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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby Varma » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:24 am

Utterly disgusting decision by ITF. I feel very bad for Karan who has put his heart and soul in grooming this team. Hong Kong should have challenged/appealed instead of just giving a walk-over.

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby sameerph » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:02 am

Hongkong did challenge but were overruled.

Hongkong withdraws

It is a terrible decision by ITF. No other International sports is currently taking place in Pakistan. All their international cricket matches are being held in Dubai. So, why should ITF force other countries to travel to Pakistan to play.

Also it is a wrong precedent set by ITF. As the article mentions, Pakistan is scheduled to play their next round too at home. So, if the same thing happens again, Pakistan will get 2 walkovers to make it to group I and the same thing may continue in group I.

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby Rajiv » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:45 am

It is very painful and frustrating to see all of this unfold ,
A dedicated coach with a bunch of talented kids undergoing regimented program at a state of the art facilities and perfect springboard to launch themselves and by one silly decision has been put to a halt

To turn a blind eye to the Security concern and supporting a Nation with just one over the hill player and the rest just your average club players with no such credentials and Tennis programe such as HongKong is a very unjust decision by ITF , and to insult to injury they are justifying it by citing Iran making a visit which is virtually a pariah state for the world community.
At this rate as Sameer pointed out the Pakis are in for a long free Joyride.

The other major problem here is China , at the slightest instance they meddle and interfere in HongKong affairs , but when it is really needed and by law they are supposed take charge of International affairs of HongKong they are staying away from it , a strong appeal from China can surely make a difference.

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby prasen9 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:02 pm

PKBasu wrote:The second coming of Federer seems in full flow!
Yes, now he is playing like a #1 player. It seems the six month or whatever it was break did Federer good. Older players should take note. Maybe what the Fed case shows is that older players may do better if they choose very few tournaments to play. And, then when their results seem to be going down, take a longer time out instead of thinking that their skills have diminished. Maybe it is just that their body is fatigued and needs a longer off-season. I do not think this applies to the Nadal-type players because their playing style means that possibly their knees, etc. are really worn off. In these cases, rest may add a bit but not quite rejuvenate them like it has done Federer. This is amazing. Federer is a freak. So, I don't know if it is only him who can recover like this. But, at least given what we see, other old guys can try this if their mind is still in the game and their body is fatigued.

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby Prashant » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:27 pm

prasen9 wrote:Older players should take note. Maybe what the Fed case shows is that older players may do better if they choose very few tournaments to play.


This has basically been Serena's MO for the last 2-3 years and she continues to crush everyone...

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby S_K_S » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:40 pm

Jack Sock just beat the Bryan bros on his own in the SF at Miami. It was amusing watching Nick Monroe trying to keep up with the other 3. Hats off to the 13 year journeyman pro for making a 1000 final.

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby S_K_S » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:38 am

What a 1st set and a tie-breaker between Fed and Kyrgios. If you aren't watching it get to a TV set fast.

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby Sin Hombre » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:30 am

S_K_S wrote:What a 1st set and a tie-breaker between Fed and Kyrgios. If you aren't watching it get to a TV set fast.


Epic match though the Miami crowd was disgusting. Kyrgios would have won otherwise.

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby PKBasu » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:11 pm

Disgusting crowd? That's a pretty unique explanation for another fabulous Federer win. Kyrgios, though, appears the likeliest to succeed among the next generation. He has beaten Djoker (twice), Nadal and Federer, so he does appear to be the next big thing in tennis (if he can control his temperament).

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby PKBasu » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:24 am

Federer remains unstoppable in 2017.
I think he will now take an extended break, then come back to play the big clay events -- Rome and Roland Garros, perhaps Madrid and/or Monte Carlo. No point wasting too much energy on the clay.

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby prasen9 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:02 am

I thought he said it was next French Open. Agree fully that he should use his new found youth judiciously by only playing the slams and a few before them for practice.

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby Varma » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:52 am

I think that's what he will do - play just slams with a few events leading up to these. He might add an occasional masters here or there into the mix.

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby Sin Hombre » Fri May 05, 2017 1:43 am

Hyeon Chung is having some excellent results on European clay over the last couple of weeks. Another Asian player whose best surface appears to be clay.

Reached the quarters at Barcelona as a qualifier beating Istomin, Kohlschreiber and Zverev and broke Nadal and took him to a first set tiebreak.

Beat Monfils to reach the quarters at Hamburg this week.

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby prasen9 » Fri May 05, 2017 3:41 am

Yes, he was impressive against Nadal but could not hang on when he faded a bit and Nadal cranked it up a notch.

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Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

Postby PKBasu » Fri May 05, 2017 3:54 am

Having watched Yuki play Hyeon Chung in the Kaohsiung Challenger final a couple of years ago, it makes me faintly nauseous to see the young Korean surging up the rankings while our man languishes near 300. If only someone had focused on Yuki's fitness and physical conditioning from the time he was 13-14 years old and showing enormous tennis talent...! (In India, parents and coaches seem to focus mainly on the tennis, hoping that the fitness will take care of itself, with the one exception of Leander Paes, son of a sports doctor, where it might have been the opposite). Even in that match, Yuki's physical conditioning at the end of a long week of tough wins was the main factor conferring an advantage to Chung. And for Yuki that was the culmination of a long fight back from injury (and approaching the time for his next injury break...).


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