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Tennis

Wimbledon is the oldest and the most prestigious Grand Slam tournament.
Highest governing body International Tennis Federation
First played Between 1859 and 1865 (Birmingham, England)
Characteristics
Contact No
Team members Single or doubles
Mixed gender Yes, separate tours + mixed doubles
Categorization Racquet sport
Equipment Tennis ball, tennis racquet
Venue Indoor or outdoor tennis court
Olympic Part of Summer Olympic programme from 1896 to 1924
Demonstrated in the 1968 and 1984 Summer Olympics
Returned to the Summer Olympic programme in 1988 to today
Paralympic Part of Summer Paralympic programme since 1992
Country or region Worldwide
Tennis is a sport usually played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a good return.[1] Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all ages. The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including people in wheelchairs.
The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England in the late 19th century as "lawn tennis" which has close connections to various field/lawn games as well as to the ancient game of real tennis. Up to then, "tennis" referred to the latter sport: for example, in Disraeli's novel Sybil (1845), Lord Eugene De Vere announces that he will "go down to Hampton Court and play tennis. As it is the Derby [classic horse race], nobody will be there".[2] After its creation, lawn tennis spread throughout the upper-class English-speaking population before spreading around the world.[3]
The rules of tennis have not changed much since the 1890s. Two exceptions are that from 1908 to 1961 the server had to keep one foot on the ground at all times, and the adoption of the tie-break in the 1970s. A recent addition to professional tennis has been the adoption of electronic review technology coupled with a point challenge system, which allows a player to challenge the line (or chair) umpire's call of a point. Players have unlimited opportunities to challenge provided the challenges made are correct. However, once three incorrect challenges are made in a set, they cannot challenge again until the next set. If the set goes to a tie-break, players are given one additional opportunity to challenge the call. This electronic review, currently called Hawk-Eye, is available at a limited number of high-level ATP and WTA tournaments.
Tennis is enjoyed by millions of recreational players and is also a hugely popular worldwide spectator sport, especially the four Grand Slam tournaments (also referred to as the "Majors"): the Australian Open played on hard courts, the French Open played on red clay courts, Wimbledon played on grass courts, and the US Open played also on hard courts.
Contents [hide]
1 History
1.1 Predecessors
1.2 Origins of the modern game
2 Equipment
2.1 Racquets
2.2 Balls
2.3 Miscellaneous
3 Manner of play
3.1 Court
3.2 Play of a single point
3.3 Scoring
3.4 Rule variations
4 Surface
5 Officials
6 Junior tennis
7 Match play
8 Shots
8.1 Grip
8.2 Serve
8.3 Forehand
8.4 Backhand
8.5 Other shots
9 Tournaments
9.1 Grand Slam tournaments
9.2 Masters 1000
9.3 250 and 500 Series
9.4 Challenger Tour and Futures tournaments
9.5 Premier events
10 Players
10.1 Grand Slam tournament winners
10.2 Greatest male players
10.3 Greatest female players
11 In popular culture
12 See also
13 References
14 Further reading
15 External links
History

Main article: History of tennis


Augurio Perera's house in Edgbaston, Birmingham, where he and Harry Gem first played the modern game of lawn tennis
Predecessors
While the modern game of tennis originated in late 19th century England, most historians believe that the games' ancient origin is from 12th century France, but the ball was then struck with the palm of the hand. Louis X of France was a keen player of jeu de paume, which evolved into real tennis, and became notable as the first person to construct indoor tennis courts in the modern style. Louis was unhappy with playing tennis out of doors and accordingly had indoor, enclosed courts made in Paris "around the end of the 13th century".[4] In due course this design spread across royal palaces all over Europe.[4] Unfortunately, in June 1316 at Vincennes, Val-de-Marne and following a particularly exhausting game, Louis drank a large quantity of cooled wine and subsequently died of either pneumonia or pleurisy, although there was also suspicion of poisoning.[5] Because of the contemporary accounts of his death, Louis X is history's first tennis player known by name.[5]
It was not until the 16th century that rackets came into use, and the game began to be called "tennis", from the Old French term tenez, which can be translated as "hold!", "receive!" or "take!", an interjection used as a call from the server to his opponent.[6] It was popular in England and France, although the game was only played indoors where the ball could be hit off the wall. Henry VIII of England was a big fan of this game, which is now known as real tennis.[7] During the 18th century and early 19th century, as real tennis declined, new racquets sports emerged in England.[8]
Origins of the modern game
Between 1859 and 1865 Harry Gem and his friend Augurio Perera developed a game that combined elements of rackets and the Basque ball game pelota, which they played on Perera's croquet lawn in Birmingham, United Kingdom.[9][10] In 1872, along with two local doctors, they founded the world's first tennis club in Leamington Spa.[11]
In December 1873, Major Walter Clopton Wingfield designed and patented a similar game – which he called sphairistike (Greek: σφάίρίστική, from ancient Greek meaning "skill at playing at ball"), and was soon known simply as "sticky" — for the amusement of his guests at a garden party on his estate of Nantclwyd, in Llanelidan, Wales.[12] Sport historians agree that Wingfield deserves much of the credit for the development of modern tennis.[8][13] The world's oldest tennis tournament, the Wimbledon championships, were first played in London in 1877.[14][15] The first Championships culminated a significant debate on how to standardize the rules.


Lawn tennis in the U.S., 1887
In America in 1874 Mary Ewing Outerbridge, a young socialite, returned from Bermuda where she met Major Wingfield. She laid out a tennis court at the Staten Island Cricket Club at Camp Washington, Tompkinsville, New York. The first American National championship was played there in September 1880. An Englishman named O.E Woodhouse won the singles title, and a silver cup worth $100, by defeating Canadian I.F. Hellmuth.[16] There was also a doubles match which was won by a local pair. There were different rules at each club. The ball in Boston was larger than the one normally used in New York. On May 21, 1881, the United States National Lawn Tennis Association (now the United States Tennis Association) was formed to standardize the rules and organize competitions.[17] The U.S. National Men's Singles Championship, now the US Open, was first held in 1881 at the Newport Casino, Newport, Rhode Island.[18] The U.S. National Women's Singles Championships were first held in 1887 in Philadelphia.[19]
Tennis was also popular in France, where the French Championships dates to 1891 although until 1925 it was open only to tennis players who were members of French clubs.[20] Thus, Wimbledon, the US Open, the French Open, and the Australian Open (dating to 1905) became and have remained the most prestigious events in tennis.[15][21] Together these four events are called the Majors or Slams (a term borrowed from bridge rather than baseball).[22]
The comprehensive rules promulgated in 1924 by the International Lawn Tennis Federation, now known as the International Tennis Federation (ITF), have remained largely stable in the ensuing eighty years, the one major change being the addition of the tie-break system designed by James Van Alen.[23] That same year, tennis withdrew from the Olympics after the 1924 Games but returned 60 years later as a 21-and-under demonstration event in 1984. This reinstatement was credited by the efforts by the then ITF President Philippe Chatrier, ITF General Secretary David Gray and ITF Vice President Pablo Llorens, and support from IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch. The success of the event was overwhelming and the IOC decided to reintroduce tennis as a full medal sport at Seoul in 1988.[24][25]


International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino
The Davis Cup, an annual competition between men's national teams, dates to 1900.[26] The analogous competition for women's national teams, the Fed Cup, was founded as the Federation Cup in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ITF.[27]
In 1926, promoter C. C. Pyle established the first professional tennis tour with a group of American and French tennis players playing exhibition matches to paying audiences.[21][28] The most notable of these early professionals were the American Vinnie Richards and the Frenchwoman Suzanne Lenglen.[21][29] Once a player turned pro he or she could not compete in the major (amateur) tournaments. This resulted in a schism between the amateur and pro tennis ranks that would last until the advent of the Open Era.[21]
In 1968, commercial pressures and rumors of some amateurs taking money under the table led to the abandonment of this distinction, inaugurating the open era, in which all players could compete in all tournaments, and top players were able to make their living from tennis. With the beginning of the open era, the establishment of an international professional tennis circuit, and revenues from the sale of television rights, tennis's popularity has spread worldwide, and the sport has shed its upper/middle-class English-speaking image[30] (although it is acknowledged that this stereotype still exists).[30][31]
In 1954, Van Alen founded the International Tennis Hall of Fame, a non-profit museum in Newport, Rhode Island.[32] The building contains a large collection of tennis memorabilia as well as a hall of fame honoring prominent members and tennis players from all over the world. Each year, a grass-court tournament and an induction ceremony honoring new Hall of Fame members are hosted on its grounds.
Equipment

Main article: Tennis technology
Part of the appeal of tennis stems from the simplicity of equipment required for play. Beginners need only a racquet and balls.
Racquets


A tennis racquet.
The components of a tennis racquet include a handle, known as the grip, connected to a neck which joins a roughly elliptical frame that holds a matrix of tightly pulled strings. For the first 100 years of the modern game, racquets were of wood and of standard size, and strings were of animal gut. Laminated wood construction yielded more strength in racquets used through most of the 20th century until first metal and then composites of carbon graphite, ceramics, and lighter metals such as titanium were introduced. These stronger materials enabled the production of oversized rackets that yielded yet more power. Meanwhile technology led to the use of synthetic strings that match the feel of gut yet with added durability.
Under modern rules of tennis, the racquet must adhere to the following guidelines;[33]
The hitting area, composed of the strings, must be flat and generally uniform.
The frame of the hitting area may not be more than 29 inches in length and 12.5 inches in width.
The entire racquet must be of a fixed shape, size, weight, and weight distribution. There may not be any energy source built into the racquet.
The racquet must not provide any kind of communication, instruction or advice to the player during the match.
The rules regarding racquets have changed over time, as material and engineering advances have been made. For example, the maximum length of the frame had been 32 inches until 1997, when it was shortened to 29 inches.[34]
Balls


A Penn tennis ball.
Main article: Tennis ball
Tennis balls are of hollow rubber with a felt coating. Traditionally white, the predominant color was gradually changed to Optic Yellow in the latter part of the 20th century to allow for improved visibility. Tennis balls must conform to certain criteria for size, weight, deformation, and bounce criteria to be approved for regulation play. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) defines the official diameter as 65.41-68.58 mm (2.575-2.700 inches). Balls must weigh between 56.0 g and 59.4 g (1.975-2.095 ounces).[35]
Miscellaneous
Advanced players improve their performance through a number of accoutrements. Vibration dampers may be interlaced in the proximal part of the string array for improved feel. Racket handles may be customized with absorbent or rubber-like materials to improve the players' grip. Players often use sweat bands on their wrists to keep their hands dry as well. Finally, although the game can be played in a variety of shoes, specialized tennis shoes have wide, flat soles for stability and a built-up front structure to avoid excess wear.
Manner of play



The dimensions of a tennis court


Two players before a serve
For individual terms see: Glossary of tennis
Court
Main article: Tennis court
Tennis is played on a rectangular, flat surface, usually grass, clay, a hardcourt of concrete and/or asphalt and occasionally carpet (indoor). The court is 78 feet (23.77 m) long, and 27 feet (8.23 m) wide for singles matches and 36 ft (10.97 m) for doubles matches.[36] Additional clear space around the court is required in order for players to reach overrun balls. A net is stretched across the full width of the court, parallel with the baselines, dividing it into two equal ends. The net is 3 feet 6 inches (1.07 m) high at the posts and 3 feet (91.4 cm) high in the center.[36]
The modern tennis court owes its design to Major Walter Clopton Wingfield who, in 1873, patented a court much the same as the current one for his stické tennis (sphairistike). This template was modified in 1875 to the court design that exists today, with markings similar to Wingfield's version, but with the hourglass shape of his court changed to a rectangle.[37]
Lines
The lines that delineate the width of the court are called the baseline (farthest back) and the service line (middle of the court). The short mark in the center of each baseline is referred to as either the hash mark or the center mark. The outermost lines that make up the length are called the doubles sidelines. These are the boundaries used when doubles is being played. The lines to the inside of the doubles sidelines are the singles sidelines and are used as boundaries in singles play. The area between a doubles sideline and the nearest singles sideline is called the doubles alley, which is considered playable in doubles play. The line that runs across the center of a player's side of the court is called the service line because the serve must be delivered into the area between the service line and the net on the receiving side. Despite its name, this is not where a player legally stands when making a serve.[38] The line dividing the service line in two is called the center line or center service line. The boxes this center line creates are called the service boxes; depending on a player's position, he or she will have to hit the ball into one of these when serving.[39] A ball is out only if none of it has hit the line or the area inside the lines upon its first bounce. All the lines are required to be between 1 and 2 inches (51 mm) in width. The baseline can be up to 4 inches (100 mm) wide.[38]
Play of a single point
Main article: Point (tennis)
The players (or teams) start on opposite sides of the net. One player is designated the server, and the opposing player is the receiver. The choice to be server or receiver in the first game and the choice of ends is decided by a toss before the warm-up starts. Service alternates game by game between the two players (or teams.) For each point, the server starts behind their baseline, between the center mark and the sideline. The receiver may start anywhere on their side of the net. When the receiver is ready, the server will serve, although the receiver must play to the pace of the server.
In a legal service, the ball travels over the net (without touching it) and into the diagonally opposite service box. If the ball hits the net but lands in the service box, this is a let or net service, which is void, and the server gets to retake that serve. The player can serve any number of let services in a point and they are always treated as voids and not as faults. A fault is a serve that falls long or wide of the service box, or does not clear the net. There is also a "foot fault", which occurs when a player's foot touches the baseline or an extension of the center mark before the ball is hit. If the second service is also a fault, the server double faults, and the receiver wins the point. However, if the serve is in, it is considered a legal service.
A legal service starts a rally, in which the players alternate hitting the ball across the net. A legal return consists of the player or team hitting the ball before it has bounced twice or hit any fixtures except the net, provided that it still falls in the server's court. A player or team cannot hit the ball twice in a row. The ball must travel past the net into the other players' court. A ball that hits the net during a rally is still considered a legal return. The first player or team to fail to make a legal return loses the point. The server then moves to the other side of the service line at the start of a new point.[40]
Scoring
Main article: Tennis score
Match
The outcome of a tennis match is determined through a best of three or five sets system. Recreational players may agree to play any number of sets, depending upon time availability or stamina. On the professional circuit, men play best-of-five-set matches at all four Grand Slam tournaments, Davis Cup, and the final of the Olympic Games and best-of-three-set matches at all other tournaments, while women play best-of-three-set matches at all tournaments. For men, the first player to win three sets wins the match, and for women, the first player to win two sets wins the match.[41] A set consists of games, and games, in turn, consist of points.
Game
A game consists of a sequence of points played with the same player serving. A game is won by the first player to have won at least four points in total and at least two points more than the opponent. The running score of each game is described in a manner peculiar to tennis: scores from zero to three points are described as "love", "fifteen", "thirty", and "forty" respectively. If at least three points have been scored by each player, making the player's scores equal at forty apiece, the score is not called out as "forty-forty", but rather as "deuce". If at least three points have been scored by each side and a player has one more point than his opponent, the score of the game is "advantage" for the player in the lead. During informal games, "advantage" can also be called "ad in" when the serving player is ahead, or "ad out" when the receiving player is ahead.


