Asian Tennis Federation had already suspended all the tennis tournaments and tennis related activities till Monday 8th June 2020, keeping in line the decision of ITF/ ATP/WTA with the evolving situation of covid-19 across the globe. The above effected cancellation of all the tournaments from the week of 16th March 2020 till 7th June 2020 effectively means no ATF 14& under tournaments for a duration of 12 weeks. ATF office is keeping a close watch on covid-19 situation and we do sincerely hope that the situation improves soon so that the tournaments can start for the benefit of the Asian players. At the same time ATF has decided to freeze the Asian 14 & under rankings and there will be […]
ITF ACADEMY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES MADE AVAILABLE FOR FREE
To assist the 164,000 tennis coaches globally during this time of uncertainty, the ITF is making more resources on its ITF Academy platform available for free for the duration of this period of imposed shutdown. ITF Academy features a wealth of resources that will not only benefit coaches, but also parents, teachers and anyone who wants to improve their own game. More than 340 theory-led content pieces, including videos, articles and scientific research papers, are available for free on the ITF’s educational platform, enabling users to make tangible progress in their personal and professional development from home. Interactive online courses have recently been added to the platform for the first time, with 18 courses currently available in English and a […]
TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
Source of information (https://www.itftennis.com/en/news-and-media/articles/tokyo-2020-olympic-and-paralympic-games-postponed-until-2021/) The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been postponed until 2021 due to the global coronavirus outbreak, the IOC and organisers of Tokyo 2020 announced in a joint statement on Tuesday. The Olympic Games had been due to begin on 24 July, with the tennis event scheduled to run from 25 July – 2 August and the Paralympic Tennis Event running from 25 August – 5 September, but will now take place “no later than Summer 2021”. The decision was taken on Tuesday morning following a conference call between the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, and Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo. In a joint statement, the IOC and organisers of Tokyo […]
ATF FURTHER POSTPONES ALL EVENTS TILL MONDAY, 8TH JUNE 2020
Asian Tennis Federation is joining the International Sport’s governing body, the ITF, and the Professional Tours, the ATP and WTA in announcing a suspension of all tournament activity until Monday June 8th, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Asian Tennis Federation had earlier suspended all the tennis activities till and inclusion of week of 20th April 2020. Asian Tennis Federation will make sincere efforts to ensure that as many tournaments as possible can be rescheduled for later in the year. Asian Tennis Federation office remains open for business as usual, with staff currently working from home and the ATF staff would be available on emails for any assistance.
Asian Tennis Federation has announced a six-week postponement of all tournament activity in response to increasing health and safety concerns relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The move brings the Asian Tennis Federation in line with the sport’s governing body, the International Tennis Federation, and the ATP Tour, both of which made similar announcements on Thursday. All Asian Tennis Federation events scheduled until (and including) the week of April 20th will therefore be postponed with immediate effect. Asian Tennis Federation has been closely monitoring the situation across the region and has been in regular consultation with local authorities, governments, national associations and tournament organisers. Asian Tennis Federation will continue to support all tournament organisers as we attempt to re-establish the […]
Here are the updated results from the Davis Cup by Rakuten. Qualifying Round Croatia defeated India, 3-1 USA defeated Uzbekistan, 4-0 Italy defeated Korea, 4-0 Ecuador defeated Japan, 0-3 Kazakhstan defeated Netherlands, 3-1. Kazakhstan brought cheer to the Asian camp, by beating Netherland in a home tie. Kazakhstan will be the lone Asian Nation who will compete in the Davis Cup finals in Madrid during November 2020. World Group I Play off Ukraine beat Chinese Taipei- Chinese Taipei squandered 2-0 lead and lost the tie to Ukraine by 3-2 in a very close tie which went to the last rubber. Pakistan vs Slovenia- Pakistan sweep past Slovenia by 3-0. Veterans Aisam and Aqeel shouldered the burden among them to take […]
The Asia Oceania Group I finally took place in Dubai . The round robin format played at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium had 6 Asian Nations in fray. The format which was played over 5 days, saw the top 2 nations after the round robin play advancing to the Play Offs. China, India, Korea, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and Uzbekistan were all in running to grab the 2 spots of Play Offs. China proved too strong to their other Asian counterparts. They defeated all the nations easily to finish at the top of the pool . In fact china lost only 1 match to Uzbekistan in the entire tournaments. China advanced to Play offs . India was the 2nd team […]
COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to wreak havoc on world and fuel fears of widespread contagion, major events such as conferences, summits, concerts, and many sporting events are being forced to cancel or postpone, worldwide. The major sporting event like Indian Wells Masters (also known as the BNP Paribas Open) was canceled after local health officials declared a public health emergency in the Coachella Valley due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The corona virus has infected more than 116,000 people and killed more than 4,000 around the world since it surfaced in China late last year. The Asian Tennis Federation following significant consultation with independent travel advisors, ITF and the host nations, have agreed to postpone the upcoming junior tennis events […]
Here are the updated results after first day of business in the Davis Cup by Rakuten. Qualifying round India vs Croatia – India is down 0-2 to Croatia after losing 2 very close singles matches. USA vs Uzbekistan – USA lead 1-0 over Uzbekistan Italy vs Korea – Italy is leading 2-0 Japan vs Ecuador – Japan trails 0-2 Kazakhstan vs Netherlands– Split at 1-1. Kazakhstan came back to win the second singles after losing the first singles. Setting up the stage on fire for final day. World Group I Play off Ukraine vs Chinese Taipei – Chinese Taipei are up 2-0 Pakistan vs Slovenia – Not yet started Lebanon vs Thailand – Lebanon lead 1-0 over Thailand Romania vs […]
Next few days are very important for the Davis Cup competition , as the Qualifiers and Play offs for World Group I and Group II tie are scheduled to be held across the world. There are many Asian nations playing Davis Cup this week. Qualifying round Twenty Four nations will compete in Qualifying round for 12 spots in the Finals. The losing nations will be relegated to the World Group I. India, Japan and Kazakhstan , Uzbekistan and Korea are the 5 Asian Nations competing for a pace in finals. India vs Croatia in Zagreb-Croatia USA vs Uzbekistan in Honolulu-USA Italy vs Korea in Cagliari-Italy Japan vs Ecuador in Miki-Japan Kazakhstan vs Netherlands in Nur-Sultan-Kazakhstan World Group I Play off […]
