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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Shahid Judge


Calm mind, steady finger, rapid fire: Vijay Kumar’s finest hour at London
Fri, May 22, 2020

Pistol shooter Vijay Kumar recalls how visualisation techniques and a strong mind took him to a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics.

Small exhibition events testing the waters as tennis plots way back onto court
Wed, May 06, 2020

The BASE Tennis Academy in the town of Höhr-Grenzhausen hosted a four-day Tennis Point Exhibition Series – an eight-man event.

Lower rung gets a helping hand from tennis bodies during lockdown
Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Governing bodies in tennis get together to set up a fund for those struggling due to tour suspension

When the Woods were dark and lovely for Vijay Amritraj
Mon, Apr 20, 2020

Vijay Amritraj recollects the blossoming of his intense rivalry and lifelong friendship with Jimmy Connors which began at Bretton Woods in 1973, where the Indian beat the American to his maiden ATP title.

ATP warns players of unsolicited help from French firm for creation of solidarity fund
Mon, Apr 13, 2020

"We recommend that you be cautious and confirm the legitimacy of any unsolicited approaches that you receive before you decide to pursue them," said ATP’s letter to players.

Indian shooter Suma Shirur’s last and perfect shot at glory
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

As of today, 16 years after that marvel in Malaysia, Suma Shirur remains the only Indian woman to have achieved the perfect score.

‘If you’re not in top 100, you’ll struggle’: Vijay Amritraj
Tue, Apr 07, 2020

Although the higher-ranked players may have enough savings to help them get by during the outbreak, those lower down the charts would be dealt with a harsh blow with the tour suspension.

Tennis: Game, set, match 2020?
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

A host of important events are scheduled to take place after the Wimbledon Championships, all of which face the threat of being cancelled. Here’s a look at those events and how their respective venues are currently coping with the pandemic.

Tennis faces break point after cancellation of Wimbledon
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

The All England Club decided to cancel Wimbledon, a development that triggered fears of the rest of the 2020 season getting scrapped.

Calendar Congestion: The logistical nightmare that could be 2021
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The 2021 calendar is already packed with major sporting events, some of which will have to be moved to make way for the postponed 2020 tournaments.

Coronavirus Fallout: What the French Open rejig means for players
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

This year’s French Open has been moved from its usual spot, in at the end of May to a week after the US Open. It’s a move that has not gone down well with the players who have been reeling because of an already altered calendar year.

Indian athletes in US fighting loneliness, uncertainty as NCAA season scrapped
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

"If I try to go back to India, there is a possibility that I may contract the virus during the journey. Even if that doesn’t happen, I’ll have to go into quarantine when I reach India, so that means I cannot train for two weeks," said Tejaswin Shankar, National high jump record holder.

Going to Oman in middle of coronavirus pandemic pays off for Sharath Kamal
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Sharath Kamal won his first international title in a decade, but midway into the tournament, he wondered if he made a mistake by travelling to Oman amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Dubai, Rutuja Bhosale justifies those fleeting moments of fame
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Ranked 438, Rutuja Bhosale managed to pull off important wins in three group matches — against Uzbekistan, South Korea, and Chinese Taipei to help India qualify for Fed Cup's playoff stage.

Leander Paes helps India win doubles before Marin Cilic seals Davis Cup tie
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

The Paes/Bopanna win over Franko Skugor and Mate Pavic kept the visitors alive in the tie before former world no.3 Marin Cilic cruised past Sumit Nagal 6-0, 6-1 to secure the tie 3-1 for Croatia.

Davis Cup: India down 2-0 against Croatia, after Prajnesh and Ramkumar lose in singles
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

The Indians had hoped to exploit Borna Gojo over two singles rubbers and then pick up a third point in the doubles. But Gojo, playing his first Davis Cup tie at home, had his own point to prove. 

Igor Stimac not happy with number of foreign players in ISL, I-League matches
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

Currently, ISL and I-League teams can field five foreign players at a given time in a match.

Davis Cup: India’s best-ranked singles player Sumit Nagal not picked for Croatia tie
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

A few surprises were in store, from the Indians as well as the Croatians, when the teams announced their final nominations for the Davis Cup World Group qualifier, which begins on Friday.

Coronavirus impact: No ranking points in shooting World Cup
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

The ISSF said there will no ranking points in the tournament as the organisers are not in a position to guarantee participation of all athletes owing to the extraordinary situation.

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.