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Sumit Nagal goes down to World no 2 Daniil Medvedev at Tokyo Olympics

Jul 26 2021 12:07pm

By Saurabh Singh | AITA  After scripting a historic first singles win in 25 years for India at the Olympics, Indian youngster Sumit Nagal’s journey at Tokyo 2020 was cut short by ROC’s Daniil Medvedev in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 in one hour and six minutes at the Ariake Tennis Park in Japan today. Nagal showed flashes of brilliance in

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Fantastic fight back from Ukraine’s Kichenok sisters oust Mirza and Raina from Tokyo 2020 in Women’s doubles

Jul 25 2021 10:07am

By Saurabh Singh | AITA Indian team in the Women’s doubles Tennis discipline, comprising of four-time Olympian Sania Mirza and Olympics debutant Ankita Raina, lost their first round match against Ukrainian twins Nadiia Kichenok and Lyudmyla Kichenok 6-0, 6-7, 8-10 at court no 11 of the Ariake Tennis Park today. In yet another rollercoaster of a match for Team India

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Sumit Nagal starts off the Indian Tennis campaign with a win on his Olympics debut

Jul 24 2021 12:07pm

By Saurabh Singh | AITA  Representing India in Men’s singles Tennis event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Sumit Nagal has started off with a dream Olympics debut win over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the first round at the Ariake Tennis Park in Japan today. Istomin, with a career high rank of 33 back in 2012, is highly rich

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Nagal in dreamland at the Olympics, and in awe of compatriot Mirza

Jul 23 2021 15:07pm

By Jamie Renton | ITF A week ago, Sumit Nagal tried to sum up his feelings ahead of taking part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In a post on twitter, the 23-year-old Indian admitted his participation was “surreal” and that “no words can express my emotions”. Seven days later, on the day of the Olympic Opening Ceremony, the world No. 160

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Nomination for EPGDSM and Sponsorship of Candidates at IIM Rohtak under the Scheme of Human Resource Development in Sports (HRDS)

Jul 22 2021 18:07pm

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India has launched a novel initiative to support such candidates who are meritorious sports persons and represented India at Asian, Commonwealth or Olympics, to pursue the Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management (EPGDSM) Programme conducted by IIM Rohtak. The financial assistance of amount upto INR 5 lakh per candidate will

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Tokyo 2020: Sumit Nagal carries India’s hope in Men’s singles tennis

Jul 22 2021 12:07pm

India’s challenge in Men’s tennis singles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be carried by 23-year-old Sumit Nagal, who made it to the Olympics with a slice of luck after the withdrawal of some players. Making his Olympics debut, Nagal will face Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin in his Tokyo 2020 opener. If he advances to the next round, the Indian

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AITA condemns misleading and inappropriate tweets by Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza

Jul 19 2021 21:07pm

Twitter comments by Rohan Bopanna and then Sania Mirza are inappropriate, misleading and it appears, without knowledge of the rules. They should have checked the rule book of ITF regarding qualifications, something that Divij Sharan seems to have done while writing to TOPS. Rohan Bopanna could not have qualified as per ITF Rules. Therefore Sania Mirza’s tweet is also baseless

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ITF to introduce Advance Doubles Entry system by next month

Jul 14 2021 13:07pm

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) will introduce an Advance Entry System for the Doubles competition at the ITF World Tennis Tour Men’s $25,000 and Women’s $25,000, $60,000, $80,000, and $100,000 Tournaments in August 2021. However, the exact date of introducing this new system is yet to be confirmed. This proposal came through the Men’s and Women’s ITF Player Panel members

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PM Modi and Sania Mirza talk is winning the Internet

Jul 14 2021 11:07am

Courtesy: TNN World/YouTube In a morale-boosting event for India’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic bound athletes, the Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a live interactive session with the Indian team athletes on Tuesday. Speaking to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who will become a four-time Olympian at the Tokyo Summer Games, PM Modi began with a query on how to

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Jul 12 2021 21:07pm

The Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will interact with Tokyo Olympic bound athletes on 13th July 2021 at 5.00 pm to motivate them ahead of their participation in the forthcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. The interaction with athletes will be an open event. The link for registration for watching the event live is http://pmevents.ncog.gov.in. Kindly register on the link for

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Wimbledon 2021: Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna pair ousted from Mixed doubles Third Round