Young tennis players Dev Javia and Vaishnavi Adkar emerged victorious at the Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series by OPPO held at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association, India. Roland-Garros in their continuing support to the Asian Nations held the RG-JWC of Indian Circuit with top-8 Indian Under-18 boys and girls in the competition for a ticket to Paris. In the Boys finals, top seed Dev Javia marched his way past Chirag Duhan 6-2, 6-1 to claim the entry for wild card event in Paris. With the experience of the Australian Open behind him and a career-best rank of 54, the left-handed Dev was no doubt easily the best player in the boys section. Javia said, “Playing in this tournament is great […]
Asian teams complete Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup qualifying line-up
The 2020 edition of the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Asia Oceania Pre-Qualifying was held from 21st Feb – 29th Feb 2020 at Jakarta, Indonesia. Eleven countries participated in the Junior Davis Cup pre-qualifying tournament while seven nations competed in Junior Fed Cup pre qualifying event for 3 places in the final qualifying event. In JDC, Malaysia just about managed to get past the team from Philippines in the deciding doubles which was stretched to the match tie break, to emerge as the winners. 3rd place play off was no different, where Kazakhstan managed to scale past Vietnam in the match tie break of the deciding doubles match. The top 3 teams qualified for the final round of […]
Four Asian teams get Tickets to A/O final qualifying event of World Junior Tennis Competition
The Asia/Oceania Pre-Qualifying event of World Junior Tennis Competition was held from 17th to 22nd February 2020 at Jakarta, Indonesia. There were 9 nations in boys event and 5 nations in girls, who joined together to fight for 2 spots in the final qualifying round. The number of qualifiers from pre-qualifying were increased to three after the tournament finished as China pulled out from the qualifying event. In the boy’s category the top 3 seeds lived up to the expectation and finished in that order. Nepal justified the top billing given to them and won the event by defeating Sri-Lanka 2-1 in the finals. While Singapore managed to overcome Philippines in the play off for the 3rd place. In the […]
Five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova announces retirement
Maria Sharapova, the five-time Grand Slam champion and former No.1-ranked women’s tennis player in the world, has called it quits. The 32-year-old Russian enjoyed a glittering career that saw her complete a career Grand Slam, win 36 WTA titles, and spend 21 weeks as WTA World No.1. Her first major success arrived as a 17-year-old at Wimbledon in 2004 defeating Williams and was followed by the US Open title two years after that. In 2008, she triumphed at the Australian Open before a pair of French Open victories arrived in 2012 and 2014. She won the 2004 WTA Tour Championships, the 2008 Fed Cup and a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics. After a succession of shoulder injuries, which […]
Rank outsider Vaishnavi Adkar asserted her fighting qualities to get past Sanjana Sirimalla 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(3) in the girls final of the Roland Garros junior wild card tennis tournament on the clay courts of the DLTA Complex on Wednesday. There was no such contest in the boys final, as top seed Dev Javia exploded his way past Chirag Duhan 6-2, 6-1. With the experience of the Australian Open behind him, even though he could not feel the joy of winning in Melbourne, and a career-best rank of 54, the left-handed Dev, trained by coach Shrimal Bhatt, was easily the best player among the boys. In the normal course, Dev may have been able to get into the Grand Slam with […]
Leander Paes knocks out second seeds in Dubai Open
Leander Paes in partnership with Mathew Ebden of Australia knocked out the second seeds Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $2,950,420 ATP-500 tennis tournament in Dubai on Tuesday. In the quarterfinals, Leander and partner, who got a wild card entry, will play qualifiers Henri Kontinen of Finland and Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany, who won their first round in two tie-break sets against Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares. In the singles, however, wild card entrant, Prajnesh Gunneswaran was beaten 6-4, 6-3 by qualifier Dennis Novak of Austria.
Li Hanwen captured the Maiden Grade A Titles at Historic Banana Bowl
China’s Li Hanwen celebrated the maiden Grade A titles of his career as the historic Banana Bowl marked its 50th anniversary. The tournament was held from 10th – 16th Feb in Brazil. Li, who reached the second round of the boys’ draw at January’s Australian Open made very little impact at Grade A level previously. But this time, the 17-year-old made light of past results and bulldozed his way to the final where he overcame top seed and home favourite Natan Rodrigues, who was forced to retire after the first set. Li was leading 6-4 at the time. Li Hanwen navigated the entire tournament without conceding a set, defeating Valentino de Pellegrin, Matheus Costa Paiva, Luka Petrovic, Bruno Kuzuhara and […]
Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova defends their Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships doubles title
Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova defended their Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships doubles title by overcoming Barbora Krejcikova and Zheng Saisai, 7-5, 3-6, (10-5) in a nearly two-hour match. Scoring their second trophy of the season. The No.1 seeds had stormed through the draw without the loss of a single set to this point, sealing their second title of the year after winning in Brisbane, but were unable to repeat their feat of 12 months ago by going the entire week unblemished. The Australian Open runners-up took command of the match from the beginning but were forced to fend off a brave fight back from the No.5 seeds to seal the win. Throughout this entertaining encounter, there would be a […]
Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and British’s Dominic Inglot won their first ATP Tour doubles titles as a team at the New York Open 2020
Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and British’s Dominic Inglot won their first ATP Tour doubles titles as a team at the New York Open 2020 with a tight 7-6(5), 7-6(6) win over USA duos Steve Johnson and Reilly Opelka. “They put up an absolute fight and it’s never over until it’s over. We were panicking when they kept breaking us, so pulling this out means a lot,” Inglot said. “Aisam and I had a tough week losing in the final last week, so I’m glad we were able to make it one step further here.” Qureshi and Inglot started highly, damaging Opelka in the 2nd video game of the suit as well as taking 12 of the initial 13 factors. The American […]
Jason Jung, Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi partner Dominic in Semifinals New York Open
Jason Jung of Chinese Taipei is blessed with Cheetah-like speed and also known as “the Chisel” due to his ability to file harder-hitting opponents down to size, defeated Reilly Opelka of USA in the quarterfinals 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Jung will face Andreas Seppi of Italy in the Semifinals of the New York Open. While in the doubles, Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan partnered Dominic Inglot of Great Britain defeated Roman Jebavy of Czech and Frederik Nielsen of Denmark in the Quarterfinals 4-6, 6-1, 10-5. The duo will face USA pair of Nicholas Monroe and Jack Sock in the semifinals.