The scoreboard of a match between Roddick and Saulnier.
The score of a tennis match during play is always read with the serving player's score first. In tournament play, the chair umpire calls the point count (e.g., "fifteen-love") after each point. At the end of a game, the chair umpire also announces the winner of the game and the overall score.
Game point
A game point occurs in tennis whenever the player who is in the lead in the game needs only one more point to win the game. The terminology is extended to sets (set point), matches (match point), and even championships (championship point). For example, if the player who is serving has a score of 40-love, the player has a triple game point (triple set point, etc.) as the player has three consecutive chances to win the game. Game points, set points, and match points are not part of official scoring and are not announced by the chair umpire in tournament play.
Break point
A break point occurs if the receiver, not the server, has a chance to win the game with the next point. Break points are of particular importance because serving is generally considered advantageous, with the server being expected to win games in which they are serving. A receiver who has one (score of 30–40), two (score of 15–40) or three (score of love-40) consecutive chances to win the game has break point, double break point or triple break point, respectively. If the receiver does, in fact, win their break point, the game is awarded to the receiver, and the receiver is said to have converted their break point. If the receiver fails to win their break point it is called a failure to convert. Winning break points, and thus the game, is also referred to as breaking serve, as the receiver has disrupted, or broken the natural advantage of the server. If in the following game the previous server also wins a break point, it is often referred to as breaking back.
Set
A set consists of a sequence of games played with service alternating between games, ending when the count of games won meets certain criteria. Typically, a player wins a set by winning at least six games and at least two games more than the opponent. If one player has won six games and the opponent five, an additional game is played. If the leading player wins that game, the player wins the set 7–5. If the trailing player wins the game, a tie-break is played. A tie-break, played under a separate set of rules, allows one player to win one more game and thus the set, to give a final set score of 7–6. Only in the final sets of matches at the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, the Olympic Games, Davis Cup, and Fed Cup are tie-breaks not played. In these cases, sets are played indefinitely until one player has a two-game lead. A "love" set means that the loser of the set won zero games, colloquially termed a 'bagel'.[42] In tournament play, the chair umpire announces the winner of the set and the overall score.
In tournament play, the chair umpire announces the end of the match with the well-known phrase "Game, set, match" followed by the winning person's or team's name. The final score in sets is always read with the winning player's score first, e.g. "6–2, 4–6, 6–0, 7–5".
Rule variations
See also: Types of tennis match
No ad
From 'No advantage'. Scoring method created by Jimmy Van Alen. The first player or doubles team to win four points wins the game, regardless of whether the player or team is ahead by two points. When the game score reaches three points each, the receiver chooses which side of the court (advantage court or deuce court) the service is to be delivered on the seventh and game-deciding point. Utilized by World Team Tennis professional competition and ITF Junior Doubles.[43][44]
Pro set
Instead of playing multiple sets, players may play one "pro set". A pro set is first to 8 (or 10) games by a margin of two games, instead of first to 6 games. A 12-point tie-break is usually played when the score is 8–8 (or 10–10). These are often played with no-ad scoring.
Match tie-break
This is sometimes played instead of a third set. This is played like a regular tie-break, but the winner must win ten points instead of seven. Match tie-breaks are used in the Hopman Cup for mixed doubles, on the ATP and WTA tours for doubles and as a player's choice in USTA league play.
Another, however informal, tennis format is called Canadian doubles. This involves three players, with one person playing a doubles team. The single player gets to utilize the alleys normally reserved only for a doubles team. Conversely, the doubles team does not use the alleys when executing a shot. The scoring is the same as a regular game. This format is not sanctioned by any official body.
"Australian doubles", another informal and unsanctioned form of tennis, is played with similar rules to the Canadian doubles style, only in this version, players rotate court position after each game. As such, each player plays doubles and singles over the course of a match, with the singles player always serving. Scoring styles vary, but one popular method is to assign a value of 2 points to each game, with the server taking both points if he or she holds serve and the doubles team each taking one if they break serve.
Wheelchair tennis can be played by able-bodied players as well as people who require a wheelchair for mobility. An extra bounce is permitted. This rule makes it possible to have mixed wheelchair and able-bodied matches. It is possible for a doubles team to consist of a wheelchair player and an able-bodied player (referred to as "one-up, one-down"), or for a wheelchair player to play against an able-bodied player. In such cases, the extra bounce is permitted for the wheelchair users only.
Surface

Main article: Tennis court#Types of tennis courts
There are five types of court surface used in professional play. Each surface is different in the speed and height of the bounce of the ball. The same surface plays faster indoors than outdoors.
Clay
Examples are red clay, used at the French Open, and green clay (an example of which is Har-Tru and used mainly in the U.S.). Almost all red clay courts are made not of natural clay but of crushed brick that is packed to make the court. The crushed brick is then covered with a topping of other crushed particles. This type of surface does not absorb water easily and is the most common in Europe and Latin America. Clay courts normally have a slower paced ball and a fairly true bounce with more spin.
Hard
Examples of hardcourts are acrylic (e.g. Plexicushion used at the Australian Open, DecoTurf used at the US Open), asphalt, and concrete. Hardcourts typically have a faster-paced ball with a very true bounce and it is the predominant surface type used on the professional tour.
Grass
Grass courts usually have a faster-paced ball, and a more erratic bounce. Grass is used at Wimbledon and until 1974 three of the four Grand Slams (Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open) were played on grass. In 2001 Wimbledon changed the type of grass to make the courts more durable and thus better able to withstand the wear of the modern game. The new grass causes the ball to bounce higher and slows it down compared to the previous grass type.[45][46]
Carpet
Any form of removable court covering, including carpeting and artificial turf. The bounce can be higher or lower than a hard court. Carpet surface has not been used on the ATP and WTA tour since 2009.
Wood
Popular from the 1880s through the first half of the 20th century, wooden surface provides a very low bounce and plays very fast. There are no longer any professional tournaments held on a wooden surface although some tournaments (e.g. Rotterdam Open and Open Sud de France), are played on a wood-based court with an acrylic layer on top.
Officials



An umpire informing two players of the rules
Main article: Official (tennis)
In most professional play and some amateur competition, there is an officiating head judge or chair umpire (usually referred to as the umpire), who sits in a raised chair to one side of the court. The umpire has absolute authority to make factual determinations. The umpire may be assisted by line judges, who determine whether the ball has landed within the required part of the court and who also call foot faults. There also may be a net judge who determines whether the ball has touched the net during service. The umpire has the right to overrule a line judge or a net judge if the umpire is sure that a clear mistake has been made.[47]
In some tournaments, line judges who would be calling the serve, were assisted by electronic sensors that beeped to indicate the serve was out. This system was called "Cyclops".[48] Cyclops has since largely been replaced by the Hawk-Eye system.[49][50] In professional tournaments using this system, players are allowed three unsuccessful appeals per set, plus one additional appeal in the tie-break to challenge close line calls by means of an electronic review. The US Open, Miami Masters, US Open Series, and World Team Tennis started using this challenge system in 2006 and the Australian Open and Wimbledon introduced the system in 2007. In clay-court matches, such as at the French Open, a call may be questioned by reference to the mark left by the ball's impact on the court surface.
The referee, who is usually located off the court, is the final authority about tennis rules. When called to the court by a player or team captain, the referee may overrule the umpire's decision if the tennis rules were violated (question of law) but may not change the umpire's decision on a question of fact. If, however, the referee is on the court during play, the referee may overrule the umpire's decision (This would only happen in Davis Cup or Fed Cup matches, not at the World Group level, when a chair umpire from a non-neutral country is in the chair).[47]
Ball boys and girls may be employed to retrieve balls, pass them to the players, and hand players their towels. They have no adjudicative role. In rare events (e.g., if they are hurt or if they have caused a hindrance), the umpire may ask them for a statement of what actually happened. The umpire may consider their statements when making a decision. In some leagues, especially junior leagues, players make their own calls, trusting each other to be honest. This is the case for many school and university level matches. The referee or referee's assistant, however, can be called on court at a player's request, and the referee or assistant may change a player's call. In unofficiated matches, a ball is out only if the player entitled to make the call is sure that the ball is out.
Junior tennis

Main article: Junior tennis
In tennis, a junior is a player 18 and under who is still legally protected by a parent or guardian. Players on the main adult tour who are under 18 must have documents signed by a parent or guardian. These players, however, are still eligible to play in junior tournaments.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) conducts a junior tour that allows juniors to establish a world ranking and an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) or Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking. Most juniors who enter the international circuit do so by progressing through ITF, Satellite, Future, and Challenger tournaments before entering the main circuit. The latter three circuits also have adults competing in them. Some juniors, however, such as Australian Lleyton Hewitt and Frenchman Gaël Monfils, have catapulted directly from the junior tour to the ATP tour by dominating the junior scene or by taking advantage of opportunities given to them to participate in professional tournaments.
In 2004, the ITF implemented a new rankings scheme to encourage greater participation in doubles, by combining two rankings (singles and doubles) into one combined tally.[51] Junior tournaments do not offer prize money except for the Grand Slam tournaments, which are the most prestigious junior events. Juniors may earn income from tennis by participating in the Future, Satellite, or Challenger tours. Tournaments are broken up into different tiers offering different amounts of ranking points, culminating with Grade A.
Leading juniors are allowed to participate for their nation in the Junior Fed Cup and Davis Cup competitions. To succeed in tennis often means having to begin playing at a young age. To facilitate and nurture a junior's growth in tennis, almost all tennis playing nations have developed a junior development system. Juniors develop their play through a range of tournaments on all surfaces, accommodating all different standards of play. Talented juniors may also receive sponsorships from governing bodies or private institutions.
Match play



Convention dictates that two players shake hands at the end of a match
A tennis match is intended to be continuous.[52] Because stamina is a relevant factor, arbitrary delays are not permitted. In most cases, service is required to occur no more than 20 seconds after the end of the previous point.[52] This is increased to 90 seconds when the players change ends (after every odd-numbered game), and a 2 minute break is permitted between sets.[52] Other than this, breaks are permitted only when forced by events beyond the players' control, such as rain, damaged footwear, damaged racquet, or the need to retrieve an errant ball. Should a player be determined to be stalling repeatedly, the chair umpire may initially give a warning followed by subsequent penalties of "point", "game", and default of the match for the player who is consistently taking longer than the allowed time limit.[53]
In the event of a rain delay, darkness or other external conditions halting play, the match is resumed at a later time, with the same score as at the time of the delay, and the players at the same end of the court when rain halted play, or at the same position (north or south) if play is resumed on a different court.
Balls wear out quickly in serious play and, therefore, in ATP and WTA tournaments, they are changed after every nine games with the first change occurring after only seven games, because the first set of balls is also used for the pre-match warm-up.[35] As a courtesy to the receiver, the server will often signal to the receiver before the first serve of the game in which new balls are used as a reminder that they are using new balls. However, in ITF tournaments like Fed Cup, the balls are changed in a 9–11 style. Continuity of the balls' condition is considered part of the game, so if a re-warm-up is required after an extended break in play (usually due to rain), then the re-warm-up is done using a separate set of balls, and use of the match balls is resumed only when play resumes.
A recent rule change is to allow coaching on court on a limited basis during a match.[54][55][56][57] This has been introduced in women's tennis for WTA Tour events in 2009 and allows the player to request her coach once per set.[58]


Tim Henman preparing to hit a serve. The left arm is extended, having just launched the ball into the air. The right arm will be raised up and forward at speed so that the racquet connects with the ball


Roger Federer preparing to hit a forehand. He is "loading" his body weight on his back (right) foot and coiling his shoulders with the help of his left hand. From this position, he will "uncoil" his body beginning with his legs, progressing to his hips and then on to his arms. This is how the "modern" forehand, utilizing the open stance, is executed.


Rafael Nadal performing a backhand volley


Justine Henin performing a backhand volley
Shots

Main article: Tennis shots
A competent tennis player has eight basic shots in his or her repertoire: the serve, forehand, backhand, volley, half-volley, overhead smash, drop shot, and lob.
Grip
Main article: Grip (Tennis)
A grip is a way of holding the racquet in order to hit shots during a match. The grip affects the angle of the racquet face when it hits the ball and influences the pace, spin, and placement of the shot. Players use various grips during play, including the Continental (The "Handshake Grip"), Eastern (Can be either semi-eastern or full eastern. Usually used for backhands.), and Western (semi-western or full western, usually for forehand grips) grips. Most players change grips during a match depending on what shot they are hitting; for example, slice shots and serves call for a Continental grip.[59]
Serve
Main article: Serve (tennis)
A serve (or, more formally, a "service") in tennis is a shot to start a point. The serve is initiated by tossing the ball into the air and hitting it (usually near the apex of its trajectory) into the diagonally opposite service box without touching the net. The serve may be hit under- or overhand although underhand serving remains a rarity.[60] If the ball hits the net on the first serve and bounces over into the correct diagonal box then it is called a "let" and the server gets two more additional serves to get it in. If the server misses his or her first serve and gets a let on the second serve, then they get one more try to get the serve in the box.
Experienced players strive to master the conventional overhand serve to maximize its power and placement. The server may employ different types of serve including flat serve, topspin serve, slice serve, and kick (American twist) serve. A reverse type of spin serve is hit in a manner that spins the ball opposite the natural spin of the server, the spin direction depending upon right- or left-handedness. If the ball is spinning counterclockwise, it will curve right from the hitter's point of view and curve left if spinning clockwise.[61]
Some servers are content to use the serve simply to initiate the point; however, advanced players often try to hit a winning shot with their serve. A winning serve that is not touched by the opponent is called an "ace".
Forehand
Main article: Forehand
For a right-handed player, the forehand is a stroke that begins on the right side of the body, continues across the body as contact is made with the ball, and ends on the left side of the body. There are various grips for executing the forehand, and their popularity has fluctuated over the years. The most important ones are the continental, the eastern, the semi-western, and the western. For a number of years, the small, frail 1920s player Bill Johnston was considered by many to have had the best forehand of all time, a stroke that he hit shoulder-high using a western grip. Few top players used the western grip after the 1920s, but in the latter part of the 20th century, as shot-making techniques and equipment changed radically, the western forehand made a strong comeback and is now used by many modern players. No matter which grip is used, most forehands are generally executed with one hand holding the racquet, but there have been fine players with two-handed forehands. In the 1940s and 50s, the Ecuadorian/American player Pancho Segura used a two-handed forehand to achieve a devastating effect against larger, more powerful players. Players such as Monica Seles or France's Fabrice Santoro and Marion Bartoli are also notable players known for their two-handed forehands.[62]
Backhand
Main article: Backhand
For right-handed players, the backhand is a stroke that begins on the left side of their body, continues across their body as contact is made with the ball, and ends on the right side of their body. It can be executed with either one hand or with both and is generally considered more difficult to master than the forehand. For most of the 20th century, the backhand was performed with one hand, using either an eastern or a continental grip. The first notable players to use two hands were the 1930s Australians Vivian McGrath and John Bromwich, but they were lonely exceptions. The two-handed grip gained popularity in the 1970s as Björn Borg, Chris Evert, Jimmy Connors, and later Mats Wilander and Marat Safin used it to great effect, and it is now used by a large number of the world's best players, including Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.[63] Two hands give the player more control, while one hand can generate a slice shot, applying backspin on the ball to produce a low trajectory bounce. Reach is also limited with the two-handed shot. The player long considered to have had the best backhand of all time, Don Budge, had a powerful one-handed stroke in the 1930s and 1940s that imparted topspin onto the ball. Ken Rosewall, another player noted for his one-handed backhand, used a very accurate slice backhand through the 1950s and 1960s. A small number of players, notably Monica Seles, use two hands on both the backhand and forehand sides.
Other shots
A volley is a shot returned to the opponent in mid-air before the ball bounces, generally performed near the net, and is usually made with a stiff-wristed punching motion to hit the ball into an open area of the opponent's court. The half volley is made by hitting the ball on the rise just after it has bounced, once again generally in the vicinity of the net. The swinging volley is hit out of the air as the player approaches the net. It is an offensive shot used to take preparation time away from the opponent, as it returns the ball into the opponent's court much faster than a standard volley. From a poor defensive position on the baseline, the lob can be used as either an offensive or defensive weapon, hitting the ball high and deep into the opponent's court to either enable the lobber to get into better defensive position or to win the point outright by hitting it over the opponent's head. If the lob is not hit deeply enough into the other court, however, an opponent near the net may then hit an overhead smash, a hard, serve-like shot, to try to end the point. Finally, if an opponent is deep in his court, a player may suddenly employ an unexpected drop shot, by softly tapping the ball just over the net so that the opponent is unable to run in fast enough to retrieve it. Advanced players will often apply back spin to a drop shot, causing the ball to "skid" upon landing and bounce sideways, with less forward momentum toward their opponent, or even backwards towards the net, thus making it even more difficult to return.
Tournaments

