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Possible change in dates for Tata Open Maharashtra, hints Tournament Director Sutar

Mumbai, May 16: With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting the sporting world and causing mass cancellations and postponements of the tournaments, Tata Open Maharashtra may also be impacted when the new calendar is invoked. Tournament Director Prashant Sutar said the world men’s tennis body, ATP, has been having frequent discussions with its tournament directors around the world …

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“There were so many players more talented than her, but her hard work stood out” – Coach Hemant Bendrey on Ankita Raina

Mr. Hemant Bendrey is one of the prominent coaches in the country right now, having coached players like Ankita Raina, Rutuja Bhosale, Arjun Kadhe, Natasha Palha, among many others. He shares his experience of working with Ankita, Rutuja, and the others, shares details about his academy(HBTA), interesting anecdote on how he got into coaching, and …

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“Ranking expectations don’t allow me to play well” – Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam, the boy who upset the ATP 253 Daniel Masur in Bengaluru

Going into the ATP Bengaluru Challenger a few weeks, not a lot of people would have heard the name of Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam. Two days into the tournament, and people were discussing how to pronounce his surname “Shanmugam”. Good progress, eh? The off-court hype was a result of the flamboyance that this lad from Chennai …

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“We are roaring pretty loudly at the moment” – Paes, after making ATP Bengaluru Challenger SF

In his last professional tournament in India, Leander Paes, partnering with Aussie Matt Ebden, made it to the semi-final of the ATP Bengaluru Challenger, beating the Swedish/Indonesian pairing of Goransson and Rungkat 7-5 0-6 10-7. Goransson/Rungkat had won the doubles title at the ATP 250 Tata Open Maharashtra last week. Leander’s last year on tour …

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“I am a much better player now than when I played him last time” – Prajnesh, after his R2 win over Fanselow in Bengaluru

7th seed and India No. 1, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, made things tough for himself after being a set and a break up, but managed to hold on for a 6-2 4-6 6-4 win against Germany’s Sebastian Fanselow in the 2nd round of the ATP Bengaluru Challenger. When Prajnesh played Fanselow the last time here in 2018, …

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“Hitting with Rafa was intense & memorable. Uncle Toni is incredibly genuine” – Adil Kalyanpur

Local Bengaluru boy Adil Kalyanpur is raring to go at his home ATP Challenger event in Bengaluru, where he has gotten a wildcard in both the singles and doubles competition. In this chat, Adil talks about his preparations for the big ATP Challenger, his time at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Mallorca, experiences with Rafa …

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Nagal, Gunneswaran aim to make it big at ATP Bengaluru Open starting 10th Feb

Bengaluru, Feb 8: India’s top ranked players defending champion Prajnesh Gunneswaran and 2017 winner Sumit Nagal will have an easy outing as they earned a bye in their respective opening matches at the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger that kicks off on Monday. Prajnesh is seeded 7th while Sumit is seeded 8th, at the draw ceremony held just …

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Leander Paes to enthral crowds at ATP Bengaluru Open from 10th Feb

Bengaluru, 6th February 2020 : The Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger could not have got a bigger boost than the participation of virtually the God of Indian Tennis – Leander Paes who is in his swan song this year, ending a decorated career spanning 30 years and has been instrumental in putting India on the global tennis …

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Paes outshines Sharan as Prajnesh also off to winning start at the third edition of Tata Open Maharashtra

Pune, February 4: Legendary Leander Paes marked his arrival at the third edition of Tata Open Mahrashtra with a thumping 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) win over compatriot Divij Sharan in the doubles opening round match at Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium in Pune on Tuesday. Playing alongside Australian partner Matthew Ebden, eight-time doubles Grand Slam Champion Paes, who is …

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Prajnesh pulls off stunning win in opening round at the third edition of Tata Open Maharashtra

Pune, February 4: India No. 1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran stamped his authority at home with a sensational straight sets victory against Germany’s Yannick Maden in the singles opening round match at the third edition of Tata Open Maharashtra at Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium in Pune on Tuesday. The Indian star Gunneswaran held his nerves throughout the match as …

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