Weekly Roundup 2020.03.02: Indian Women create history in Fed Cup,Leander/Rohan shine in Davis Cup loss, good run by Zeel Desai in Egypt

Fed Cup -Indian Women made history when they qualified for the world group play-offs for the first time in history, by finishing in top 2 of the Asia Oceania Group 1 qualfiers played in Dubai this week. Indian women won 4 of their 5 matches, most of them in close fights. Photo Credits: Krishnakumar/ Maurizio/Timmy …

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“With Sania being in the team, everyone was really motivated” – Coach Ankita Bhambri

In a chat with ITD volunteer Krishnakumar Duraiswamy, Indian Fed Cup Team coach Ankita Bhambri shares her experience and thoughts on the historic Fed Cup achievement – Q) How does it feel moving into the World group Playoffs? It’s fantastic. Everybody as a team came together collectively. There was Rutuja, Ankita and obviously Sania, who …

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“I’m glad I was able to see this day” – Sania Mirza ; Player reactions to India’s historic Fed Cup World Group Playoffs qualification

If there ever was an ideal Women’s Day gift, this has to be it. The Indian Fed Cup Team braved out competition from 5 other Asian Women’s Tennis powerhouses to seal their place in the Fed Cup World Group Playoffs, where they will take on Latvia in Latvia on April 17-18, 2020. Reactions from the …

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Fed Cup : Indian Team Creates History By Qualifying For The World Group Playoffs For The First Time Ever

There could not be a better Women’s Day gift for Indians than waking up with the news of the Indian Fed Cup team qualifying for the Fed Cup World Group Playoffs in the history of the competition. Led by non-playing captain Vishaal Uppal, the young team, under the guidance of legendary Sania Mirza, achieved this …

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“Nothing worked out for me today”- Sumit Nagal after being outclassed by Marin Cilic in the Davis Cup

Fielding Sumit Nagal instead of Prajnesh Gunneswaran in the 4th rubber of Davis Cup tie didn’t payoff for the visitors, as the the 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic took just 56 minutes to demolish the Indian lad 6-0 6-1. The magical duo of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna had earlier pulled off a thriller …

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“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 …

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“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 …

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