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Sports Shorts: Nadal targets return at Mexico Open

Sports Shorts: Nadal targets return at Mexico Open

Rediff.com6 Feb 2018

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday

Tennis Roundup: Ruthless Nadal storms into semis

Tennis Roundup: Ruthless Nadal storms into semis

Rediff.com6 Oct 2017

A ruthless Sorana Cirstea took full advantage of Karolina Pliskova's patchy form at the China Open on Thursday, reaching the quarter-finals as she consigned the recently dethroned world number one to a 6-1, 7-5 defeat.

Agassi to take over as Djokovic's new 'supercoach'?

Agassi to take over as Djokovic's new 'supercoach'?

Rediff.com9 May 2017

Former World No. 1 and Wimbledon champion has emerged as the surprised as the surprise candidate to take over Novak Djokovic's coach, The Daily Telegraph reported.

With 'aim to find winning spark again', Djokovic parts ways with coaching team

With 'aim to find winning spark again', Djokovic parts ways with coaching team

Rediff.com5 May 2017

A winner of 12 Grand Slam titles, the Serb has suffered a noticeable dip in form since winning his maiden French Open last June, relinquishing top spot in the ATP rankings to Briton Andy Murray five months later.

Why Djokovic should seek Federer's advice

Why Djokovic should seek Federer's advice

Rediff.com23 Apr 2017

A floundering Novak Djokovic should seek advice from evergreen Swiss maestro Roger Federer in order to rediscover his vintage self, the Serb's former Davis Cup coach Bogdan Obradovic said.

Dismal show by India in men's trap event at WC Shotgun

Dismal show by India in men's trap event at WC Shotgun

Rediff.com21 Mar 2017

The Indian trio of Zoravar Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenai and Birendeep Sodhi could not make it through to the six-man final round of the competition, failing in the qualification round.

PHOTOS: Vesnina ousts Venus, Mladenovic beats Wozniacki

PHOTOS: Vesnina ousts Venus, Mladenovic beats Wozniacki

Rediff.com17 Mar 2017

Elena Vesnina denied Venus Williams another comeback win, while Kristina Mladenovic roared back from a set and a break down to beat Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

PHOTOS: Kyrgios stuns Djokovic again, Federer thrashes Nadal

PHOTOS: Kyrgios stuns Djokovic again, Federer thrashes Nadal

Rediff.com16 Mar 2017

Nick Kyrgios ended Novak Djokovic's 19-match winning run at Indian Wells by beating the Serb 6-4, 7-6(3) to reach the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals in Indian Wells on Wednesday, while Roger Federer also advanced with a straight sets win over Rafael Nadal.

Indian Wells: Wawrinka advances, to face lucky loser Nishioka

Indian Wells: Wawrinka advances, to face lucky loser Nishioka

Rediff.com14 Mar 2017

Stanislas Wawrinka breezed into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday and saw another seed removed from his path to the final when lucky loser Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan turned his match against Tomas Berdych upside down.

Bopanna to face Djokovic at Indian Wells

Bopanna to face Djokovic at Indian Wells

Rediff.com10 Mar 2017

Bopanna is back with his regular partner Pablo Cuevas for this tournament and they face Serbian team of Djokovic and Victor Troicki.

Querrey thrashes Nadal in Mexico Open final

Querrey thrashes Nadal in Mexico Open final

Rediff.com5 Mar 2017

American Sam Querrey claimed the biggest title of his career with an emphatic 6-3, 7-6(3) upset victory over second seed Rafael Nadal in the final of the Mexican Open.

Mexico Open: Nadal breezes into final

Mexico Open: Nadal breezes into final

Rediff.com4 Mar 2017

Rafael Nadal reached the final of the Mexican Open on Friday night in Acapulco, Mexico, with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Marin Cilic of Croatia.

Mexico Open: Kyrgios stuns Djokovic

Mexico Open: Kyrgios stuns Djokovic

Rediff.com3 Mar 2017

Australian Nick Kyrgios served like a demon to bounce Serbia's world number two Novak Djokovic out of the quarter-finals of the Acapulco International with a 7-6(9), 7-5 victory on Friday.