Rohan Bopanna/Denis Shapovalov enters semi-finals at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
India’s favorite Rohan Bopanna and partner Denis Shapovalov of Canada edged their way into the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament semi-finals with a 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 victory over fourth seeds and 2015 champions Jean-Julien Rojer of Netherlands and Romania’s Horia Tecau in 74 minutes. Bopanna and Shapovalov, who reached their first ATP Tour final in June last year at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart (l. to Peers/Soares), will next meet the winners of the quarterfinal between Henri Kontinen and Jan-Lennard Struff, and, Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski.
Defending champion Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses to Benjamin Bonzi, Leander Paes advances to doubles Semi-finals, Bengaluru Tennis Open
The country’s No.1 singles player and defending champion, seventh seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran was beaten with surprising ease by Benjamin Bonzi of France 7-6(5), 6-0 in the pre-quarterfinals of the $162,480 Bengaluru Open Challenger tennis tournament at the KSLTA Stadium on Thursday. Sumit Nagal, who had won the title in 2017 was also beaten without much of a tussle by Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-3, 6-3. Saketh Myneni put up a good fight before bowing to Thomas Fabbiano of Italy in three sets. Ramkumar Ramanathan could fight only till the tie-break of the first set against Ilya Ivashka of Belarus, Sidharth Rawat bowed out in two tight sets to Julian Ocleppo of Italy, national champion Niki Poonacha was beaten 7-5, 6-3 […]
Alex Eala and Priska Nugroho wins Junior Grand Slam title in the 2020 Australian Open
Alexa Eala made history with her maiden Juniors Grand Slam title with Indonesian partner Priska Nugroho in the 2020 Australian Open Juniors doubles tournament defeating Slovenia’s Ziva Falkner and Britain’s Matilda Mutavdzic, 6-1, 6-2. The 14-year-old Eala is the first Filipino to win a juniors Grand Slam since 2009 when Francis Casey Alcantara also captured the Australian Open boys doubles title with Hsieh Cheng-Peng of Chinese Taipei. Fresh from upsetting the top-ranked pair of Latvia’s Kamila Bartone and Czech Republic’s Linda Fruhvirtova, Eala and Nugroho rode on their winning momentum as they cruised to a 5-0 lead in the opening set. Falker and Mutavdzic were able to fight back due to the Southeast Asians’ unforced errors, but the winning pair […]
Djokovic beats Thiem in thrilling five-setter Australian Open final
Novak Djokovic clinched his 17th Grand Slam title and record-extending eighth Australian Open crown with an epic five-set win over Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 after three hours, 59 minutes at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. Djokovic has claimed the title every time he has reached the semifinals of the Australian Open, and he maintained that record while closing in on Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (19) for most majors won by a player. The 32-year-old also joined duo as the only men to win a single major eight times, with Nadal (12 French Open crowns) and Federer (eight Wimbledon titles) having also achieved that feat. The Serbian legend is also the first man to win a […]
Kamiji and Whiley seal third Australian Open doubles title
Japan’s Yui Kamiji was in tears as she celebrated winning a third Australian Open wheelchair doubles title with her British partner Jordanne Whiley, who picked up her first Grand Slam trophy since becoming a mother. Kamiji and Whiley, who have now captured 10 Grand Slam titles together, posted a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Dutch pair top seeds Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot in a 90-minute battle that took place in challenging weather conditions. The unseeded Japanese-British pair needed 90 minutes to overcome the Dutch No.1 seeds after a delayed start to the match due to soaring temperatures. “It’s really good to be back, I’ve only been back 11 months after having a baby so I’m so pleased I’ve […]
Top seeds Hsieh-Strycova soars into doubles final – Australian Open.
Top seeds Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova booked a ticket for their maiden Australian Open women’s doubles final with a first-class display on Margaret Court Arena. The pair defeated Czech duo and No 4 seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova 6-2, 6-3. Hsieh-Strycova will face No 2 seeds and 2018 champions Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babos in the finals. In the Men’s doubles category, Kazakhstan’s duo Alexander Bublik and Mikhail Kukushkin reached the semifinals at the Grand Slam tournament for the first time defeating Australian pair of James Duckworth and Marc Polmans 7-6(6), 7-5. The duo will next play Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury.
Chan Sister’s, Hseih Su-wei rolls into Australian Open doubles Quarterfinal.
