1. Roger Federer's Campaign Towards Australian Open: Hints From Doha

    Time travels fast in tennis. A few months can account for ages. Take 2009 for example. By April of the last year, talks of Federer being past his prime were at a high point after his loss to ...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about over 4 years ago 1,719 reads 37 comments

  2. Rewind '95: Defining Moment for Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi

    Every great rivalry has a defining moment, a moment at which both men are elevated from being mere tennis players to being special. After that moment, the rivalry would never be the same, neither would the players themselves...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about over 4 years ago 1,589 reads 15 comments

  3. Champions' Trait: Resisting the Storm, Diverting the Wind

    Christmas Greetings to all! The buzz around this time is there to see. The cubicles in offices start to vacate, sale of Christmas trees and Santa’s costumes begin to soar, and the holiday parties occupy your calendar slots...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about over 4 years ago 379 reads 21 comments

  4. Round Table Best of 2009: Rafael Nadal vs Fernando Verdasco, Australian Open

    Rafael Nadal playing a tennis match against Rafael Nadal will be an intimidating scenario. The skin of a tennis ball will painfully be parted from its body with the heavy topspin, the court will ...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about over 4 years ago 1,686 reads 30 comments

  5. How He Fared in 2009: Robin Soderling Grows Up

    One of the (dis)advantages of being a software junkie is I like to come up with weird geeky nicknames without any context, and those are not taken particularly well, especially with the fairer sex...

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  6. Tennis and YouTube: Underrated Classics

    The tennis offseason has officially begun after Spain's thumping victory over the Czech Republic. It is hard to imagine another month and a half without tennis after witnessing an absolutely ...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about almost 5 years ago 754 reads 10 comments

  7. Nikolay Davydenko: What's in Store for 2010?

    Nikolay Davydenko has certainly gained a new fan over the last couple of months. Not that a man with millions of dollars already safe in his bank account needed a new fan, but the way the tennis world has taken notice of the world No...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about almost 5 years ago 386 reads 18 comments

  8. WTF Semis: Sheer Artistry and Ruthless Massacre

    The final four of the final ATP tournament has finally been decided after Nikolay Davydenko defeated Robin Soderling in a tight, three-set contest...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about almost 5 years ago 415 reads 15 comments

  9. Rafael Nadal: Premature to Write Him off

    This is not a good time to be a part of the Vamos brigade. Rafael Nadal is still not in the form which had almost made him invincible in the earlier part of the year, boasting only a solitary ...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about almost 5 years ago 1,068 reads 33 comments

  10. Djokovic Survives Davydenko Scare in a Thriller

    Say goodbye to the affable "boy in the blue shoes." Today the O2 arena in London witnessed the lion-hearted "man in the red shoes" battling in the blue arena in front of his "Red Army...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about almost 5 years ago 412 reads 6 comments

  11. Preview: ATP World Tour Finals

    It has been a long, hard, grueling season. Backs have been broken, knees have been burned, wrists have taken twists, and shoulders have dropped off...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about almost 5 years ago 322 reads 22 comments

  12. Novak Djokovic: Coming of Age

    It is often said that winning the second major is more difficult than the first. And what better proof of this is there than Novak Djokovic. Not only because it has been a while since he stunned the world No...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about almost 5 years ago 671 reads 50 comments

  13. "Open" by Andre Agassi: Far from Perfect, but a Clean Winner

    Why, Andre? Why now? These questions have been haunting the tennis world—players and fans, alike—ever since the revelation about the former world No. 1 Andre Agassi's indulgence in drugs at the lowest point of his career...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about almost 5 years ago 699 reads 27 comments

  14. Men's Tennis Power Rankings: Dry Fall Season Opens Up For The New Faces

    Tennis season for 2009 has entered its final stages. This is the time when lesser known players make their presence felt in the absence—either due to injuries, which has been the flavor ...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about almost 5 years ago 1,232 reads 10 comments

  15. Near Misses: Roger Federer, Rome 2006

    Sports have offered us innumerable memorable moments, where the opponents have fought neck-and-neck in the entire match with one of them barely—scarcely—managing to cross the finish line...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about almost 5 years ago 1,627 reads 61 comments

  16. Women's Tennis Power Rankings: Kuznetsova Tops, Sharapova Rises

    The inevitable did happen. Serena Williams got her ranking, and Dinara Safina lost hers. It is a fair result, and would eventually bring the Russian more joy than disappointments in the long term...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about almost 5 years ago 849 reads 16 comments

  17. Tennis and IT: Lots of Room for Advancement

    I had a chance to go through Steve Tignor's post on the recent Davis Cup encounter between Ivo Karlovic and Radek Stepanek. He has brilliantly described what Karlovic might be going through after suffering perhaps the toughest loss of his career...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about almost 5 years ago 193 reads 19 comments

  18. Creature vs. Creature: Rafael Nadal Will Turn the Tide vs. Del Potro

    Introduction It is an exciting time to be a tennis fan. The days of the duopoly of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are long gone, with the arrival of Novak Djokovic in 2007, and Andy Murray in 2008...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about almost 5 years ago 1,359 reads 29 comments

  19. Indian Cricket Team in a Familiar Territory

    As a child, my dad had warned me not to follow cricket because that would mean becoming a fan of Indian cricket team. And he had said from his over 20 years of experience that I will not have a good time...

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  20. Strauss-Smith Controversy Raises Bigger Questions on Cricket Rules

    The group league encounter between England and South Africa had a controversial ending, after Graeme Smith's heroic knock proved in vain as England became the first team in the tournament to book a berth in the final four...

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  21. In the "Zone" with Boris Becker

    In one of my previous posts, I discussed about the rivalry between Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg at the lawns of Wimbledon...

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  22. Men's Tennis Power Rankings: New Face at the Top

    Grand Slams always result in a reorder of the power rankings, and this week is no different. For the first time since Bleacher Report started with its Power Rankings, we have a person not named Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal at the top...

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  23. Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic: Back to Square One

    The last Grand Slam of the year is over, and it has resulted in a brief end to the domination of two players. It will be foolish to count those two players out, though, because they are most dangerous when hurt...

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  24. Davis Cup: Red Dirt Might Prove Beneficial to the Czech

    Czech Republic has produced many a good tennis players, including the greats like Ivan Lendl and Martina Navratilova. However, the country was marred by communism and the players were not satisfied...

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  25. U.S. Open '09: Comeback Mom Completes Her Fairy Tale Story

    It was 1980 when Evonne Goolagong Cawley won the Wimbledon Championship as a mother, but since then no other mom has been able to repeat her feat—until Sunday...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 470 reads 37 comments