Mexico Open: Nadal, Djokovic advance in Acapulco

Mexico Open: Nadal, Djokovic advance in Acapulco

Rediff.com2 Mar 2017

Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has entered the quarter-finals of the ATP Acapulco tournament with a comprehensive straight-sets victory over Italy's Paolo Lorenzi.

10 movie gems from Berlin

10 movie gems from Berlin

Rediff.com1 Mar 2017

Here are Aseem Chhabra's picks -- 'films that mattered to me, entertained me and will stay with me through the year.'

'I don't have a Grand Slam because I don't deserve it'

'I don't have a Grand Slam because I don't deserve it'

Rediff.com14 Sep 2016

Only three active players -- Novak Djokovic (1080), Nadal (804) and Roger Federer (742) -- have more singles victories than him in world tennis. All this means that David Ferrer has won the most number of matches on the ATP Tour without a Grand Slam title.

Thiem proves a man for all surfaces after Stuttgart win

Thiem proves a man for all surfaces after Stuttgart win

Rediff.com13 Jun 2016

Austrian Dominic Thiem became the first player to capture titles on three different surfaces this year when he finished off Philipp Kohlschreiber to win the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart on Monday.

In-form Stephens beats Vesnina to claim Charleston title

In-form Stephens beats Vesnina to claim Charleston title

Rediff.com11 Apr 2016

American seventh seed Sloane Stephens captured her third title of 2016 by defeating Russian qualifier Elena Vesnina 7-6(4), 6-2 in the final of the Volvo Car Open clay court event in South Carolina on Sunday.

First round exit for Paes-Chardy from Mexico Open

First round exit for Paes-Chardy from Mexico Open

Rediff.com25 Feb 2016

Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes and his French doubles partner Jeremy Chardy crashed out of the Mexico Open after losing in straight sets in the first round in Acapulco on Wednesday.

Malaysian Open: Ferrer beats Lopez to win title

Malaysian Open: Ferrer beats Lopez to win title

Rediff.com4 Oct 2015

David Ferrer beat his fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 7-5, 7-5 in the final of the Malaysian Open on Sunday to capture the 25th title of his career and his fourth this year.

Ferrer downs Nishikori for fourth Mexico title

Ferrer downs Nishikori for fourth Mexico title

Rediff.com1 Mar 2015

David Ferrer won a record-equalling fourth Mexican Open title with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Kei Nishikori in the Acapulco hardcourt final.

Top spot fixation? No; Eager to beat Serena? Yes!

Top spot fixation? No; Eager to beat Serena? Yes!

Rediff.com23 Feb 2015

Regaining the world's top ranking in women's tennis is less important to Maria Sharapova.

PHOTOS: Fiery protests in Mexico over alleged student massacre

PHOTOS: Fiery protests in Mexico over alleged student massacre

Rediff.com12 Nov 2014

Rediff.com brings you glimpses of the violent protests that has rocked Acapulco in southern Mexico.

World Cup sidelights: Robben trolls are all the rage on the internet!

World Cup sidelights: Robben trolls are all the rage on the internet!

Rediff.com1 Jul 2014

World Cup sidelights: All the fun news from Brazil right here...

Tennis sensation Eugenie Bouchard, Dimitrov make a splash in Acapulco

Tennis sensation Eugenie Bouchard, Dimitrov make a splash in Acapulco

Rediff.com2 Mar 2014

The two rising tennis stars Eugenie Bouchard and Grigor Dimitrov played an exhibition game on a floating court.

Dimitrov staves off Anderson challenge for Acapulco crown

Dimitrov staves off Anderson challenge for Acapulco crown

Rediff.com2 Mar 2014

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov edged out South Africa's Kevin Anderson 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) in a three-hour slugfest to claim his second career title with victory in the Acapulco International final on Sunday.