Taiwanese Chan sisters are back and this time with a full swing. Latisha Chan and Chan Hao-ching have qualified for the quarterfinal defeating Romania’s Monica Niculescu and Japan’s Misaki Doi 7-6(5), 6-4. The sisters will face Elise No 3 seeds Belgian’s Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in the Quarterfinals at the Australian Open 2020. The other Taiwanese player to enter quarterfinal of the competition in women’s doubles is Hseih Su-wei who along with her Czech partner Barbora Strycova beat Nina Stojanovic of Serbia and Darija Jurak of Crotian 6-4, 6-4. The pair will meet US duo Jennifer Brady and Caroline Dolehide.
Chan sisters, Hseih, Aoyama in doubles third round of Australian Open
Taiwanese sisters Latisha Chan and Chan Hao-ching sailed through second-round of Australian Open 2020 defeating Chile’s Alexa Gaurachi and Kaitlyn Christian of USA 6-4, 6 -2 in the women’s doubles. The Chan sisters will play Monica Niculescu and Japan’s Misaki Doi in the third round. The other Taiwanese player to enter third round of the competition in women’s doubles is Hseih Su-wei who along with her Czech partner Barbora Strycova defeated Lauren Davis and Viktorija Golubic 6-1, 7-5 in the second round. The duo will face Darija Jurak (Croatia) and Nina Stojanovic (Serbia). Meanwhile, Japan’s Shuko Aoyama and her partner Ena Shibahara of USA also made it to the third round after a pull-out from their second round opponents A […]
Wang Qiang stuns Serena Williams : Australian Open 2020
China’s 27th seed Wang Qiang stunned seven time champion Serena Williams 6-4, 6-7(2-7), 7-5 in the third round at the Australian Open 2020. Wang, who was thrashed 6-1, 6-0 by Williams in the US Open quarter-finals last year, savoured sweet revenge at Rod Laver Arena to end the US tennis star’s bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, sending shockwaves through Melbourne Park on Friday. A day before the Chinese New Year, 27th seed Wang wavered when serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set, but delivered under pressure in the decider. She broke Williams’s formidable serve to seal the thriller on the third match point when the American dumped a backhand into the net. It was Williams’s […]
Yoshito Nishioka to face Novak Djokovic in 3rd Round at the Australian Open 2020
Yoshihito Nishioka surprisingly ousted Bristish hope by defeating 30th seed Daniel Evans in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, leaving him baffled by the prowess of the Japanese. The 24year old Nishioka will meet 16 time Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic in the 3rd round of the Australian Open 2020. The duel had met at the 2019 Davis Cup where Serb had won quite easily. “He (Nishioka) is very quick, probably one of the quickest on tour.” Said Djokovic. “I’m playing all the Japanese players in the field,” Djokovic laughed on court.
Osaka begin title defense with straight sets victory – Australian Open 2020
Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka continued her 2020 Australian Open campaign with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Zheng Saisai, advancing into the third round. “I just wanted to fight. I know I’ve been in these positions on this court before, and I’ve had to play third sets, so I was just thinking about how I really didn’t want to play a third set this time.” The No.3 seed played the final game with aplomb, blasting winners to earn a pair of match points, and only needed one as Zheng threw in a double fault. In all, she struck 20 winners and 30 unforced errors and broke serve six times, winning over half of her points played on return and […]
Ben McLachlan & Luke Bambridge Win Auckland Doubles Title at ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand
Ben McLachlan partnering Luke Bambridge made their first ATP Tour event together this year powering past Marcus Daniell and Philipp Oswald 7-6(3), 6-3 to win the doubles title at the ASB Classic in Auckland. “It means a lot to win this tournament. I grew up watching this tournament and was a ball kid here,” said McLachlan, a New Zealand native who represents Japan on the ATP Tour. “To be able to do this in front of my parents, my brother and friends is awesome.” The British-Japanese duo won 75 per cent of their second-serve points (6/8) to help guide them through a tight opening set. They secured the lone break of the second set at 4-3 before serving out the […]
Top Seeds Xu Yifan and Nicole Melichar claimed the doubles title at the Adelaide International 2020
The top seeds Xu Yifan and Nicole Melichar saved match points and came back from a set down against Gabriela Dabrowski and Darija Jurak to claim their first title of the season at the Adelaide International. Playing in their second tournament as a team in 2020, Xu and Melichar turned around a one-sided opening set loss and combined for eight breaks of serve to win, 2-6, 7-5, [10-5] in a hard-fought one-hour and 29-minute battle. “It’s awesome [to start the season with a title], especially on a comeback,” Melichar told press afterward. “Hopefully it can continue. After winning a title after being down, it means that we can just fight for every point. Anything can happen.” Xu claimed her first […]
Sania Mirza partner Nadia wins Hobart International Tournament 2020
In a stunning comeback after a 2-year-long maternity break from tennis, Sania Mirza claim the WTA Hobart International doubles title along with her partner Nadiia Kichenok 6-4, 6-4 defeating No.2 seeds China duos Peng Shuai and Zhang Shuai. It is Mirza’s first WTA title in just over two years and 42nd of her storied doubles career, while Kichenok wins her fifth, and first since partnering her twin sister, Lyudmyla, to win the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai in 2018. The Indian star last won a trophy alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands at the Brisbane International in the first week of the 2017 season, one of three doubles finals she reached that year before announcing her pregnancy in April of 2018. Kichenok and Mirza […]
Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova claimed the doubles trophy at the Brisbane International 2020
Top seeds Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova claimed the doubles trophy at the Brisbane International defeating locals favorite’s Ashleigh Barty and Kiki Bertens in a dramatic final clash 3-6, 7-6(7), 10-8. “I think we win this tournament and normally I don’t play very good in Brisbane, so I’m very happy,” Hsieh grinned in their post-match press conference. “Barbora was helping to win this title.” Strycova added, “But it’s also good to start the year like that and you never know what to expect when you have one month off, and we actually didn’t really practice with each other. So you can, it’s good to go for Melbourne with such a win like this and to beat players like we did […]
Zarina Diyas crowned singles title at the Prudential W25K Hong Kong
The ITF Women’s 25k was held in Hong Kong from 30th December 2019 – 5th January 2020. Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas was crowned the singles title at the Prudential W25 defeating No.1 seed Zhu Lin of China 6-7, 4-5 in Hong Kong. In the doubles, Top seeded Eudice Chong of Hong Kong partnered Taipei’s Fang-Hsien Wu to walk away with the doubles title defeating Japan’s Moyuka Uchijima and China’s Ying Zhang 6(2)-7, 1-6.
