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by Rajiv
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: Hockey at Commonwealth Games, Birmingham, July 28- August 8, 2022
Replies: 41
Views: 800

Re: Hockey at Commonwealth Games, Birmingham, July 28- August 8, 2022

Like BCCI ,we fund the IHF to a large extent with "Hero" hoardings at the majors and repeated hosting of important events in Orrisa. If it was China, the first thing they do in any situation , be it a diplomatic or a sporting issue, go for the economics, choke the money and automatically all falls i...
by Rajiv
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: Hockey at Commonwealth Games, Birmingham, July 28- August 8, 2022
Replies: 41
Views: 800

Re: Hockey at Commonwealth Games, Birmingham, July 28- August 8, 2022

Even the Australian commentator's were shocked and their major broadcast channel went on to say it would have caused a National Outrage if it had happened to them. For us nothing matter.. only if it is Kirket Bumrah, Kohli,Pant & Co are involved https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/commonwealth-games/a...
by Rajiv
Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess
Replies: 171
Views: 23899

Re: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess

Thanks Sin Hombre for a detailed explanation on the Chinese, wasn't aware about that.
by Rajiv
Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess
Replies: 171
Views: 23899

Re: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess

India (Mamallapuram) is hosting the Chess Olympiad for the first time. With no Russia (banned) and China (covid constraints) not participating as well as some other top players, this is India's best chance to improve on the bronze medal finish from 2014. China has not withdrawn due to Covid reasons...
by Rajiv
Sun Jul 31, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: US Hard court Challengers 2022
Replies: 18
Views: 922

Re: US Hard court Challengers 2022

So it appears Yuki got his USA visa within few days upon arrival in India. If only he had had shown this diligence when first applying then the saga which happened couple of weeks back could have well been avoided and would have been able to play at New Port ,Indy, and possibly even Atlanta . Or thi...
by Rajiv
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread
Replies: 614
Views: 92891

Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

His form is going from bad to worse,can he recover from this slump.
2022 is the worst singles year for us compared to last few years.
by Rajiv
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread
Replies: 2055
Views: 323550

Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

Although Ram put a bit of fight in the 2nd set getting his break back , it was little too late, and he lacked the usual spark and probably playing continuously for the 4th consecutive day took its toll , as the Mid Day heat touching mid 30’s on all the 4 days was so demanding that Jack Draper playin...
by Rajiv
Mon Jul 25, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread
Replies: 2055
Views: 323550

Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

Ram’s R1 opponent # 323 Ben Shelton seems to be a worthy WC recipient , Just 19 years of age , and has played only 4 tournaments(Challengers) this year , and barring a solitary R1 loss , has reached either the semi’s or Finals in all if them, and in one even won 7 matches in row coming through the q...
by Rajiv
Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in West Indies 2022
Replies: 93
Views: 1494

Re: India in West Indies 2022

It seems SKY should only focus on T20 cricket and that too for MI only. Very inconsistent otherwise.
by Rajiv
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread
Replies: 2055
Views: 323550

Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

I knew he would win today... Yeah, right! :) ... For once, it was okay to count chickens. Go RamK... What a win. Now let us get a main draw win also. One match at a time, as Rajeeeeev said :) Rajiv - Looks like your pep talk did the trick on RamK Ha Ha Jay... :D :D surely the talk did work out, but...
by Rajiv
Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread
Replies: 2055
Views: 323550

Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

So the Ram of old is trully back in an emphatic manner with 2 monster back to back wins, one over near top 100 player and the other a top 100. All this due to new found positive vibes,which otherwise would have been mission impossible few weeks ago or even until last week, when all that his opponent...
by Rajiv
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread
Replies: 2055
Views: 323550

Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

First set to Ram on TB, staved off two mini breaks.
by Rajiv
Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread
Replies: 2055
Views: 323550

Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

not only these 4 Challenger Trophies this year, but Draper seems like a prodigious talent, the Briton is only 20 years old.

In the dbls Ram plays with a Mexican who won the Indy Challenger beating Purav and Divij, and here too a tough opener against Rajeev Ram & Jack Sock
by Rajiv
Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread
Replies: 2055
Views: 323550

Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

...and a win in the FQR would fetch additional 6 and get him to 190 points.. Can't count any chickens... Getting two good matches in a row from RamK has been a rare thing lately... Not counting chickens, I clearly mentioned "one match at a time", which you are ignoring :D Ram meets Jack Draper, and...
by Rajiv
Sat Jul 23, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread
Replies: 2055
Views: 323550

Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

Before the match told Ram to just play freely and play his natural game without any inhibitions and that's what precisely what Ram did to trounce the world #103 in straight sets 60 61 Now this win bring's in a glimmer of hope as far as USO quali chances are concerned, which were none existent before...