Interviews

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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“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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From starting Tennis at age 12 to playing on the pro circuit – Arthi Muniyan’s voyage into the Tennis world

Arthi Muniyan may not be a name you have heard of, but the tale of her unlikely journey into the Tennis world is definitely one you should be aware about. From starting at the age of 12, to achieving a career high WTA Ranking of 1263 is no mean feat. In this chat, Arthi talks about the struggles she’s had and has to face on a daily basis, the support she’s received so far, and the unexpected friends she’s made on the journey –

“Our partnership came about because of Aisam Qureshi” – Purav Raja, after going three out of three at the ATP Challenger level as a pair with Ramkumar Ramanathan

It’s not often you see a doubles pair dominate the way the pair of Raja-Ramanathan has, regardless of the level of tournaments. And to do it at the ATP Challenger level, it’s much more unlikely. The #RajaRam pair is here to stay! Their record stands at 12-0 in matches and 23-1 in sets at the …

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