Hong Kong Team wins Qatar Asian Junior 14U Team Cup
Hong Kong team comprising Max Kwok, Alan Wang, Curtis Tan, Dasson Chan, Stephan Ehritt (Captain), captured the Qatar Asian Junior 14U Team Cup. By virtue of winning the tournament, the Hong Kong team received full hospitality to attend the Qatar Exxon Mobil Open 2020 which is scheduled from the 6th – 11th Jan 2020 at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha, Qatar
Iran wins Gold at the ITF West Asia 13 & Under Development Championships 2019
The ITF West Asia 13 & Under Development Championships 2019 was held in Dubai, UAE from 5th – 12th December 2019. A total of 11 countries participated in the Championship. In the two-leg championship, Kasra Rahmani of Iran emerged victorious beating his countryman Amirali Ghavam twice in the single boys finals 6-4, 6-0 and 6-2, 6-2. Rahmani and Ghavam partnered in the doubles to win two back to back titles against Lebanon’s duo Anthony Moukarzel and William Jade 6-3, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-1. In the Girls category, Iran’s Mandegar Farzami won the two back to back girls singles title defeating compatriot Hana Soltani 6-3, 6-0 and 6-3, 6-1. The Iranian girls also formed a doubles pair to claim the title […]
Rashed Nawaf won ITF Asia 14 & Under Closed Championships
Qatar’s Rashed Nawaf claimed the title of ITF Asia 14 & Under Closed Championships organized by the Qatar Tennis Federation in collaboration with Asian Tennis Federation at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. It is the first ITF Asia 14 & Under Closed Championships with 60 players participated in the Championship. Nawaf easily defeated Ayushmaan Arjeria of India 6-2 6-3 calming his victory title in the boys Singles final. Hong Kong’s Man Wai Chloris Li won the singles girl championship trophy defeating Q. Maftunabonu of Uzbekistan 6-1, 6-4. In the doubles final, India’s duo Ayushmaan Arjeria and Arunava Majumder won the boys doubles title defeating Kwok Shun Dasson Chan and Max Shun Wang Kwok of Hong Kong 2-6, 7-6(5), […]
Zhang Zhizhen, 23, claimed the first all-Chinese final in Challenger history, defeating countryman Li Zhe 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 in one hour and 42 minutes at the Shenzhen Longhua Open 2019. Zhang also known as ‘ZZZ’ claimed his second ATP Challenger title following his maiden triumph on home soil in Jinan. It has been quite an impressive four-year stretch for Chinese tennis, with Wu Di becoming its first champion in 2016, followed by its first teenage winner in 2017, Wu Yibing. And in 2018, Zhang Ze became the first to win multiple titles. Now, Zhang Zhizhen joins his countrymen in securing a slice of history. He rises to a career-high No. 141 in the ATP Rankings, sitting one spot off China’s […]
World number three Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the WTA Finals in Shenzhen because of a shoulder injury. Japan’s Osaka, 22, beat Petra Kvitova in three sets in her opening match on Sunday and was due to play world number one Ashleigh Barty on Tuesday. The Australian Open champion will be replaced in the Red Group by alternate Kiki Bertens, the world number 10. “I’m disappointed to have to withdraw. This is not how I wanted to end this tournament or my season,” said Osaka. “I look forward to getting healthy and hope to be back here in Shenzhen next year.” Osaka said she first felt the shoulder issue during her win in the China Open final against Barty on […]
ATF Administrator Development Workshop 2019 – Chinese Taipei
The 2019 edition of the ATF Administrator’s Development workshop was held from 20th – 21st October 2019 in Taipei City, Taiwan. 38 Delegates from 17 countries participated in the Workshop, along with the ATF executives, ITF Development Manager and 2 Development officers of Asia. Delegates from following nations were part of the workshop:- Bahrain Hong Kong India Iran Jordan Kazakhstan Laos Malaysia Nepal Philippines Saudi Arabia Syria Singapore Thailand Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Vietnam Mr. Guo Qingxin General Secretary of CTTA, opened the workshop with a welcome address to the delegates. The workshop is primarily aimed to create awareness of new changes and help educate the administration in operational areas of tournament planning and applications. Further at workshop the important events for […]
Asian Tennis Federation is once again glad to announce the Grand Slam Development Fund GSDF/ITF International 14&U Touring team 2019. After a successful launch of the GSDF /ITF International 14&U Touring team initiative last year, this time again with an aim to provide the best 14&U boys and girls from each region and opportunity to compete against the top 14&U players in the world at the Eddie Herr and Junior Orange Bowl in Florida, USA.. The schedule for the Tournaments will be as follows: 25th Nov – 28th Nov 2019 Training Camp (on site) 29th Nov – 4th Dec 2019 Eddie Herr International Championships, IMG Academy, 5650 Bollettieri Academy, Bradenton 5th Dec – 13th Dec 2019 Alternative Competition (TBC) 14th […]
Latisha Chan of Chinese Taipei Clinched the Mix Double Title in Wimbledon
Latisha Chan of Chinese Taipei along with Ivan Dodig of Croatia clinched the Wimbledon title in mixed doubles with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Sweden Robert Lindstedt and Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia in 70 minutes. Chan and Dodig have become a powerful mixed doubles partnership in the past year having won two French Opens and now first Wimbledon title. Although Chan – who won the 2017 US Open doubles title with Martina Hingis – was broken serving for the set they broke back immediately to clinch it. A break in the eighth game of the second set was all they required before celebrating by climbing up to their entourage’s box to hug them prior to being presented with the trophy. […]
Hsieh Su-wei of Taipei Won the Women’s Doubles Title in Wimbledon
Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Su-wei won the Ladies Doubles Title in Wimbledon along with her Czech partner Barbora Strycova who have defeated Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski and China’s YifanXu in the straight sets 6-2, 6-4. They became the first team to lift the doubles crown at Wimbledon without dropping a set since Serena and Venus Williams in 2009. It is the first Grand Slam title in women’s doubles for Barbora Strycova making her World No 1 in the WTA doubles rankings for the first time in her career and the third Women’s double title for Hsieh Su-wei, now World No 5 in the WTA doubles ranking. “I felt like this tournament, especially Wimbledon, from the first moment we stepped on the court […]
Shintaro Mochizuki makes history for Japan at Wimbledon
