Interviews

“I know Ramanathan from the Tour. He’s a quality player” – Marin Cilic, after surviving a scare against the India #3

India #3 Ramkumar Ramanathan ran the 2014 US Open Champion Marin Cilic very close in the 2nd rubber of the India-Croatia Davis Cup tie, losing 6-7(8) 6-7(8). Ramkumar was up a mini break in the both the tiebreakers, but failed to hold on to the advantage. Thoughts from Marin Cilic, Borna Gojo, and Croatian captain …

“I know Ramanathan from the Tour. He’s a quality player” – Marin Cilic, after surviving a scare against the India #3 Read More »

“These are the moments we sportspersons live for, to play matches like these for the country” – Sania Mirza, after sealing a crucial Fed Cup tie against Chinese Taipei for India

In what was a crucial Fed Cup tie against Chinese Taipei, India emerged victorious after Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina battled for two hours and twenty-four minutes in the decider against a formidable doubles pairing of Latisha Chan and En Shuo Liang 6-4 4-6 6-4. Tie against Indonesia in the final day will be crucial …

“These are the moments we sportspersons live for, to play matches like these for the country” – Sania Mirza, after sealing a crucial Fed Cup tie against Chinese Taipei for India Read More »

“I had to win for India, I kept fighting” – Rutuja Bhosale, after saving 3 MPs to beat Yang from Chinese Taipei.

Rutuja Bhosale has been on a blistering form over the week winning very crucial Fed Cup singles rubbers to give India the lead in the Asia/Oceania Group I qualifiers. She had a big match against the fifteen year old, Yang Ya Yi, from Chinese Taipei which went on for over 3 hours, and she emerged …

“I had to win for India, I kept fighting” – Rutuja Bhosale, after saving 3 MPs to beat Yang from Chinese Taipei. Read More »

“The main goal was to compete for every point. I tried my best” – Ramkumar, after running former US Open champ Marin Cilic close

After a set of two close matches, India find themselves 2-0 down after the first day’s play against Croatia, with an uphill task of winning three matches on the trot on Saturday, starting with the doubles. Results below – Rubber 1 – Borna Gojo(CRO) beat Prajnesh Gunneswaran(IND) 3-6 6-4 6-2Rubber 2- Marin Cilic(CRO) beat Ramkumar …

“The main goal was to compete for every point. I tried my best” – Ramkumar, after running former US Open champ Marin Cilic close Read More »

“I need to continue playing the way I am playing” – Rutuja Bhosale, after the Korea tie.

Rutuja Bhosale has been very impressive in the current edition of the Fed Cuo Asia/Oceania Group I qualifiers. She gave a tough fight against Shuai Zhang of China and battled hard to win against the veteran Akgul Ammanmuradova of Uzbekistan and Su Jeong Jang of South Korea. Here, she describes her thoughts regarding her matches …

“I need to continue playing the way I am playing” – Rutuja Bhosale, after the Korea tie. Read More »

“If the rubber is dead, there is no point in playing Sania” – Vishaal Uppal, Indian Fed Cup Team Captain.

Indian Fed Cup team is soaring high at the ongoing Asia/Oceania Group I qualifiers to clinch a spot at the World Group Play-Offs. India has now beaten Uzbekistan and Korea, after conceding defeat in the opening tie against China. Team ITD had a brief chat with the captain of the team, Mr. Vishal Uppal, to …

“If the rubber is dead, there is no point in playing Sania” – Vishaal Uppal, Indian Fed Cup Team Captain. Read More »

“We are taking it match by match” – Riya Bhatia, who partnered Sowjanya Bavisetti, in the doubles win over Uzbekistan at the Fed Cup 2020.

(To Sowjanya Bavisetti) So yesterday was your Fed Cup debut. After years of hard work you finally made it here? Your thoughts on it? It is always an honor to play for the country and it has been my dream. I mean, I have always wanted to win the Nationals, and then if you win …

“We are taking it match by match” – Riya Bhatia, who partnered Sowjanya Bavisetti, in the doubles win over Uzbekistan at the Fed Cup 2020. Read More »

How Yash Pandey, Indian High Performance Sports Physiotherapist, is trying to ensure “Peak Performance” of Indian Tennis

Injuries, and fitness, or the lack of thereof have been issues that have been plaguing not just Indian tennis, but Indian sports for a long time. We, as the sports watching janta, often talk about these issues. But do we really understand them?  We caught up with physio, Yash Pandey, who works closely with several …

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“We will fight till the last point” – Rajpal, ahead of Croatia tie

(To the captain, Mr. Rohit Rajpal) How impressed are you with the current form of all your players? All of them look in great shape. We have had some nice sessions here, and everybody has been playing some tournaments. So they are reasonably sharp coming from tournaments, it is not like they are coming from …

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“I started really well but she stepped up at the crucial moments” – Rutuja Bhosale, after an inspiring performance against the WTA Top 35 Shuai Zhang at the Fed Cup

Putting up a gutsy show, Ankita Raina gave a scare to world number 29 Qiang Wang after Rutuja Bhosale suffered defeat in the first singles as India lost the Fed Cup tie against China after conceding an unassailable 0-2 lead, here on Tuesday. Rutuja fought her heart out before losing 4-6 2-6 to world number …

“I started really well but she stepped up at the crucial moments” – Rutuja Bhosale, after an inspiring performance against the WTA Top 35 Shuai Zhang at the Fed Cup Read More »