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Dec 9, 2014

New crop threatens ‘Big Four’ hegemony, says Djokovic

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – With a crop of talented young players such as Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic knocking on the door of the exclusive men’s grand slam club, the “Big Four” hegemony over the game’s top tournaments may be coming to a close, said Novak Djokovic.

World number one Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray have shared 36 of the last 39 grand slam titles.

Dec 9, 2014

Tennis-New crop threatens ‘Big Four’ hegemony, says Djokovic

NEW DELHI, Dec 9 (Reuters) – With a crop of talented young players such as Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic knocking on the door of the exclusive men’s grand slam club, the “Big Four” hegemony over the game’s top tournaments may be coming to a close, said Novak Djokovic.

World number one Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray have shared 36 of the last 39 grand slam titles.

Dec 8, 2014

Sampras rules out immediate American resurgence

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The sorry state of American men’s tennis will continue for some time with no real talent on the horizon, said Pete Sampras who dominated the game in the 1990s with fellow American Andre Agassi.

No American has won a men’s grand slam singles title since Andy Roddick triumphed at the 2003 U.S. Open and only five of them feature in the top 100 with John Isner highest at 19th.

Dec 8, 2014

Tennis-Sampras rules out immediate American resurgence

NEW DELHI, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The sorry state of American men’s tennis will continue for some time with no real talent on the horizon, said Pete Sampras who dominated the game in the 1990s with fellow American Andre Agassi.

No American has won a men’s grand slam singles title since Andy Roddick triumphed at the 2003 U.S. Open and only five of them feature in the top 100 with John Isner highest at 19th.

Dec 7, 2014

Federer lukewarm on IPTL rules after making debut

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Swiss great Roger Federer gave a lukewarm response to the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) after making his debut for the Indian Aces on Sunday.

“My mind was definitely scrambling trying to remember all the rules,” a smiling Federer, a late replacement for the injured Rafa Nadal in the Indian team, told reporters.

Dec 7, 2014

Tennis-Federer lukewarm on IPTL rules after making debut

NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Swiss great Roger Federer gave a lukewarm response to the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) after making his debut for the Indian Aces on Sunday.

“My mind was definitely scrambling trying to remember all the rules,” a smiling Federer, a late replacement for the injured Rafa Nadal in the Indian team, told reporters.

Dec 7, 2014

Dhoni’s captaincy under the microscope in Australia

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Tours of Australia have traditionally been tests of character for visiting Indian cricketers and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will no doubt be put through the wringer when the four-test series starts in Adelaide on Tuesday.

Dhoni, having recovered from a thumb injury, joined his team mates on Saturday and is expected to lead them in Adelaide after the series was pushed back following the tragic death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes.

Dec 7, 2014

Cricket-Dhoni’s captaincy under the microscope in Australia

NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Tours of Australia have traditionally been tests of character for visiting Indian cricketers and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will no doubt be put through the wringer when the four-test series starts in Adelaide on Tuesday.

Dhoni, having recovered from a thumb injury, joined his team mates on Saturday and is expected to lead them in Adelaide after the series was pushed back following the tragic death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes.

Dec 4, 2014

No place for 2011 hero Yuvraj in India’s World Cup squad

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – All-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been left out of the India squad which will defend the 50-over World Cup title he helped them win in 2011.

Adjudged player of the tournament when India won the World Cup at home, there was no place for the southpaw in the preliminary squad announced on Thursday.

Dec 4, 2014

Cricket-No place for 2011 hero Yuvraj in India’s World Cup squad

NEW DELHI, Dec 4 (Reuters) – All-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been left out of the India squad which will defend the 50-over World Cup title he helped them win in 2011.

Adjudged player of the tournament when India won the World Cup at home, there was no place for the southpaw in the preliminary squad announced on Thursday.