Shintaro Mochizuki made history on Sunday 14th July 2019 by becoming the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam title beating Carlos Gimeno Valero of Spain by 6-3, 6-2, in the Wimbledon boys singles final. Mochizuki became Japan’s only second Grand Slam junior champion, following the footsteps of Kazuko Sawamatsu, who captured the Wimbledon and French Open girls’ titles in 1969. Shintaro Mochizuki who has never competed in a grass court admitted he was initially overwhelmed on the No.1 court. However, the 16-year-old backed his aggressive backhand throughout the contest and went on to win 17 of his 23 points at the net to seal victory in 61 minutes. Still, as he embellished his victory with some expressive celebrations, […]
Asian Highlights at Roland Garros 2019 Les Internationaux de France de Roald-Garros , is the official name of the clay court Grand Slam , which is popularly know as “French Open” or “Roland Garros”. Rafa is undisputed king at Roland Gaross, and he proved it yet again by winning the crown a record 12th time. The record will a difficult task to for the modern tennis players to tumble. 2019 saw many Asian players competing at the toughest Grand Slam , where in long matches and peculiar clay court techniques take front seat. Kei Nishikori from Japan , is a consistent performer at the Grand Slam events. Kei for whom clay is not the most preferred surface, making it to […]
Update on ATF 14 & Under ranking ATF has been running the 14 & under circuit successfully for the past few years . The number of tournaments , players and the countries hosting these tournaments have grown steadily over the years. The 14 & under rankings have now been established strongly and are being considered for making many development related decisions. To further strengthen the 14 & under rankings and the improve the usage, ATF has further decided to award points to the players for the ITF World Junior final Qualifying tournament as well. The points will be added on the rankings to be released on 17 June 2019. The points will be awarded for winning singles matches. – 200 […]
Tseng Chun Hsin of Chinese Taipei may have lost his standing as junior world No. 1, but he has equalled the record set by Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely for the most time spent at the top of the junior rankings since the introduction of the ITF Juniors Combined Rollover ranking in 2004. Tseng waved goodbye to his junior career after finishing runner-up at the 2018 ITF Junior Masters in Chengdu and has spent most of the current season playing mens’ ITF World Tennis Tour and Challenger tournaments. Such was the scale of the 17-year-old’s lead at the junior rankings summit that he retained pole position until Monday when he was overtaken by 2019 Junior Australian Open winner Lorenzo Musetti and […]
Ashleigh Barty crowned Roland Garros Champion, 2019
It was all Marketa Vondrousova could do to loft the ball high into the Parisian sky after another punishing cross-court drive from Ashleigh Barty. As it looped up and barely cleared the net, the Australian danced forward, sizing up her smash after the bounce before burying the shot with aplomb. With that, she turned to her team, whispered a word, and held her head as the moment hit her: the player that once turned away from tennis was a Grand Slam champion. “For the last fortnight, the stars have aligned for me,” said the 23-year-old, who ran away with a 6-1 6-3 victory in the final. “I have been able to play really good tennis when I’ve needed it. This […]
Rafael Nadal pulled away in what had suddenly become a tight final to beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 Sunday for his record-extending 12th French Open championship. It raises Nadal’s Grand Slam title count to 18, within two of Roger Federer’s record for a man. The 33-year-old Spaniard improved to 93-2 at Roland Garros, including a combined 24-0 in semifinals and finals. This was a rematch of last year’s final, which Nadal won in straight sets against Thiem, a 25-year-old Austrian who beat No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals and was seeking his first major trophy. Thiem made it seem as if this one could be much more difficult for Nadal, taking the second set to make it one […]
ATF comes with another month of news compiled in one newsletter. This month’s newsletter is particularly amazing because it covers a section on coaches as well and what is happening in Asia in terms of that. Hope you will have a good time reading it. ATF Newsletter JUNE 2019
Rushil khosla prevails at Grade A 14& Under tournament in Kazakhstan
Rushil Khosla from India proved too good for his opponents in the above tournament. He won the tournament without dropping a set and defeating his doubles partner Danir Kaldybekov (KAZ) 60, 61 in a one-sided finals. Later Rushil and Danir combined well to win the doubles crown by winning the doubles final 62, 64. Double crown in the tournament will make Rushil climb up to top ranking in the ATF U14 rankings. Girls section was no different, with the top seed Karina Jumaznova (KAZ) winning the tournament without dropping a set defeating compatriot Asem Shoybek easily 62, 63. Karina too earned double crown at the tournament, when she later won the doubles partnering Sati Aubairova. Successful outing at the tournament […]
Division 1 took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and the tournament saw some really interesting results. Yuvan Nandan of India showed some real calibre as he made his way to the finals in the week 2 of Division 1. Yuvan battled with the top seeds before beating Max Batutenko in the finals in a nail biting match by 6-4 3-6 6-3. Max Batutenko won the Week 1 tournament by prevailing over second seed S. Saeoui of Thailand. Girls section showcased some fascinating results as well. The top seed, Sandugash Kenzibayeva, won a close finals of week 2 tournament against Vichitraporn Vimuktananda 26, 75, 62. In the week preceding, Kenzibayeva won the title defeating Pari Singh of India in the finals with […]
An interesting mix of news and tournaments to keep you updates on the happening in Asia in the world of tennis. ATF presents you with the monthly Newsletter for the month of May. The tournament sections lays out the details regarding the major tournaments ATF had the pleasure of organizing and upcoming sections helps in catching upto the major things lined up. We hope you would enjoy reading it as much as we have enjoyed curating it and getting it to you. ATF Newsletter May 2019 Final
2019 ITF South East Asian 12&U Regional Qualifying
The 12 and Under Regional Qualifying is underway in Philippines for 2019 ITF South East Asian Tournament. We have had the seedings finalized and the order of the play released for Day 1. Please find them attached.
