Articles by Nikhila Makker
Apr 26, 2017
Maria Sharapova returns: The Russian has served her time, nothing wrong in handing her wildcardsMaria Sharapova has spent far too much time on the sidelines, and now that she is back playing, expect her to fight for every inch in her quest to return to the winner’s circle as well.
Jan 31, 2017
Australian Open 2017: At 35, Roger Federer lifts No 18 with his unlikeliest Grand Slam victory yetRoger Federer, at the age of 35, returned to competitive tennis after six months, defeated four top-10 players over three five-setters, to lift Grand Slam number 18.
Jan 29, 2017
Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer defies age and expectations to make 28th Grand Slam finalRoger Federer’s decision to rest his body and let it recuperate for six months has probably helped him extend his career by a few years.
Jan 26, 2017
Australian Open 2017, Semi-finals, as it happened: Roger Federer defeats Stan Wawrinka in five setsIt's semi-finals day at the Australian Open! Will we see an all-Williams final? Follow our live blog for regular updates.
Jan 25, 2017
Australian Open 2017, women's semis preview: Serena Williams' quest, gripping storylines define last 4Serena Williams is aiming for a 23rd Slam title but the limelight has been on the intriguing mixes of experience and talent, ambition and age in the women's semi-finals.
Jan 23, 2017
Australian Open 2017: Mischa Zverev’s phenomenal journey, from brink of retirement to Slam quarters“Old-school” Mischa Zverev executed his serve-and-volley strategy to near-perfection, defeating World No 1 Andy Murray 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the 4th round.
Jan 15, 2017
Australian Open 2017: Can anyone in men’s draw stop another Andy Murray-Novak Djokovic final?In Melbourne this year, all roads that lead to the Australian Open crown are treacherous and thorny. Here’s a preview of the men’s draw.
Jan 14, 2017
Australian Open 2017: Angelique Kerber, Serena Williams the favourites in unpredictable women's drawWill Angelique Kerber defend her title? Here’s a preview of the women’s draw at the Australian Open and predictions for how it could unfold.
Jan 11, 2017
Chennai Open can’t compete with Brisbane, Doha: Tournament director wants parity in prize moneyTom Annear, the tournament director at Chennai Open, in a candid chat, expressed how difficult it is to negotiate and convince the best players to come to India.
Jan 10, 2017
Chennai Open 2017: Roberto Bautista Agut lifts fifth ATP title, but how far can his experience take him?With five titles to his name, Roberto Bautista Agut has enough experience under his belt. But does he have what it takes to become a top-10 player?