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by jayakris
Wed Apr 09, 2003 3:32 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup World Group Playoff (IND @ NED)
Replies: 159
Views: 21023

Davis Cup World Group Playoff (IND @ NED)

Wonderful stuff, Florian. It is rather sad how German players do not show the kind of commitment to Davis Cup that EVEN Becker showed (I hate that guy with a passion, but he did play some diehard Davis Cup matches). And you have written exactly my feelings about Davis Cup and how ITF has dropped the...
by jayakris
Mon Apr 07, 2003 6:10 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup World Group Playoff (IND @ NED)
Replies: 159
Views: 21023

Davis Cup World Group Playoff (IND @ NED)

I split the IND-NZL thread and started this as a new thread about the WG playoffs... The seeding committee meets and announces the 8 seeds tomorrow (Tuesday Apr 8th) in London. The draw will be done on Wednesday there. India just came up to #13 in the davis cup ranking .. We are tied in points with ...
by jayakris
Mon Apr 07, 2003 5:57 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: India-New Zealand Davis Cup tie (IND d. NZL 4-1)
Replies: 38
Views: 6717

India-New Zealand Davis Cup tie (IND d. NZL 4-1)

I have split this thread. The posts after this are in a new thread on "DC World Group Playoffs" now. You can continue to put thoughts on the just-finished IND-NZL tie here, of course.

Oh, lest I forget, Congrats LP, MB, Rohan! Congrats India!

Jay
by jayakris
Mon Apr 07, 2003 3:18 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Asian Junior Circuit (Indians' results)
Replies: 60
Views: 9740

Asian Junior Circuit (Indians' results)

Daniel: even if ITF approves Sunitha's move to India, I think it would still take a few months, as in the case of Prakash Amritraj, before she is eligible to pay Fed Cup and all that. We don't need her for Fed Cup this year, as I think Sania and Manisha are enough to bring us back from Group II to G...
by jayakris
Mon Apr 07, 2003 3:14 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup World Group Playoff (IND @ NED)
Replies: 159
Views: 21023

Davis Cup World Group Playoff (IND @ NED)

PKB, you should be able to edit your earlier posting. If you have logged in, the edit button right above the post should let you edit your earlier posts. The button won't work for other posts.. I wouldn't think Belarus will be easy. Mirnyi and Voltchkov are tough customers and both are guys who can ...
by jayakris
Mon Apr 07, 2003 6:25 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Asian Junior Circuit (Indians' results)
Replies: 60
Views: 9740

Asian Junior Circuit (Indians' results)

No, absolutely not. Tara has not crossed over anywhere. She is still under (IND) and I don't think she CAN cross over. She only came to the US about 3 years or so back and was always in India. That must be press mistakes (or by some wire news agency that sent it from Manila). AITA announced the team...
by jayakris
Mon Apr 07, 2003 4:01 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Bhupathi hints at reunion with Paes
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Bhupathi hints at reunion with Paes

Hey, I had nothing to do with this. I wish I had not got a "revelation" on April fools day and joked about it. Sometimes, if something is happening in the background, it is better that nobody talks about it - even unknowingly. Now it is out there, and it will put both of them in uncomfortable situat...
by jayakris
Mon Apr 07, 2003 1:59 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Bhupathi hints at reunion with Paes
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Bhupathi hints at reunion with Paes

I guess the Times of India report is much more positive, seeing how the thing happened at the press conference -- Read this:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms. ... d=42602330

Hey, could this be? could this be? ...

Jay
by jayakris
Mon Apr 07, 2003 1:52 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Bhupathi hints at reunion with Paes
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Bhupathi hints at reunion with Paes

This Telegraph article today seems to say that there has been no talk --

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1030407/a ... 849154.asp

Jay
by jayakris
Mon Apr 07, 2003 1:46 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup World Group Playoff (IND @ NED)
Replies: 159
Views: 21023

Davis Cup World Group Playoff (IND @ NED)

Thanks Florian.. I am working on some "objective" ways to combine the ITF's stated three criteria (ATP singles rankings, Doubles strength and Davis Cup rank), of which they really used only the ATP ranks last year from what I saw... I will post something soon. There is plenty of argument to seed Ind...
by jayakris
Mon Apr 07, 2003 1:24 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Bhupathi hints at reunion with Paes
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Bhupathi hints at reunion with Paes

If this is really going on, then I am sort of stunned. Did I get some sort of 6th sense when I wrote that crap for April Fools or what, and the timing of it! .. I had absolutely no info on anything like that, and I don't think I still believe that they will join together again. I simply didn't get a...
by jayakris
Sun Apr 06, 2003 4:47 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: India-New Zealand Davis Cup tie (IND d. NZL 4-1)
Replies: 38
Views: 6717

India-New Zealand Davis Cup tie (IND d. NZL 4-1)

No, we don't play Thailand, unless one of the two teams is among the 8 seeds playing the 8 others in the WG qualifiers in sepetember. Doubtful that either team would be seeded. Actually India may have a better chance to be seeded (but the seeding committee does not follow their own stated criteria, ...
by jayakris
Sun Apr 06, 2003 10:28 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Jay, It was James Shortall NOT Mark Nielsen in Rev. Singles
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Jay, It was James Shortall NOT Mark Nielsen in Rev. Singles

Oh No problem at all .. I am just surprised that the couple of people who were online from India, watching it on TV, did not tell us that it was Nielsen.. If the Kiwi federation says so, may be it is right. The match did start within about 45 minutes of the doubles match and I was wondering if he ha...
by jayakris
Sun Apr 06, 2003 4:34 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: India-New Zealand Davis Cup tie (IND d. NZL 4-1)
Replies: 38
Views: 6717

India-New Zealand Davis Cup tie (IND d. NZL 4-1)

Let us go easy on Rohan. All one can ask of a player is to keep improving. He has done that. He seems to be one who does look at himself critically. I saw his comment recently about his loss to Motomura in the Asian Championships final -- he said he was already thinking of how it would be to get a w...
by jayakris
Sat Apr 05, 2003 4:35 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: India-New Zealand Davis Cup tie (IND d. NZL 4-1)
Replies: 38
Views: 6717

India-New Zealand Davis Cup tie (IND d. NZL 4-1)

The newspaper reports were that the place was quite well packed. I think that one particular picture is showing some VIP seats (some heavy duty upholstery of the kind not seen at tennis events, I suppose!). Those VIPs show up only when it is time for the photo ops, anyway! Actually the admission is ...