Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Tennis News

At Wimbledon 2015, London, Great Britain (Grass)

Mixed Doubles
[R3] (7) Leander Paes (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) bt Artem Sitak (NZL)/ Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 62 62
[R3] (2) Bruno Soares (BRA)/ Sania Mirza (IND) vs Marin Draganja (CRO)/ Ana Konjuh (CRO)

Junior Singles
[R2] (15) Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND,17) vs Michaela Gordon (USA,24)

Junior Doubles
[R1] (8) Sumit Nagal (IND)/ Nam Hoang Ly (VIE) vs Alex De Minaur (AUS)/ Yosuke Watanuki (JPN)
[R1] Chihiro Muramatsu (JPN)/ Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND) vs Maria Fernanda Herazo Gonzalez (COL)/ Deria Nur Haliza (INA)

Lee-Martina score dominating win for entering into the quarters of MXD.

At $50K Winnetka Challenger, USA

[R1] (7) Somdev Devvarman (IND,173) vs Frances Tiafoe (USA,291)
[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND,205) vs Frank Dancevic (CAN,216)


Monday, July 06, 2015

Tennis News

At Wimbledon 2015, London, Great Britain (Grass)

Doubles
[R3] (9) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Florin Mergea (ROU) bt Lukasz Kubot (POL)/ Max Mirnyi (BLR) 76(4) 67(5) 76(5) 76(8)
[R3] (11) Daniel Nestor (CAN)/ Leander Paes (IND) l (8) Alexander Peya (AUT)/ Bruno Soares (BRA) 36 57 63 62 26
[R3] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) bt (16) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)/ Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 64 63

[QF] (9) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Florin Mergea (ROU) vs (1) Bob Bryan (USA)/ Mike Bryan (USA)
[QF] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) vs (9) Casey Dellacqua (AUS)/ Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)

Junior Singles
[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,27/ATP764) l Juan Pablo Ficovich (ARG,241/ATP691) 75 26 46

Rohan-Florin win close match against Kubot-Mirnyi in four sets ... All four sets went to tie-break and match went fpr 3 hours and 19 minutes ... After winning first set our pair lost the second set ... They won third set and in the fourth both pairs had chance but our pair completed win in extra points ... Next they r facing WR #1 Bryans.

Sania-Martina score another comfortable win in hour against Spanish pair ... Next they r facing Dellacqua-Shvedova.

But Lee-Daniel lose their match in five sets ... Our pair lost first 2 sets before tried fightback ... They fought back to win third and fourth sets comfortably ... Peya-Soares played attacking tennis in the fifth and Lee-Daniel couldn't challenge their onslaught.

Sumit lose in the first round against Argentine player ... His lack of practice on the grass backfired in this match where he won first set.


At $50K Winnetka Challenger, USA

[R1] (7) Somdev Devvarman (IND,173) vs Frances Tiafoe (USA,291)
[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND,205) vs Frank Dancevic (CAN,216)

Doubles
[R1] Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) vs (WC) Graham Alrutz (USA)/ Dennis Novolo (USA)
[R1] (3) Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Matt Reid (AUS) vs Erik Krepaldi (ITA)/ Henrique Cunha (BRA)

Buji is playing against talented young American player and Saki is facing experienced Dancevic ... Tough matches for our players.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Hockey News

At Men's Hockey World League - Semi Finals 2015, Antwerp, Belgium

For Bronze medal
India l Great Britain 1-5 (0-2)
Goal Scorers - Rupinder Pal Singh (IND) 60' PC and Alastair Brogdon (ENG) 11' PC, Chris Griffiths (GBR) 28', Ashley Jackson (ENG) 37', Adam Dixon (ENG) 42' PC, Barry Middleton (ENG) 44'

Great Britain powered to a convincing 5-1 win over India to claim third place at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals ... Again Indians failed in all departments ... They were poor in defending as gave too much space to opponents ... And again our forward line were non-existent ... We still need lot of improvement in our game but importantly we require to remove deadwood from the team ... Still 4-5 players r replaceable in the team if we really regularly want to challenge top teams.

Tennis News

At $15K USA F21 Futures, Wichita

Singles Final
(5) Sanam Singh (IND,359) bt Mitchell Krueger (USA,338) 76(4) 76(4)


Doubles Final
(1) Darian KING (BAR)/ Sanam SINGH (IND) bt (4) Gonzales AUSTIN (USA)/ Max Jacob SCHNUR (USA) 63 63

[SF] (1) Darian KING (BAR)/ Sanam SINGH (IND) bt (3) Jarryd CHAPLIN (AUS)/ Andre DOME (USA) 62 76(1)
[QF] (1) Darian KING (BAR)/ Sanam SINGH (IND) bt Nick CHAPPELL (USA)/ Will E. STEIN (USA) 75 63
[R1] (1) Darian KING (BAR)/ Sanam SINGH (IND) bt Zeke CLARK (USA)/ William GENESEN (USA) 62 60

Sanam wins double crown in US futures ... This is Sanam's 8th futures singles title and the first since 2013 when he won the USA F7 futures title ... In the singles final he defeats American Mitchell Krueger in well contested match ... In the first set Sanam was twice break down, one time Mitchell was serving for the set 5-4, and both time Sanam broke back ... In tie-break both players winning points on their serve before Sanam took mini-break for winning the set ... In the second set Sanam broke Mitchell in 1st game but while serving for the match at 5-4 he failed to hold ... But Sanam kept his concentration and won tie-break for completing the win.

Sanam also lifts doubles title with Darian King ... They won all matches in straight sets.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Hockey News

At Women's Hockey World League - Semi Finals 2015, Antwerp, