Haresh Ramchandani
Haresh Ramchandani
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Here's why Sania Mirza, the doubles queen, deserves more respect

Sania Mirza has certainly earned the right to call the shots when it comes to Indian doubles, even if she has not yet earned the respect she so very much deserves for her doubles game.

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From just another Chinese player to Grand Slam champion: The metamorphosis of Li Na

Tennis stars come in all sizes, shapes, and personalities. Some of them stay in the spotlight throughout their playing careers and then fade into oblivion. But there are some others whose legacies continue to be written well after they hang up their rackets. And Li Na is one of them.

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From US Open to classrooms: Teenage stars juggle school and professional tennis

Some teens, who came into the spotlight during the past week at the US Open, will instead go back to the classrooms and continue to juggle the demands of their educational and professional tennis aspirations, grappling with the decision of when to head full-time into the world of pro tennis.

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A year without Grand Slam success, is Serena Williams a spent force at Majors?

A fourth-round in Australia, a second-round in Paris and a third-round at Wimbledon are all that Serena has to show for a season in which she has been ranked no. 1 every single week.

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Bhupathi's IPL-style tennis league can't steal the importance of grand slams

At its best, Bhupathi’s league will be a fun-filled light-hearted competition that will keep tennis balls in the spotlight even in the off-season.

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Federer rides on Wawrinka’s success in pursuit of Davis Cup glory

While his rivals like Nadal and Novak Djokovic have zealously pursued Davis Cup glory in their younger years, 32 year old Federer has never made the Davis Cup his priority as he embarked upon his record-setting grand slam journey.

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Three things Wawrinka needs to do to beat Nadal

Wawrinka could be a bundle of nerves on Sunday and go down tamely to the Spaniard. Or he could use that nervous energy to motivate and inspire himself to play the best match of his life. Anything less, would surely mean a Nadal victory.

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Why Eugenie Bouchard is set to be the next tennis superstar

Exhibiting a calm composed demeanour and a self-assured, not cocky, attitude, Bouchard seems to be a marketer’s dream.

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The Australian Open will be a big test for Nadal

Just 13 days into the New Year, the first grand slam of the tennis season gets underway in Melbourne in what is expected to be scorching temperatures

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From Roger to Rafa, plenty of intrigue ahead of the Australian Open

With the first Grand Slam of the season less than a week away, there’s a lot of attention on the results coming out. Let’s revisit some of the top stories from the previous week.

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Tennis in 2014: Serena chases history as Federer faces new challenges

The men-behind-the-scenes will certainly be hoping that the tour can look toward the next generation rather than the previous generation to keep the fans engaged in the long run.

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Will London confirm or reverse Roger Federer’s decline?

Roger Federer and Serena Williams are both 32 years old – born just seven weeks apart. But you wouldn’t know that if you looked at their results in 2013 or considered the outlook on them for 2014.

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Tennis prize money debate: Perhaps the men should play best-of-three sets

The men would be better served by focussing on what they want for themselves, rather than comparing notes with the women.

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Nadal, Djokovic and the ten things we learned from US Open 2013

While we can ponder on or wish for what the tennis landscape might look like Down Under in January, let’s recap the fortnight in New York.

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US Open 2013: The contenders, the young guns and the veterans

Here are some of the stories to keep an eye on from Flushing Meadows over the next two weeks.

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Bartoli's retirement makes us wish we had appreciated her earlier

For Bartoli, success came late and so did acceptance.

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Hingis needs to toughen up, or just stick to doubles in comeback

Hingis rose to the top of the game in 1997 as a 16-year-old, becoming the second youngest to win a grand slam in history and the youngest to reach the No 1 spot. But her rise was aided by the absence of a top rival.

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Wimbledon men's final preview: Will destiny be kind to Andy Murray?

Sunday marks the third time in the last four slams that Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will be clashing in the finals.

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What Rafael Nadal’s Wimbledon loss means for his US Open future

Twelve months after bowing out to world no. 100 Lukas Rosol in five sets in the second round, the Spaniard found himself reliving one of his worst nightmares on Monday as he crashed out to world no. 135 Steve Darcis at the All-England Club.

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The final before the final: Nadal vs Djokovic

Such has been the anticipation of this match that the French Tennis Federation actually considered bumping Nadal’s seeding in order to avoid this clash.