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Friday, February 28, 2020

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Sonam Malik upstages idol Sakshi on road to Tokyo Olympics
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Sonam's second win over Sakshi, in the domestic qualifiers, came in a most dramatic fashion. In the dying seconds, Sonam pulled off the ‘Dhak’ routine – a move that requires a wrestler to pull the opponent over the shoulder and throw her onto the mat.

Marin Cilic’s inclusion makes it tough for India in Davis Cup
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

The only big name missing from the Croatian squad is current world no. 28 Borna Coric. Nonetheless, the European side will be a tricky opponent for the Indians. 

Out-of-rhythm Marin Cilic seeks to find form in Davis Cup tie against India
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

The Croatian team hasn’t officially been announced yet, but the team’s new non-playing captain Vedran Martic ‘expects’ to have Marin Cilic in the squad.

A 20-year-old from war-torn Syria finds new goals in Khelo India
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

The irony of Habbab’s decision is that he comes from a country that was on the brink of making it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but is looking to launch a career in India, a world football minnow.

INDW v AUSW World T20: Slow and steady Poonam Yadav wins game
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

Poonam Yadav had been around long enough, she isn't afraid of giving the ball air. It’s a tactic that has helped her stand at No. 7 in the ICC ODI rankings, 12th in T20s.

Marin Cilic, Borna Coric to line up for Davis Cup tie against India
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

This is the seventh time in as many years that the Indian team has made it to the qualifier stage of the elite team competition, but is yet to make it to the World Group. The tie will be played on March 6 and 7, with the Croatians set to field the same team that won them the 2018 title.

By clinching Maharashtra Open title, Jiri Vesely back in winner’s circle
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

In the past few days, Vesely has spoken often about being ‘lucky’ on court. He faced two match points in his quarterfinal against Ilya Ivashka, and then four more in the semifinal against Ricardas Berankis. On Sunday though, all that hadn’t been working well for him, did at the right time.

From Belarus with love: Egor Gerasimov into Pune Open final
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

In the second semifinal of the Tata Open Maharashtra, India’s only ATP event, Egor Gerasimov progressed into the final with a 7-6(2), 6-4 win over James Duckworth.

Jiri Vesely wins make or break match to get into Pune Open semis
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

For Vesely, that’s a position he wants to be in, a position he’s been feeling pressure from back home to be in.

Lower-ranked players most hit as ATP rejigs calendar in Coronavirus aftermath
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

A last-minute cancellation of an event would cause greater problems to lower-ranked players, as tournaments accept entries based on rankings.

A loss to Soon: Prajnesh Gunneswaran knocked out of Pune Open
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Prajnesh suffers defeat to Soonwoo Kwon in second round as Indian singles challenge ends at Pune Open

Maharashtra Open: Former Junior No. 1 Ricardas Berankis hopes for second wind in his career
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

He was Lithuania's first Jr Grand Slam winner; a former Jr world No. 1; has defeated likes of Dimitrov and Anderson; but his career never really took off. At Tata Open Maharashtra, he hopes to revive it.

With booming left-handed forehands, Prajnesh wins his maiden ATP main draw tie at home
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

India’s top singles player records first-ever ATP main draw win at home; Paes-Ebden in second round

Sumit Nagal wants to learn the hard court way
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

In the 2019 season, Nagal decided to play clay tournaments to help consolidate his return to the tour after a long bout with shoulder problems.

Maharashtra Open preview: Depleted field raises title hopes for Indians
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

A depleted foreign field means that there is more scope for lower ranked Indian players to make it to the main draw.

Prajnesh hopes to bounce back on home soil
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

After turning pro in 2010, the 30-year-old has lost five years to injuries, contemplated quitting, built some momentum, got up to a career-high 75, but couldn’t stay in the top 100 for too long.

Close friend Troicki roots for Djokovic from India
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

Time was off the essence for the veteran Serbian, for there was another match he wanted to catch – the Australian Open men’s singles final.

Change in ATP schedule means no big stars for India’s only ATP event
Sun, Feb 02, 2020

Ever since the start of the tournament in its former host city Chennai, it was played as a season-opener and attracted top stars – the likes of Carlos Moya, Patrick Rafter, three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, and even a certain Rafael Nadal.

Men’s TT team wilts under expectations, ‘favourites’ tag
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

The Indian men table tennis team lost 3-1 in the match against the Czech Republic, bringing an end to the Olympic dream.

Turning the tables: Another four-year wait for first ever Olympic spot in women’s TT
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Lower-ranked France deny Indian women’s TT team Olympic berth; Individual quota places still up for grabs.