The finals of $3000 FinIQ–ATT Asian Ranking Women’s tennis championship turned out to be a one-sided affair as wild card Vaidehi Chaudhari of Ahmedabad easily defeated Soha Sadiq from Bengaluru 6-2, 6-1 at Metrocity Sports Club, Kothrud on Sunday. Sadiq started well by holding her serve in the first game, but her inability to keep the ball inside the courts allowed Chaudhari to break her in the third and fifth game and wrap up the first set 6-1. “My injury was troublesome and I kept making errors so things become tougher. She (Chaudhari) has a very good backhand and she used it nicely today as well,” said Sadiq who had developed a swelling on the left-hand forearm during the match. […]
First ATT Tournament Tournament saw some interesting results
Asian Tennis Tour kick started with the first tournament of the season in the Men’s Category in business capital of India, Mumbai. The inaugural tournament saw participation from 61 players. The finals was an interesting battle between the 6thseed and ITF world ranked player Prithvi Sekhar and Ishaque Eqbal. Ishaque routed Sekhar in an easy 2 set win, with score line of 6-1, 6-2. Result from the first ATT tournament goes on to reflect on the Purpose of ATT of providing opportunities to the National ranked and unranked players to get the exposure at Pan Asian level.
Registration open for the ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference, 2019
The online registrations for this year’s world wide coaches conference by BNP Paribus are open now. The theme of the Conference is “Maximising the players’ journey: The coach as facilitator and team leader”. Presentations will be related to the progression of a player’s development in tennis from beginner to professional and the retention of players in tennis for life. Coaches of every ability can take home the latest research insights from global experts to implement into their own programmes. Confirmed speakers to date include David Haggerty (ITF President), Emilio Sanchez (ESP), Jo Ward and Merlin van de Braam (GBR), Beni Linder (SUI) and Ruben Neyens (BEL). The conference will feature both 45-minute keynote presentations and 20-minute break-out sessions in addition […]
Syria makes history by Qualifying for Junior Davis Cup Finals
The Junior Davis Cup Asia-Oceania was held in Nonthaburi, Thailand 8thto 13thApril, 2019. Teams from 16 countries took part in this week-long event. Syria finished in the top four alongside Australia, Japan and Hong Kong and will be representing the nation in the Junior Davis Cup Finals scheduled to be held in Nona, USA. It has been quite a journey for Syria which started at JDC Asia-Oceania pre-Qualifying event in Colombo, Sri Lanka. They were able to secure one of the two berths for the final-Qualifying in Thailand after beating Vietnam, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore and host Sri Lanka. With this, Syria qualifies for an ITF Junior Team Competition event for the first time at any level. A 3-0 loss to […]
Asian Tennis Federation is relaunching the monthly news-letter, which was being circulated in past with updates on latest developments in Asia. This is a good source of first-hand information and keeps the stakeholders interested with all the collective information in one compact letter Presenting the Newsletter of the month April as attached herewith. Monthly Newsletter- revised
The Asian 14&U Tournament- Grade A (West Asia) concluded on 23 March, 2019. A huge congratulations to Bahrain Tennis Federation for successfully executing the tournament and giving the best to the players for the one week of tournament. Congratulations to the winners in their respective categories: BS14 GS14 BD4 GD14 1. Rushil Khosla 1. Karina Jumazhanova 1. Danir Kaldybekov  Rushil Khosla 1. Ingkar Dyussebay  Dilnaz Mashabayeva 2. Kasra Rahmani 2. Cheuk Ying Shek 2.Amirali Ghavam  Artin Nazari 2. Sati Aubakirova  Karina Jumazhanova 2. Idant Kastwar 3. Dilnaz Mashabayeva 3/4. Rayan Sajjid Koothrat Ege Topkoc 3/4. Mandegar Farzami  Tamiranashe Hopewell Shoko 3. Dahir Kaldybekov 4. Ingkar Dyussebay 3/4. Ho Wan Li Victor Mohanram 3/4.Mandegar Farzami […]
Junior Davis Cup & Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Asia Oceania pre-Qualifying
The Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed cup by PNB Paribas, Asia Oceania Pre-Qualifying was organized by Sri Lanka Tennis Association from 4th March, 2019 to 9th march, 2019. 15 countries participated in Junior Davis Cup while 14 participated in Junior Fed Cup. Junior Davis Cup Junior Fed cup 1.Pacific Oceania […]
The thrilling week involving another premier championships of Qatar Open currently known as Qatar ExxonMobil Open held in Doha, Qatar for women concluded on 16th February,2019. The rollercoaster ride ended with Latisha Chan and Hao-ching Chan of Chinese Taipei winning the women doubles against Demi Schuurs of Netherlands and Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany in a 2-1 win to claim the title. The win is expected to push tennis in Asia forward after the win of Naomi Osaka at Australian Open last month which led her to become World No. 1. With the increased tennis win and intense upsurge of interest in tennis combined with the successful tennis season that Asian has seen so far in 2019 is sure to create […]
