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Tennis: India's players form body to protect interests

India's top tennis stars joined hands on Monday to start a players' association following the dispute with the national federation that made them skip their last Davis Cup tie. The body, named the Indian Tennis Players Association (ITPA), will have veteran Jaideep Mukherjee as its interim president and Mahesh Bhupathi, Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna among its founding members.

Tennis-Disgruntled Indian players form association

By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Top Indian players formed an association on Monday to protect their professional interests days after signing a temporary truce with the All India Tennis Association (AITA). The Indian Tennis Players Association (ITPA) said in a statement that it would function around the ATP model and act as a platform to represent the concerns of its members.

Tennis: India resolves Davis Cup row -- for now

India's top players on Sunday made themselves available for the next Davis Cup tie in April after inking a conditional truce with the country's tennis federation. Eleven players had declined to play in last week's Asia-Oceania group one tie against South Korea in New Delhi following a dispute with the All India Tennis Association (AITA). India, with three debutants in the ranks, were thrashed 4-1 and must now defeat Indonesia in Bangalore from April 5 to 7 to avoid being relegated to group two.

Tennis-India players end Davis Cup boycott

By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Disgruntled Indian tennis players made themselves available on Saturday for a Davis Cup tie against Indonesia, ending an embarrassing row with the All India Tennis Association (AITA) over demands for better playing conditions. Eleven frontline players, excluding 13-times grand slam doubles champion Leander Paes, pulled out of the regional first round tie against South Korea in New Delhi last week, which India lost 4-1.
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