high priority' by Ministry

9 sports upgraded to 'high priority' by Ministry

23 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Nine sporting disciplines – including  athletics, hockey and shooting -- were on Monday upgraded to the newly-introduced 'high priority' category in the latest classification undertaken by the Sports Ministry which will ensure central funding for their national and zonal events.

sporting disciplines,   high priority sports,   Sports Ministry,   Athletics,   badminton,   hockey,   shooting,   tennis,   weightlifting,   wrestling,   archery,   boxing,   priority sports category ,  
Raonic stuns Nadal, will face Federer in semis

Raonic stuns Nadal, will face Federer in semis

21 Mar 2015

Indian Wells: Big-serving Milos Raonic fought back from a set down and saved three match points to upset Rafa Nadal 4-6, 7-6(10), 7-5 in a pulsating quarter-final at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday.

Milos Raonic,   Rafa Nadal,   BNP Paribas Open,   Tennis Tournament,  
Paribas Open: Injured Tomic gifts Djokovic spot in semis

Paribas Open: Injured Tomic gifts Djokovic spot in semis

20 Mar 2015

Indian Wells: Top-seeded Serb Novak Djokovic was gifted a place in the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals when Australian Bernard Tomic pulled out of their quarter-final on Thursday, citing a back injury.

Novak Djokovic,   BNP Paribas Open,   Bernard Tomic,   Tennis tournament,  
Lisicki edges Pennetta, faces Jankovic in semis

Lisicki edges Pennetta, faces Jankovic in semis

20 Mar 2015

Indian Wells: Sabine Lisicki staved off three match points before battling into the last four at the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday, the German edging out defending champion Flavia Pennetta 6-4 6-7(3) 7-6(4) in an enthralling contest.

Sabine Lisicki,   Paribas Open tennis,   Flavia Pennetta,   Jelena Jankovic ,  
Bouchard cruises, Wozniacki exits Indian Wells

Bouchard cruises, Wozniacki exits Indian Wells

17 Mar 2015

Indian Wells: Fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki became the biggest name to fall by the wayside in the women's event at the BNP Paribas Open when she was ousted 6-4 6-4 by Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic on Monday.

Caroline Wozniacki,   BNP Paribas Open,   Belinda Bencic,   Tennis players,   tennis tournament,  
I've never served better, says Roger Federer

I've never served better, says Roger Federer

12 Mar 2015

Indian Wells: Though Roger Federer has not won a grand slam singles title since he claimed the Wimbledon crown in 2012, the Swiss master believes he is playing some of the best tennis of his career at the age of 33.

Roger Federer,   Tennis grand slam title,   tennis players,   Novak Djokovic,   Dubai tennis Championships,  
Australia take Davis Cup to lawns of Darwin

Australia take Davis Cup to lawns of Darwin

11 Mar 2015

Sydney: Australia have decided to play July's Davis Cup quarter-final against Kazakhstan on grass in the tropical northern city of Darwin, Tennis Australia said on Wednesday.

Davis Cup,   Australia vs Kazakhstan,   Tennis Australia,  
No pressure a key for French Open success, says Djokovic

No pressure a key for French Open success, says Djokovic

13 Mar 2015

Indian Wells: The French Open is the only grand slam title to have eluded Novak Djokovic and the steely-eyed Serb has adopted a philosophy of reverse psychology in a bid to claim the coveted crown at Roland Garros.

French Open,   Novak Djokovic,   Roland Garros,   Tennis grand slam,  
Nadal wants traditional clay events protected

Nadal wants traditional clay events protected

02 Mar 2015

Buenos Aires: Rafa Nadal wants tournament organisers to maintain the tradition of clay courts on the Tour and said the growing number of events switching to harder surfaces could increase the injury risk to players long after they finish their careers.

Rafa Nadal,   Tennis clay courts,   Tennis players,  

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