1. Pete Sampras and the Irony Called Wimbledon

    Wimbledon ’09 is now a week away, and I was refreshing my memories of the past champions who were defined at this place. Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Roger Federer—but one name glows brightly amongst the elite...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 1,746 reads 62 comments

  2. French Open 2009: Those Two Weeks

    The French Open finally got over on last Sunday. The thick red fog, which covered Roland Garros, is slowly setting down to offer a better view of what happened over the last clay court Grand Slam of the first decade of the millennium...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 619 reads 48 comments

  3. 2009 French Open Men's Doubles: Leander Paes - Lukas Dlouhy Style a Classic Win

    The No. 3 seeded pair Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy beat the unseeded pair of Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman to become 2009 French Open Men’s Doubles Championship...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 981 reads 14 comments

  4. Creature vs. Creature: Del Potro's Chances at the Slam of Upsets

    Federer fans, please look at Gil's arguments. There is something strange in the air of Paris. I do not know what, but those granules of red sand seem to have heavily affected the atmosphere in the areas near a place known as Philippe Chatrier...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 498 reads 25 comments

  5. Creature Vs Creature: Cibulkova's Clay Court Prowess Will Be Handy

    Please look at Rohini Iyer's article for Safina's side of the story. Introduction: Dominika Cibulkova may be an unknown name to the larger part of the tennis world, but she has rapidly covered huge slides to become a top ranked WTA tennis player...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 257 reads 24 comments

  6. Roland Garros 2009: Jo Wilfried Powers His Way Through Juan Monaco

    It is always a joy to watch Jo Wilfried Tsonga on a tennis court. Tsonga is a perfect blend of modern and old school tennis player. Old school with big serves, serene volleys and chip-n-charge approach...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 247 reads 23 comments

  7. Pete Sampras and Boris Becker, Hannover 1996: Unbelievable Attack

    It's been only three days since the commencement of Roland Garros 2009, yet it is creating a rage and mass hysteria among the tennis community. Paris seems to be the epicenter of the shock vibes received by the tennis fans all over the world...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 1,586 reads 41 comments

  8. Rewind 1989: Rejuvenated American Tennis Finally Embraces the Dirt

    If American Tennis ever opens its history book to find a fairytale story for its young tennis aspirants, it will probably stop at Paragraph 2 of Page 1989; when Michael Chang became ...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 310 reads 31 comments

  9. Wimbledon Tests the New Roof and Takes Me Down Memory Lane

    After I finished watching Roger Federer lift his 15th Masters Shield in Madrid, I diverted my attention to a distant place in Britain, which was hosting the inaugural ceremony of its ...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 365 reads 17 comments

  10. Rafael Nadal Beats Novak Djokovic in the Longest Masters Series Match in History

    There are times when you are watching a tennis match, and after a period, you just stop passing comments, and succumb to its excitement...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 1,932 reads 25 comments

  11. Fernando Verdasco Gets a Lesson on How to Win by Rafael Nadal

    Fernando Verdasco and Rafael Nadal. They share an unerring similarity while on the tennis court. Right from the time when they enter the stadium with the heavy tennis kit mounted on their left ...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 1,628 reads 17 comments

  12. Sports and The "Unimportant": An Open Letter by the Tennis Chair Umpire

    Warm Greetings to the Tennis Aficionados! You guys consider yourself to be tennis experts. You perhaps know the strengths and weaknesses of every tennis player, or can murmur the score of the Wimbledon 2008 final even in sleep...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 594 reads 37 comments

  13. Senior Players are Assets to Youngsters in IPL (A Rebuttal)

    India have won two cricket World Cups, in 1983 and 2007, and both have been the biggest upsets in the sport’s history...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 175 reads 9 comments

  14. Rome Masters 2009: Expect Things To Change

    The heat has truly been turned up during the clay court season, as the players head into the Rome Masters and the second most important clay court title...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about 5 years ago 540 reads 25 comments

  15. Ivan Lendl: Greatest Grass-Court Player Never to Win Wimbledon

    Ivan Lendl was one the most dominant players of the late '80s. He won eight grand slams, reached the finals of 11 others (more than any other player to date), held the world No. 1 for 270 weeks (more than any player except Pete Sampras)...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about over 5 years ago 1,583 reads 39 comments

  16. Why I Like IPL Even Though I Hate It

    I hate to admit, nevertheless, I'll be honest. I do not like the cricketers being covered with millions of sponsors. I get irritated by the look of Shahrukh Khan and feel left out when Preity Zinta hugs 16 men clad in Pink...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about over 5 years ago 1,272 reads 19 comments

  17. A Contest That Summarizes Marat Safin

    Marat Safin. A name analogous to the terms—Brlliiance. Great Expectations. Popularity. Excitement. Unpredictability. Agony...Underachievement! It is rare to see him demonstrating all the above attributes in a short period of time...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about over 5 years ago 386 reads 17 comments

  18. The Day Ivan Lendl Got the Monkey Off His Back

    It was June 9, 1984 (exactly one year before I was born!). Ivan Lendl was sitting exhausted in the Roland Garros room. After four hours of grueling tennis, he was severely dehydrated and in a not-so-pleasant condition...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about over 5 years ago 624 reads 6 comments

  19. The Aging Warriors of Tennis

    Tennis fans usually remember the amazing runs of a 17 year old Boris Becker in 1985 Wimbledon, or a 16 year old Martina Hingis in 1997...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about over 5 years ago 512 reads 17 comments