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by sameerph
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Yuki Bhambri
Replies: 3684
Views: 420142

Re: Yuki Bhambri

So it does look as if he will take 6 months off and come back with a PR. The only problem with this is that all his big points will drop out before his return -- the two Masters at Indian Wells and Miami, and the Taipei Challenger title are all points that fall off in March and early April. He will...
by sameerph
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan/ Purav Raja pair thread
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan/ Purav Raja pair thread

Jeevan and Purav lost in the semi final.

[SF] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) l. Javvier Barranco Cosano (ESP) / Raul Brancaccio (ITA) 46 63 6-10
by sameerph
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: The Badminton Forum
Topic: Indian Badminton Thread ...
Replies: 2838
Views: 164666

Re: Indian Badminton Thread ...

Yes, it looks like that. Overall too Saina's game seems to have gone up a notch after marriage. Probably Kashyap coaching courtside has made a difference. In the mens singles, Saurabh Verma won the title beating Lakhshya Sen in straight games in the final. Our top 3 players, Srikanth, Prannoy and Sa...
by sameerph
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Terrorist attack in Kashmir - 44 jawans dead
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Terrorist attack in Kashmir - 44 jawans dead

Our Preparedness is in Shambles. Last week our family was on a Holiday in the same region. And routinely our driver would honk at the military convoy/vehicles and even overtake them Where in the world can one honk at the military , leave alone overtaking them. Pathetic state of Affairs..... Did you...
by sameerph
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: The Neha Uberoi thread ...
Replies: 657
Views: 81345

Re: The Neha Uberoi thread ...

It was Nikita Uberoi ( not Neha) who played in Dubai with that wild card. I guess he is the sister of Shikha/Neha Uberoi. She is 25 though with no WTA rankings, ITF singles ranking of 726 and doubles ranking of 524. Not sure how she got a wild card here.
by sameerph
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread
Replies: 1603
Views: 185562

Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

At $695K New York Open

[R1] (Q) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,128) l. Jason Jung (TPE, 143) 36 63 16

This is one of the easiest matches one would get at an ATP tournament. So, disappointing that RamK could not pull off a win in this. RamK's form continues to be patchy.
by sameerph
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: $54K(+H) Bangkok 1,2 challenger,Thailand,February 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: $54K(+H) Bangkok 1,2 challenger,Thailand,February 2019

Don't know what happened for both of them ( Prajnesh and Mukund) to be folding up so badly. Did they only get into Bangkok later after playing Chennai SF's in saturday ? Anyway, better luck next week. Feel like Prajnesh should have really gone for New York and Delray beach ATP events in these 2 week...
by sameerph
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Weightlifting Thread ...
Replies: 92
Views: 15247

Re: Indian Weightlifting Thread ...

Meerabai Chanu won a gold in her first event after returning from injury- Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu Wins Gold At EGAT Cup, First After Injury Total of 192 kgs is a bit underwhelming, as she had lifted her best of 196 kgs at CWG but this was just her first tournament after the injury. Looking at the...
by sameerph
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Wrestling Thread ...
Replies: 290
Views: 38885

Re: Indian Wrestling Thread ...

Apart from badminton, good news on coaching front in wrestling too. There was an article which I had posted in October that 3 foreign coaches set to join. It seems government did not approve of that at that time. It seems finally at least the American women's team coach has arrived. The women’s wres...
by sameerph
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Badminton Forum
Topic: Indian Badminton Thread ...
Replies: 2838
Views: 164666

Re: Indian Badminton Thread ...

Whatever their credentials, they will at least reduce the dependence only on Gopi and that will be only beneficial. Last year or more we are suffering particularly in mens singles after Mulyo Handyo left. This is another piece of good news on coaching- OGQ and PPBA rope in Badminton legend Morten Fr...
by sameerph
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2019 - India
Replies: 122
Views: 3232

Re: Davis Cup 2019 - India

Latest on the tie-

Islamabad set to host Pak-India Davis Cup tie

There were reports earlier that government is inclined to allow the team to travel to Pakistan.
by sameerph
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Fed Cup Thread for India ..
Replies: 586
Views: 76255

Re: Fed Cup Thread for India ..

Yes, It was a mistake to say China is 4th in women. Australia, Japan and China are probably at equal strength as top 3 and Kazakhs are 4th. Thailand and Chinese Taipei have 1 standout player each but their #2 players are below Ankita and Karman. So, I think with everyone at full strength and in good...
by sameerph
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Sasi Kumar Mukund thread
Replies: 150
Views: 20052

Re: Sasi Kumar Mukund thread

A bit strange that we have not updated this thread for almost a year since when Mukund is having his excellent run of results at challenger level. With 5 challenger QF's and now a SF at last week's Chennai challenger, Mukund is now ranked at a career high of 271 in the ATP singles rankings. Next cac...
by sameerph
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread
Replies: 342
Views: 42422

Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

So, Prajnesh is now officially into top 100 for the first time in his career being ranked #97 in the ATP rankings which came out today. With no points to defend till 22nd April, he has made the cut for French open main draw already. He has 140 points to defend from mid to end April. So, he will have...
by sameerph
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread
Replies: 1603
Views: 185562

Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

arjun2761 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:25 am
RamK beat Smyczek last year, so he should draw confidence from that win.
That was on grass which is mostly RamK's favorite surface. This match is on hard courts. So, it will be a tougher test.