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by jic
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2014 - India
Replies: 551
Views: 37643

Re: Davis Cup 2014 - India

Ram Lee-la, Baby! Could be epic! Or could be bust!
by jic
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: US Open 2013 , Flushing Meadows
Replies: 453
Views: 16637

Re: US Open 2013 , Flushing Meadows

So awesome that Leander Paes won the US Open Men's Doubles this year!!! I am super happy, over the moon for that! I have every expectation that he will be contending for Grand Slam crowns at 45, and the Olympics in 2016 - but he needs a decent Indian partner (emphasis on decent, in more than one sen...
by jic
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: US Open 2013 , Flushing Meadows
Replies: 453
Views: 16637

Re: US Open 2013 , Flushing Meadows

So great that they runaway twins! They were rampaging. And after the first set I thought that the Bryans were again beatable. Especially the way Stepanek was serving. Next thing I see that the good guys were up 4-1 in the third, which quickly turned to 5-1. At that point I thought Paes-Stepanek were...
by jic
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: US Open 2013 , Flushing Meadows
Replies: 453
Views: 16637

Re: US Open 2013 , Flushing Meadows

Thanks punarayan for your elegantly succinct assessment of Somi's game. It obviously works such that he rarely loses to players he is supposed to beat i.e. he plays to his "virtual" rank of World #70. But the lack of weapons will likely mean that the Top 10 are always out of reach. I think...
by jic
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: US Open 2013 , Flushing Meadows
Replies: 453
Views: 16637

Re: US Open 2013 , Flushing Meadows

Sweet, sugar, candy man! A "W" is a "W"; unless it is preceded by George and followed by Bush, in which case y'all would call it "dubya"!
by jic
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: General Tennis Discussion
Topic: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup
Replies: 991
Views: 82731

Re: WTA Tour/Non-India Fed Cup

Very unexpectedly (for me, anyway) Bartoli has announced her retirement! I suppose she didn't think she could get anywhere near topping her Wimbledon triumph again, and she was in physical pain, so she asked herself why it made sense to continue and concluded that it didn't. At first I didn't like h...
by jic
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Washington DC ATP 500 - 27-JUL to 04-AUG 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 6653

Re: Washington DC ATP 500 - 27-JUL to 04-AUG 2013

I thought Somi was in with a chance given the confluence of a number of factors in this meeting. Isner is not the same player that Somi beat back in college. But neither is Somi. College tennis is a different ball game. Likely a lot more mental and team dynamics involved there. So that match up was ...
by jic
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Washington DC ATP 500 - 27-JUL to 04-AUG 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 6653

Re: Washington DC ATP 500 - 27-JUL to 04-AUG 2013

This is a good example of why I don't like the top players getting a bye in their first round. It begs two questions (a) Why should things be easier for them in a tournament? By that token, you should not also have qualifiers. Why should it be harder for them? There was a time until the early 1920'...
by jic
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Washington DC ATP 500 - 27-JUL to 04-AUG 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 6653

Re: Washington DC ATP 500 - 27-JUL to 04-AUG 2013

I'm actually pulling for Isner to make it to play Somdev. I believe Somdev's game matches up well with Isner's. The counter punching style using Isner's power against him and tying up his long limbs with shots close to his body and at his feet can work, and has worked. So just for the next match &qu...
by jic
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Washington DC ATP 500 - 27-JUL to 04-AUG 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 6653

Re: Washington DC ATP 500 - 27-JUL to 04-AUG 2013

Somi cooks excellent DolgoPulao! Wonderful. Great. Excellent. Useful. Just a tad surprising. Some adjectives that popped into my head when I saw the news of Somi beating Dolgopolov. Very, very, very good stuff. But the work is not done yet.
by jic
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Leander Paes thread...
Replies: 2901
Views: 364623

Re: Leander Paes thread...

Leander has found that it Paes to have Czech mates on the tour! Leander did meander from Rikl to Damm to Dlouhy to Stepanek - as far his Czech partners are concerned. He also partnered with Siemerink, Zimonjic, Tipsarevic, Lipsky, Hanley, Johnson, Delaitre, Arthurs, Melzer, and of course, Bhupathi. ...
by jic
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Leander Paes thread...
Replies: 2901
Views: 364623

Re: Leander Paes thread...

So the Kastles streak is over , although I question their run being considered "The longest winning streak in major U.S. pro sports history", and them being compared to the 1971-72 LA Lakers with the legendary Karim Abdul Jabbar in it. Pretty great accomplishment at any level at any sport,...
by jic
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: ATP Hall of Fame Tennis, Newport (RI), July 8-14 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 4320

Re: ATP Hall of Fame Tennis, Newport (RI), July 8-14 2013

Not a happy hunting ground for players of Indian origin today. Both Kash and Rajeev lost.
by jic
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: ATP Hall of Fame Tennis, Newport (RI), July 8-14 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 4320

Re: ATP Hall of Fame Tennis, Newport (RI), July 8-14 2013

This tournament has indeed been a happy hunting ground for players of Indian origin historically. May it continue to be so. Great challenge for Prakash to play Hewitt who is in good nick, and especially on grass. Go Kash!
by jic
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: US hard court Challenger Series 2013 (July-Aug)
Replies: 196
Views: 12512

Re: US hard court Challenger Series 2013 (July-Aug)

I tend to sympathize with tennis pros who occasionally lose it on the tennis court. Key word "occasionally." Even Serena Williams when she went bonkers at that line judge at the USO. I still see that line judge officiating matches all over the world! How do I get that gig? She often calls ...

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