1. 2010 US Open: The Dad Srdjan Djokovic vs. the Uncle Toni Nadal

    A rain-delayed Monday US Open final dawns. Can Djokovic repeat his moment of magic against the top seed, Rafael Nadal? Nadal is the overwhelming favourite going into the Flushing Meadows final...

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  2. 2010 US Open: Roger Federer, Now A Fish Out Of Water

    The writing is on the wall. We’ve dismissed suggestions that Federer is fading and have hoped against hope to be rewarded with another Slam this year but we were destined to be disappointed...

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  3. 2010 U.S. Open: The Ladies' Final Preview

    Who would have believed it? Vera Zvonareva gets to her second successive Grand Slam final. She’s flown under the radar...

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  4. 2010 US Open: The Ladies' Fab Four

    All good things must finally come to an end, and so must this year’s US Open. But before the tennis concludes, there’s just enough time for the artistes to hit the high notes and close the Flushing Meadows symphony on a crescendo...

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  5. 2010 U.S. Open: A Gallery of Roguish Quotes At the Tournament

    Our beloved tennis players are eminently quotable. They can rise to the occasion and serve up wonderful sound bytes (some terrific, some terrible) when accosted at their press conferences and when grilled at interviews...

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  6. Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal: Beauty Against the Beast

    Nadal and Federer, Federer and Nadal, can we mention one without naming the other? Once upon a time, there was Roger Federer and the many dwarfs. Then arrived Rafael Nadal like a light bulb whose incandescence shone brighter and brighter...

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  7. Michael Llodra Slips a Mickey To a Doubting Tomas Berdych

    The Has! Ha! Ha! Ha! Serve and volley? Ha!Ha! Ha! Serve and volley is dead! Net play? Ha!Ha!Ha!Are you nuts? A woman coach? Amelie Mauresmo? Ha! Ha! Ha! You must be crazy! These are ...

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  8. Can Samantha Stosur Go Far at the US Open?

    Samantha Stosur cuts a striking, even imposing figure on court with her trademark baseball cap and dark shades. She brings to the tennis court her unique persona and style. She started out as a doubles player and was ranked No...

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  9. Roger Federer All the Way at Flushing Meadows: Four Reasons It Could Be So

    The Poached Egg The hiring of Paul Annacone as coach appears a masterstroke in hindsight. Federer’s results and ranking since have shown an upward trajectory...

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  10. Dhoni's Pressing Concerns

    Post another inept batting display aided by a slew of umpiring errors, Team India slid to an abysmal loss against the Lankans on Sunday at Dambulla. However, this article is not going to lament another inconsistent performance by Dhoni’s boys...

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  11. Spirit Of The Game: Will And Grace

    The fallout of the condemnatory reaction to the no ball incident has been swift in its dénouement. Suraj Randiv has been suspended for the next game and fined all of his match fee...

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  12. Do Our Sporting Heroes Deserve Us?

    A nation gets the politicians it deserves. By the same token, do fans get the sports stars they deserve? Kumar Sangakarra instructed his young teammate and bowler Suraj Randiv to ...

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  13. The Indian Cricket Team: Pace Bowling Riches?

    Dhoni’s troubles On Saturday, the 14th of August, 2010 , Dhoni walked out of a practice session when Dinesh Karthik was struck on the thumb by a nastily bouncing ball...

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  14. Indian Cricket Team Raises More Questions Than Answers

    Is India’s No. 1 ranking in Test cricket, a fair assessment of their status in the pecking order of Test playing nations? Does it reflect consistent performance? Is the Indian team ...

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  15. Very, Very Special Laxman Does an Encore

    On Laxman Cometh the hour, cometh the man! How trite it sounds, how repetitive, how boring. But there is nothing trite about VVS Laxman, nothing monotonous, and his sublime touch has cricket fans transfixed and spellbound...

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  16. 7000: Sehwag Crosses Another Rubicon

    Virender Sehwag keeps marching to a different beat, massacring pace and spin alike. The Sri Lankans are at the receiving end this time around and they aren’t happy recipients...

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  17. Yuvraj Singh: What a Boy!

    Yuvraj Singh now has a brand new sobriquet "Water Boy." No, it’s not a reference to the movie of the same name starring Adam Sandler...

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  18. Devvarman: Somdev Scores A Ton

    The Ton Is Here! He’s done it! Finally! Somdev Devvarman has cracked the Top 100 on the ATP tour. Another milestone in his fledgling career. He becomes just the second Indian male player in a decade or so to rank amongst the Top 100...

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  19. Murali erupts, at last! Bedi bears the brunt!

    Prologue The controversy over Muttiah Muralitharan ’s bowling action will not abate. Just when we believed that Murali would waltz off into the sunset—peaking at 800 Test wickets—we find alarm bells tinkling in the Indian media...

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  20. Sania Mirza: Whither Goest Thou?

    Sania, A Volcano Of Talent It was a heady day in 2003, when Sania Mirza burst onto the stream of Indian sport consciousness, an awareness that if India were to ever have a world ...

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  21. Adios, Murali: The Final Musketeer

    Suddenly there were none! The Galle test this week brought down the curtain on the career of the last of the three spinning maestros of this generation...

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  22. Uruguay: Tainted? Yes. Defeated? Yes. Disgraced? No.

    What if? We could debate for hours, days, months, years, perhaps until the next World Cup in Brazil, but there can never be a definite answer to our perambulations, our speculations on what could have been...

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  23. Germany: Outplayed, Outmaneuvered, Outwitted by Spain

    Germany was outplayed, outmaneuvered and outwitted by a Spanish side that believed that slow is good, slow is nice, and that slow can win...

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  24. Men's Tennis at the Olympics: Gold Medalists in the Open Era

    Tennis was re-introduced as an Olympic sport in 1988, and the initial response was lukewarm. Most players regarded it as something similar to the Davis Cup; you played if you felt like it...

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  25. Wimbledon 2010: In Hindsight

    Cometh the hour, cometh the man! Or woman! And may it never be said that Serena and Rafael don’t know how to party! They came to the Wimbledon party and how! Nadal , as though ...

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