Djokovic shatters Murray’s dream

January 31, 2011

Novak Djokovic brushed Andy Murray aside in straight sets as Britain’s 75-year wait for a men’s singles Grand Slam title continued.
The Serb claimed his second Australian Open title with a 4-6 2-6 3-6 demolition of the British No.1, who has now lost three Grand Slam finals without winning a set in any of them – a record in Read more

U-14 tennis

January 30, 2011

Bangladesh’s Delowar Hossain finished third while Wy Mong Marma ended sixth in Group 2 of the ITF Under-14 Asian Championship at the Tainbo Tennis centre in Yangon, Myanmar yesterday. Delowar Hossain Shajal, the other participant in the boys’ group ended 23rd, said a press release from Bangladesh Tennis Federation Read more

Federer and Nadal are out, Murray can make history

January 28, 2011

Roger Federer crashed out of the Australian Open on Friday to give Andy Murray his best chance yet of finally winning a Grand Slam. The Scot is now just two matches away from becoming the first Briton since Fred Perry in 1937 to win a Major. And for the first time in his career, neither Federer or Rafa Nadal is standing in his way.
Murray’s path to the final opened up when Nadal lost to David Ferrer in the quarter finals Read more

Sania brings luck for Malik

January 26, 2011

Sania Mirza, the most recognised tennis player of the subcontinent and a heartthrob of millions of youth around the world, is in town.
The 24-year old Indian tennis sensation, who bid an early bye to this year’s Australian Open losing to Justine Henin in the first round wasted little time to fly to Bangladesh in a bid to Read more

Tennis players start well in Myanmar

January 26, 2011

Bangladesh’s young tennis players made a good start at the Under-14 Asian Tennis Championship 2011 in Myanmar. Delowar Hossain of Bangladesh moved to the second round beating top-seed Tran Min Thong of Vietnam 6-3, 6-0 while Wy Mong Marma beat seventh seed Arkar Kiyau of Myanmar 6-4, 6-2 to advance yesterday Read more

NTF kids tennis

November 6, 2010

Asar, Masfia and Ruzaina were among eight winners in the 2nd National Tennis Federation Kids tennis competition at the Ramna courts yesterday.
The tournament was aimed to bring out the best of the young talents who are in training at the National Tennis Complex Read more

Amal, Sharda win titles

October 1, 2010

Top seed Amal Ray won the men’s crown in the Shahjalal Islami Bank Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Complex (NTC) in Ramna yesterday.
Amal, who was playing for Engineers Club, beat Nordic Club’s Alamgir Hossain 6-1, 6-4.
In the women’s singles, Sharda Alam fought hard to beat Sathi Sarkar 6-1, 2-6, 6-3. The pair, Read more

Open tennis

September 30, 2010

Sarda Alam and Sathi Sarkar moved to the women’s singles final of the Shahjalal Islami Bank Open Tennis Tournament beating respective opponents in straight sets.Sarda defeated Medha 6-2, 6-1 while Sathi beat Moumita Jannat 6-0, 6-2 to set a date for today’s final.
The top seeded men moved to the semifinals with straight sets wins. Amol Roy, the number one Read more

Open Tennis

September 28, 2010

Top seeded players in both men’s and women’s group of the Shahjalal Islami Bank Open Tennis had easy wins to move to the next round of games.
Men’s top seed Amol Roy beat Sheikh Hasibul 6-2, 6-2 and second seed Alamgir Hossain blacked Jafar Imam 6-0, 6-0 to book a second round place. Among others, Ranjan Ram and Read more

Independence Day Tennis on

March 30, 2010

The Runner Group Independence Day Open Tennis Tournament started at the National Tennis Complex on Monday. State minister for youth and sports Ahad Ali Sarkar inaugurated the week-long meet. Chairman of Runner Group of Read more

Ranjan Ram wins double

December 28, 2009

Victory Day Tennis Championship
Ranjan Ram wins double
Ranjan Ram claimed the double crown in the Victory Day Tennis Championship winning the titles of men’s singles and double on Sunday. Ranjan Ram of National Tennis Complex (NTC) defeated Amal Roy of Engineers Club 7-5, 6-3 in the men’s singles final at Ramna National Tennis Complex in Dhaka.
Ranjan, paired with Amal Roy, defeated Dipu Lal and Alamgir Hossain of Nordic Club 6-3, 6-7 and Read more

V-Day tennis

December 25, 2009

All the seeded players, except for Biplob Ram, won their respective matches of the second round of the Victory Day Tennis Championship 2009 at the National tennis Complex in Ramna yesterday.
Men’s top seed Amol Roy got made easy work of Hasibul Haque finishing the match 6-1, 6-2, while second seed Ranjan Ram got rid of Rustam Ali 6-2, 6-2. Third seed Alamgir Hossain beat Anwar Hossain 6-2, 7-5 while Read more

