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  • Murray optimistic about return

    Andy Murray is confident he can return to competitive tennis and has hinted at a doubles spot at Wimbledon, inspired by American doubles great Bob Bryan’s return from hip surgery.

  • Imperious Nadal fends off Djokovic

    Rafael Nadal defeated his greatest rival Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to win a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34rd Masters on Sunday, leaving his vanquished foe to label the Spaniard as “the number one favourite for Roland Garros”.

  • Novak survives a scare

    World number one Novak Djokovic saved two match points against former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro to advance to the semifinals of the Italian Open in a three-set Roman thriller on Friday as defending champion Rafael Nadal swept through without dropping a set.

  • Federer limps out of Italian Open

    World number three Roger Federer pulled out of the Italian Open before his quarterfinal match on Friday with a right leg injury.

  • Serena withdraws from Italian Open

    Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Tuesday with a recurring left knee injury handing sister Venus a walkover into the third round.

  • Federer preparing for French Open

    Roger Federer insisted Monday his focus at this week’s Italian Open was on getting more match practice on clay ahead of the French Open in two weeks’ time.

  • Novak triumphs in Madrid

    Novak Djokovic said his impressive burst of form which won him a third Madrid Open title and 33rd Masters could prove decisive in his assault on the French Open.

  • Tsitsipas stuns Nadal

    Novak Djokovic will play Stefanos Tsitsipas for the Madrid Open title after the 20-year-old Greek stunned Rafael Nadal on Saturday to

  • Thiem stuns Federer

    Dominic Thiem saved two match points and ended the first chapter of Roger Federer’s return to clay court tennis with a come-from-behind 3-6, 7-6 (13/11), 6-4 win and reach the Madrid Open semifinals on Friday. The 37-year-old Swiss had returned this week to the surface for the first time in three years

  • Federer cruises on clay return

    Roger Federer shook off a brief bout of pre-match jitters as he returned to clay after a three-year absence, posting a 6-2, 6-3 win over Richard Gasquet on Tuesday at the Madrid Open.

  • Murray given Queen’s wildcard

    Andy Murray has been given a wildcard to play at London’s Queen’s Club next month even though he has yet to set a date for a potential

  • Stomach bug hits Nadal

    Record five-time Madrid Open winner Rafael Nadal pulled out of a media conference on Monday on the eve of his opening match at the

  • Stomach bug hits Nadal's hunt for sixth Madrid title

    Record five-time Madrid Open winner Rafael Nadal pulled out of a media conference on Monday on the eve of his opening match at the tournament due to a stomach bug.

  • Federer returns to clay

    Roger Federer returns to clay court tennis for the first time in three years at Madrid next week, admitting it feels like a journey into “no-man’s land”.

  • Tennis team leave today

    A four-member Bangladesh tennis team is scheduled to fly out for Uzbekistan today to take part in the ITF U/14 Development Championship: Division-1 to be held in Tashkent from May 5 to 18.

  • Thiem ends Nadal’s historic bid

    Dominic Thiem saved three break points in the final game to deliver a 6-4, 6-4 upset of 11-time champion Rafael Nadal and reach the final of the Barcelona Open on Saturday.

  • Time to chop and change to fit new reality

    Muhotasin Ahmed Ridoy is so far the sixth table tennis player from outside the capital to become the men’s singles champion in the

  • Novak extends lead as world number one

    Novak Djokovic stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, after the Spaniard’s failed bid to win a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title.

  • Djokovic in quarters

    Top seed Novak Djokovic continued his win streak against US players as he reached the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Taylor Fritz on Thursday.

  • 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.