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by Rajiv
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Manas Dhamne thread
Replies: 22
Views: 2423

Re: Manas Dhamne thread

Ramesh Krishnan won the National under-16 title when he was 13 (beating his 2-years older cousin Shankar in the final; the latter began to fade thereafter). Leander Paes did the same (win under-16 nationals at 13). But I don't think either of them made the under-18 final when they were 13. Both Ram...
by Rajiv
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Sumit Nagal thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 209487

Re: Sumit Nagal thread

With that win , Sumit has overtaken Prajnesh as Indian # 1 in the live rankings.
by Rajiv
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: England in India, February-March 2021
Replies: 788
Views: 7727

Re: England in India, February-March 2021

The Man of the Match today .. Virendra Sharma the 3rd umpire.. blatantly robbed SKY of a big score , and Sunder for a sure 6.
by Rajiv
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: The Badminton Forum
Topic: Yonex All England Badminton Championships 2021, March 17-21
Replies: 27
Views: 528

Re: Yonex All England Badminton Championships 2021, March 17-21

Meanwhile some records of sorts and a unique happening.

62 year Israeli Svetlana Zimmerman partnering her son lost to a German paring in the decider.

Amazing story about fitness, motivation and the love of the game.
by Rajiv
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Coronavirus SARS-Cov2 (COVID-19)
Replies: 4947
Views: 167075

Re: Coronavirus SARS-Cov2 (COVID-19)

Meanwhile 2 more patients died in Hong Kong taking the total number of deaths to 6 , and were after after taking the Chinese Sinovac vaccine. Although all of the casualties were people over 60 and with medical histories , it has created a panic with people cancelling their vaccinations appointments ...
by Rajiv
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Coronavirus SARS-Cov2 (COVID-19)
Replies: 4947
Views: 167075

Re: Coronavirus SARS-Cov2 (COVID-19)

Covishield efficacy is been proved by the latest article in lancet.The gap between 2 doses should be 10-12 weeks for good protection. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/covishield-is-813-efficacious-if-two-doses-administered-12-weeks-apart-lancet-study/article3402...
by Rajiv
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 2216

Re: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021

Not looking good.S2, he seems to have lost it. Hoping things change in the decider and Yuki can bounce back. Meanwhile watching the match and the equipment suppliers seem to have returned, the strings have proper Babolat logo,Unlike Singapore where T shirt was blank, now has a Babolat label , as wel...
by Rajiv
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Coronavirus SARS-Cov2 (COVID-19)
Replies: 4947
Views: 167075

Re: Coronavirus SARS-Cov2 (COVID-19)

When  people complete the vaccine course there is still a  20 to 30%  chance of getting COVID leading people to belive than what is the use of a vaccine. However the Sole purpose of the vaccine is to develop antibodies and in case's if  one gets it again ,the virus will not be very effective to spre...
by Rajiv
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 2216

Re: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021

The major positive about Yuki so far is his fitness level, inspite playing an extra match (Dbls) he was well up to the task when he took on Ram and showed no any sign of discomfort in the fitnness area. With 10 points so far he is just scratching the 1000's, and a R1 victory will get him into 700's ...
by Rajiv
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 2216

Re: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021

10 points for qualifying into the main draw, plus 20 for being in the first round of the main draw. So I think 30 points are available to the winner of the RamK vs Yuki match tomorrow. Around 13K, but zero points in R1, So I think the victor will receive.only 10 points, but if they manage to reach ...
by Rajiv
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 2216

Re: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021

Yes , of course the sound from his racquet :D, Most of the times I simply was a mute spectator watching it whiz by like a missile, but on rare occasions when i did manage to connect, it was like a sweet timed shot to a Bret Lee thunderbolt .. :D
by Rajiv
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 2216

Re: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021

Atithee wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:23 pm But, his serve is a delight to watch.
And I had the privilege to face it many times :D :D
when the ball hits the strings, the sound it creates is simply unbelievable...
by Rajiv
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 2216

Re: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021

Ram v Yuki 2nd match on court 1 around 12.30 in the afternoon Dubai time.

Meanwhile Yuki and Divij lost the dbls 67 57, in the first set they even had a break and also in TB had couple of MiniBreaks but miffed all of them and couldn't capitalise on them.
by Rajiv
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 2216

Re: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021

LL spots are for guys losing in FQR, not the first round losers.
by Rajiv
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 2216

Re: ATP500 Dubai (14-21 March) 2021

At the start of the matches, had predicted Yuki would spring a surprise, and spring he did. So both the matches  went the way I thought they would. This MiniSummit of sorts for our top guys has made more or less clear the DC singles composition. Hard/Grass: Yuki & Ram , Slow Clay Courts : Sumit & Pr...