See also: List of tennis tournaments
Tournaments are often organized by gender and number of players. Common tournament configurations include men's singles, women's singles, and doubles, where two players play on each side of the net. Tournaments may be arranged for specific age groups, with upper age limits for youth and lower age limits for senior players. Example of this include the Orange Bowl and Les Petits As junior tournaments. There are also tournaments for players with disabilities, such as wheelchair tennis and deaf tennis.[64] In the four Grand Slam tournaments, the singles draws are limited to 128 players for each gender.
Most large tournaments Seed players, but players may also be matched by their skill level. According to how well a person does in sanctioned play, a player is given a rating that is adjusted periodically to maintain competitive matches. For example, the United States Tennis Association administers the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP), which rates players between 1.0 and 7.0 in 1/2 point increments. Average club players under this system would rate 3.0–4.5 while world class players would be 7.0 on this scale.
Grand Slam tournaments
The four Grand Slam tournaments are considered to be the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. They are held annually and include, in chronological order, the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. Apart from the Olympic Games, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and Hopman Cup, they are the only tournaments regulated by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).[65] The ITF's national associations, Tennis Australia (Australian Open), the French Tennis Federation (French Open), the United States Tennis Association (US Open), and the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and Lawn Tennis Association (Wimbledon), are delegated the responsibility to organize these events.[65]
Aside from the historical significance of these events, they also carry larger prize funds than any other tour event and are worth double the number of ranking points to the champion than in the next echelon of tournaments, the Masters 1000 (men) and Premier events (women).[66][67] Another distinguishing feature is the number of players in the singles draw. There are 128, more than any other professional tennis tournament. This draw is composed of 32 seeded players, other players ranked in the world's top 100, qualifiers, and players who receive invitations through wild cards. Grand Slam men's tournaments have best-of-five set matches while the women play best-of-three. Grand Slam tournaments are among the small number of events that last two weeks, the others being the Indian Wells Masters and the Miami Masters. Currently, the Grand Slam tournaments are the only tour events that have mixed doubles contests. Grand Slam tournaments are held in conjunction with wheelchair tennis tournaments and junior tennis competitions. These tournaments also contain their own idiosyncrasies. For example, players at Wimbledon are required to wear predominantly white. Andre Agassi chose to skip Wimbledon from 1988 through 1990 citing the event's traditionalism, particularly its "predominantly white" dress code.[68] Wimbledon has its own particular methods for disseminating tickets, often leading tennis fans to follow complex procedures to obtain tickets.[69]
Grand Slam Tournaments
Date Tournament Location Surface Prize Money First Held
January Australian Open Melbourne Hard (Plexicushion) A$26,000,000 1905
May–June French Open Paris Clay €18,718,000 1925*
June–July Wimbledon London Grass £14,600,000 1877
August–September US Open New York City Hard (DecoTurf) US$21,016,000 1881
* non-international tournament began in 1891
Masters 1000
The ATP World Tour Masters 1000 is a group of nine tournaments that form the second-highest echelon in men's tennis. Each event is held annually, and a win at one of these events is currently worth 1000 ranking points. When the Association of Tennis Professionals, led by Hamilton Jordan, began running the men's tour in 1990, the directors designated the top nine tournaments, outside of the Grand Slam events, as "Super Nine" events.[70] These eventually became the Tennis Masters Series. In November at the end of the tennis year, the world's top eight players compete in the ATP World Tour Finals, a tournament with a rotating locale. It is currently held in London, England.[71]
In August 2007 the ATP announced major changes taking place in 2009. The Masters Series was renamed to the “Masters 1000”, the addition of the number 1000 referring to the number of ranking points earned by the winner of each tournament. Contrary to earlier plans, the number of tournaments was not reduced from nine to eight and the Monte Carlo Masters remains part of the series although, unlike the other events, it does not have a mandatory player commitment. The Hamburg Masters has been downgraded to a 500 point event. The Madrid Masters moved to May and onto clay courts, and a new tournament in Shanghai took over Madrid's former indoor October slot. As of 2011 six of the nine “1000” level tournaments are combined ATP and WTA events.[72]
Masters 1000 Tournaments[73]
Start Month Tournament Location Surface Environment First Held
March Indian Wells Masters Indian Wells Hard Outdoors 1987
March Miami Masters Miami1 Hard Outdoors 1985
April Monte Carlo Masters Monte-Carlo2 Clay Outdoors 1897
May Madrid Masters Madrid Clay Outdoors 2002
May Rome Masters Rome Clay Outdoors 1930
August Canada Masters Montreal, Toronto Hard Outdoors 1881
August Cincinnati Masters Cincinnati3 Hard Outdoors 1889
October Shanghai Masters Shanghai Hard Outdoors 2009
November Paris Masters Paris Hard Indoors 1968
1. Actual location in the adjacent suburb of Key Biscayne, Florida
2. Actual location in the adjacent French commune of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
3. Actual location in the suburb of Mason, Ohio.
250 and 500 Series


ATP World Tour 500 and 250 logos
The third and fourth tier of men's tennis tournaments are formed by the ATP World Tour 500 series, consisting of 11 tournaments, and the ATP World Tour 250 series with 40 tournaments.[73] Like the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, these events offer various amounts of prize money and the numbers refer to the amount of ranking points earned by the winner of a tournament.[66] The Dubai Tennis Championships offer the largest financial incentive to players, with total prize money of US$2,313,975 (2012).[74] These series have various draws of 28, 32, 48 and 56 for singles and 16 and 24 for doubles. It is mandatory for leading players to enter at least four 500 events, including at least one after the US Open.
Challenger Tour and Futures tournaments
The Challenger Tour for men is the lowest level of tournament administered by the ATP. It is composed of about 150 events and, as a result, features a more diverse range of countries hosting events.[75] The majority of players use the Challenger Series at the beginning of their career to work their way up the rankings. Andre Agassi, between winning Grand Slam tournaments, plummeted to World No. 141 and used Challenger Series events for match experience and to progress back up the rankings.[76] The Challenger Series offers prize funds of between US$25,000 and US$150,000.
Below the Challenger Tour are the Futures tournaments, events on the ITF Men's Circuit. These tournaments also contribute towards a player's ATP rankings points. Futures Tournaments offer prize funds of between US$10,000 and US$15,000.[77] Approximately 530 Futures Tournaments are played each year.
Premier events
Premier events for women form the most prestigious level of events on the Women's Tennis Association Tour after the Grand Slam tournaments. These events offer the largest rewards in terms of points and prize money. Within the Premier category are Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and Premier tournaments. The tiering system in women's tennis was introduced in 1988. At the time of its creation, only two tournaments, the Lipton International Players Championships in Florida and the German Open in Berlin, comprised the Tier I category. In 2009, four tournaments are Premier Mandatory, five tournaments are Premier 5, and ten tournaments are Premier.
Players

Professional tennis players enjoy the same relative perks as most top sports personalities: clothing, equipment and endorsements. Like players of other individual sports such as golf, they are not salaried, but must play and finish highly in tournaments to obtain money. As of 2012 the "Big Four" men's tennis players includes Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray[78]
In recent years, some controversy has surrounded the involuntary or deliberate noise caused by players` grunting.
Grand Slam tournament winners
See also: Tennis statistics
The following players have won at least five singles titles at Grand Slam tournaments:
Male
Roger Federer (16)
Pete Sampras (14)
Roy Emerson (12)
Rod Laver (11)
Björn Borg (11)
Bill Tilden 10
Rafael Nadal (10)
Fred Perry (8)
Ken Rosewall (8)
Jimmy Connors (8)
Ivan Lendl (8)
Andre Agassi (8)
William Renshaw (7)
Richard Sears (7)
William Larned (7)
Henri Cochet (7)
Rene Lacoste (7)
John Newcombe (7)
John McEnroe (7)
Mats Wilander (7)
Lawrence Doherty (6)
Anthony Wilding (6)
Donald Budge (6)
Jack Crawford (6)
Boris Becker (6)
Stefan Edberg (6)
Frank Sedgman (5)
Tony Trabert (5)
Novak Djokovic (5)


Roger Federer has won 16 Grand Slam singles titles
Female
Margaret Court (24)
Steffi Graf (22)
Helen Wills Moody (19)
Chris Evert (18)
Martina Navratilova (18)
Serena Williams (13)
Billie Jean King (12)
Maureen Connolly (9)
Monica Seles (9)
Molla Bjurstedt (8)
Suzanne Lenglen (8)
Dorothea Douglass (7)
Maria Bueno (7)
Evonne Goolagong Cawley (7)
Venus Williams (7)
Justine Henin (7)
Doris Hart (6)
Louise Brough (6)
Blanche Bingley (6)
Margaret Osborne (6)
Nancye Wynne (6)
Lottie Dod (5)
Alice Marble (5)
Helen Jacobs (5)
Charlotte Cooper (5)
Pauline Betz (5)
Althea Gibson (5)
Daphne Akhurst (5)
Martina Hingis (5)
Greatest male players
Further information: Tennis male players statistics, World number one male tennis player rankings
A frequent topic of discussion among tennis fans and commentators is who was the greatest male singles player of all time. By a large margin, an Associated Press poll in 1950 named Bill Tilden as the greatest player of the first half of the 20th century.[79] From 1920–1930, Tilden won singles titles at Wimbledon three times and the U.S. Championships seven times. In 1938, however, Donald Budge became the first person to win all four major singles titles during the same calendar year, the Grand Slam, and won six consecutive major titles in 1937 and 1938. Tilden called Budge "the finest player 365 days a year that ever lived."[80] And in his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer said that, based on consistent play, Budge was the greatest player ever.[81] Some observers, however, also felt that Kramer deserved consideration for the title. Kramer was among the few who dominated amateur and professional tennis during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Tony Trabert has said that of the players he saw before the start of the open era, Kramer was the best male champion.[82] By the latter half of the 1950s and 1960s, Budge and others had added Pancho Gonzales and Lew Hoad to the list of contenders. Budge reportedly believed that Gonzales was the greatest player ever.[83] Gonzales said about Hoad, "When Lew's game was at its peak nobody could touch him. ... I think his game was the best game ever. Better than mine. He was capable of making more shots than anybody. His two volleys were great. His overhead was enormous. He had the most natural tennis mind with the most natural tennis physique."[84]
During the open era, first Rod Laver and then more recently Björn Borg and Pete Sampras were regarded by many of their contemporaries as among the greatest ever. Andre Agassi, the first of two male players in history to have achieved a Career Golden Slam in singles tennis (followed by Rafael Nadal), has been called the best service returner in the history of the game.[85][86][87][88] He is the first man to win slams on all modern surfaces (previous holders of all slams played in an era of grass and clay only), and is regarded by a number of critics and fellow players to be among the greatest players of all time.[85][89][90] Roger Federer is now considered by many observers to have the most "complete" game in modern tennis. He has won 16 grand slam titles, the most for any male player. Many experts of tennis, former tennis players and his own tennis peers believe Federer is the greatest player in the history of the game.[91][92][93][94][95][96][97] Federer's biggest rival Rafael Nadal is regarded as the greatest competitor in tennis history by former players and is regarded to have the potential to be the greatest of all time.[98][99]
Greatest female players
Further information: World number one women tennis players, List of WTA number 1 ranked players
As with the men there are frequent discussions about who is the greatest female singles player of all time with Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova being the two players most often nominated.
In March 2012 the TennisChannel published a combined list of the 100 greatest men and women tennis players of all time.[100] It ranked Steffi Graf as the greatest female player (in 3rd place overall), followed by Martina Navratilova (4th place) and Margaret Court (8th place). The rankings were determined by an international panel.
Sportwriter John Wertheim of Sports Illustrated stated in an article in July 2010 that Serena Williams is the greatest female tennis player ever with the argument that "Head-to-head, on a neutral surface (i.e. hard courts), everyone at their best, I can't help feeling that she crushes the other legends.".[101] In a reaction to this article Yahoo sports blog Busted Racquet published a list of the top-10 women's tennis players of all time placing Martina Navratilova in first spot.[102] This top-10 list was similar to the one published in June 2008 by the Bleacher Report who also ranked Martina Navratilova as the top female player of all time.[103]
Steffi Graf is considered by some to be the greatest female player. Billie Jean King said in 1999, "Steffi is definitely the greatest women's tennis player of all time."[104] Martina Navratilova has included Graf on her list of great players.[104] In December 1999, Graf was named the greatest female tennis player of the 20th century by a panel of experts assembled by the Associated Press.[105] Tennis writer Steve Flink, in his book The Greatest Tennis Matches of the Twentieth Century, named her as the best female player of the 20th century, directly followed by Martina Navratilova.[106]
Tennis magazine selected Martina Navratilova as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005.[107][108] Tennis historian and journalist Bud Collins has called Navratilova "arguably, the greatest player of all time."[109] Billie Jean King said about Navratilova in 2006, "She's the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who's ever lived."[110]
In popular culture