Williams fined record US$82,500 for US Open tirade

December 1, 2009

From BuenosAiresHerald
Serena Williams was fined a record US$82,500 for her US Open tirade and could be suspended from that tournament if she has another “major offense” at any Grand Slam in the next two years.
Grand Slam administrator Bill Babcock’s ruling was released Monday, and said Williams faces a “probationary period” at tennis’ four major championships in 2010 and 2011. If she has another “major offense” at a Grand Slam tournament in that time, the fine would increase to US$175,000 and she would be barred from the Read more

Amol sails into semifinals

October 8, 2009

Top seed Amol Roy of Engineers’ Club reached the semifinals of the Anlene National Tennis Tournament without any hiccup as he disposed of Lakshman Lal of the American Club 6-2, 6-2 at the National tennis Complex in Ramna yesterday.
He will face Nordic Club’s Alamgir Hossain who the got better of BKSP’s Oamr Faruk 6-2,6-0, in Read more

Serena poses nude for ESPN, faces possible ban

October 7, 2009

Tennis ace Serena Williams may face a possible ban from the 2010 Australian Open for posing nude for ESPN magazine and her shocking outburst at the US Open semi finals. Williams is under an International Tennis Federation investigation and faces a ban of up to two grand slams under the sport’s code of conduct.
After a foot fault call, Williams allegedly threatened the baseline judge saying, ‘You don’t know me. You better be right. I swear to God I’m going to take this ball and shove it down your throat.’ The lineswoman has alleged that Serena threatened to Read more

Del Potro returns to Argentina

September 18, 2009

US Open Champion, Juan Martín del Potro, arrived to Ministro Pistarini International airport in Ezeiza at 10.25 and was welcomed by hundreds of fans and close to 50 journalists.
The reigning champ will head to his home town Tandil -500 kilometers from Buenos Aires City- where he will be rallied around the city on a firefighters’ truck. Read more

Sania all set to shed her singledom status

July 11, 2009

Sania Mirza’s days of singledom come to an end Friday night with the Indian tennis ace all set to get engaged to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza at a private ceremony in southern Indian city of Hyderabad.
Sohrab is an MBA student and son of a city-based businessman.
The 22-year-old Sania and Sohrab, 23, will exchange rings at 8.30pm at a posh city hotel tonight.
With two cupid-struck youth creating nuisance outside Sania’s Banjara Hills residence in the last two days, the city police have made Read more

Wang advances quarters in Dhaka Bank junior tennis

February 19, 2009

Sports Correspondent
Wang of China reached the quarterfinal of the boys’ singles competition of the Dhaka Bank 23rd Bangladesh International Junior Tennis Championship defeating Indian Sumeet Shinde at Ramna National Tennis Complex, Dhaka on Wednesday.
Wang scored a 6-2, 6-2 win over his Indian counterpart in the third round competition to make it to the last eight of the tournament.
In the other matches of the day, Saai Naveen (India) beat Mao Jui (Chinese Taipei) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0; Liang (Chinese Taipei) beat Wang Chieh-Fu (Chinese Taipei) 7-5, 7-5; Jayaprakash (India) beat Prajoubphansri (Thailand) 7-6, 6-3; Read more

Dhaka Bank junior tennis from tomorrow

February 13, 2009

Sports Correspondent
The Dhaka Bank 23rd Bangladesh International Junior Tennis Championship begins tomorrow at Ramna National Tennis Complex in the city.
A total of 159 tennis players, including 52 girls, from Europe and Asian countries are taking part in the competition, organized by Bangladesh Tennis Fede-ration (BTF) with the sponsorship of Dhaka Bank Limited. The total budget of the competition is Taka eight lakh, of which Dhaka Bank is providing Taka five lakh as sponsorship money, the General Secretary of BTF Sanaul Haque told a news conference at Ramna National Read more

Nadal floors tearful Federer to clinch Australian Open

February 2, 2009

MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal reduced Roger Federer to tears as he won a classic Australian Open final to secure his first hard-court Grand Slam title and stop the Swiss equalling the all-time Majors record on Sunday.
Nadal, the world number one, miraculously recovered from his five-hour semi-final to take the gripping five-setter 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-2 in four hours and 23 minutes.
Federer was left speechless by the defeat and broke down sobbing as he tried to address the crowd. “God, it’s killing me,” said the Swiss, who was consoled by his hero, Australian great Rod Laver.
“I love this game, it means Read more

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