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Nadal wins 2017 US Open

The final Grand Slam tennis tournament of the 2017 calendar ended with yet another victory for Rafael Nadal and an even split of the Grand Slam season for Nadal and Roger Federer at two championships apiece. Federer had won the first, the Australian Open, in January, defeating Nadal in the final. He then withdrew from the grueling clay courts of Roland Garros in May, citing injury, leaving the French Open title for Nadal to annex. Federer came back at Wimbledon to take the tournament title an...
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Davis Cup Results – Sept 2017

Kazakhstan upset Argentina 3-1 in the Davis Cup Play-Off match in Astana. Mikhail Kukushkin beat US Open quarter finalist Diego Schwartzman 6-4 6-4 7-6 (7-2) after 2 hours and 44 minutes battle on court, at the National Tennis Centre in Astana to earn Kazakhstan a spot in the 2018 Davis Cup World Group. Schwartzman, ranked 28 in the world is placed 50 spots above Kukushkin, lost first two service games in each of the first two sets and struggled to recover from there on. With this loss, Ar...
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2017 ITF AGM – Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)

ITF President David Haggerty formally opened the 2017 ITF Conference and AGM in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Wednesday. Haggerty's opening address focused on how the ITF2024 strategy is delivering for nations as he called upon the record number of attendees to work together for the benefit of the sport. The ITF President outlined the programme for the week and welcomed 13 nations who are in attendance at an ITF AGM for the first time. Nations making their debut at the 2017 ITF AGM a...
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DAVE MILEY JOINS ASIAN TENNIS FEDERATION

DAVE MILEY JOINS ASIAN TENNIS FEDERATION (ATF) – AS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT The Asian Tennis Federation announced in its Regional Meeting in Ho Chi Minh, City, Vietnam on 1st August that former ITF Director of Development, Dave Miley, will be joining the Asian Tennis Federation as a consultant and will be the person responsible for overseeing and advising on their Development activities. The consultancy role will commence August 1st. Miley was Director of Development for the ITF for 17 years ...
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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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