Jul 08 2021 14:07pm

Rohan Bopanna stayed solid with his service games and net play but Sania Mirza’s serve was consistently put under pressure as the Indian team was ousted from the Wimbledon Championships following a three-set defeat in the stop-start mixed doubles third round, in Wimbledon on Wednesday. The contest resumed with the 14th seed pair of Jean Julien-Roger and Andreja Klepac having

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Indian team for ITF World Junior Tennis Finals selected

Jul 03 2021 16:07pm

The Junior Selection Committee of the All India Tennis Association (AITA), chaired by Suman Kapur, has selected the Indian team for the upcoming ITF World Junior Tennis Finals 2021 to be held from 2nd to 7th August at Prostejov, Czech Republic. The following players will represent India in the 2021 edition of the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals:- Rethin Pranav

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Wimbledon 2021: Divij Sharan, wife Samantha Murray Sharan’s dream comes true after 7 years

Jul 03 2021 10:07am

Divij Sharan and his wife Samantha Murray Sharan’s dream of playing at Wimbledon together finally reached fruition after seven years – and to top it all they won their first-round mixed doubles match on Friday. Sharan, 35, and Murray Sharan, 33, beat Uruguayan Ariel Behar and Kazakh Galina Voskoboeva 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in a match that had a lengthy interruption

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Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna clinch Historic win in All-Indian Wimbledon clash

Jul 03 2021 10:07am

The experienced pair of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza defeated the brand new combination of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina 6-2 7-6 (5) in the historic all-Indian mixed doubles first-round match at Wimbledon here on Friday. It was the first time in the open era that two Indian teams competed against each other at a Grand Slam tournament. The contest

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Wimbledon 2021: Sania, Mattek-Sands stun sixth seeds to enter second round

Jul 02 2021 10:07am

Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands knocked out sixth seeds Desirae Krawczyk and Alexa Guarachi to move to the second round of the women’s doubles event at the Wimbledon Championships, here in London, United Kingdom on Thursday. Sania and Mattek-Sands were a bit rusty at the start but once they got their rhythm they dominated the match and

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ITF announces entries for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Tennis Events

Jul 01 2021 21:07pm

The ITF has today announced the complete entry lists for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Tennis Events.  The Olympic Tennis Event will be held at the Ariake Tennis Park from Saturday 24 July until Sunday 1 August, with the Paralympic Tennis Event following at the same venue from Friday 27 August until Saturday 4 September. A total of 46

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Second seed Prajnesh off to a winning start at Porto Challenger

Jun 30 2021 13:06pm

By Saurabh Singh | AITA  World rank 148 and current India number one in singles, Prajnesh Gunneswaran shrugged off the first round qualifiers loss at Wimbledon 2021 with an opening round win against France’s Mathias Bourgue at the Porto Open being held in Porto, Portugal. Gunneswaran, who is seeded second at the Porto Open, defeated his French opponent Bourgue in

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Ankita Raina, Prajnesh Gunneswaran nominated for Arjuna Awards

Jun 30 2021 12:06pm

Asian Games bronze medallists Ankita Raina and Prajnesh Gunneswaran have been nominated for the prestigious Arjuna award by the All India Tennis Association. The names of Balram Singh and Enrico Piperno for the Dhyanchand honour has also been sent. Ankita and Prajnesh both won singles bronze medals at the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang. Ankita is now

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Wimbledon 2021: Ramkumar Ramanathan fights hard but yet again fails to enter Grand Slam main draw

Jun 25 2021 10:06am

India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan saved four match points in a marathon five-setter against Marc Polmans but a Grand Slam main draw eluded him yet again as he lost the final qualifying round at the Wimbledon championships on Thursday. Showing nerves of steel, Ramkumar saved one match point after another but eventually lost 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-3, 9-11 to his Australian rival

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Bopanna-Sharan pair reach Viking International quarters, to face top seeded Croatian duo of Mektic-Pavic

Jun 24 2021 13:06pm

By Saurabh Singh | AITA India’s top-ranked doubles specialists Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan have reached the quarter-finals €609,065 ATP 250 event, Viking International Eastbourne being held in Eastbourne, Great Britain. The all Indian pairing of Bopanna-Sharan came on top in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 against the local wild card entrants Alastair Gray and Luke Johnson in their Round of

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