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  • Moumita, Ridoy clinch TT titles

    Veteran Moumita Alam Rumi of Bangladesh Ansar clinched the title of women's singles in the 38th National Table Tennis Championships

  • Federer cruises to 101st career title

    Roger Federer lifted the 101st title of his remarkable career on Sunday, beating ATP Miami Open defending champion John Isner 6-1, 6-4 in just 63 minutes.

  • Federer schools Shapovalov

    Roger Federer is gearing up for a Miami Open final shootout with John Isner on Sunday after blowing away young-gun Denis Shapovalov in straight sets.

  • Pliskova roars past Halep

    Simona Halep missed the chance to return to world number one as a devastating display from Karolina Pliskova sealed the Czech's passage into the Miami Open WTA final 7-5, 6-1.

  • Three tennis players in Div-1

    Three Bangladeshi young tennis players have been handed an opportunity to take part in the ITF Asian U/14 Development

  • Federer heads to Miami

    Roger Federer departed Indian Wells empty-handed for a second straight year, but the Swiss great sees no reason he can't get back on track at the Miami Masters.

  • Thiem stuns Federer

    Dominic Thiem denied Roger Federer a record sixth Indian Wells title, beating the Swiss great 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to claim his first ATP Masters 1000 crown.

  • Nadal pulls out before Federer clash

    A dejected Rafael Nadal pulled out of his Indian Wells semifinal against old foe Roger Federer on Saturday with a right knee injury and said he'll turn his attention to getting fit for the claycourt season.

  • Give women more room

    'Give women more room'

    Today is Women's Day, which has been celebrated in our country for a long time. It is also a day to realise the rights of women and bring equity between men and women.

  • Federer wins 'special' 100th title

    Roger Federer wrote another "special" page of history as he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday at the Dubai Championships to win the 100th title of his career.

  • Federer two wins from 100th title

    Roger Federer moved to within two wins of a 100th career title on Thursday after coming through a tough test in difficult conditions against Marton Fucsovics to reach the Dubai Championships semi-finals.

  • 'He lacks respect'

    Rafael Nadal accused Nick Kyrgios of lacking respect "for the public, the opponent and himself" after a stormy defeat to the Australian firebrand at the Mexico Open.

  • Rafa sets up Kyrgios clash

    Rafael Nadal powered into the second round at the Mexican Open Tuesday, breezing past Germany's Mischa Zverev in straight sets to advance to a meeting with Australia's Nick Kyrgios.

  • ‘Highest standard I’ve ever seen is when Novak is playing at his best’

    Former tennis great Andre Agassi gave a riveting interview to Times of India and talked about the tennis superstars of today while also giving his view on Novak Djokovic.

  • Federer to make clay court return

    Roger Federer confirmed his participation for this year's Madrid Open on Wednesday, marking his return to the European clay court season after two years away.

  • Table Tennis Training: Problem in basics: Indian coach

    Having had to settle for seven bronze medals in the last edition of the South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships in Maldives, Bangladesh have set their sights higher as they get ready to host the regional championships in mid-2019.

  • Djokovic eyeing Federer's 20

    Novak Djokovic has designs on Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam crowns after completing a record-breaking Australian Open victory.

  • 'Best I've played against Rafa'

    Novak Djokovic said he played his "best final in a Grand Slam" to win a record magnificent seventh Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 rout of Rafael Nadal Sunday.

  • I don't have it yet: Nadal

    Rafael Nadal said he took a lot of positives out of the Australian Open on his return from injury, despite being thrashed in the final Sunday by Novak Djokovic.

  • Nole crowned new king of Australia

    World number one Novak Djokovic wins a record seventh Australian Open crown with an astonishing dismantling of great rival Rafael Nadal in the final at Melbourne Park.

  • Double delight for Osaka

    Japan's Naomi Osaka said she was "in a state of shock" Saturday after holding her nerve to battle past Petra Kvitova to win the Australian Open in a three-set thriller that also delivered her the world number one ranking.

  • Osaka beats Kvitova to win Australian Open

    Japan's Naomi Osaka battle past Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7/2), 5-7, 6-4 to win her first Australian Open crown and became the new world number one.

  • Djokovic finds 'the zone'

    Novak Djokovic said he was "in the zone" and played a "perfect match" Friday to line up a blockbuster Australian Open final against his great rival Rafael Nadal.

  • Djokovic sets up titanic title clash with Nadal

    Novak Djokovic continues his quest for a record seventh Australian Open crown by swatting aside French 28th seed Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a final against Rafael Nadal.

  • Heat wave brings blackouts to Melbourne, halts play at Australian Open

    Scorching temperatures suspended play at the Australian Open tennis grand slam in Melbourne on Friday, expected to be the hottest day in a decade, as a week-old heat wave brought power outages and left streets bare in the business district.

  • Kvitova, Osaka set up showdown

    Rafael Nadal handed rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas a tennis lesson as he drubbed him 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open semi-final yesterday, while on the women's side of the draw Japanese star Naomi Osaka stormed into the Australian Open final to set up a battle with Czech comeback queen Petra Kvitova for the Melbourne Park crown and world number one ranking.

  • Pliskova slays Serena

    Serena Williams's bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title was brought to a halt in sensational style at the Australian Open Wednesday by Karolina Pliskova, but fellow former champion Novak Djokovic cruised into the semi-finals.

  • Djokovic through to semi-finals after Nishikori retires

    Novak Djokovic reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open for a seventh time on Wednesday after eighth seed Kei Nishikori retired hurt when trailing 6-1 4-1 in their quarter-final.

  • Pliskova wins the 'head' game, Serena denies 'choking'

    Karolina Pliskova said saving four match points against Serena Williams had got into the American's "head" as the Czech completed an epic comeback win to reach her first Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday.

  • Nadal marches on

    Rafael Nadal continued his relentless march towards an 18th major title Tuesday as an emotional Petra Kvitova swept into her first Grand Slam semi-final since a terrifying knife attack almost ended her career.