19th ITF Southern & East Asian Regional Coaches Conference
29th – 31st Oct The 19th ITF Southern & East Asian Regional Coaches Conference was held at the Hong Kong Institute of Sport from 29th-31st October 2018. Over 250 coaches from 29 nations were in attendance at the Conference, hosted for the first time in Hong Kong. Speakers included Jofre Porta, former coach of Rafael Nadal, Irena Chichmarova, Hayato Sakurai, Dave Miley, Belinda Colaneri, Frank van Fraayenhoven, Ranil Harshana, and many other regional speakers. Presentations were given on topics as varied as variability in learning, considerations of coaching female players, concentration skills, overtraining, effective coaching techniques and case studies from nations with JTI programmes. The 3 day Conference was followed up with a JTI Workshop and an ITF Regional Tutors […]
RELAUNCH OF ASIAN TENNIS TOUR January 28, 2019at_admin Asian Tennis Federation is re-launching the Asian Tennis Tour (ATT) and the re-vamped and revitalized event will commence from April, 2019 ATT will be open to players who are citizens/passport holders of 44 countries affiliated to Asian Tennis Federation. ATT is open for both male and female players and has four categories as listed below. US $3000 Closed National Tournaments US $3000 Open tournaments US $6000 Open tournaments US $10000 Open tournaments Closed national tournaments aims to convert most of the current national tournaments into Asian level tournaments, where the participation will be restricted to players from only the country where the tournament is taking place, and no overseas players will […]
ATF is starting the Asian Tennis Tour (ATT) once again from April 2019. ATT will be a tour open only to the players having passport from 44 countries affiliatedot ATF. ATT will include both male and female categories. The tournaments below will refer to one category, either for Men or Women. Tour Categories US$ 3000 Closed national tournaments US$ 3000 Open tournaments US$ 6000 Open tournaments US$ 10000 Open tournaments Closed national tournaments aims to convert most of the current national tournaments into the Asian level of tournaments, where in the participation will be restricted to players from only the country where the tournament is taking place, and no overseas players will be permitted to participate. This will ensure that […]
ITF ASIAN 14&U GSDF TEAM TO EUROPE The following players have been selected to be part of the eight-member Asian under-14 tennis team for the European circuit 1. Udit Gogoi(INDIA) 2. Aman Dahiya(INDIA) 3. Rashed Nawaf Naif(QATAR) 4. Mingseong Kim( SOUTH KOREA) 5. Christian A Liew(MALAYSIA) 6. Alexandra Eala(PHILIPPINES) 7. Lanlana Tararudee(THAILAND) 8. Xintong Wang(CHINA) 9. Tatyana Nikolenko(KAZAKHSTAN) 10. Renne Singla(INDIA) Coaches – Shukhrat Kayumov(UZBEKISTAN) Pairin Panjasilpa(THAILAND) The team is scheduled to play 5 tournaments across Europe in the coming months. Stay tuned for more updates.
2018 ITF ASIA 14&U DEVELOPMENT CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION 1
The tournament that took place from the 6th – 19th May 2018 at Bangkok, witnessed the best young players across Asia battling to be crowned champions. The tournament was a great experience for all the players involved as they were part of various training sessions, aimed to develop their game and host of off-court activities which kept them engaged off the field as well. The tournament was divided into 2 weeks, which provided the players with a 2nd opportunity to perform. Alexandra Eala from the Philippines was the shining star of the tournament as she won the girl’s singles category in both the weeks and she was also the winner of the Girl’s doubles category in week 2, where she partnered […]
22nd Oct PTT-THAILAND ITF JUNIOR 2018 Final Round-up: Boys Doubles Main Draw: Han-ChihlIN(Chinese Taipei) and Ibrokhimjon Urinov(Uzbekistan) beat Romain Faucon(Belgium) and Max Westphal(France) 6-4,3-6[10-4]to be crowned winners Boys Singles Main Draw: In a final which was full of drama, Romian Faucon(Belgium) beat Michael Francis Eala(Philippines) 6-2,7-6(7) to be crowned the Boys Singles winner Girls Doubles Main Draw: In an end-to-end battle, Thailand’s Lanlana Tararudee and Pimrada Jattavapornvanit beat Kazakhstan’s Dariya Detkovskaya and Yelizaveta Karlova
20th – 27th Oct Fourth-seeded and Local boy Siddhant Banthia and Mananchaya Sawangkaew of Thailand emerged Boys and Girls Championships at the 2nd edition of the HCL Asian B1 Junior Tennis Championship hosted by leading global conglomerate HCL organized by MSLTA and PMDTA under the auspices of the ITF, Asian Tennis Federation(ATF) and AITA which concluded at the Deccan Gymkhana tennis courts in Pune. In the Final Round Boys local lad and MSLTA vision programme member, Siddhant Banthia who is also supported by Lakshya and Bharat Forge outplayed second-seeded Sergey Fomin Of Uzbekistan 6-1, 6-4 In the Girls finals third-seeded Mananchaya Sawangkaew Of Thailand player out a close first set to get past Priska Madelyn Nugroho Of Indonesia 7-6(5), […]
Philippines Tennis association hosted the Annual General Meeting, 2018 at Manila on 1st of December wherein members discussed the issues of the year along with what reformations needed to take place for the development of tennis in Asia and what to look forward to in the upcoming year.