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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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Asian 14&Under Masters Top 8 Event

The Master's event of the 2016 Asian 14&Under Circuit for the top 8 players concluded in Astana, Kazakhstan on the Saturday 26th November 2016. Following players in the Boys and Girls Category participated in the event: Players from outside the top 8 were given a chance to compete, due to non availability of some players in the Top 8 Finals of the Boys Category was keenly contested with Dong Ju Kim of Korea winning the contest 7 5, 62 against second highest ranked player Aziz Dada...
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Andy Murray Is World No. 1

Andy Murray will finish 2016 on top of the world rankings after an imperious 6-3, 6-4 victory over Novak Djokovic clinched his first ATP Tour Finals title on Sunday (Nov 20). Murray had ended Djokovic's 122-week reign as world number one two weeks ago and his triumph in their winner-takes-all clash at London's O2 Arena stopped the Serb regaining pole position. The 29-year-old is the 17th man to hold the prestigious year-end number one berth since the inception of the ATP rankings in 1973...
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Canberra Adventure For Indonesian Girl – Herta Sekar

Indonesian tennis official Herta Sekar Pandansari was given the opportunity by Tennis Australia to showcase her officiating skills in Australia as a chair umpire at the Apis Canberra International 2016 in Canberra. Herta lives in the city of Bandung, where she has officiated National tournaments. The largest tournament she ever officiated was a $10,000 tournament, compared to the combined men’s and women’s $100,000 Apis Canberra International. Tennis is not as popular in Indonesia as oth...
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