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Maharashtra Open 2019: Kevin Anderson beats Ivo Karlovic in battle of giants to win Pune title at second time of asking
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Maharashtra Open 2019: Kevin Anderson beats Ivo Karlovic in battle of giants to win Pune title at second time of asking

On Saturday, Anderson was up against another beloved underdog in Karlovic but the South African ensured that the memory of last year’s final’s loss didn’t come back to haunt him.

Maharashtra Open 2019: World No. 6 Kevin Anderson wins hardfought encounter against Ivo Karlovic to claim title
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Maharashtra Open 2019: World No. 6 Kevin Anderson wins hardfought encounter against Ivo Karlovic to claim title

Kevin Anderson held his nerve to lift the trophy a year after he lost the 2018 final to Gilles Simon of France. Anderson had beaten Simon in the semi-final on Friday.

Maharashtra Open 2019: Rohan Bopanna serves big to clinch doubles title with Divij Sharan
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Maharashtra Open 2019: Rohan Bopanna serves big to clinch doubles title with Divij Sharan

Rohan Bopanna combined booming serves with exquisite backhand winners during his blossoming partnership with Divij Sharan as the Indian pair won its maiden ATP tour title at the Tata Open Maharashtra here Saturday.

Maharashtra Open 2019: Steve Darcis seeks to enjoy each match as it comes after incredible run at first tournament in 400 days
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Maharashtra Open 2019: Steve Darcis seeks to enjoy each match as it comes after incredible run at first tournament in 400 days

For a fighter who nearly saw his career end prematurely, every match from here on is one to savour for Steve Darcis.

Maharashtra Open 2019: Kevin Anderson avenges last year's defeat against Gilles Simon to set up final with Ivo Karlovic
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Maharashtra Open 2019: Kevin Anderson avenges last year's defeat against Gilles Simon to set up final with Ivo Karlovic

Ivo Karlovic cut short the remarkable comeback run of Steve Darcis to set up the Tata Open Maharashtra clash with Kevin Anderson, who avenged his last year's defeat against Gilles Simon on Friday.

Maharashtra Open 2019: Veteran Croatian Ivo Karlovic becomes oldest man in forty years to reach an ATP Final
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Maharashtra Open 2019: Veteran Croatian Ivo Karlovic becomes oldest man in forty years to reach an ATP Final

Big-serving Ivo Karlovic, currently ranked 100, hit 33 aces in the one hour 55 minute battle against the unranked Darcis, who missed all of 2018 due to injury.

Maharashtra Open 2019: Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan survive close call against Simon Bolleli/Ivan Dodig pair to enter final
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Maharashtra Open 2019: Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan survive close call against Simon Bolleli/Ivan Dodig pair to enter final

Bopanna, as usual, was solid with his returns while left-hander Sharan put up a better show than Thursday. It will be the first final on the ATP World Tour for both the players

LISTEN: Full script of Episode 115 of Spodcast where we discuss Gujarat Fortunegiants' win, Manchester City's title bid and more
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LISTEN: Full script of Episode 115 of Spodcast where we discuss Gujarat Fortunegiants' win, Manchester City's title bid and more

Here's the full script of today's Spodcast as we discuss Gujarat Fortunegiants' thrilling victory over UP Yoddha in PKL, the semi-finals showdown between Gilles Simon and Kevin Anderson at Maharashtra Open, Manchester City closing gap on Liverpool and more.

Jaume Munar interview: Spanish star on following mentor Rafael Nadal's mantras, importance of ATP NextGen Finals and more
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Jaume Munar interview: Spanish star on following mentor Rafael Nadal's mantras, importance of ATP NextGen Finals and more

Jaume Munar is the product of the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy in Mallorca and is tipped to lead the next generation of Spanish tennis stars.

Maharashtra Open 2019: Former finalists Gilles Simon, Kevin Anderson set up semi-final clash
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Maharashtra Open 2019: Former finalists Gilles Simon, Kevin Anderson set up semi-final clash

Top-seed and world number six Anderson did not struggle much in taking out seventh-seed Jaume Munar from Spain 6-3, 6-3 as he fired 14 aces to stroll past his rival.