David Foster Wallace, an amateur tennis player himself at Urbana High School in Illinois,[111] included tennis in many of his works of nonfiction and fiction including "Tennis Player Michael Joyce's Professional Artistry as a Paradigm of Certain Stuff about Choice, Freedom, Discipline, Joy, Grotesquerie, and Human Completeness," the autobiographical piece "Derivative Sport in Tornado Alley," and Infinite Jest, which is partially set at the fictional "Enfield Tennis Academy" in Massachusetts.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) features Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson), a tennis pro who suffers from depression and has a breakdown on court in front of thousands of fans.[112]
Wimbledon (2004) is a film about a discouraged pro tennis player (Paul Bettany) who meets a young woman on the women's tennis circuit (Kirsten Dunst) who helps him find his drive to go and win Wimbledon.[113]
In The Squid and the Whale (2005), Joan (Laura Linney) has an affair with her kids' tennis coach, Ivan (William Baldwin). In a symbolic scene, Joan's ex-husband, Bernard (Jeff Daniels), loses a tennis match against Ivan in front of the kids.[114]
Woody Allen's Match Point (2005) features a love affair between a former tennis pro (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who falls in love with his best friend's fiance (Scarlett Johansson).[115]
Confetti (2006) is a mockumentary which sees three couples competing to win the title of "Most Original Wedding of the Year". One competing couple (Meredith MacNeill and Stephen Mangan) are a pair of hyper-competitive professional tennis players holding a tennis-themed wedding.[116]
There are several tennis video games including Mario Tennis, the TopSpin series, Wii Sports, and Grand Slam Tennis.[117][118]
In the Japanese anime and manga series known as Prince of Tennis, the main character is Echizen Ryoma, a tennis prodigy who recently moves to Japan and attends Seishun Academy. He joins the tennis club and has defeated many of his upperclassmen, gaining a spot in the team's regulars. The team's ultimate goal is to compete in the National Middle School Tennis Championship but they must play against other teams along the way to reach their goal.

mampilly
06-06-2012, 12:51 PM
Tennis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis)

mampilly
06-06-2012, 12:52 PM
TENNISILE PUTHIYA PUTHIYA VISHESHAGHAL UPDATE CHEYYU

Gal Gadot
06-06-2012, 12:52 PM
Tsonga vs Djoko kidilan match aayirunnu also Fed vs Del potro

baappootty
06-06-2012, 01:04 PM
Tsonga vs Djoko kidilan match aayirunnu also Fed vs Del potro
Federer Match ethu channelil aayirunnu telecast?Djoko match Neo Sportsil kandaarunnu..

~Saji~
06-06-2012, 01:59 PM
Sharapova oru verum charakku maathram allaa alle? kidilan kaliyaanallo

mampilly
06-06-2012, 02:06 PM
Tsonga vs Djoko kidilan match aayirunnu also Fed vs Del potro

YES KIDILAN MATCHES. PINNE AVIDATHE MHP NINNIODU KSHAMA CHODIKKAN PARANJU

mampilly
06-06-2012, 02:08 PM
Sharapova oru verum charakku maathram allaa alle? kidilan kaliyaanallo

YES ANNAKURNIKOVA POLE ALLA

~Saji~
06-06-2012, 02:39 PM
YES ANNAKURNIKOVA POLE ALLA

Pandu Sabatini ...bhayankara fans aayirunnu. kali averagum:vchiri:

mampilly
06-06-2012, 03:32 PM
Pandu Sabatini ...bhayankara fans aayirunnu. kali averagum:vchiri:

aNNELLAM NJAN STEFFIDE ARADAKAN AAYIRUNNU

lalistheonlySuperStar
06-06-2012, 06:48 PM
aaa Tsonga enthonna kaliche

etra match point kitti
and luck was with Djonko
i want him against nadal
kurachu kanakkukal theerkanundu

Gal Gadot
06-06-2012, 07:52 PM
Sharapova oru verum charakku maathram allaa alle? kidilan kaliyaanallo

serene clisters hennin kazhinga consitant ayittu ivale ulla ... baki kure ennam oru tournament jayikkum pinne kanoola - ival kure kalamayi top levelil thanne undu idakku ichiri form out aayi ippo veendum kidu

Gal Gadot
06-06-2012, 07:53 PM
aaa Tsonga enthonna kaliche

etra match point kitti
and luck was with Djonko
i want him against nadal
kurachu kanakkukal theerkanundu

king of clay court !!!!! :cheers:

Krishna
06-06-2012, 10:34 PM
Bhupathi-Sania in French Open final

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Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza cruised their way to the mixed doubles final of the French Open with an easy victory over Galina Voskoboeva and Daniele Bracciali.
The seventh seed Indian pair thrashed unseeded Kazak-Italian combination of Galina Voskoboeva and Daniele Bracciali 6-3 6-2 to record a facile victory in an hour and 10 minutes at Roland Garros.

It is for the third time that Sania and Bhupathi have reached a Grand Slam final together. They won the 2009 Australia Open and had ended runners-up at the same tournament in 2008.

Sania had become first woman from India to win a Grand Slam in 2009 while Bhupathi has so far won 11 Major titles, seven of which are mixed doubles trophies.

Leander Paes is the most successful Indian tennis player with 13 Grand Slam titles, seven of which are men's doubles trophies with various partners.

Interestingly, Sania and Bhupathi may find their compatriot Leander Paes along with Elena Vesnina as their summit clash opponents.

mampilly
06-07-2012, 09:56 AM
Federer ki jayiiiiiiiiiiii

mampilly
06-07-2012, 09:59 AM
Federer veendum oru grandslam koodi nediyeghil. best player ever

Gal Gadot
06-07-2012, 01:24 PM
Federer veendum oru grandslam koodi nediyeghil. best player ever

:naughty:

Gal Gadot
06-07-2012, 01:24 PM
Bhupathi-Sania in French Open final


Sania jayicha shirt oori eriyumo

mampilly
06-07-2012, 05:49 PM
Sania jayicha shirt oori eriyumo

GOCHU GALLAN, AVAL IPPOL PARDA ITTU NADAKKUKAYA

Gal Gadot
06-07-2012, 11:14 PM
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M. Sharapova
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Semifinals

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into finals

Gal Gadot
06-08-2012, 12:32 AM
Sania-Bhupathi win French Open mixed-doubles title beating the Klaudia Jans-Ignacik of Poland and her Mexican partner Santiago Gonzalez 7-6 (7-3), 6-1.

Krishna
06-08-2012, 10:29 AM
Getty Images Images Europe

Bhupathi-Sania win French Open
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Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza have won the mixed doubles title at the French Open with a straight sets victory over Santiago Gonzalez and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik.
Bhupathi and Mirza beat the unseeded Mexican-Polish partnership 7-6 (7/3) 6-1 in the 73-minute final on Court Philipe Chatrier.
The No 7 seeds broke serve three times in the second set with Bhupathi celebrating victory on his 38th birthday.
Mirza said: "Now I don't have to think of a gift to give him."


Bhupathi, who is married to Indian actress and former Miss Universe Lara Dutta, dedicated the trophy to his four-month-old daughter Saira.
It was the third time that Mirza and Bhupathi had reached a Grand Slam final together. They were Australian Open winners three years ago.

mampilly
06-08-2012, 12:37 PM
Getty Images Images Europe

Bhupathi-Sania win French Open
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Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza have won the mixed doubles title at the French Open with a straight sets victory over Santiago Gonzalez and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik.
Bhupathi and Mirza beat the unseeded Mexican-Polish partnership 7-6 (7/3) 6-1 in the 73-minute final on Court Philipe Chatrier.
The No 7 seeds broke serve three times in the second set with Bhupathi celebrating victory on his 38th birthday.
Mirza said: "Now I don't have to think of a gift to give him."


Bhupathi, who is married to Indian actress and former Miss Universe Lara Dutta, dedicated the trophy to his four-month-old daughter Saira.
It was the third time that Mirza and Bhupathi had reached a Grand Slam final together. They were Australian Open winners three years ago.
Greattttt

mampilly
06-08-2012, 07:50 PM
nadal beat david ferrer 6-2 , 6-2 , 6-1

mampilly
06-08-2012, 07:51 PM
arelum federar- dokovich porattam kanundo

lalistheonlySuperStar
06-08-2012, 07:55 PM
nadal beat david ferrer 6-2 , 6-2 , 6-1

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww


:kayyadi:

nadal macha moorachi ingale pinne paathacheee :kayyadi:

mampilly
06-08-2012, 07:56 PM
BBC Sport - Djokovic v Federer (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/18366030)

live score available here

mampilly
06-08-2012, 07:58 PM
federar oru pakshe dokovichine tholpichekkam. aghne anel nadal veendum kireedam nedum allel dokovich jayikkum

lalistheonlySuperStar
06-08-2012, 08:00 PM
federar oru pakshe dokovichine tholpichekkam. aghne anel nadal veendum kireedam nedum allel dokovich jayikkum

no
even if djonko reach final he cant beat Nadal here
last 1 year was bad time for nadal as he was suffering some injuries
now he is full fit

mampilly
06-08-2012, 08:04 PM
no
even if djonko reach final he cant beat Nadal here
last 1 year was bad time for nadal as he was suffering some injuries
now he is full fit

enthayalum nadaql tholkkanam ennu agrahikkunnu.Nadal is pakisthan for me

mampilly
06-08-2012, 08:07 PM
enthayalum federer oru grandslam koodi jayikkatte ennagrahikkunnu

lalistheonlySuperStar
06-08-2012, 08:18 PM
enthayalum nadaql tholkkanam ennu agrahikkunnu.Nadal is pakisthan for me

:thinker:

baappootty
06-08-2012, 11:06 PM
Djokovic reached French open final by beating Federer 6-4 7-5 6-3

Gal Gadot
06-09-2012, 12:27 AM
Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in straight sets to secure a meeting with Rafael Nadal in Sunday's French Open final.

Gal Gadot
06-09-2012, 12:28 AM
In Summary



Djokovic beats Federer 6-4 7-5 6-3
Serb into maiden French Open final
Federer led 3-0 & served for 2nd set

Gal Gadot
06-09-2012, 12:29 AM
Djoko vs Nadal - Once Again !!!! - King of Clay Court vs The Present King in Men's Tennis

mampilly
06-09-2012, 10:54 PM
Sharapovakutty jayichallo

baappootty
06-10-2012, 07:38 PM
Nadal leading in the first set..4-3

baappootty
06-10-2012, 07:53 PM
Nadal won the 1st set...6-4

mampilly
06-10-2012, 09:58 PM
* Nadal 6-4 6-3 2-4 Djokovic

mampilly
06-10-2012, 10:11 PM
GAME AND THIRD SET - * Nadal 6-4 6-3 2-6 Djokovic

mampilly
06-10-2012, 10:28 PM
Nadal 6-4 6-3 2-6 1-2 Djokovic *

KasinathaN
06-10-2012, 10:36 PM
Pani paalumo? :sadwalk:

mampilly
06-10-2012, 10:38 PM
Nadalinu anugrahamayi maza

Gal Gadot
06-10-2012, 11:04 PM
Djoko looks like in control now

Gal Gadot
06-10-2012, 11:12 PM
Nadalinu anugrahamayi maza
anugraham oralku maathram poralo

Gal Gadot
06-11-2012, 12:04 AM
baki match naale

Gal Gadot
06-11-2012, 12:04 AM
French Open final: Match suspended until Monday, Rafa leads 6-4, 6-3, 2-6

lalistheonlySuperStar
06-11-2012, 02:06 PM
4 pm anu match
come on rafa, u can do it.... :rock:

mampilly
06-11-2012, 02:24 PM
come on docko............................................. ...................

renjith mvk
06-11-2012, 02:28 PM
4 pm anu match
come on rafa, u can do it.... :rock:

:yawn::yawn:

Doko will win.........:drums::drums:

lalistheonlySuperStar
06-11-2012, 03:18 PM
:yawn::yawn:

Doko will win.........:drums::drums:

ithu Nadalinu kittanam
allengil oru rasamilla
he deserve 7th title

mampilly
06-11-2012, 05:09 PM
ithu Nadalinu kittanam
allengil oru rasamilla
he deserve 7th title

nadalu tholkaneeee

renjith mvk
06-11-2012, 05:13 PM
ithu Nadalinu kittanam
allengil oru rasamilla
he deserve 7th title

njagade SWANTHAM....FEDERER-ee.....ONNUM allaathe aakiya avan angane ippol SUKIKKANDAA.....:kedi::kedi:

mampilly
06-11-2012, 05:16 PM
njagade SWANTHAM....FEDERER-ee.....ONNUM allaathe aakiya avan angane ippol SUKIKKANDAA.....:kedi::kedi:

athe avan chooli pokatte. pakisthan nadal go back

mampilly
06-11-2012, 05:16 PM
docko thanne

KasinathaN
06-11-2012, 05:25 PM
4 pm anu match
come on rafa, u can do it.... :rock:
Rafa :rock:

baappootty
06-11-2012, 05:34 PM
Nadal won French Open :kayyadi::kayyadi::kayyadi:..6-4,6-3,2-6,7-5

KasinathaN
06-11-2012, 05:39 PM
Nadal won French Open :kayyadi::kayyadi::kayyadi:..6-4,6-3,2-6,7-5
Rafaistheonlysuperstar :tonykuttan::tonykuttan::tonykuttan:

mampilly
06-11-2012, 05:42 PM
Kahtammm

KasinathaN
06-11-2012, 05:52 PM
http://oi45.tinypic.com/sfvsw8.jpg

renjith mvk
06-11-2012, 05:53 PM
Nadal won French Open :kayyadi::kayyadi::kayyadi:..6-4,6-3,2-6,7-5

:padachone::padachone::padachone:

bolo NADAL keeeeeeeee...........:punk::punk:

lalistheonlySuperStar
06-11-2012, 06:25 PM
:padachone::padachone::padachone:

bolo NADAL keeeeeeeee...........:punk::punk:

:kayyadi:

Gal Gadot
06-11-2012, 07:27 PM
:kayyadi:
_________

Gal Gadot
06-11-2012, 07:27 PM
KING OF CLAY COURT

baappootty
06-11-2012, 11:25 PM
:padachone::padachone::padachone:

bolo NADAL keeeeeeeee...........:punk::punk:
:meesha::meesha::meesha:

mampilly
06-12-2012, 12:31 PM
wIMBILDON ENNANU THUDAGHUNNE

Gal Gadot
06-12-2012, 03:50 PM
wIMBILDON ENNANU THUDAGHUNNE

French open kazhingu aringille

mampilly
06-12-2012, 04:31 PM
French open kazhingu aringille

KOORA NADAL JAYICHATHAYI ARINJU BODICHU

Gal Gadot
06-12-2012, 05:00 PM
KOORA NADAL JAYICHATHAYI ARINJU BODICHU

koora federererererer fan

mampilly
06-12-2012, 05:01 PM
koora federererererer fan

ENNALUM NADALINTE FAN ALLATHIL ABIMANAM UNDU

Gal Gadot
06-12-2012, 06:21 PM
ENNALUM NADALINTE FAN ALLATHIL ABIMANAM UNDU
federer fan allathathil abhimanam undu

mampilly
06-12-2012, 06:55 PM
federer fan allathathil abhimanam undu

Enikkathupole nadal fan allathathilum

renjith mvk
06-12-2012, 07:15 PM
federer fan allathathil abhimanam undu

:beeshani::beeshani::beeshani:

mampilly
06-12-2012, 07:18 PM
:beeshani::beeshani::beeshani:

