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Djokovic beats Nadal in Miami final

Miami: In an epic final, Novak Djokovic defeated world number one Rafa Nadal in a third set tiebreak to win the Sony Ericsson Open 4-6 6-3 7-6 on Sunday.The victory extends second ranked Djokovic’s winning streak to 26 matches going back to last year and …

Sony Ericsson Open; Paes-Bhupathi won the title

Sony Ericsson Open; Paes-Bhupathi won the title

Miami: Adding to the joy of India’s cricket World Cup triumph, veteran tennis players Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi won their second title of the season by clinching the Sony Ericsson Open here to become No. 1 in the ATP World Tour doubles team rankings. …

Winning the World Cup is the greatest moment of my career: Tendulkar

Mumbai: He holds some amazing records in cricketing history but for Sachin Tendulkar winning the World Cup was the greatest moment of his career.A highly emotional Tendulkar conceded yesterday after India’s historic six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the tournament’s summit clash that it was …

Bopanna and Qureshi in third round

Bopanna and Qureshi in third round

Miami: India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisamu-Ul-Haq Qureshi have entered the third round of the men’s doubles at the Miami Masters tennis tournament here, beating Slovakian Michal Mertinak and his Belgian partner Dick Norman. India-Pakistan pair, seeded seventh, won 7-6 (4), 3-6, 10-8 …

Ferrer defeated Devvarman

MIAMI: Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 20-0 with a 6-2, 6-0 thrashing of former top 10 player James Blake at the $9 million Sony Ericsson Open on Sunday.Spain’s David Ferrer, the World No. 6, defeated Indian Somdev Devvarman 6-4, 6-2 in a match …

India-Pakistan match on Wednesday

India-Pakistan match on Wednesday

Mohali: The weather is pleasant here during spring summer. But then, the cricketing temperature is hotting up.The build-up to Wednesday’s India-Pakistan duel reflects the significance of the contest. Cricket, suddenly, is central to everybody’s existence here. And the security machinery for this ICC World Cup …

Miami Masters;Federer, Nadal and Wozniacki wins

Miami: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and women’s top seed Caroline Wozniacki all earned easy victories Saturday to move into the second week of the Miami Masters, with Nadal pleased with the improvement in his game.Nadal beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-4 while Wozniacki defeated Daniela …

My team will not take quarterfinal opponent lightly: Sangakkara

My team will not take quarterfinal opponent lightly: Sangakkara

COLOMBO: After lurching into the last eight, England is not quite the bookies’ favourite going into its World Cup quarterfinal against Sri Lanka, to be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Saturday. Thrice the losing finalist, England is 4-9 in ODIs against Sri …

Yuvraj Singh refused to identify as a ‘special person’

AHMEDABAD: Yuvraj Singh whipped up a media frenzy on Friday by refusing to identify a ‘special person’ who is the driving force behind his World Cup success.Yuvraj revealed during press conference after the quarterfinal that there was someone special in his life behind his recent …

World cup;India beats Australia

World cup;India beats Australia

Ahmedabad: On a gut-wrenching day when Ricky Ponting constructed a century of character, an inspired Yuvraj had the final say in the sweltering cauldron that the Sardar Patel Stadium was on Thursday. The Australian reign in the World Cup, stretching from 1999, had ended. And …

We are very disappointed with our performance: West Indies coach

DHAKA: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has lashed out at his senior players for their inconsistency and warned them their international futures were in danger after the former champion crashed out of the World Cup.Gibson pulled no punches after the West Indies was shot out …

More people is a big advantage: Indian captain

More people is a big advantage: Indian captain

Ahmedabad: Opener Virender Sehwag’s knee injury will keep India on tenterhooks as the co-hosts aim to end Australia’s World Cup domination with a quarter-final victory on Thursday. Sehwag missed India’s last Group B match against West Indies on Sunday following an allergic reaction to an …

10-wicket victory for Pakistan over West Indies

Mirpur: Pakistan’s emphatic 10-wicket victory over the West Indies in the World Cup quarterfinal has cheered up coach Waqar Younis.“You got to give credit to the Pakistan team for the way it bowled and for the way it batted and finished the match on such …

Indian team will win the ongoing cricket World Cup: Srikkanth

Indian team will win the ongoing cricket World Cup: Srikkanth

  Visakhapatnam: Former India skipper and chairman of the national selection committee Krishnamachari Srikkanth has expressed confidence that the Indian team will win the ongoing cricket World Cup. Srikkanth, who was here to attend a private function, hailed India’s victory against West Indies in Chennai. …

Devvarman jumps to number 73 in ATP list

New Delhi: Reaping a rich reward for his fantastic run at the Indian Wells Masters, Somdev Devvarman jumped 11 places to achieve his career-best singles ranking of 73 in the latest ATP list released on Monday.Somdev reached the pre-quarterfinals in Indian Wells, eventually losing to …