Friday, December 14, 2018

India’s indomitable wheelchair tennis players

A rasping forehand down-the-line shot lands on the line for a winner, and the sparse crowd responds with a warm round of applause. The next point starts with a strong first-serve down the “T”, and this induces a mistimed...

Dear Mr. Bhupathi, I have a question.

(…This query comes after you spoke about the increasing depth in the talent pool a few days ago. While having potential is commendable, how do you and the officials plan to work on it and ensure that Indian tennis...

List of sporting action that is going to keep you occupied this winter

The mercury decides to dip steadily as December announces it's arrival with clear blue-spat skies and a tenderly warm sun casting its warmth all around. The winter season brings with it a lift in the spirits as the fields...

My focus has always been singles. I play doubles just for the love of the sport: Saketh Myneni

When Saketh Myneni went to University of Alabama in the year 2007, he was largely unheralded. He had a junior high ranking in the 1200s. But the four years of playing US Collegiate Tennis changed him completely as a...

Interview with Indian U14 No.1 – Sanjana Sirimalla

Sanjana Sirimalla, the Indian U14 No.1, has slowly but surely emerged on the Indian Tennis Junior Circuit over the past couple of years. With numerous State and National titles in her kitty, Sanjana has already represented India in the...

Reflecting on a remarkable season

The journey of any athlete more often is about silencing the demons in the mind before everything else. The deluge of thoughts which addles oneself into self doubt is what needs to be conquered in time before time runs...

Prajnesh Gunneswaran keeps pushing limits as he lifts second Challenger Tour title of career

The warmth of home soil, as they say, can often do wonders. Last evening at the KSLTA, it was once again an Indian who made the most of the home advantage at the Bengaluru Open, a $150,000 challenger event....

Davis Cup: India to host Italy in a grass court tie in Kolkata

Come February and the city of Kolkata will be treated to the cream of Indian tennis as they'll play host to the Davis Cup Finals tie between India and Italy. Specifically, South Club in Kolkata will be playing host...

Pranjala Yadlapalli: A force to reckon with in Indian women’s tennis

It was almost 7 p.m. She was all set to fly back home. The ecstasy of stepping home and amongst loved ones after a gruelling season can be so natural. More when you have had the most fulfilling year...

World no. 6 Kevin Anderson confirms participation in 2019 Tata Open Maharashtra

Kevin Anderson, 2018 runner-up of Tata Open Maharashtra, has confirmed his presence for the second edition of the event. The World no. 6 is expected to be a top draw at the ATP 250 event to be played at...