Avan kochu paayyan alle. federarude nalla kalathu kali kandittilla

KasinathaN
06-12-2012, 07:31 PM
Avan kochu paayyan alle. federarude nalla kalathu kali kandittilla
Rafa vannathode federarude nalla kaalavum kazhinju :ayye:

Antony Moses
06-12-2012, 08:25 PM
rafffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

mampilly
06-12-2012, 10:32 PM
Rafa vannathode federarude nalla kaalavum kazhinju :ayye:

evide clay courtil mathram anu adyakalathu jayichathu. Fedinu vayassayappol rakshapettu

KasinathaN
06-12-2012, 11:17 PM
evide clay courtil mathram anu adyakalathu jayichathu. Fedinu vayassayappol rakshapettu
vayassayengil paniyum nirthi veettil irunnoode? :lol:

mampilly
06-12-2012, 11:20 PM
vayassayengil paniyum nirthi veettil irunnoode? :lol:

Ennittum ethra okke pattundallo. sampras enna all time great polum 29 vayassil retire cheythu

Gal Gadot
06-13-2012, 12:48 AM
Ennittum ethra okke pattundallo. sampras enna all time great polum 29 vayassil retire cheythu
enthu patunundenna .... :tongue:

KasinathaN
06-13-2012, 02:04 AM
enthu patunundenna .... :tongue:

Rafayodu tholkkan:kiki:

mampilly
06-13-2012, 10:14 AM
enthu patunundenna .... :tongue:

ennalum edakkokke rafeyeum dokovochinem tholipikkarundu. atp masters okke

Krishna
06-13-2012, 03:46 PM
Paes assured Olympics berth (http://www.espnstar.com/tennis/news/detail/item814512/Paes-assured-Olympics-berth/#)

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Leander Paes on Monday assured himself of a berth in the London 2012 Olympic Games by retaining his position in the top-10 in the latest ATP doubles rankings.
Paes retained seventh spot in the rankings released on Monday, which was the cut-off date set by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for direct qualification on the basis of the rankings.

Only Paes, among the Indians, was expected to get a direct entry at the Games.

But who between Rohan Bopanna (12th) and Mahesh Bhupathi (14th) would partner Paes or whether India would field two teams during the Olympics, will be decided by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee, which is scheduled to meet on Friday.

The ITF, on its part, has set June 21 as the deadline to confirm the entry of eligible players for the Olympics.

mampilly
06-13-2012, 05:20 PM
Paes assured Olympics berth (http://www.espnstar.com/tennis/news/detail/item814512/Paes-assured-Olympics-berth/#)

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Leander Paes on Monday assured himself of a berth in the London 2012 Olympic Games by retaining his position in the top-10 in the latest ATP doubles rankings.
Paes retained seventh spot in the rankings released on Monday, which was the cut-off date set by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for direct qualification on the basis of the rankings.

Only Paes, among the Indians, was expected to get a direct entry at the Games.

But who between Rohan Bopanna (12th) and Mahesh Bhupathi (14th) would partner Paes or whether India would field two teams during the Olympics, will be decided by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee, which is scheduled to meet on Friday.

The ITF, on its part, has set June 21 as the deadline to confirm the entry of eligible players for the Olympics.

pAES OTTAKKU DOUBLE KALIKKUMO

Gal Gadot
06-13-2012, 07:52 PM
pAES OTTAKKU DOUBLE KALIKKUMO
motham vayichu nokku maashe

mampilly
06-14-2012, 12:12 AM
motham vayichu nokku maashe

VERUTHE PAANJATHA MASHE

Gal Gadot
06-14-2012, 12:28 AM
VERUTHE PAANJATHA MASHE

:thattum:

Krishna
06-15-2012, 10:13 PM
Saina and Leander to team up?

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The AITA chief Anil Khanna wants Sania Mirza to compete with Leander Paes at the mixed-doubles event of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Sania and Bhupathi won the French Open last week to emerge as strong medal contenders at the Olympics.

Sania is yet to get a wild card for Olympics and is ready to play with any player she's teamed up by AITA but she had made it amply clear that she is keen to partner Bhupathi as they gell well as a team.

Sources privy to discussions said, when Khanna was in Paris during the French Open, he had discussion with Sania and his family on the team combination.

"Sania had said that she is ready to play with any player who is chosen for the team with her but also made it clear that given a preference she would like to play with Bhupathi," a source said.

The sources said, Sania's point of contention was that since Bhupathi is strong backhand player and she herself is a forehand player, they make a good team.

"Leander is also a forehand player and Sania too, so Sania's coach and father Imran's contention was that Sania and Bhupathi make a better team than Sania and Paes. However they told Mr. Khanna that Sania will play with whoever AITA chooses," the source said.

Sania and Leander had played as a team in the mixed doubles event of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi but came a cropper as they lost in the quarter-finals.

They were playing together after a gap of four years and had lost to Scotland's Colin Fleming and Jocelyn Rae.

Sania and Paes had won a gold medal at the 2006 Doha Asian Games.

Krishna
06-15-2012, 10:13 PM
Paes-Bhupathi to hold fort in Olympics

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Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will pair up for the men's doubles event in the upcoming London 2012 Olympics Games, the AITA has informed.
The AITA selection committee "unanimously" picked the Paes and Bhupathi after a meeting in Bangalore, leaving out Bopanna from the scheme of things.

A nation is allowed two entries for the men's doubles competition of Olympics but AITA has decided to send only one team despite the fact that Bhupathi and Bopanna had refused to be considered for selection as individual players or as a team with Paes.

"We have taken into consideration the form of Mahesh Bhupathi, who won the French Open mixed-doubles and also of Leander Paes' Australian Open performance. We thought, these two make the best players to win a medal at the Olympics. That's why we have decided to field them," AITA Secretary General Anil Khanna said at a press conference.

Asked why AITA chose Bhupathi and Paes when the former was not interested in playing with the latter, Khanna said it is a decision to be made by committee and not the players.

"They have played four Olympics together. They played for India despite differences so we expect them to bury their differences and play for the nation at London Olympics also.

"They have USD 6000 every month from the government (to train). They cannot refuse to play," he said.

Moments after the press conference, Bhupathi and Bopanna issued a joint statement criticising the AITA decision.
"We have repeatedly and consistently communicated to the AITA our desire to only be considered for selection as a team and not as individuals to be paired with any other players," read the joint statement form Bhupathi and Bopanna.

"This was on the basis that we are a team legitimately entitled to a Direct Acceptance to the Olympics by virtue of our rankings. It is indeed disappointing that the AITA has chosen to disregard our request," the duo said.

The two players said they will continue to pursue their case so that they be selected as a team before the final entry is sent to ITF.

"Choosing to send only one team when India was entitled to two, denies two highly accomplished players of the privilege and opportunity to represent the country at the Olympics. This is a sad day for Indian tennis from all perspectives.

"We are sure that there have been multiple considerations leading to this decision but are hopeful that better sense will prevail before the ITF's team nomination deadline of June 21, 2012. We will continue to make our case to all concerned over the next few days," he said.

However, Khanna said AITA will take action in case of a refusal to participate and that the body had spoken to all the three players via teleconference before arriving at the decision.

"Having heard the three players, we decided that the most appropriate pairing for the Olympics would be Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi. If they don't play, we will take action. We will not send them to Olympics at all," Khanna said.

On the mixed doubles pairing, Khanna said a decision would be made only after Sania Mirza gets a wild card entry into the women's events.

"It was decided that a wild card request will be made for Sania for either singles or doubles with Rushmi Chakaravarthy.

If Sania gets it by June 28, India will have an option to participate in the mixed doubles as well. Sania could play either with Paes or Bhupathi. But a final decision on the pairing will be made only after Wimbledon," Khanna declared.

It was also decided in the selection committee meeting that AITA will seek a wild card for the talented Somdev Devvarman, who has been sidelined due to a shoulder injury.

"A wild card request will be made for Somdev in the men's singles event as he was in the mock entry list of June 2011 but had to suffer because of injury," Khanna said.

Somdev has not played competitive tennis right from the start of the 2012 season due to a shoulder injury.
AITA selector lambasts Hesh-Bopanna statement
AITA selector Rohit Rajpal termed the joint statement issued by Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, criticising the sports body for not considering their demand to select them as a team for London Olympics, as "unfortunate".

AITA shot down the duo's demand that they be selected as a team and not as individual players for the London Olympics but Bopanna and Bhupathi said they will not take AITA's decision lying down and will pursue their case.

"It's very unfortunate that they have come up with this statement. They should bury their differences and play for the pride of the country," Rajpal said.

Rajpal also said that the players will be gagged from talking to media soon.

"The code of conduct for the players is not in place right now, so we cannot do much. We cannot act immediately.

But appropriate measures will be taken, the code will come in a few days and the players will prevented from talking directly to media," he added.

Meanwhile, another AITA selection committee member S P Misra hoped Bhupathi will eventually agree to play with Paes.

"Somethings are said in the heat of the moment. I hope in a day or two, he will realise and will get ready for Olympics. It was a unanimous decision. We wanted a team, which was capable of winning a medal. In the end Bhupathi will agree," Misra told PTI.

"And then he will also be eligible to play in the mixed doubles, if he plays the men's doubles with Leander," Misra, who is also India's Davis Cup captain, added.

mampilly
06-16-2012, 10:28 AM
hey pace inoppam kalikkilla ennu bhoopathi paranjathayi kettu

Krishna
06-19-2012, 06:54 PM
AITA sticks to its selection stand

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The All-India Tennis Association stood by its decision to pair Leander Paes with Mahesh Bhupathi, saying pairing Paes with a junior would be 'most inappropriate'.
Responding to the Sports Ministry's queries on the controversy that flared up after Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna both refused to partner Paes, citing their commitment to each other, the AITA explained that the Bhupathi-Bopanna pair was never assured of an entry to the London 2012 Olympic Games as a team by it.

AITA said, "Asking Leander to pair with a junior player would be the most inappropriate decision and will be deemed to be an insult to Leander Paes, who enjoys great respect in International tennis circuit."

Lashing out at both Bhupathi and Bopanna, the AITA said, "it should be understood that two players cannot make a pact with each other to keep the number one player out and publicly suggest in (the) media that No.1 player should go to Olympics with No.5."

AITA explained that if it lets Bhupathi and Bopanna pair, then Paes will be forced to play with either Yuki Bhambri (ranked 306) or Vishnu Vardhan (207) since the more experienced Somdev Devvarman is injured.

"It would be meaningless to send Leander with a junior player who has not played Grand Slam. Leander being the best player must be paired with either Rohan Bopanna or Mahesh Bhupathi."

The AITA said it was confident that the Ministry will agree with the decision taken by it but still gave five options to consider on the matter.

The AITA said the Ministry was free to get in touch with the players individually and take their views. The Ministry had intervened after Bhupathi and Bopanna wrote to Ajay Maken seeking his help in the matter.

The AITA said as financiers of the players' training programme for the Olympics, the Ministry had every right to seek answers on the ongoing feud but it was not completely aware of the situation.

"Since the Ministry reacted on the letter of Mahesh and Rohan, it is important that the Ministry should understand the correct facts so that it can understand that whatever decision AITA has taken is in the best interest of the nation," the AITA wrote.

"The selection committee resolved that sending Leander Paes with any other player will be a wasted opportunity," it added.

The AITA, nonetheless, presented five options to the Ministry.

The first is to stick to the original selection of Paes and Bhupathi as a team, which the AITA selection committee deems as "best".

The second is to send Paes with Bopanna, which would "again mean that only one pair will go" and Bhupathi will miss out on Olympic participation.

The third option is to send two teams - Leander pairs with either Yuki or Vishnu and Bhupathi teams up with Bopanna - but AITA mentioned it won't be necessarily be the 'best' teams.

The fourth option is to send only Bhupathi and Bopanna and Paes decides to not participate.

The fifth and final option is to pair Paes with a junior player and take disciplinary action against Bhupathi and Bopanna for refusing to abide by the decision of the AITA selection committee.

mampilly
06-20-2012, 12:13 AM
Leander enna indian tennisinu ellam nalkiya kalikarane ozivakkan bhoopathi nadthiya kalikal kandal ariyam avanu rajysneamalla vyakthi thalpyaram anennu. pakisthaniye kettiya saniyakko, pakistaniye koode kootiya bboppannakko americayil janichu valarnna bhoopathikko indian enna vikaram aryilla. it is national shame if pace not played in Olympics. Avare pinthaghunna kendramanthriyum madyamaghalum ariyuka rajyathinu vendi kalichappol anu leander eetavum adikam nettaghal undkkiyathennu. goran ivnisevichine okke davis cupil tholpicha leanderine orma varunnu. bhoopathi nighalkku venel lenderine indian teamil ninnu nariya kalikal kalichu ozivakkam. pakshe Indian tennisine snehikkunnavarude manassil leander thanne ayirikkum Indiayude veeraputhran

mampilly
06-20-2012, 12:14 AM
pace -saniya sahyam ennal pakisthan- us sahyam alle

Krishna
06-20-2012, 01:39 PM
GB4PlPmdvV0

Krishna
06-21-2012, 12:00 PM
Paes lashes out at Bhupathi 'drama' (http://www.espnstar.com/tennis/news/detail/item818149/Paes-lashes-out-at-Bhupathi-%27drama%27/#)

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Leander Paes, in a letter to the AITA, threatened to pull out of the London Olympics if two teams were sent to the Games.
By ESPNSTAR.com
Paes, ranked India's best doubles player, gained an automatic entry into the Olympics but finds himself in a spot with both Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna refusing to partner him.

The AITA, was understood to have considered sending two teams for the London Games but Paes, after days of silence, lashed out at the "drama enacted by Mahesh and Rohan" in the lead-up to the Games.

"It would not be acceptable, if with my ranking as the best Indian tennis player, I give up the best option of partner for winning a medal for my country and am made to play the Olympics with a player ranked 207 / 306 in the world while the No.13 and No. 15 ranked players form another team together based on their refusal to play with me," Paes wrote in his letter.

Paes insisted he had no problems partnering either Bhupathi or Bopanna or any other player selected by AITA, but stressed he was not ready to go as part of a second team with a player ranked far lower than him.
Here is the letter Paes wrote to AITA
Mr. Bharat Oza,
Hony. Secy. General,
All India Tennis Association
Africa Avenue,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

REFERENCE: Choice of partner for the 2012 Olympics Men’s Doubles Tennis

In reference to your meeting with the Ministry of Sports, I have the following comments to make:

Representing India at the Olympics is a cherished dream, and one in which I have agreed to participate unconditionally, with the understanding that we would aim to put our best team forward and target a medal.

I have been ATP ranked at No. 1 in the world as a team and No. 7 in the world individually, for the first 6 months of 2012. By virtue of this I have got a direct entry into the Men’s Doubles at the Olympics with the right to choose my partner.

I would also bring to your notice that Sania and I, by virtue of our combined ranking of No. 19 on the ATP Tour have got a direct entry in the Mixed Doubles at the Olympics.

Coming back to the Men’s Doubles, I am comfortable to partner Mahesh or Rohan for the forthcoming Olympics.

If Mahesh or Rohan refuse to play with me for our country, then I am happy to play with the next best player that the AITA decides on.
However, it would not be acceptable, if with my ranking as the best Indian tennis player, I give up the best option of partner for winning a medal for my country and am made to play the Olympics with a player ranked 207 / 306 in the world while the No.13 and No. 15 ranked players form another team together based on their refusal to play with me.

If this is the case then for the sake of Indian Tennis and to relieve the AITA in regards to the selection of the team, I have no other option but to withdraw from the Olympics.

This decision is not taken lightly and with any rancor. We cannot be condoning or rewarding the drama enacted by Mahesh and Rohan. This would be a bad precedent for current and future sports persons (particularly tennis players) in our country.
Thanking You,

Yours Sincerely,

Leander Paes

mampilly
06-21-2012, 12:25 PM
Paes lashes out at Bhupathi 'drama' (http://www.espnstar.com/tennis/news/detail/item818149/Paes-lashes-out-at-Bhupathi-%27drama%27/#)

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Leander Paes, in a letter to the AITA, threatened to pull out of the London Olympics if two teams were sent to the Games.
By ESPNSTAR.com
Paes, ranked India's best doubles player, gained an automatic entry into the Olympics but finds himself in a spot with both Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna refusing to partner him.

The AITA, was understood to have considered sending two teams for the London Games but Paes, after days of silence, lashed out at the "drama enacted by Mahesh and Rohan" in the lead-up to the Games.

"It would not be acceptable, if with my ranking as the best Indian tennis player, I give up the best option of partner for winning a medal for my country and am made to play the Olympics with a player ranked 207 / 306 in the world while the No.13 and No. 15 ranked players form another team together based on their refusal to play with me," Paes wrote in his letter.

Paes insisted he had no problems partnering either Bhupathi or Bopanna or any other player selected by AITA, but stressed he was not ready to go as part of a second team with a player ranked far lower than him.
Here is the letter Paes wrote to AITA
Mr. Bharat Oza,
Hony. Secy. General,
All India Tennis Association
Africa Avenue,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

REFERENCE: Choice of partner for the 2012 Olympics Men’s Doubles Tennis

In reference to your meeting with the Ministry of Sports, I have the following comments to make:

Representing India at the Olympics is a cherished dream, and one in which I have agreed to participate unconditionally, with the understanding that we would aim to put our best team forward and target a medal.

I have been ATP ranked at No. 1 in the world as a team and No. 7 in the world individually, for the first 6 months of 2012. By virtue of this I have got a direct entry into the Men’s Doubles at the Olympics with the right to choose my partner.

I would also bring to your notice that Sania and I, by virtue of our combined ranking of No. 19 on the ATP Tour have got a direct entry in the Mixed Doubles at the Olympics.

Coming back to the Men’s Doubles, I am comfortable to partner Mahesh or Rohan for the forthcoming Olympics.

If Mahesh or Rohan refuse to play with me for our country, then I am happy to play with the next best player that the AITA decides on.
However, it would not be acceptable, if with my ranking as the best Indian tennis player, I give up the best option of partner for winning a medal for my country and am made to play the Olympics with a player ranked 207 / 306 in the world while the No.13 and No. 15 ranked players form another team together based on their refusal to play with me.

If this is the case then for the sake of Indian Tennis and to relieve the AITA in regards to the selection of the team, I have no other option but to withdraw from the Olympics.

This decision is not taken lightly and with any rancor. We cannot be condoning or rewarding the drama enacted by Mahesh and Rohan. This would be a bad precedent for current and future sports persons (particularly tennis players) in our country.
Thanking You,

Yours Sincerely,

Leander Paes

Paes pinmaranam, bhoopathieyum rohan boppanayeum ban cheyyanam

mampilly
06-21-2012, 12:38 PM
ONE WHO GIVE EVERYTHING FOR INDIAN TENNIS IS NOT PLAYING OLYMPICS BECAUSE OF SOMEONE'S EGO. IT IS A NATIONAL SHAME.

Krishna
06-22-2012, 09:50 AM
Paes pulls out of London Olympics?

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Leander Paes is understood to have declined the AITA's two-team formula and may not travel to London for the Olympics.
Paes had already, in a letter to the All-India Tennis Association (AITA) on Wednesday, stated he would not go with a lower-ranked player for the tennis doubles event in case another team represented India.

The AITA had earlier capitulated to players' demands and decided on Thursday to send two men's doubles teams for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The embattled AITA claimed to have worked out a compromise formula to resolve the selection crisis for the Olympics by deciding to send two men's doubles teams for the event, pairing Paes with a lower-ranked Vishnu Vardhan.

Giving the decision, which it itself termed "unfair" on world number seven Paes, AITA has allowed Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to team up for the London event after both of them adamantly refused to partner the 39-year-old veteran.

"In the given circumstances, the best option is of sending two teams. Undoubtedly, the most patriotic one, who has the record of most David Cup appearances for India and has served the nation for over 20 years, had been driven to the wall and had to react sharply," AITA president, Anil Khanna, said, referring to Paes' threat of a pullout in case of being paired with a junior partner.

"AITA does not want Leander's image to be tarnished. AITA asks Leander to forgive the utterances (against him by Bhupathi and Bopanna).

"Leander Paes and Vishnu Vardhan (ranked 207) and Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna will be the two teams. We request Leander to reverse to his thoughts and he should help Bopanna and Vishnu to succeed in their first Olympics," he added, ending speculation of Paes being paired with Somdev Devvarman, who is recovering from a shoulder injury.

"This decision is unfair to India No. 1 (Paes). AITA holds Leander in very high esteem. We are confident that Leander won't disappoint us as he has done yeoman's service to the game."

But in a decision that is bound to go down not so well with Bhupathi, the body has decided to break his Australian Open and most recently, French Open-winning partnership with Sania Mirza in mixed doubles.

Khanna said Sania, in case she gets a wildcard for the Olympics on June 28, will partner Paes as the duo's combined ranking ensures a direct entry to the mega event.

Asked why Somdev was not considered for teaming up with Paes even though he had declared himself fit, Khanna said, "We don't want to jeopardise Paes' chances by pairing him with someone who may not be fit effectively."

Thursday is the last day for sending entries for the London 2012 Games to International Tennis Federation (ITF).

Khanna, however, ruled out any immediate disciplinary action against Bhupathi and Bopanna, who had minced no words in expressing their displeasure with the original selection.

"To take a harsh decision against Mahesh and Rohan is not in the best interest of the nation. The AITA established a code of conduct, we will consider action only after the Olympics," he said.

"AITA admits that the decision of pairing with Mahesh and Rohan is not the best on tennis grounds. AITA admits that this decision may not be fair in all aspects but is the best one to AITA's understanding and in the best interest of the players," added Khanna.
Apologising for the feud that followed the selectors' initial decision to send just one team to the Olympics - that of Paes and Bhupathi - Khanna said he had thought the differences between the players could be resolved.

"We can assure you that when we sat for the meeting in Bangalore, we were aware that the selection was going to be difficult but AITA decided not to take serious note of the differences between players.

"AITA expected players to put aside their personal differences and this has what has been desired by our honorary Life President, S M Krishna," he said.

"I would like to mention that tennis, unfortunately, is not a sport which is governed like other sports. Top tennis players are employed with ATP and don't have much to do with ITF or the national association," said Khanna.

"The kind of reactions they (Bhupathi and Bopanna) have given, the ATP will not even consider it indiscipline. Till last evening (Wednesday), we were trying to talk to them but both Mahesh and Bopanna said they won't partner Leander.

"But the AITA believes that Olympics without Leander is unthinkable," he added.

mampilly
06-22-2012, 10:21 AM
Paes pulls out of London Olympics?

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Leander Paes is understood to have declined the AITA's two-team formula and may not travel to London for the Olympics.
Paes had already, in a letter to the All-India Tennis Association (AITA) on Wednesday, stated he would not go with a lower-ranked player for the tennis doubles event in case another team represented India.

The AITA had earlier capitulated to players' demands and decided on Thursday to send two men's doubles teams for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The embattled AITA claimed to have worked out a compromise formula to resolve the selection crisis for the Olympics by deciding to send two men's doubles teams for the event, pairing Paes with a lower-ranked Vishnu Vardhan.

Giving the decision, which it itself termed "unfair" on world number seven Paes, AITA has allowed Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to team up for the London event after both of them adamantly refused to partner the 39-year-old veteran.

"In the given circumstances, the best option is of sending two teams. Undoubtedly, the most patriotic one, who has the record of most David Cup appearances for India and has served the nation for over 20 years, had been driven to the wall and had to react sharply," AITA president, Anil Khanna, said, referring to Paes' threat of a pullout in case of being paired with a junior partner.

"AITA does not want Leander's image to be tarnished. AITA asks Leander to forgive the utterances (against him by Bhupathi and Bopanna).

"Leander Paes and Vishnu Vardhan (ranked 207) and Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna will be the two teams. We request Leander to reverse to his thoughts and he should help Bopanna and Vishnu to succeed in their first Olympics," he added, ending speculation of Paes being paired with Somdev Devvarman, who is recovering from a shoulder injury.

"This decision is unfair to India No. 1 (Paes). AITA holds Leander in very high esteem. We are confident that Leander won't disappoint us as he has done yeoman's service to the game."

But in a decision that is bound to go down not so well with Bhupathi, the body has decided to break his Australian Open and most recently, French Open-winning partnership with Sania Mirza in mixed doubles.

Khanna said Sania, in case she gets a wildcard for the Olympics on June 28, will partner Paes as the duo's combined ranking ensures a direct entry to the mega event.

Asked why Somdev was not considered for teaming up with Paes even though he had declared himself fit, Khanna said, "We don't want to jeopardise Paes' chances by pairing him with someone who may not be fit effectively."

Thursday is the last day for sending entries for the London 2012 Games to International Tennis Federation (ITF).

Khanna, however, ruled out any immediate disciplinary action against Bhupathi and Bopanna, who had minced no words in expressing their displeasure with the original selection.

"To take a harsh decision against Mahesh and Rohan is not in the best interest of the nation. The AITA established a code of conduct, we will consider action only after the Olympics," he said.

"AITA admits that the decision of pairing with Mahesh and Rohan is not the best on tennis grounds. AITA admits that this decision may not be fair in all aspects but is the best one to AITA's understanding and in the best interest of the players," added Khanna.
Apologising for the feud that followed the selectors' initial decision to send just one team to the Olympics - that of Paes and Bhupathi - Khanna said he had thought the differences between the players could be resolved.

"We can assure you that when we sat for the meeting in Bangalore, we were aware that the selection was going to be difficult but AITA decided not to take serious note of the differences between players.

"AITA expected players to put aside their personal differences and this has what has been desired by our honorary Life President, S M Krishna," he said.

"I would like to mention that tennis, unfortunately, is not a sport which is governed like other sports. Top tennis players are employed with ATP and don't have much to do with ITF or the national association," said Khanna.

"The kind of reactions they (Bhupathi and Bopanna) have given, the ATP will not even consider it indiscipline. Till last evening (Wednesday), we were trying to talk to them but both Mahesh and Bopanna said they won't partner Leander.

"But the AITA believes that Olympics without Leander is unthinkable," he added.

Leander Abimanam kathathil santhosham undu

mampilly
06-22-2012, 10:21 AM
Great Leanderrrrrr

mampilly
06-25-2012, 03:08 PM
Wimbledon Starts Today

mampilly
06-25-2012, 03:10 PM
For Schedule of Wimbledon , please visit

2012 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM (http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/schedule/index.html)

mampilly
06-25-2012, 03:11 PM
Wimbledon
Men's Singles · Men's Doubles · Women's Singles · Women's Doubles
13

G. Simon
1st Round

P. Mathieu
Jun 25, 9:30 AM (ET)

B. Becker
1st Round

J. Blake
Jun 25, 8:30 AM (ET)

M. Klizan
1st Round

J. Chela
Jun 25, 8:30 AM (ET)
I. Cervantes-Huegun
1st Round

F. Cipolla
Jun 25, 8:30 AM (ET)

G. Zemlja
1st Round

J. Goodall
Jun 25, 8:30 AM (ET)

F. Fognini
1st Round

M. Llodra
Jun 25, 8:30 AM (ET)
24

M. Granollers
1st Round

V. Troicki
Jun 25, 8:30 AM (ET)
1

N. Djokovic
1st Round

J. Ferrero
Jun 25, 8:00 AM (ET)
8

J. Tipsarevic
1st Round

D. Nalbandian
Jun 25, 8:00 AM (ET)

C. Berlocq
1st Round

R. Bemelmans
Jun 25, 6:30 AM (ET)
18

R. Gasquet
1st Round

T. Kamke
Jun 25, 6:30 AM (ET)
29

J. Benneteau
1st Round

G. Muller
Jun 25, 6:30 AM (ET)
A. Menendez-Maceiras
1st Round

M. Russell
Jun 25, 6:30 AM (ET)

R. Sweeting
1st Round

P. Starace
Jun 25, 6:30 AM (ET)
17

F. Verdasco
1st Round

J. Wang
Jun 25, 6:30 AM (ET)
26

M. Youzhny
1st Round

D. Young
Jun 25, 6:30 AM (ET)

mampilly
06-26-2012, 07:39 PM
Wimbledon 2012: Djokovic, Federer cruise through round one



When Roger Federer reigned supreme at Wimbledon, he would turn up as champion on the first day, stroll on to Centre Court and unveil something quite ludicrous, like that infamous Sergeant Pepper job complete with monogrammed initials, dreaded sponsor's swoosh and white waistcoat with gold trim. The one that made Anna Wintour swoon.

Yet even the great man, these days consigned to Court One to begin the tournament with all the same old amazing grace, never tried something quite as ludicrous as Novak Djokovic, who decided to mark his successful return as champion here by walking onto Centre, opening his bag and rather than withdrawing a tennis racket, pulling out a kiddies' golf club instead.

It was his idea of "a little joke" and it was a very little joke. Even the Centre Court patrons who have the capacity to laugh at absolutely nothing seemed a bit bemused by why a miniature golf club being swung around, as he prepared to club former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero into oblivion, should be deemed so hilarious.

While Djokovic explained what a "special feeling" it had been to open up the 2012 edition as champion and how he could "feel that unique tradition" out there on court, you were reminded how the great Wimbledon tradition now appears to be sponsors hijacking the champion's opening match.

