General Tennis Discussions

General Discussion on Indian Tennis - Forums for TennisIndia.org

Moderator: Moderators

jai_in_canada
Member
Member
Posts: 1827
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:05 pm

Re: General Tennis Discussions

Post by jai_in_canada » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:35 pm

Omkara wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:23 pm
Even sania should. I mean singles
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:



jai_in_canada
Member
Member
Posts: 1827
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:05 pm

Re: General Tennis Discussions

Post by jai_in_canada » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:44 pm

NeerajC wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:11 pm
...
it really sucks that you can be among the top 200 tennis players in the world and still struggle to make a living.
And what sucks even more is that in India AFTER someone achieves success politicians and companies fall over each other fighting to give huge financial awards to the athlete. GVK supported Sania when she was an unknown youngster (thanks to her Dad's clever lobbying), and now it looks like the Virat Kohli Foundation is supporting Sumit Nagal. We need much more of this if India wants to have a hope in hell of producing successful tennis players going forward. Otherwise talented young players are left on their own. How many talented youngsters are we missing out on because their families can't afford to finance their development and fledgling careers?



User avatar
Atithee
Member
Member
Posts: 3557
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:14 pm

Re: General Tennis Discussions

Post by Atithee » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:59 pm

JIC—How is India any different than Eastern European nations, South American nations, even Russia and China in this?



jai_in_canada
Member
Member
Posts: 1827
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:05 pm

Re: General Tennis Discussions

Post by jai_in_canada » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:20 pm

Atithee wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:59 pm
JIC—How is India any different than Eastern European nations, South American nations, even Russia and China in this?
I don't know how India is different from those countries in terms of rewarding already successful players versus supporting promising young players - cuz I don't know about those countries. However, right now most of the ones you mention seem to be having more success than India in tennis singles.

On a side note, tomorrow (Sun, Sep 15) they're having a big celebration for Bianca Andreescu. Nice to see her massive achievement being recognized and celebrated in this hockey-mad (more recently basketball-mad) country. I will try to be there.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ ... -1.5282268

Tennis Canada has definitely done a good job of making a concerted effort to find & develop junior tennis players. Other Canadian sports federations have done well too. Great financial support for athletes and coaches from the likes of Petro Canada and Royal Bank of Canada. It is showing in the results in tennis, swimming, track & field, gymnastics etc.



RohitG
Member
Member
Posts: 1148
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:22 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5

Re: General Tennis Discussions

Post by RohitG » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:07 am

Some good news for our players. 5 days hospitality minimum for singles players (Sat-Wed) and an ATP grant of $4k in two installments (YTD ranking and ranking after Roland Garros)




User avatar
prasen9
Member
Member
Posts: 13236
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 8:49 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: State College, PA
Contact:

Re: General Tennis Discussions

Post by prasen9 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:13 am

The hospitality is useful. The $2k grant is very small. Hey, it is better than nothing. But, they should have maybe not spread it so thin but given a bigger grant to the top players who are running a loss. For example, give more to #150-200 or #150-250, etc.



Sin Hombre
Member
Member
Posts: 4059
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:59 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: Chicago

Re: General Tennis Discussions

Post by Sin Hombre » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:06 pm

Medvedev continues his crazy run on hard courts.

Washington: F
Canada: F
Cincinnati: W
US Open: F
St. Petersburg: W
Shanghai: W

With Thiem now firmly establishing himself as #2 on clay, we are finally starting to see the next generation players competing with the big 3. Can they do it in grand slams in 2020?



RohitG
Member
Member
Posts: 1148
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:22 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5

Re: General Tennis Discussions

Post by RohitG » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:58 am

Medvedev looks like someone who can. Tsitsipas following him, Zverev still needs to improve his 5 set record. Thiem on clay and Berretini as the dark horse. All of them have the tools, interestingly, the new 3, Medvedev, Tsit and Zverev all are taller than 1.92m. Nadal and Djokovic are breaking down with some fitness issues after another. So anything is possible. And of course you also have these others who can spring upsets from time to time: Cilic, Dimitrov, the 2 Canadians, the other 2 Russians etc. I guess it's going to be a loaded year.



User avatar
jayakris
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 24573
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2002 7:24 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Irvine, CA, USA
Contact:

Re: General Tennis Discussions

Post by jayakris » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:13 am

Yep, it is going to be an interesting time. I am reminded of the time when people were asking, "after Agassi and Sampras, who?"... There was even talk of tennis and ATP dying a slow death, etc. Haha. Not sure if this crowd can keep it going as long as Federer, Nadal and Djokovic did, but it will certainly be interesting to see how things transpire in the next couple of years.



Post Reply