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Anindya Dutta interview: Author on tracing Indian tennis' rich history, forgotten legacy of women's game and more in book
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Anindya Dutta interview: Author on tracing Indian tennis' rich history, forgotten legacy of women's game and more in book

A banker by profession, Anindya Dutta's latest book, called Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis, is a deep dive on pre-Independence tennis, the early players, the Krishnans, Amritrajs, doubles and women's tennis.

Indian tennis legend and former Davis Cup coach Akhtar Ali passes away
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Indian tennis legend and former Davis Cup coach Akhtar Ali passes away

Akhtar, the father of India's current Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali, was 83 and breathed his last in Kolkata.

Vijay Amritraj interview: 'India's 1974 Davis Cup final boycott first instance of social injustice protest'
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Vijay Amritraj interview: 'India's 1974 Davis Cup final boycott first instance of social injustice protest'

Vijay Amritraj, former India player, spoke to Firstpost on protests in tennis, tennis' reaction to inequality, the 1973 Wimbledon, the upcoming tournament and how he sees Indian tennis at present.

Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Big three' of men's tennis won't lose much due to sport's suspension, says Vijay Amritraj
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Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Big three' of men's tennis won't lose much due to sport's suspension, says Vijay Amritraj

Amritraj said the trio of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafel Nadal, who have a tight grip over Grand Slam tournaments, won't feel any financial stress or the pressure of progress

Davis Cup: AITA should follow Sports Ministry, government's instructions ahead of Indian team's visit to Pakistan
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Davis Cup: AITA should follow Sports Ministry, government's instructions ahead of Indian team's visit to Pakistan

In 1987, India faced a similar situation as they had to face Israel in a Davis Cup quarter-final tie and there was a call to boycott the tie, Amritraj recalled

Down memory lane: Anand Amritraj recalls an era when prize money was meagre and Grand Slam champs stood in line for food
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Down memory lane: Anand Amritraj recalls an era when prize money was meagre and Grand Slam champs stood in line for food

Armed with a sharp memory and a capacity for exasperation, Anand Amritraj rattles off tales of days when tennis was still an expensive sport but hardly rich.

Davis Cup: 'We don't have room for excuses any more,' says non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi ahead of Italy clash
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Davis Cup: 'We don't have room for excuses any more,' says non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi ahead of Italy clash

Non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday said there is no room for excuses in the Davis Cup Qualifier against Italy starting on Friday, especially after India got whatever it had desired

Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan need to get fitter for sustained results, says tennis ace Vijay Amritraj
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Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan need to get fitter for sustained results, says tennis ace Vijay Amritraj

Amritraj said: "Yuki has done well well. The problem is that he is not able to play a full year yet. He is not fit enough to play a full season, which is a worry. He needs to work on his fitness. Similarly, Ramkumar did well in some tournaments, reached the final at Newport, but needs to be a lot fitter."

Former Tennis legend Vijay Amritraj feels new Davis Cup format won't affect India
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Former Tennis legend Vijay Amritraj feels new Davis Cup format won't affect India

Amritraj said he does not think India should agree to play matches in a neutral country, for it will lose the advantage of playing in home conditions.

US Open 2018: From Vijay Amritraj to Leander Paes, how Indians have created a legacy worthy of respect at Flushing Meadows
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US Open 2018: From Vijay Amritraj to Leander Paes, how Indians have created a legacy worthy of respect at Flushing Meadows

India's Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza all have wins here, with Paes perhaps the most successful of all. A look into how India has performed at the indoor hard-court Grand Slam.

Ramkumar Ramanathan’s run to Hall of Fame Open final gives India’s singles tennis much-needed shot in the arm
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Ramkumar Ramanathan’s run to Hall of Fame Open final gives India’s singles tennis much-needed shot in the arm

Even though Ramkumar Ramanathan faltered on the final hurdle, he belongs to a group of young Indian players who are daring to dream. He didn’t quite return with the silverware, but the run to the final is essential in a bid to change India’s doubles-heavy narrative in tennis.

Alan Wilkins opens up on life as sports broadcaster, dismissing Viv Richards and narrating Sachin Tendulkar's dismissal in farewell Test
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Alan Wilkins opens up on life as sports broadcaster, dismissing Viv Richards and narrating Sachin Tendulkar's dismissal in farewell Test

The power of the spoken word is such that it stays within our veins for a time immemorial. The responsibility is so huge that a word here or there can cause storm, especially in sports where fans are very closely attached to their heroes and teams.

Vijay Amritraj believes Ramanathan Ramkumar and Yuki Bhambri have potential to breach into top 100
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Vijay Amritraj believes Ramanathan Ramkumar and Yuki Bhambri have potential to breach into top 100

On the possibility of Ram, Yuki and the others doing well on the tour, Amritraj said they need to ensure that they don't overplay or underplay. Apart from physical capabilities, the mental capability also is key.

Vijay Amritraj expresses concerns about future of Indian tennis, calls for 'system' in place to nurture talent
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Vijay Amritraj expresses concerns about future of Indian tennis, calls for 'system' in place to nurture talent

Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj is "worried" about the future of the sport in the country with no one after the likes of Sania Mirza, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi able to make a mark at the world stage.

Sania Mirza, Vijay Amritraj to grace second Premjit Lall Invitational tennis tournament as guests
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Sania Mirza, Vijay Amritraj to grace second Premjit Lall Invitational tennis tournament as guests

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and veteran Vijay Amritraj will grace the second Premjit Lall Invitational Tournament from 14-17 December.

Vijay Amritraj's life, on the tennis court and off, to be the subject of a biopic produced by son Prakash
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Vijay Amritraj's life, on the tennis court and off, to be the subject of a biopic produced by son Prakash

Vijay Amritraj biopic will go beyond the tennis court and highlight the personal life of the Indian tennis legend

AITA severs ties with Vijay Amritraj's Champions Tennis League citing breach of contract
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AITA severs ties with Vijay Amritraj's Champions Tennis League citing breach of contract

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Tuesday terminated the contract of Vijay Amritraj's Champions Tennis League due to a breach of contract, much to the shock of the former star, who says the move has come at a time when they were striving to revive the League.

India's only ATP event Chennai Open's shift to Pune disappoints Amritraj brothers
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India's only ATP event Chennai Open's shift to Pune disappoints Amritraj brothers

Amritraj brothers unhappy with the shift of India's only ATP event from Chennai to Pune after 21 years. Vijay Amritraj said, "It is sad that the city (Chennai) has lost the event."

India's Rohan Bopanna says playing doubles is not a shortcut to success in singles
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India's Rohan Bopanna says playing doubles is not a shortcut to success in singles

Bopanna enjoyed some memorable singles wins, including the deciding victory in the Davis Cup tie against Brazil in 2010, before completely focusing on doubles.

Rohan Bopanna blames coaching quality, lack of support from system for absence of top Indian singles players
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Rohan Bopanna blames coaching quality, lack of support from system for absence of top Indian singles players

Bopanna won his first Grand Slam title 14 years after turning pro and he says he never lost hope of achieving his dream.