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by PKBasu
Wed May 22, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: European Masters and ATP Tournaments 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 4834

Re: European Masters and ATP Tournaments 2019

Divij, the India #1 in doubles, is still at 39 in the live ranking (one slot above RB). Making the final will take him back to his career high of 36; winning the title will take him to a new high of 34.
by PKBasu
Wed May 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Central / West Asian Challengers - May,June 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1495

Re: Central Asian Challengers - May,June 2019

Good show, but of course this isn’t in Central
Asia, but in the western corner of Asia, in Jerusalem.
by PKBasu
Wed May 22, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: European Masters and ATP Tournaments 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 4834

Re: European Masters and ATP Tournaments 2019

The Paes-Paire pair got a walkover from the top seeded Klaasen-Venus because of the latter’s illness. They play the Skupski twins in the SF.
by PKBasu
Tue May 21, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: French Open 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 957

Re: French Open 2019

Sad loss for Ankita. Astonishingly, Ankita had played just one tournament (two matches) on clay, at Anning, several weeks ago. Clearly that was inadequate preparation for the clay Slam. Onto the grass... :-(
by PKBasu
Tue May 21, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: French Open 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 957

Re: French Open 2019

Ankita's Q1 match is scheduled to begin 2-1/2 hours from now (around 5:30pm IST).
by PKBasu
Mon May 20, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: French Open 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 957

Re: French Open 2019

Ankita Raina plays 15-year-old Cori Gauff (USA, 320) in Q1. Looks very winnable. If she duly wins, she could face the 21st seed Kaja Juvan (SLO, 132). In Q3, Ankita is drawn to play the top-seed Bernarda Pera (USA, 83). The last one will be tough, but hopefully Ankita will be feeling good after two ...
by PKBasu
Mon May 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: French Open 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 957

Re: French Open 2019

Terrible :damn:

Ramkumar used to be very comfortable on clay, but he has now become a grass-courter. I hope he travels to the UK now, and starts playing early on grass. Time to maximise the points from his favourite surface!
by PKBasu
Mon May 20, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: General Tennis Discussion
Topic: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup
Replies: 3324
Views: 239033

Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Nadal is peaking at the right time, just before the FO. But Roland Garros will still be competitive, I think.
by PKBasu
Mon May 20, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: French Open 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 957

Re: French Open 2019

Utter insanity, isn't it? Why the hell do Indian players uniquely do such stupid things -- jumping into another tournament when they are eligible for a Slam? What harm will waiting out one week do?
by PKBasu
Sun May 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Economic and General Development
Topic: Lok Sabha elections 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Lok Sabha elections 2019

Exit polls suggest an emphatic victory for Modi and the NDA. Including 11-26 seats (out of 42) in West Bengal, despite all the violence and ballot-stuffing by Trinamool goons (including importing 50,000 burqas into Murshidabad and Medinipur...).
by PKBasu
Sun May 19, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: French Open 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 957

Re: French Open 2019

. Saketh will narrowly miss out again, it seems. As it turns out, Saketh made the qualies draw as last direct acceptance but he had already committed to Jerusalem Challenger and had traveled there. So, he was taken out from the qualifying list. :-( Why the hell do Indian players do such stupid thin...
by PKBasu
Sun May 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Central / West Asian Challengers - May,June 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1495

Re: Central Asian Challengers - May,June 2019

Sumit's opponent ran away with the next 2 games to take the match, sadly. The rain breaks were disastrous for Sumit.
by PKBasu
Sat May 18, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: $15,000 Kampala ITF- Uganda, May 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: $15,000 Kampala ITF- Uganda, May 2019

Folks, Kampala is the main city in UGANDA, very far away from Ghana. Please make the amendment at the beginning of the thread!

Top seeded Anirudh Chandrasekhar and Niki Kaliyandi Poonacha are in the doubles final. But the second seeded pair (Aryan Goveas and his Lebanese partner) lost in the SF.
by PKBasu
Sat May 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Central / West Asian Challengers - May,June 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1495

Re: Central Asian Challengers - May,June 2019

Sumit was broken back immediately upon the resumption, and he’s down (on serve) 3-4 in the final set. Another rain delay now.
by PKBasu
Sat May 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: East Asian Challengers, April-May 2019
Replies: 139
Views: 8292

Re: East Asian Challengers, April-May 2019

Balaji/Erlich lost 63 36 (7-10) :(