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Rohan Bopanna Wins 2017 French Open Mixed Doubles Title

French Open 2017: Rohan Bopanna Enters the Roland Garros Hall of Fame Bopanna entered the select group of Asians, who have won a Grand Slam title, and only the 4th Indian to claim a Grand Slam Trophy after Sania Mirza, Leander Paes, and Mahesh Bhupathi, when he and his Doubles partner for French Open 2017 Gabriela Dabrowski beat Colombia’s Robert Farah and Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 to win the French Open Mixed Doubles title. The Indo-Canadian pair, who lost the first s...
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Rohan Bopanna (IND) Wins Monte Carlo Masters Doubles

Rohan Bopanna (IND) grabs Monte Carlo 2017 Doubles Masters Title Rohan Bopanna was understandably thrilled to win the first Masters title of the season, winning a clutch of tough matches and saving a match point against the top seeds in the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo. Defending big points from the clay season last year, the Madrid Finals, French Open Quarter Finals, the Masters title takes away a lot of pressure from Bopanna, who has had a mixed start to the current season, with the si...
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India Seal 4-1 Win Over Uzbekistan In Davis Cup

India had already won their Davis Cup Group 1 Asia/Oceania second round tie 3-0 against Uzbekistan but completed the formalities on Sunday. On the last day, India sealed the deal with a 4-1 victory to advance to the World Group Playoff in Bengaluru. The Indians had clinched an unbeatable 3-0 lead on Saturday after Rohan Bopanna and N. Sriram Balaji thrashed Farrukh Dustov and Sanjar Fayziev in the crucial doubles rubber. In the first reverse singles on Sunday, India's Ramkumar Ramanathan ou...
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Cambodia and Saudi Arabia Moved to Group III

Cambodia and Saudi Arabia will contest Asia/Oceania Zone Group III in the 2018 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas campaign after winning promotion at the Group IV event in Isa Town, Bahrain on 8 April. In two very different promotional play-off encounters on Saturday, Cambodia eased past Oman 2-0 before Saudi Arabia rallied back from the brink to defeat Singapore 2-1 and reach Group III for only the second time in seven years. Cambodia, taking part in Group IV for the first time since its debut year...
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The Syrian Resurgence

The Syrian Resurgence Aous Abu Hassoun (L), Taym Alazmeh (C), Pierre Djaroueh (R)
  To many of us, mention of the name "Syria" throws up images which might be of wars and conflict, but there is another aspect to this country, which largely remains unnoticed, completely overshadowed by the news of so many other happenings doing the round all the time. This story is about two young boys, their families, their coaches and the system which supports them, with the help of which these boys have managed to remain focused and dream of achieving big things, despite the turm...
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2017 ITF Asian Development Championships (Division 1)

The ITF Division 1 Championships for 2017 was organized a week later, post completion of the Division 2 Championships, at New Delhi’s picturesque R. K Khanna Tennis Stadium. The ITF / ATF selected a  team of top performing players, from Division 2 event, to participate in the Division 1 event in New Delhi comprising of players from Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Nepal & Mongolia. Other teams participating in New Delhi were from Hong Kong; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzsta...
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2017 ITF Asian Development Championships (Division 2)

Start of any calendar year is always the time; when  Asian tennis players cutting across all zones in the continent, get a chance to participate in the ITF Asian Development Championships Div. 1 & Div. 2. In a unique format which has been in place for more than 12 years now in the continent; players (in the under 14 category) from around 30 countries are invited to participate in two back to back ITF Asian Championship events. Supported by the Grand Slam Development Fund (GSDF) initiat...
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Istomin shocks Djokovic

Denis Istomin achieved at the Australian Open, what he would have dreamed of all this life, from the first time he picked up the tennis racquet. To be on the Center Court and exulting in front of a capacity crowd, winning over a top ranked player. When he finally walked off court after upsetting Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open last week;  which was without any doubt the biggest win of his career; he must have felt vindicated, at all those years of hard work put in, to get to where h...
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Bopanna and Nedunchezhiyan Clinch Chennai Open Doubles Title

Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, playing only the second time together, notched up a memorable victory in a historic all-Indian doubles final, as they outplayed compatriots Divij Sharan and Purav Raja in the Chennai Open on Sunday, 8th January. World number 28 Bopanna and Jeevan beat the most-consistent and impressive team 6-3, 6-4 in just 65 minutes to win their first title together and deny Raja-Sharan their third at this level. It is the first time that an Indian team has clinch...
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Hard Work & Resilience – Denis Istomin

  Denis Istomin was born in Orenburg to Oleg and Klaudiya Istomin. His father, an Uzbek, moved the family to Tashkent, when Denis was 3 months old. Denis is coached by his mother, who introduced him to the sport at an early age. Injuries resulting from a car crash in 2001 en route to an event kept Istomin away from tennis for 2 years, with doctors initially stating that he would never hold a racquet again. Despite this, Istomin resumed training in April 2003, and with his sheer...
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