Piyush Bajaj

“We played a really aggressive match against a team that has won a Grand Slam before” – Bopanna, after his 2nd round Mixed Doubles win at Aus Open

Rohan Bopanna and his Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok beat American-Brazilian pairing of Nicole Melichar and Bruno Soares 6-4 7-6(4) to move to the QF. They will take on the winner of the match between Kyrgios/Anisimova & Mektic/Krejcikova next. Congratulations on your win today. You’re through to the quarters now. Thoughts on the match today? We …

“We played a really aggressive match against a team that has won a Grand Slam before” – Bopanna, after his 2nd round Mixed Doubles win at Aus Open Read More »

“We fought till the end. We will reset & go to Pune next” – Divij Sharan, after a 2nd round loss at the Aussie Open against the 10th seeds

The Indo-Kiwi pair of Divij Sharan and Artem Sitak fought valiantly against the 10th seeds Mate Pavic & Bruno Soares, before losing 6-7(2) 3-6. Divij spoke to ITD member and Melbourne resident Piyush Bajaj after the match at Melbourne Park. Excerpts below – Q) It was a very close match. It was a great match …

“We fought till the end. We will reset & go to Pune next” – Divij Sharan, after a 2nd round loss at the Aussie Open against the 10th seeds Read More »

“It’s important to keep working on your game & the results will follow” – Divij Sharan, after making it into AO Round 2

The Indo-Kiwi pair of Divij Sharan and Artem Sitak got off to a great start, beating Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta & Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-4 7-5. The pair were a break down in the 2nd set, before coming back to clinch it, late in the set. Sharan-Sitak’s had earlier made the QFs at Wimbledon 2018. …

“It’s important to keep working on your game & the results will follow” – Divij Sharan, after making it into AO Round 2 Read More »

“The match was decided by a few points here and there” – Bopanna, after running the Bryans close at AO Round 1

On a windy day at Melbourne Park, India’s doubles ace, Rohan Bopanna, along with Japanese partner Yasutaka Uchiyama, ran one of the all-time great doubles pairs close in the 1st round of the Australian Open. They lost 1-6 6-3 3-6. ITD volunteer Piyush Bajaj caught up with Rohan after the match to gather his thoughts. …

“The match was decided by a few points here and there” – Bopanna, after running the Bryans close at AO Round 1 Read More »