Hosts’ struggles continue in Open badminton

December 5, 2013

Rias Uddin failed to advance to the fourth round of the Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh Open International Badminton Challenge on Wednesday, falling to number two seed Shubhankar Dey of India in the men’s singles event. Rias was the only Bangladeshi shuttler left in the men’s singles draw after his straight-sets win over Malaysian opponent Jean Yea Tin in the second round on Tuesday. Read more

Bangladeshis exit Open badminton en masse

December 4, 2013

Most of the Bangladeshi shuttlers were knocked out on the opening day of Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh Open International Badminton Challenge 2013, which began on Tuesday amid pomp and grandeur at the Shorawardi Indoor Stadium.  Of the 14 men and women from Bangladesh participating in the Badminton Asia Confederation-sanctioned tournament, only Rias Uddin managed to Read more

Shamael seals boys’ singles crown

November 19, 2013

Great Britain’s Shamael Chaudhury clinched the boys’ singles title in the 27th Bangladesh Junior Tennis Championship 2013 after overcoming the challenge of Chinese Taipei’s Chen Tin 6-4 1-6 7-6 at the Ramna Tennis Complex on Monday. Top seed Shamael took the first set 6-4 before conceding the second set 1-6. Just when it appeared that Chen was taking the game away from Shamael, Read more

Lee Yan wins girls’ singles title

November 18, 2013

Lee Yan of Chinese Taipei on Sunday claimed the girls’ singles title in the 27th Bangladesh Junior Tennis Championship 2013, organised by the Bangladesh Tennis Federation and sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation, at the Ramna Tennis Complex.
Lee defeated Uzbekistan’s Umarova Komola Read more

Djokovic sets up Nadal final

November 12, 2013

Defending champion Novak Djokovic set up a title showdown against Rafa Nadal at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-3 defeat of Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka on Sunday, reports Reuters.
The Serb, who lost his number one ranking to Nadal in October, was too solid for Wawrinka in the day’s second semi-final as he racked up a 14th consecutive Read more

Djokovic, Serena win China Open

October 7, 2013

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through to convincing victories in the China Open Sunday. Djokovic overcame Spain’s Rafael Nadal in straight sets and maintain a remarkable 100 per cent record in the Beijing tournament, while Williams claimed a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic as her dominant season continues. Read more

Rubel emerges champion in Asian U-14 Series Tennis

October 6, 2013

Bangladeshi M Rubel Hossain emerged boys’ singles event champion in the Asian U-14 Series Tennis beating Pakistani Shahibjada 6-4, 6- 3 in the final held on Saturday at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan at Savar. Pakistani Shahibjada and Irfanul Haque pair clinched the boys’ doubles title defeating Bangladeshi Faruk and Sadin pair 6-2,6-2 in the final. Earlier, Read more

Nadal returns to No 1

October 6, 2013

Rafael Nadal will return to number one in the world rankings after his semi-final opponent Tomas Berdych retired injured at the China Open Saturday, capping an astonishing comeback for the 13-time Grand Slam champion. The Spaniard needed to make the final in Beijing to edge ahead of Novak Djokovic in the new rankings, which will be announced Read more

No extra pressure for No 1 crunch match: Nadal

October 5, 2013

World number two Rafael Nadal said Friday he felt no extra pressure heading into a semi-final at the China Open which could see him return to the top of the men’s rankings.
The number two seed in Beijing staged an extraordinary comeback against Fabio Fognini in his quarter-final match to keep alive his hopes of unseating Read more

Roddick tried to fight ‘Schmokovic’

October 5, 2013

Retired American tennis player Andy Roddick has lifted the lid on his feud with world number one Novak Djokovic, revealing the two players almost came to blows in a locker room bust-up. Roddick said he pinned Djokovic up against a locker in the US Open locker room after Djokovic ‘beat the pants off him’ in a match between the two at the final major championship Read more

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