Articles by Deepti Patwardhan
Jun 11, 2018
French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal's tour de force against Dominic Thiem paves way for historic 11th Roland Garros titleEven though Thiem was trying desperately to blast his way out of the (single-handed) backhand corner, and going toe-to-toe with Nadal, he was falling behind. You don’t enter a dog-fight against Nadal and emerge victorious.
Jun 10, 2018
French Open 2018: King of Clay Rafael Nadal squares off against heir-apparent Dominic Thiem in Roland Garros title showdownYet unlike the other hopefuls who’ve had the misfortune of crossing paths against Rafael Nadal on the red dirt of Roland Garros, Dominic Thiem is no pushover.
Jun 09, 2018
French Open 2018: Dominic Thiem ends Marco Cecchinato’s fairytale run to script his own success story at Roland GarrosDominic Thiem played a delectable mix of power and touch tennis, on a surface where he is most comfortable on, to end Marco Cecchinato’s fairytale French Open run.
Jun 08, 2018
French Open 2018: Crowd favourite Juan Martin del Potro capitalises on Marin Cilic's errors to warm up for Rafael Nadal testWhat was expected to be a winner-studded spectacle, was eventually decided by the number of errors off Marin Cilic’s racquet against Juan Martin del Potro
Jun 07, 2018
French Open 2018: Alexander Zverev shows he has the heart for a fight despite straight-sets loss to Dominic ThiemEven when he was playing on one good leg against an in-form Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev showed glimpses of why he is the far-away leader of the younger generation.
May 31, 2018
Pro Kabaddi League ushers in first wave of crorepatis as teams show their cold and calculated sideEven as Indian kabaddi’s first generation of crorepatis emerged, it felt like an end of era for some. Three of the biggest names on which the League had stood in the opening season were not on the teams’ to-buy list anymore.
May 30, 2018
French Open 2018: India's Yuki Bhambri develops feet of clay to suffer first round defeat against Ruben BemelmansOut on Court No 8 parked in the oblivious half of Roland Garros, and swamped by the alien red earth, Yuki Bhambri cut a lonely, and somewhat sorry, figure
May 28, 2018
French Open 2018: With serves and groundstrokes off the flanks failing her, Jelena Ostapenko learns a hard lessonThere was another lesson in history for Ostapenko at Roland Garros this year. She became the first French Open champion since 2004 winner Anastasia Myskina to lose in the first match of her title defence.
May 24, 2018
French Open 2018: Novak Djokovic's focus at Rome Masters an indicator of a man finding his way backNovak Djokovic is back to focusing on the basics rather than indulging in quick-fixes like hiring and firing coaching staff.
May 21, 2018
Italian Open: Rafael Nadal stretches clay empire to regain No 1 spot by conquering RomeAt the Eternal City, on his favourite red dirt, Rafael Nadal proved to be the everlasting force.