Davis Cup: Ramkumar Ramanthan, Yuki Bhambri Power India to 2-0 Lead Against New Zealand

Davis Cup: Ramkumar Ramanthan, Yuki Bhambri Power India to 2-0 Lead Against New Zealand

Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan won their respective matches to notch up straight sets victory to power India to a 2-0 lead against New Zealand on the opening day of the Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie

Vishnu Vardhan Starts National Tennis Championship Title Defence in Style
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Vishnu Vardhan Starts National Tennis Championship Title Defence in Style

Vishnu Vardhan defeated Manish Sureshkumar 6-3, 6-4. Women's defending champion Prerna Bhambri defeated Mihika Yadav 6-4, 6-1.

Vishnu Vardhan, Prerna Bhambri to Defend Titles at National Championship, Starting on October 5
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Vishnu Vardhan, Prerna Bhambri to Defend Titles at National Championship, Starting on October 5

The winners of the National Championship will get wild card entries into the 2016 Delhi Open.

Yuki Bhambri moves to 172, Somdev Devvarman drops to 93 in tennis rankings
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Yuki Bhambri moves to 172, Somdev Devvarman drops to 93 in tennis rankings

During the Chennai Open, Somdev had suffered a shock first round defeat at the hands of unfancied 19-year-old compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan, who leapt to 407th from 526th place.

I have not much to choose from so Chennai title is special: Stanislas Wawrinka
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I have not much to choose from so Chennai title is special: Stanislas Wawrinka

Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka scored a clinical 7-5 6-2 win over French Edouard Roger-Vasselin to win his second Chennai Open title.

Stanislas Wawrinka clinches his second Chennai open title
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Stanislas Wawrinka clinches his second Chennai open title

The world number eight, who won a title here in 2011, scored a dominating 7-5 6-2 win in the summit clash, which lasted one hour and 35 minutes.

Stanislas Wawrinka,  Eduard Roger-Vasselin in Chennai Open title round
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Stanislas Wawrinka, Eduard Roger-Vasselin in Chennai Open title round

Stanislas Wawrinka's opponent - Vasek Pospisil - conceded the match despite taking the first set 6-4, due to a sore back. Eduard Roger-Vasselin too had to fight hard for his 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win against Spaniard Marcel Granollers.

Chennai Open: Yuki Bhambri enters quarters after Fabio Fognini concedes match
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Chennai Open: Yuki Bhambri enters quarters after Fabio Fognini concedes match

It was the biggest win of Yuki's career when the formidable Italian, who struggled due to an injured left leg, conceded the match after trailing 1-6 5-5.

Chennai Open: Stanislas Wawrinka moves to quarterfinals, Mikhail Youzhny pulls out
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Chennai Open: Stanislas Wawrinka moves to quarterfinals, Mikhail Youzhny pulls out

Title favourite and world number eight Stanislas Wawrinka needed just 54 minutes to brush aside the challenge of 79th Benjamin Becker rival in the rain-hit second round match.

Chennai Open: Yuki Bhambri wins opener, Somdev Devvarman loses to Ramkumar Ramanathan
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Chennai Open: Yuki Bhambri wins opener, Somdev Devvarman loses to Ramkumar Ramanathan

Yuki Bhambri defeated Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-3 while Somdev Devvarman lost to Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 3-6, 4-6.

Chennai Open: Mikhail Youzhny not thinking about title
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Chennai Open: Mikhail Youzhny not thinking about title

On former ace Stephan Edberg coaching players, Youzhny, a great fan of Edberg, recalled his stint as one of the ball boys during a Davis Cup final.

Chennai Open: Jeevan Nedunchezhian bows out after Ramkumar Ramanathan qualifies for singles main draw
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Chennai Open: Jeevan Nedunchezhian bows out after Ramkumar Ramanathan qualifies for singles main draw

Left-handed Jeevan lost 5-7 2-6 to another left-hander and world number 85 Jiri Vesely of Cezch Republic in the first singles main draw match of the tournament at the centre court.

Chennai Open: Stanislas Wawrinka expects tough matches
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Chennai Open: Stanislas Wawrinka expects tough matches

At a media interaction here Monday even as the Chennai Open commenced, World No.8 Wawrinka pointed out that it being the first tournament of the season, the opening match was crucial to get back into groove after the off-season.

India look to Somdev Devvarman, Yuki Bhambri as Chennai Open begins on December 30
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India look to Somdev Devvarman, Yuki Bhambri as Chennai Open begins on December 30

India have three players in the singles main draw, which has world number eight and 2011 champion Stanislas Wawrinka as the top seed apart from 2008 champion and Russian second seed Mikhail Youzhny.

Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka eyes good start in India
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Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka eyes good start in India

Wawrinka emerged from the shadows of legendary compatriot Roger Federer with a string of major semi-final appearances that lifted him into the top 10 after starting 2013 ranked 17th.

Ramkumar Ramananthan, Sanam Singh move to 2nd round of Chennai Open qualifiers
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Ramkumar Ramananthan, Sanam Singh move to 2nd round of Chennai Open qualifiers

Ramkumar got past against compatriot and wild card Sumit Nagal 6-2 6-0 while Sanam toyed with another wild card Ajai Selvaraj 6-0 6-0.

Chennai Open: Somdev Devvarman draws qualifier, Yuki Bhambri gets tough opener
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Chennai Open: Somdev Devvarman draws qualifier, Yuki Bhambri gets tough opener

Last year Somdev Devvarman had entered the main draw as a wild card. He won his first round against Jan Hajek (Cze) but lost to top seed Tomas Berdych. Yuki was ousted in the first round by Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

Hope to make another strong appearance in Chennai, says Stanislas Wawrinka
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Hope to make another strong appearance in Chennai, says Stanislas Wawrinka

The 28-year-old, who is visiting Chennai for the sixth consecutive year to vie for the crown at the 19th edition of the Chennai Open, wants to make another "strong appearance" here.

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