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by punarayan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Sumit Nagal thread
Replies: 1301
Views: 137157

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: 3331
Views: 247492

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: 55
Views: 6488

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: 12892

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: 4692

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: 11493

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: 13813

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: 1096
Views: 104148

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: 30594

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: 30594

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...
by punarayan
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Tennis Discussion
Topic: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup
Replies: 3331
Views: 247492

Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Reducing the Majors to 3 sets takes away from the drama. The hard courts seem to have been slowed down, to make for numbing ground strokes and fear of going to the net. I say, speed up the hard courts and allow for a fearless volleyer to shorten the points. Even Wimbledon is a ground stroker's parad...
by punarayan
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: North American ATP tournaments Feb-March 2018
Replies: 502
Views: 26755

Re: North American ATP tournaments Feb-March 2018

Prof, Try tennistv.com. Need to subscribe. All of the matches at Indian Wells are being shown. Hope you can connect.
by punarayan
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: The Golden Oldies
Topic: Golden Stars of Indian Tennis
Replies: 101
Views: 29084

Re: Golden Stars of Indian Tennis

Vreddy, Thanks for a great interview - loved it. Thrilled you asked her about her writing the next Great American Novel, which I talked to her about at the USO.
by punarayan
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Sumit Nagal thread
Replies: 1301
Views: 137157

Re: Sumit Nagal thread

Sumit has a come a long way from the junior I saw at the USO, a few years back. He is quite a fighter with speed. The only Indian I have seen who leaves skid marks on concrete! I agree with Prof that his game can be tailored after the Spanish bullterrier David Ferrer, but the other David - Goffin wo...
by punarayan
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Zeel Desai thread
Replies: 38
Views: 4534

Re: Zeel Desai thread

It's those calendars that the drug companies gave out with the Alps and grinning yodelers, and everyone had one on the wall. In the heat of summer, those calendars were an object of worship!