Dimitrov edges Murray to set up Anderson date in Acapulco

Dimitrov edges Murray to set up Anderson date in Acapulco

Rediff.com1 Mar 2014

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov edged second seed Andy Murray in a semi-final clash at the Acapulco International that finished in the early hours of Saturday morning to set up a title showdown against South Africa's Kevin Anderson.

Murray escapes to victory, Ferrer retires in Acapulco

Murray escapes to victory, Ferrer retires in Acapulco

Rediff.com28 Feb 2014

Andy Murray rallied from a set and a break down against Gilles Simon to advance to his first semi-final since he won last year's Wimbledon title while top seed David Ferrer retired with a thigh strain at the Acapulco International on Thursday.

Two Indian shooters banned for 'mental harassment'

Two Indian shooters banned for 'mental harassment'

Rediff.com20 Jul 2013

The two shooters, whose names were not made public, were slapped the bans for "mental harassment involving incidences of abusive and indecent language". They have been banned from all international and national tournaments till their suspension period ends.

Will Nadal clinch his eighth French Open title?

Will Nadal clinch his eighth French Open title?

Rediff.com9 Jun 2013

Facts and figures on Sunday's all-Spanish men's French Open final between Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer.

Nadal thumps Wawrinka to claim Madrid Open title

Nadal thumps Wawrinka to claim Madrid Open title

Rediff.com12 May 2013

Rafael Nadal claimed a fifth title since his return from injury when the Spanish world number five dismissed 15th-seeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 6-4 to win the Madrid Open on Sunday.

8 countries that are UNSAFE for women tourists

8 countries that are UNSAFE for women tourists

Rediff.com8 Apr 2013

Recent cases have put the spotlight on the safety of women travellers around the world.

Sharapova, Radwanska advance at Indian Wells

Sharapova, Radwanska advance at Indian Wells

Rediff.com11 Mar 2013

Former champion Maria Sharapova survived a tough battle with Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro on Sunday, winning 7-5, 6-3 to book her place in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.

Rivals Federer, Nadal set to meet in last eight

Rivals Federer, Nadal set to meet in last eight

Rediff.com8 Mar 2013

Four-times champion Roger Federer was delighted to welcome back to the ATP Tour his long-time rival Rafa Nadal, a man he could face in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Photos: The hurt is over at last for Nadal

Photos: The hurt is over at last for Nadal

Rediff.com4 Mar 2013

Rafael Nadal's fist-pumping comeback reached a new high with his victory at the Mexican Open on Sunday, giving tennis fans hope the 11-time Grand Slam champion can return to the top of the game.

Nadal to meet Nalbandian in Brazil Open final

Nadal to meet Nalbandian in Brazil Open final

Rediff.com17 Feb 2013

Rafa Nadal battled to a 6-3, 6-7, 6-1 win over Argentine Martin Alund in Sao Paulo on Saturday to qualify for the Brazil Open final.

Rathore, Sodhi to lead Indian challenge in Shotgun World Cups

Rathore, Sodhi to lead Indian challenge in Shotgun World Cups

Rediff.com12 Feb 2013

Athens Olympics silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Ronjan Sodhi will spearhead Indian challenge at the ISSF Shotgun World Cups in Mexico and United Arab Emirates in March and April.

Zeballos surprises Nadal to win Chilean Open

Zeballos surprises Nadal to win Chilean Open

Rediff.com11 Feb 2013

Argentine Horacio Zeballos sprung a major surprise by beating Rafael Nadal 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 to win the Chilean Open on Sunday and clinch the first title of his career.

Nadal overcomes slow start to advance in Chile

Nadal overcomes slow start to advance in Chile

Rediff.com7 Feb 2013

Rafael Nadal overcame a slow start to beat Argentine Federico Delbonis 6-3, 6-2 and advance to the third round of the Chilean Open with his first singles victory in seven months on Wednesday.

Nadal wins doubles match on Chilean comeback

Nadal wins doubles match on Chilean comeback

Rediff.com6 Feb 2013

Rafael Nadal made a successful comeback after a seven-month injury absence with victory in the first round of the Chilean Open doubles on Tuesday.

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