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by punarayan
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: East Asian Challengers, 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 24429

Re: East Asian Challengers, 2019

Wonderful to read about some classic tennis played by RamK. Jay's write-up was a pleasure to read. Hope RamK keeps this up, and doesn't revert to hanging out 10 feet behind the base line and chasing balls endlessly. Nothing like a sharply hit forehand cross court.
by punarayan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Rohan Bopanna thread...
Replies: 2761
Views: 312987

Re: Rohan Bopanna thread...

Gautam, No - I cannot make the night matches. Live too far away. Federer was not himself yesterday, and an era is coming to an end. I saw Monfils and Berratinni up close and enjoyed their tennis. One of them can give Nadal a run for the money.
by punarayan
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Rohan Bopanna thread...
Replies: 2761
Views: 312987

Re: Rohan Bopanna thread...

Gautam, Great reporting! Maybe a new line of work? I was hoping that you would be there this Monday - the first time that I am able to get there. Will check out Nanda, who you reported on. Yes, Rohan is very casual and open. Nice going.
by punarayan
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: US Open 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7953

Re: US Open 2019

Sumit made a multitude take notice last night - he made Federer look miserable and old, for a while. Last time I saw him, he was accompanied by Mahesh and playing US Open Juniors, - skidding around and flourishing his racquet, trying to make impossible shots routine. Attitude was on full display. Bu...
by punarayan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: US Open 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7953

Re: US Open 2019

Gautam, Thanks for the set of eyes. RamK needs to hit the reset button, take some time off, and shore up his ground strokes. I have never been able to discern some strength to base a victory on. The serve can be strong, but not reliable. The chipping and charging seems to be the residue of a lack of...
by punarayan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Sumit Nagal thread
Replies: 1529
Views: 156266

Re: Sumit Nagal thread

I was impressed by his speed the first time I saw him. Injuries seem to have played a role. Apart from Somdev, he seems to be the quickest of the lot over the past 50 years. Does he have a chance to make the US Open qualies?
by punarayan
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Tennis Discussion
Topic: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup
Replies: 3358
Views: 261859

Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

He has lost a step, and can't back pedal often enough to hit inside out forehands. Those were his go to shots, sending balls shaped as eggs to his opponent's backhands. Even his pre-game calisthenics are less vigorous. Father time is making a house call. One of the greats.
by punarayan
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Economic and General Development
Topic: "Asia Reborn"
Replies: 56
Views: 7292

Re: "Asia Reborn"

PKBasu, Congratulations on a great achievement! Now I need to find it and read it. Hope it is on Amazon. Writing well is harder than hitting a baseball!
by punarayan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: October / November 2018 Challengers
Replies: 199
Views: 14398

Re: October 2018 Challengers

Jay, That's a Hall of Fame career! I will attend, if still around - it is a must. Maybe a tennisindia.org road trip!
by punarayan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: US Open 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 5338

Re: US Open 2018

I don't remember missing an Indian playing singles at the USO, but yesterday was too hot and humid for me to cross bridges and fight traffic. I did not expect Yuki to win, but that is no reason to stay away - one should show up. I have done this long enough. Yuki was rusty and it showed, especially ...
by punarayan
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: ATP Tournaments in North America, July-August 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 13060

Re: ATP Tournaments in North America, July-August 2018

The weather is lousy today for Newport. What happens with a cancellation, with regards to prize money and points? Does Ramkumar have a chance to make the main dray of the USO? Love to hear from the those in the know. Yesterday was quite a treat to watch on a live broadcast. Ramkumar has progressed f...
by punarayan
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Wimbledon 2018
Replies: 259
Views: 15569

Re: Wimbledon 2018

Saw parts of the 2nd and 3rd sets and it was obvious of the impending result - Yuki was not comfortable on the slippery grass and the uneven bounces. He may win on grass simply because his usually speedy opponents cannot be fast on this surface, but they can be nimble, which Yuki is not. He is a med...
by punarayan
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Tennis Discussion
Topic: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup
Replies: 1109
Views: 108747

Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

The big racquets have given the big folks a big advantage. Clay is the equalizer and now my favorite surface. Big racquets put a big dent in Indian tennis in the 80s. Both of these ladies are deserving and Schiavona winning the French was a sweet moment for me, given the height and the one-handed ba...
by punarayan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 527
Views: 33933

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

Arjun, Agree - I got carried away! Beating France was a mighty endeavor. Ramanathan Krishnan winning against Brazil after being almost out of it was a huge surprise for me personally. I was equally excited.
by punarayan
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2018 - India
Replies: 527
Views: 33933

Re: Davis Cup 2018 - India

Holy Molly. Holy Cow. Holy Toledo. Holy Mackerel - I don't know what to say! This is maybe more fantastic than Brazil, France or any other tie. Under the conditions, the heart shown is astounding. Mahesh demonstrated that he has his noodles together to insert Prajnesh. Wow! Time to contact Florian's...