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  • BTF gen secy accused of sexual harassment

    A case was filed against Bangladesh Tennis Federation (BTF) General Secretary Golam Morshed on Wednesday for sexually harassing an adolescent girl while she was participating in an ITF Junior International Tennis tournament in Dhaka earlier this month.

  • I’ll stop when my body tells me to

    Roger Federer first thought about how long his playing career would last in 2009 but a decade later the 38-year-old is still going strong and says he will keeping playing until his body decides otherwise.

  • Government will work to popularise tennis: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said that the government will undertake projects to develop tennis courts at school, college and university levels to popularise the sport alongside cricket and football.

  • New era or false dawn?

    Stefanos Tsitsipas said he was ready for a breakthrough Grand Slam victory after winning the ATP Finals in London -- but a glance at recent history invites caution.

  • Tsitsipas rises to ATP Finals throne

    Stefanos Tsitsipas confirms his meteoric rise into the highest echelon of men's tennis by battling back to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-7(6), 6-2, 7-6(4) in a compelling title duel at the ATP Finals

  • Thiem joins Tsitsipas

    Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev on Saturday to join Roger Federer’s conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the ATP Finals in London.

  • Tsitsipas eclipses Federer to set up Thiem showdown

    Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thiem have both donned regulation grey Adidas shirts this week but their technicolour games will light up the O2 Arena in the ATP Finals climax on Sunday.

  • Federer breezes past Djokovic

    Roger Federer produced a near-flawless performance as he avenged his Wimbledon defeat by Novak Djokovic and qualified for the last four of the ATP Finals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory on Thursday.

  • Djokovic's hopes crushed as Federer serves up a masterclass

    Roger Federer lit up the O2 Arena with a dazzling 6-4 6-3 defeat of Novak Djokovic to hand the Serb an early ATP Finals exit and wreck his bid to end the year ranked number one on Thursday.

  • Tsitsipas sets up Nadal tie

    Stefanos Tsitsipas coasted past defending champion Alexander Zverev in straight sets to advance to the last four of the ATP Finals on Wednesday after Rafael Nadal came back from the dead to keep his title hopes alive.

  • Thiem in semis

    Dominic Thiem produced a scintillating display of attacking tennis to beat Novak Djokovic and qualify for the last four at the ATP Finals on Tuesday, leaving the Serbian facing a shootout against Roger Federer.

  • Zverev outplays Nadal

    Rafael Nadal refused to make excuses after being outplayed by defending champion Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals on Monday as Stefanos Tsitsipas got his campaign off to a flying start.

  • Nadal confirms ATP Finals place

    World number one Rafael Nadal, recovering from injury, confirmed Tuesday he will compete at the season-ending ATP Tour Finals in London from November 10-17.

  • Nadal reclaims No.1 spot from Djokovic

    Rafa Nadal dethroned Serbia's Novak Djokovic to reclaim the number one spot in the ATP rankings on Monday following the Spaniard's semi-final run at the Paris Masters.

  • Nadal, Djokovic edge closer to final

    Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, fighting it out for the year-end world number one spot, edged closer to a possible Paris Masters final clash as both eased into the last four on Friday.

  • Murshed denies anomalies

    Although the Bangladesh Tennis Federation (BTF) can barely stage domestic tournaments on a regular basis, the game’s local governing body manages to stage International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) sanctioned tournaments routinely with the playoff phase of the Bangladesh ITF Junior (U-18) Tennis Championships set to get underway at the National Tennis Complex in Ramna today.

  • Nadal eases past Wawrinka

    Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic continued their battle for the year-end world number one ranking on Thursday as both players reached the Paris Masters quarterfinals with wins over Stan Wawrinka and Kyle Edmund respectively.

  • ‘Proud’ Murray wins first title since March 2017

    Andy Murray said he was “very proud” after earning his first ATP title since March 2017 on Sunday with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the Antwerp final.

  • Murray nears first title since 2017

    Former world number one Andy Murray reached his first semifinal since the 2017 French Open with a battling three-set win over Romania’s Marius Copil in a European Open encounter in Antwerp on Friday.

  • Murray shines in Antwerp to reach first semi-final in two years

    Andy Murray battles past Romanian qualifier Marius Copil 6-3 6-7(7) 6-4 at the European Open in Antwerp on Friday to reach his first singles semi-final in two years.

  • Federer to feature in French Open

    Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer said yesterday that he will play the French Open in Paris next year.

  • Daniil clinches fourth of 2019

    Daniil Medvedev conceded that he had been “invincible” after he won his fourth title of a spectacular year with a thumping 6-4, 6-1 victory over Alexander Zverev in the Shanghai Masters final yesterday.

  • Red-hot Medvedev takes Shanghai crown

    Daniil Medvedev wins his fourth title of a spectacular year with a thumping 6-4, 6-1 victory over Alexander Zverev in the Shanghai Masters final.

  • Zverev sets up final clash with Medvedev

    The dominant Daniil Medvedev reached a staggering sixth final in a row but will need to beat Alexander Zverev for the first time to win the Shanghai Masters today.

  • Roger, Novak ousted

    Roger Federer’s trademark cool spectacularly deserted him and he was given a point penalty as he followed Novak Djokovic out of the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals yesterday.

  • Tsitsipas stuns Djokovic, Medvedev tames Fognini

    World number one Novak Djokovic was stunned in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals by young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets on Friday.

  • Roger, Novak advance

    Roger Federer said that his devoted band of Chinese supporters helped pull him through a tough first set and into the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals yesterday.

  • Murray to return at Australian Open

    Andy Murray will make his Grand Slam return at the Australian Open in January, a year after career-saving hip surgery, tournament organisers announced yesterday.

  • Unscathed Djokovic clinches Japan open

    World number one Novak Djokovic clinched the Japan Open yesterday, dispelling concerns about the shoulder injury that forced him out of the US Open.

  • Osaka beats Barty, retains title

    An emotional Naomi Osaka said that she had atoned for the disappointment of the US Open after beating world number one Ashleigh Barty 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the China Open final in Beijing yesterday.