Prajnesh reflects on his R1 loss at ATP Dubai against D.Novak ; looks ahead to Davis Cup and Indian Wells-Miami swing

A crisp hot day in Dubai with a gentle breeze – an appropriate setting for our lad from Chennai, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who had received a wild card to play at the Dubai Duty Free Championships. He faced Dennis Novak in Round 1, an Austrian, who has been steadily climbing up the rankings, a good friend …

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“Ranking expectations don’t allow me to play well” – Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam, the boy who upset the ATP 253 Daniel Masur in Bengaluru

Going into the ATP Bengaluru Challenger a few weeks, not a lot of people would have heard the name of Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam. Two days into the tournament, and people were discussing how to pronounce his surname “Shanmugam”. Good progress, eh? The off-court hype was a result of the flamboyance that this lad from Chennai …

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Weekly Roundup 2020.02.17 : Ankita wins yet another singles title, Rutuja claims doubles title in Jodhpur ITF

ITF Jodhpur $25k (Women)- As a top seed Ankita Raina put up a dominant display to win yet another 25K title in Jodhpur this week without dropping a set. This was her seventh 25K title and her second title this year. With this she will move up past her previous career high ranking of 164 …

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“The difference was that they have been playing together for a while now” – Bopanna, after final qualifying round loss to Kontinen/Struff at ATP 500 Dubai Open

India No.1 Rohan Bopanna, playing with Pablo Carreno Busta, went down 3-6 6-3 6-10 to qualifying top seeds Kontinen/Struff in a close tussle. Bopanna, was initially entered to play with Alexander Bublik, but ended up partnering Carreno Busta at the end. Bopanna spoke to Deepthi Indukuri after his match to share his thoughts on it, …

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Sundays with Purav : Episode 11 – “Mission Medals”

“Sundays with Purav” is a 11 part series in collaboration with our very own, Purav Raja. Through his first hand experience of competing on the ATP Tour, Purav aims to educate Indian tennis parents, fans, and community, in general, about what our country needs to do to be called a sporting nation. Catch other episodes …

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