Djokovic, who is partial to hacking around Royal Wimbledon Golf Club on a free day, explained his stunt was not just his racket sponsors' idea, but his own. Which gives you an idea why not everyone in tennis has always shared his sense of humour. Apparently, the firm have created a bag which can stand up like a golf bag and the Serb decided to provide his own punchline for the fans.

"A couple of the fans corrected me straight away and said to me 'This is not a golf course'. I said 'okay'," explained Djokovic. "It was really nice talking to them." You have to hand it to the Serb. He really is trying.

As for what followed, it would have been more of a contest if the champion had been forced to tackle poor old Ferrero with a nine-ron instead of a racket, such was the crushing manner of his 6-3 6-3 6-1 win in just 98 minutes.

The only moment of concern for Djokovic came in the opening quarter of an hour of the match when he was perhaps still thinking about his joke too much and did not appear to be focussing on the job in hand.

One game in which he missed a smash, put the easiest of forehands long and served a double gifted Ferrero an early break but once Djokovic struck back immediately, the Spaniard, these days down to number 38 on the computer some nine years since he briefly ruled as number one, was pummelled like an uppity sparring partner.

For a man who had not played a competitive match on grass since beating Rafa Nadal in last year's final and who had only had one gentle exhibition outing against Andy Murray last week by way of build up, Djokovic seemed in ominously good nick, quickly ironing out a couple of uneven spells.

Off the court too, he could hardly have seemed more relaxed as Maria Sharapova gatecrashed his post-match press conference to tell him to get a move on, just as he was about to inform a breathless world about how he relaxes here with his dog Pierre, "a fluffy toy poodle, who's four years old, cute as candy and has three passports".

Sharapova told Djokovic he was as cute as his dog. Which may or may not have been a compliment.

Yet if Djokovic made his progress seem effortless, it was as nothing next to the ease of Federer's serene passage, as the six times champion cruised past hapless Spanish clay court leftie Albert Ramos 6-1 6-1 6-1 in little over an hour and a quarter.

They can shove the great man out on court one, an action which still feels a little like high treason by the All England, but even if that stands as a symbol that tennis accepts he might not quite be the force he once was, here was evidence that there is still no-one, not even Djokovic, who can make the dismantling of very decent tennis players seem like child's play.

Was Lord Roger peeved about his exile? If he felt it was an indignity, considering that ever since he won the first of his titles in 2003 he had always started each Wimbledon on Centre Court, he was doing his best not to show it.

"I don't mind. I actually expected it, to be quite honest. You want to get to Centre Court and if you make it down the stretch, you will get your Centre Court matches." In this mood, Federer, who should have just as little trouble in the second round against Italian Fabio Fognini, will get plenty more dates on his treasured lawn over the next fortnight. He might even fancy digging out that waistcoat again.

mampilly
06-26-2012, 07:45 PM
Wimbledon 2012: live - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/wimbledon/9353662/Wimbledon-2012-live.html)

mampilly
06-26-2012, 10:25 PM
• Nadal beats Bellucci 7-6 (7-0), 6-2, 6-3

mampilly
06-26-2012, 10:28 PM
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02259/tsonga_2259506a.jpg

mampilly
06-26-2012, 11:42 PM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=355996611137899&set=a.119330114804551.19225.100001826884804&type=1&ref=nf

Gal Gadot
06-27-2012, 02:50 AM
Sania Mirza's letter: Full text



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New Delhi: http://sports.ndtv.com/images/stories/sania_mirza_usdraw300.jpgHere is the full text of Sania Mirza's letter in which she hits out at the All India Tennis Association (AITA), Leander Paes, his father Dr. Vece Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi for their roles in the tennis crisis.

I feel absolutely thrilled and emotionally overwhelmed to have qualified to represent India at the Olympics in London. I am extremely grateful to the International Tennis Federation for the faith they have reposed in me by giving me a wild card entry that gives me a cherished opportunity to represent my country at the Olympics for the second time in my life.

While, of course, nobody in the world can guarantee winning a medal in London, I can promise that I shall leave no stone unturned to bring glory to my beloved country.

I have to admit that helplessly watching the sport that I love and passionately play, go through extremely trying times in my country in the last few days and the unusual pressures that I was personally subjected to have left me shaken and disturbed. But I can assure all my countrymen that I shall never allow these difficult circumstances to come in the way of giving my very best when the Games begin.

Since the day AITA announced the team for the Olympics a lot of questions have been raised by friends, colleagues, their parents and of course, by the media. As I thought these questions were purely hypothetical without my having qualified into the London Olympics, I did not think it was appropriate for me to respond to them at that point of time. However, now that I am officially a part of the greatest sporting event in the world, I think it is imperative for me to clarify my feelings.

To Dr. Vece Paes, who has on camera asked me to give in writing about my intention of partnering his son for the mixed doubles event at the Olympics, I would like to point out that my commitment is to my country. For the sake of India I am committed to play with Leander Paes or Mahesh Bhupathi or Rohan Bopanna or Somdev Devvarman or Vishnu Vardhan or any other person that my country feels I am good enough to partner. There should never ever be a question on this although if asked, I am entitled to have my preferences. I will do everything i possibly can to win a medal for Inda.

To Leander Paes I would like to point out that Vishnu Vardhan is an extremely talented player, who I had the privilege of partnering. We went on to win a silver medal for India at the 2010 Asian Games, when all the three male stalwarts of Indian tennis had opted to stay away from Guangzhou. I am convinced that he can go one better when pitted with someone as good as Leander as partner. For Leander to consider partnering with Vishnu only if he has a written assurance from me to play mixed (as Vece Uncle has suggested in his television interviews) is, I think demeaning for me, Vishnu and Leander Paes.

Mahesh Bhupathi has firmly stood by his commitment to play together with his men's doubles partner, Rohan Bopanna as he genuinely believed it was good for India. However, in the process, he sacrificed the commitment he made to me to try and win an Olympic medal together for India. Each person has his or her own priorities and I would like to believe that Mahesh made his choice in the best interests of the country.

As an Indian woman belonging to the 21st century, what I find disillusioning is the humiliating manner in which I was put up as a bait to try and pacify one of the disgruntled stalwarts of Indian tennis. While I feel honored and privileged to have been chosen to partner Leander Paes, the manner and timing of the announcement wreaks of male chauvinism where a two time Grand Slam champion, who has been India's number 1 women's tennis player for almost a decade in singles and doubles is offered in compensation to partner one of the feuding champions purely in order to lure him into accepting to play with a men's player he does not wish to play with! This kind of blatant humiliation of Indian womanhood needs to be condemned even if it comes from the highest controlling body of tennis in our country.

I have been fortunate to achieve a career best singles ranking of 27 in the world that has been only bettered by Vijay Amritraj (16) and Ramesh Krishnan (23) even amongst the men in the modern era. I have a career best doubles ranking of 7 in the world, which only Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have bettered. I am the only Grand Slam champion from India apart from Mahesh and Leander. I believe I can expect a little more respect from the National Tennis Federation than what has been accorded to me even if they did not think it necessary to send me a simple congratulatory message after I had won my second Grand Slam title 3 weeks ago.

What is even more shocking is the manner in which facts have been misrepresented to the public at large to paint a totally wrong picture in an attempt to justify the breaking up of a team that won a second Grand Slam title only days earlier. Leander and I are not the only combination likely to get a direct entry into the mixed doubles draw at the Olympics, as has been wrongly portrayed. If that was true, a highly intelligent man like Dr. Paes would not have felt insecure enough to ask for my written declaration to partner Leander. AITA, itself would not have needed to write a letter to Mr. Randhir Singh giving details of the final pairings and clarifying that these could not be changed without the written permission of the IOA!

I would like to reiterate that I consider it the ultimate honour to represent India to the best of my abilities at the Olympics and I will do everything I possibly can with whosoever I am partnered with. This has always been my stand and this will never change. I only seek the blessings of the people of our beloved country. Nothing more.
SANIA MIRZA

Gal Gadot
06-27-2012, 02:53 AM
wimbledon ethu channelila ?

Krishna
06-27-2012, 12:24 PM
wimbledon ethu channelila ?
Ithinu munpellaam Star-l aanallo Wimbledon vannirunnathu :thinking:

Gal Gadot
06-27-2012, 05:07 PM
Ithinu munpellaam Star-l aanallo Wimbledon vannirunnathu :thinking:
.French open ten-il ninnum neo ilotu mariya pole ?? :thinking:

Krishna
06-27-2012, 07:33 PM
.French open ten-il ninnum neo ilotu mariya pole ?? :thinking:
Wimbledon Star sports-l live undu:announce:

Gal Gadot
06-27-2012, 09:45 PM
Wimbledon Star sports-l live undu:announce:
:goodpost:



NITOS

Krishna
06-27-2012, 10:25 PM
Bhupathi fires second volley
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Mahesh Bhupathi has stoked more controversy in the ongoing crisis surrounding the Indian tennis by claiming that the AITA had used Sania without consulting her.
Bhupathi also said that his pairing with Sania Mirza in the mixed doubles category would have been the best bet for India in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

"Absolutely! We have good record. Recently we won the French Open together," said Bhupathi when asked if he would have liked to play along side Sania in the mixed doubles during the London Games.

"She was used without even being consulted as to what her best options are. But I think let her cut it all," Bhupathi told news channel 'Times Now'.

Gal Gadot
06-29-2012, 12:55 AM
nadal down 2 sets to one :shock:

mampilly
06-29-2012, 01:09 AM
Bhupathi fires second volley
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Mahesh Bhupathi has stoked more controversy in the ongoing crisis surrounding the Indian tennis by claiming that the AITA had used Sania without consulting her.
Bhupathi also said that his pairing with Sania Mirza in the mixed doubles category would have been the best bet for India in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

"Absolutely! We have good record. Recently we won the French Open together," said Bhupathi when asked if he would have liked to play along side Sania in the mixed doubles during the London Games.

"She was used without even being consulted as to what her best options are. But I think let her cut it all," Bhupathi told news channel 'Times Now'.

vashalan vrithikettavan

mampilly
06-29-2012, 01:11 AM
fourth setil nadal munnil

Gal Gadot
06-29-2012, 02:20 AM
fourth setil nadal munnil
4th set okke eppole kitti 5th set thudangum munne mazha peythennu thonunu

Gal Gadot
06-29-2012, 02:24 AM
5th setil annan pinnil :kick:

Gal Gadot
06-29-2012, 02:30 AM
ippo thokkum .......

Gal Gadot
06-29-2012, 02:37 AM
Rafael Nadal is out of Wimbledon 2012 thanks to Lukáš Rosol [Unseeded, 100th-ranked] of Czech Republic

http://i.imgur.com/UYKNL.png

mampilly
07-01-2012, 11:05 AM
Rafael Nadal is out of Wimbledon 2012 thanks to Lukáš Rosol [Unseeded, 100th-ranked] of Czech Republic

Click here to see the image (http://i.imgur.com/UYKNL.png)

kashi innale straight settil thottu

mampilly
07-01-2012, 11:29 AM
rafeyudeyum, fedinteyum matchesinu shesham innale murayude kalikandittu bore thonni

Krishna
07-02-2012, 12:07 PM
DBZ89dveVIM

Gal Gadot
07-02-2012, 12:43 PM
kashi innale straight settil thottu

:odiko:

mampilly
07-02-2012, 11:31 PM
Fed qartaril

mampilly
07-02-2012, 11:32 PM
pazaya forminte nalayalathilla

Gal Gadot
07-03-2012, 02:09 AM
Sharapova purathu - French open champions purathayi

Gal Gadot
07-03-2012, 02:09 AM
pazaya forminte nalayalathilla
appo Djoko thanne :pottan:

mampilly
07-04-2012, 12:02 AM
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/s480x480/250910_391206790926717_1164468276_n.jpg
Queen of tennis

mampilly
07-04-2012, 12:02 AM
appo Djoko thanne :pottan:

murreykku kittiyeghil nannayene

mampilly
07-05-2012, 05:26 PM
ennu ladies semi final

Gal Gadot
07-06-2012, 06:28 PM
murreykku kittiyeghil nannayene

:kollaam:

baappootty
07-06-2012, 10:56 PM
Federer Djokovicthara pattichu in Wimbledon Semi final (6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3) ....:rockit::rockit::Yahoo::Yahoo::Yahoo:

mampilly
07-06-2012, 11:33 PM
fed- murrey final

mampilly
07-06-2012, 11:34 PM
if fed win he will become world no:1

Gal Gadot
07-08-2012, 03:13 PM
Murray jayikkane .........

baappootty
07-08-2012, 08:00 PM
Murray leads in the 1st set against Federer in Wimbledon final.....Murray (6-4,2-2)

baappootty
07-08-2012, 10:14 PM
Federer leading now..4-6,7-5,6-3,0-1

Mallik Bhai
07-08-2012, 10:25 PM
maaraka malsaram..for the first time in my life, supporting Fedex!!!:photop:

Mallik Bhai
07-08-2012, 10:44 PM
FEDEX:kayyadi:..keep waitin u f**kin arrogant brits n hard luck u sissy murray!!!

Mallik Bhai
07-08-2012, 10:52 PM
beckham, cameron, ellaam kettiyeduthu vannu sasi aayi...enthoru nambikkai murrayde melil:ennekollu:

Janko
07-08-2012, 10:53 PM
Federer back with a bang.7th Wimbledon
Murray vikaradheenanayi infront of the Crowd.

Janko
07-08-2012, 10:56 PM
beckham, cameron, ellaam kettiyeduthu vannu sasi aayi...enthoru nambikkai murrayde melil:ennekollu:Federer cool aayi jayicha.Djokoye pottichu vanna annanoda kali.Avasanam Murray karanjappol avanodu sahathapam thonni.Annanodu kalikkumbol ithokke swabhavikam.

Janko
07-08-2012, 10:57 PM
ANNAN veendum world NO.1.kidu

Mallik Bhai
07-08-2012, 11:01 PM
Federer cool aayi jayicha.Djokoye pottichu vanna annanoda kali.Avasanam Murray karanjappol avanodu sahathapam thonni.Annanodu kalikkumbol ithokke swabhavikam.
enikkavanodoru sahathaapavumilla. he just scraped thru against ferrer. he's like roddick...mentally feeble, cannon fodder for a champ like fedex...3-4 main points poyaal lavan thakarum, that's what happened here after the first set, esply in the 3rd set after that service game which he lost after fighting almost 30 mins for that one game! ithil ninnu kara keri oru wimbledon jayikkaan lavan kurachu paadu pedum...pinne, fedex-rafa-djoko era kazhinjaal chilappo kittiyekkum

Hakuna matata
07-08-2012, 11:03 PM
Federe ki jai

Janko
07-08-2012, 11:05 PM
enikkavanodoru sahathaapavumilla. he just scraped thru against ferrer. he's like roddick...mentally feeble, cannon fodder for a champ like fedex...3-4 main points poyaal lavan thakarum, that's what happened here after the first set, esply in the 3rd set after that service game which he lost after fighting almost 30 mins for that one game! ithil ninnu kara keri oru wimbledon jayikkaan lavan kurachu paadu pedum...pinne, fedex-rafa-djoko era kazhinjaal chilappo kittiyekkumYa.Avan pora.1st set kittiyappol bhayankara show off ayirunnu.Annan cool aayi nedi.Ivanodu jayichondavum Annan over joy ayathu polumilla.Djokoye tholpichathode numma Urappichathanu

:hurray:

Hakuna matata
07-08-2012, 11:06 PM
This was the moment i was waiting for.Federer's feast for all his fans.:clap:

baappootty
07-08-2012, 11:08 PM
Federer :banana::banana::banana:..Sachin final kanaan vannille?

