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by gbelday
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Australian Open 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 2810

Re: Australian Open 2021

I really hope she gets to play in the main draw. She’s such a fighter and deserves it.
by gbelday
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Tennis Discussion
Topic: General Tennis Discussions
Replies: 90
Views: 15376

Re: General Tennis Discussions

I couldn’t find the right place to post this. I just came across this piece on Fazal. I sure quite a few of you here remember Fazal. We used to discuss him in the forum many years ago.

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1166864/7189 ... N-U4lPpBdQ
by gbelday
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Australian Open 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 2810

Re: Australian Open 2021

So no juniors this time? Is that confirmed?
by gbelday
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Rohan Belday thread
Replies: 44
Views: 962

Re: Rohan Belday thread

Thanks Gautam for the update! I hope Rohan achieves great heights ! Interesting info about Pakistan training program! How do you handle Rohan’s training and fitness! Does he do lot of cross training? Please do share his training regimen from fitness perspective! Thanks Kumar. Fitness consists of st...
by gbelday
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Rohan Belday thread
Replies: 44
Views: 962

Re: Rohan Belday thread

Thanks for the details, Gautam. Just tell Rohan that most Indians have a good time in Pakistan, and vice versa. It is the Pakistan army (and their allies of the past 40 years, the mullahs) who ensure that Pakistan remains implacably at war with India. One senior politician, Nawaz Sharif, has even m...
by gbelday
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Rohan Belday thread
Replies: 44
Views: 962

Re: Rohan Belday thread

Thanks, all. Rohan’s didn’t get to play the semis of singles and doubles of the second leg. He had severe pollen related allergies that turned into wheezing. Due to the strict Covid related protocols, the medical director told us that we couldn’t stay on the site until the Covid test results came ba...
by gbelday
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Rohan Belday thread
Replies: 44
Views: 962

Re: Rohan Belday thread

Thanks, all. I will post a more detailed update after I get back to the US. I was a bit apprehensive initially because of obvious reasons but I am glad we came. We came in a group (3 players and one coach). Everyone is super nice here and the tournament is organized very well. They are actually bein...
by gbelday
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Indian Origin Players Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 10187

Re: Indian Origin Players Thread

Good and interesting point, Kumar. (Good to have you back here regularly too!). Leander was a multi-sport kid, while most of the other Indian pros were single-sport (tennis) players. What the other pros felt about Leander was that he was super-athletic, but his tennis strokes were under-developed. ...
by gbelday
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Rohan Belday thread
Replies: 44
Views: 962

Re: Rohan Belday thread

Thanks all for your support. I'll post when there is anything significant to share or if I need to bounce off ideas and get your advice (on training, scheduling etc.). Just to finish up the update on the Europe trip, Rohan had a tough time in the last two tournaments on red clay in Montenegro. The f...
by gbelday
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Indian Movies and Bollywood
Replies: 466
Views: 66051

Re: Indian Movies and Bollywood

SPB's passing was hard for me to take. I'm still not over it. He was that kind of an amazing singer. Om Shanti for ever, "nAdaSarIrAparA!" ... [I need a "pranams" emoji, so badly...] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZACVIMSbOM We were all big fans of him. That Sankarabaranam record (all the songs f...
by gbelday
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: 2020 French Open (postponed to 20Sept-4Oct)
Replies: 114
Views: 3434

Re: 2020 French Open (postponed to 20Sept-4Oct)

19 aces, 0 DF for Vucic, 3 aces, 2 df for Praj, +18 points won more by Vucic when ball did not enter play after serving, Very difficult to make up that much deficit. At this rate, maybe we should set up a National Tennis Serving Academy and have all our players attend to it one day a week when they...
by gbelday
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Rohan Belday thread
Replies: 44
Views: 962

Re: Rohan Belday thread

Gautam, Congratulations on the progress of your son's tennis. It is quite a feat for a 14 year old to play tournaments abroad. It is a pity we could not meet this year at the US Open, but there is always next year. Best wishes to Rohan in his tennis journey. Thank you all for your support and I wan...
by gbelday
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Rohan Belday thread
Replies: 44
Views: 962

Re: Rohan Belday thread

Oh PKB, only you can do this :) This is premature if you ask me but quite an honor! Rohan lost the singles quarters today to Louie Fletcher (UK) 6-2 6-2. He said he was a very physical player and Rohan was always on the back foot defending. He could not play his usual agressive style of tennis. It w...
by gbelday
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Indian Origin Players Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 10187

Re: Indian Origin Players Thread

Thanks all for your wishes and support. It means a lot coming from this group! Just a quick update. Rohan is playing in the second J5 in Tirana this week and he got his first main draw win today! He won two rounds in qualies to get to the main draw. Last week, he ran into the top seed in the first r...
by gbelday
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Infected by the Corona Virus
Replies: 33
Views: 544

Re: Infected by the Corona Virus

Oh wow. I am glad all is well now Suresh!!