Maharashtra Open 2019: Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan come back from set down to win thrilling quarter-final encounter
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Maharashtra Open 2019: Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan come back from set down to win thrilling quarter-final encounter

Immediately after saving their sixth match point to make it 15-15, Bopanna smashed a volley winner to earn their second match point and finished it with a lob,

Kevin Anderson interview: World No 6 on not subscribing to labels, regaining belief in his game after injury-enforced hiatus and more
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Kevin Anderson interview: World No 6 on not subscribing to labels, regaining belief in his game after injury-enforced hiatus and more

2019 will be the test of Kevin Anderson's steady progress with Federer, Nadal and Djokovic eager continue their renaissance and a host of NextGen players keen to prove themselves.

LISTEN: Full script of Episode 114 of Spodcast where we discuss Kevin Anderson's victory, Indian football team at AFC Asian Cup and more
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LISTEN: Full script of Episode 114 of Spodcast where we discuss Kevin Anderson's victory, Indian football team at AFC Asian Cup and more

Here's the full script of Episode 114, where we discuss Kevin Anderson's victory at Maharashtra Open, Bengaluru Raptors' win over Delhi Dashers, India at AFC Asian Cup 2019 and more.

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 114: Kevin Anderson enters Maharashtra Open quarters; Bengaluru Raptors beat Delhi Dashers and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 114: Kevin Anderson enters Maharashtra Open quarters; Bengaluru Raptors beat Delhi Dashers and more

Kevin Anderson enters Maharashtra Open quarter-finals, Bengaluru Raptors' win over Delhi Dashers, India at AFC Asian Cup 2019 – we discuss these stories and more on Firstpost Spodcast.

Maharashtra Open 2019: Ramkumar Ramanathan falls short of memorable win over Malek Jaziri; Ernests Gulbis ousts Hyeon Chung
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Maharashtra Open 2019: Ramkumar Ramanathan falls short of memorable win over Malek Jaziri; Ernests Gulbis ousts Hyeon Chung

Ramkumar Ramanathan came close to an incredible win over fourth seed Malek Jaziri in a nervy match, while Ernests Gulbis stunned second seed Hyeon Chung.

Maharashtra Open 2019: India's campaign ends as Ramkumar Ramanathan loses to Malek Jaziri in thrilling contest
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Maharashtra Open 2019: India's campaign ends as Ramkumar Ramanathan loses to Malek Jaziri in thrilling contest

Ramkumar Ramanathan's serve deserted him at crunch moment as he missed out on a memorable win against world number 45 Malek Jaziri and crashed out of the Tata Open Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Open 2019: Kevin Anderson earns hardfought straight sets victory; Gilles Simon enters quarter-finals with comeback win
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Maharashtra Open 2019: Kevin Anderson earns hardfought straight sets victory; Gilles Simon enters quarter-finals with comeback win

South African Kevin Anderson, 32, served 20 aces against 23-year-old Djere, who is ranked 93rd in the world singles chart, and won both sets in tie-breaks.

Maharashtra Open 2019: Ramkumar Ramanathan keeps Indian singles challenge alive with gritty win over Marcel Granollers
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Maharashtra Open 2019: Ramkumar Ramanathan keeps Indian singles challenge alive with gritty win over Marcel Granollers

Ramkumar Ramanathan had his revenge over Marcel Granollers as he rallied back from a set down to reach the second round of the 2019 Maharashtra Open.

Maharashtra Open 2019: Kevin Anderson criticises ITF for not collaborating with players enough before Davis Cup overhaul
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Maharashtra Open 2019: Kevin Anderson criticises ITF for not collaborating with players enough before Davis Cup overhaul

World No 6 Kevin Anderson bemoaned ITF’s failure to collaborate with players before they overhauled the format of the 118-year-old Davis Cup.

Maharashtra Open 2019: Kevin Anderson starts as favourite; tricky draw for Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ramkumar Ramanathan
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Maharashtra Open 2019: Kevin Anderson starts as favourite; tricky draw for Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ramkumar Ramanathan

Top seed Kevin Anderson, now the main attraction following tournament regular Marin Cilic’s withdrawal, starts as favourite for the Maharashtra Open title.