Mallik Bhai
07-08-2012, 11:10 PM
Ya.Avan pora.1st set kittiyappol bhayankara show off ayirunnu.Annan cool aayi nedi.Ivanodu jayichondavum Annan over joy ayathu polumilla.Djokoye tholpichathode numma Urappichathanu

:hurray:
fedexnodu cheyyaan paadillaatha main kaaryangalil onn...pandu rafa ithupole kure cheyyumbo kuliru kond sasi aayathaa...pakshe fedex pullu pole thirichu vannu gup edukkum. ivante mom okke enthuvaayirunnu, first set break eduthappo thanne fayangara 'comeon' viliyum showyum...allengile mentally fragile, ini pulli oru grandslam nedanamengil matte drawyil valla attimari okke nadannu ee moonnu perallaathe vere aarelum kittanam finalil. it's difficult to come back from such a big loss.

Janko
07-08-2012, 11:11 PM
Federer :banana::banana::banana:..Sachin final kanaan vannille?Avidengum kandilla.Vannirunnel 2 legends ine vechoru photoshoot nadannene

mampilly
07-08-2012, 11:13 PM
nammude fed veendum nedi

mampilly
07-08-2012, 11:13 PM
happiest day after a long time

Hakuna matata
07-08-2012, 11:14 PM
fedexnodu cheyyaan paadillaatha main kaaryangalil onn...pandu rafa ithupole kure cheyyumbo kuliru kond sasi aayathaa...pakshe fedex pullu pole thirichu vannu gup edukkum. ivante mom okke enthuvaayirunnu, first set break eduthappo thanne fayangara 'comeon' viliyum showyum...allengile mentally fragile, ini pulli oru grandslam nedanamengil matte drawyil valla attimari okke nadannu ee moonnu perallaathe vere aarelum kittanam finalil. it's difficult to come back from such a big loss.

kop ivida starsports kitila.kali kanan kazhnjila

Janko
07-08-2012, 11:15 PM
fedexnodu cheyyaan paadillaatha main kaaryangalil onn...pandu rafa ithupole kure cheyyumbo kuliru kond sasi aayathaa...pakshe fedex pullu pole thirichu vannu gup edukkum. ivante mom okke enthuvaayirunnu, first set break eduthappo thanne fayangara 'comeon' viliyum showyum...allengile mentally fragile, ini pulli oru grandslam nedanamengil matte drawyil valla attimari okke nadannu ee moonnu perallaathe vere aarelum kittanam finalil. it's difficult to come back from such a big loss.Athokke Annante family.Kidu.Twin cute daughters undayirunnu avide.Murray okke nedanamenkil ithiri pulikkum.Nadal first thanne poyathu kashtamayi.Allel Final thakarthene.

Janko
07-08-2012, 11:17 PM
nammude fed veendum nediYa.Federer niranjadi.No.1

:kudiyans:

Mallik Bhai
07-08-2012, 11:18 PM
Athokke Annante family.Kidu.Twin cute daughters undayirunnu avide.Murray okke nedanamenkil ithiri pulikkum.Nadal first thanne poyathu kashtamayi.Allel Final thakarthene.
yep...pulliyum pullide familyum ithokke ethra kandittullathaa. cool fed, cool wife! pinne, rafa v fedex...athokke ini grandslamsil adhikamundaavilla.:|

Hakuna matata
07-08-2012, 11:19 PM
Ya.Federer niranjadi.No.1

:kudiyans:

:yo::yo::yo:

Mallik Bhai
07-08-2012, 11:20 PM
kop ivida starsports kitila.kali kanan kazhnjila
paavam shobha:ummar:

Mallik Bhai
07-08-2012, 11:22 PM
aduthathu Paesnte final aanu...athum koode kittiyaal shubharaatri, sughanidra:kayyadi:

Gal Gadot
07-08-2012, 11:23 PM
Federer - World no.1, 7th wimbledon

Gal Gadot
07-08-2012, 11:26 PM
Every1 was expecting a Nadal Djoko Final at the begining ..... Federer silent ayi vannu cup adichittu poyi ....

Janko
07-08-2012, 11:27 PM
aduthathu Paesnte final aanu...athum koode kittiyaal shubharaatri, sughanidra:kayyadi:Paes inte kali enthelumakatte.Olympics inu vendi nadanna kolahalangal karanam ivanmare veruthu.Mudinja Ego thendikal

Gal Gadot
07-08-2012, 11:28 PM
sachin tendulkar ‏@sachin_rt (https://twitter.com/sachin_rt)

(https://twitter.com/sachin_rt) Roger the real champion!!!



yuvraj singh ‏@YUVSTRONG12 (https://twitter.com/YUVSTRONG12)
(https://twitter.com/YUVSTRONG12)
@sachin_rt (https://twitter.com/sachin_rt) just like the master blaster!!

Gal Gadot
07-08-2012, 11:28 PM
Prakash Raj ‏@prakashraaj (https://twitter.com/prakashraaj)

(https://twitter.com/prakashraaj) Federer again.. What composure. Great watching him. Take a bow. Cheers...





Emma Watson ‏@EmWatson (https://twitter.com/EmWatson)
(https://twitter.com/EmWatson)
Awesome Murray speech. Amazing Federer win. ‪#Wimbledon2012 (https://twitter.com/search/%23Wimbledon2012)

Gal Gadot
07-08-2012, 11:30 PM
yuvraj singh ‏@YUVSTRONG12 (https://twitter.com/YUVSTRONG12)

(https://twitter.com/YUVSTRONG12) King roger congratulations! And to all your fans around the world and me !


(https://twitter.com/YUVSTRONG12/status/222016673379655680)

[/URL][URL="https://twitter.com/sachin_rt"] sachin tendulkar ‏@sachin_rt (https://twitter.com/sachin_rt/status/222016651699306496)

(https://twitter.com/sachin_rt)
With all the pressure and expectations Andy did a fabulous job. Well done Andy!!

Gal Gadot
07-08-2012, 11:30 PM
Sonakshi Sinha ‏@sonakshisinha (https://twitter.com/sonakshisinha)

(https://twitter.com/sonakshisinha) True champion!!! Roger federer ki jai!!

Mallik Bhai
07-08-2012, 11:30 PM
Paes inte kali enthelumakatte.Olympics inu vendi nadanna kolahalangal karanam ivanmare veruthu.Mudinja Ego thendikal
i like paes ya. pulli indiayude record making olympian aavaruthenna plan-ode aa inferiority complex pidicha bhupathi paninja panikalaanu ithokke, pakshe lavant kuthanthram falichilla, annan participate cheyyumenn paranju:clap:. paesnte bhaagathu thettund, sheri thanne.

Janko
07-08-2012, 11:35 PM
i like paes ya. pulli indiayude record making olympian aavaruthenna plan-ode aa inferiority complex pidicha bhupathi paninja panikalaanu ithokke, pakshe lavant kuthanthram falichilla, annan participate cheyyumenn paranju:clap:. paesnte bhaagathu thettund, sheri thanne.Entho enikku ippol 2 pereyum ishtamalla.Bhoopathi aanu prashnam thudangi vechathu.Ethra kidu combo ayirunnu.

Mallik Bhai
07-08-2012, 11:54 PM
Entho enikku ippol 2 pereyum ishtamalla.Bhoopathi aanu prashnam thudangi vechathu.Ethra kidu combo ayirunnu.
hmm...complexnte koodaaramaanu bhoopan. enthaayaalum pokkaanenn thonnunnu, appurathu kidu combo aanu, lisa raymond/bryan brothersle oruthan:death:

Gal Gadot
07-09-2012, 07:11 AM
Wimbledon 2012: Leander Paes-Elena Vesnina end runners-up at Wimbledon, lost 3-6 7-5 4-6 to Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond [USA]

Sree
07-09-2012, 07:52 AM
sachin tendulkar ‏@sachin_rt (https://twitter.com/sachin_rt)

Roger the real champion!!!



yuvraj singh ‏@YUVSTRONG12 (https://twitter.com/YUVSTRONG12)

@sachin_rt (https://twitter.com/sachin_rt) just like the master blaster!!


:cheers:

mampilly
07-18-2012, 12:05 AM
fed oru olympics koodi nediyeghil sampoornanayene

Gal Gadot
09-06-2012, 09:07 AM
Berdych into the semis, he has beaten Federer in four sets. 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Wow. Stunning performance #USOpen (https://twitter.com/search/?src=hash&q=%23USOpen)

Gal Gadot
09-06-2012, 11:19 AM
End of an era as Andy Roddick retires

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AP Andy Roddick looks up after losing to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro in the fourth round the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, on Wednesday.
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AP Andy Roddick salutes fans after his fourth round loss to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, on Wednesday.






American Andy Roddick bowed out of tennis in an emotional farewell, losing 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-4 to Juan Del Potro in the fourth round of the US Open on Wednesday.
The match, which began on Tuesday and was interrupted by rain, was the last of a career for the 30-year-old, who said last week that the Open would be his last tournament.
“I don’t know what the emotions are. I’m a little overwhelmed right now,” said the player who defined the home game for a decade, standing as the world number one for 13 weeks, winning 612 matches and claiming 32 titles.
He won his only Grand Slam — the last claimed by an American man — at the US Open nine years ago. “I normally feel like I can grasp things pretty quickly and clearly; I certainly don’t feel that way right now.” Roddick went out amid a hail of applause on the showcase Ashe stadium at Flushing Meadows, wife Brooklyn Decker shedding tears behind her black sunglasses in the stands in the closing moments.
The player who celebrated his milestone birthday last week announced on that day that this event would be his last. He won two more matches before falling to Del Potro, who also ended the career of Marat Safin three years ago in Paris.
“This was all new for me. I had seen most things that this game had to offer, and this was entirely new” said Roddick. “It was emotional, but not emotional like we normally have it.
“It’s normally a very selfish emotion for us. If we do badly then it costs us something; if we do well we get great things. This was about something bigger. It wasn’t about ranking points or paychecks or anything else.
“It was fun. This week I felt like I was 12 years old playing in a park. It was extremely innocent. That was fun. I enjoyed it.” Roddick, based in Austin, is expected to devote more time to his charity foundation as he finds his way in his new life.
The new retiree said that while he is not forcing any advice on the next US tennis generation “I’d love to help any of them.
“I think they know that the door is open. There is no filling shoes. I think we’ve got to be looking for individuals, not clones.” With the wit that has characterised his career, Roddick was quick with a response when asked how he wanted to be remembered. “I want everyone to look back and think that I was awesome,” he said as a room full of journalists broke into laughter. Then he added: “I’m probably not going to be opposed to a beer or 10 (in celebration). We’ll see how that goes.”

drishtidhuman
09-07-2012, 05:01 PM
federer:icecream:

Gal Gadot
09-07-2012, 07:38 PM
federer:icecream:

:thinker:

FLICKS
09-09-2012, 09:03 PM
victoria Azarenka :-).....commn baby...:-)

Gal Gadot
09-11-2012, 11:39 AM
Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic in five thrilling sets [-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2] to win the US Open and his first Grand Slam title.






First GB male to win Grand Slam since 1936

Gal Gadot
09-11-2012, 11:46 AM
http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/misc/f_10SEP12_723_murray.jpg
http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/misc/f_10SEP12_12299_Murray.jpg
http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/misc/f_10SEP12_724_djokovic_murray.jpg

Bean
10-12-2012, 10:52 AM
Roger Federer sealed a record 300th week as world number one

BBC Sport - Roger Federer wins at Shanghai Masters to secure rankings record (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/19910787)

adarshadheeran
10-13-2012, 11:58 AM
Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Pete sampras, Ivan Londel,Goran Ivanisevich, Michael Stich,Andre Agassi

Steffi graph, Martina Navartilova, Monica seles, Martina Hingis,


athoru kalam

Gal Gadot
01-16-2013, 09:31 AM
Free online streaming* of Day 3 of the 2013 Australian Open is live right now on www.espnstar.com/livetennis (http://www.espnstar.com/livetennis)
!

Sree
01-16-2013, 03:16 PM
Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Pete sampras, Ivan Londel,Goran Ivanisevich, Michael Stich,Andre Agassi

Steffi graph, Martina Navartilova, Monica seles, Martina Hingis,


athoru kalam

retire aaya shesham tennis aaswadhichu thudangiya kaalam alle? :winkglasses:

adarshadheeran
01-16-2013, 03:30 PM
retire aaya shesham tennis aaswadhichu thudangiya kaalam alle? :winkglasses:

annokke doordarshanil vaikunneram cinemaku pakaram chilappol wimbledon semi / final okke avum...goran ivanisevich ayirunnu boob boom beckere adhikavum tholpichirunnathu...ace veeran goran:sathan::sathan:..steffi , becker ennivar tholkkumbol argentina football il tholkkumbol ulla sankadam pole anu

Sree
01-18-2013, 06:28 PM
annokke doordarshanil vaikunneram cinemaku pakaram chilappol wimbledon semi / final okke avum...goran ivanisevich ayirunnu boob boom beckere adhikavum tholpichirunnathu...ace veeran goran:sathan::sathan:..steffi , becker ennivar tholkkumbol argentina football il tholkkumbol ulla sankadam pole anu


peedana veeran ennokke innathe kaalathu parayunna polaano :idea:

mampilly
05-29-2013, 11:35 PM
R.federar Defeates Somdev varman 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 and advances to third round

mampilly
06-05-2013, 11:32 PM
Dokovich and Nadal enters semifinal of French open

mampilly
06-05-2013, 11:32 PM
Mariya sharapova also

mampilly
06-07-2013, 07:35 PM
Djokovic 4-6 6-3 1-6 3-4 Nadal*

mampilly
06-07-2013, 07:36 PM
Djokovic 4-6 6-3 1-6 4-4 Nadal

mampilly
06-07-2013, 07:42 PM
Djokovic 4-6 6-3 1-6 5-4 Nadal*

mampilly
06-07-2013, 07:44 PM
Djokovic 4-6 6-3 1-6 5-5 Nadal

mampilly
06-07-2013, 07:49 PM
Djokovic 4-6 6-3 1-6 5-6 Nadal*

mampilly
06-07-2013, 07:50 PM
Nadal to serve for the match.

mampilly
06-07-2013, 07:54 PM
Djokovic 6-6 1-6 6-3 4-6 Nadal*

mampilly
06-07-2013, 08:03 PM
15.30 Djokovic 7-6 1-6 6-3 4-6 Nadal*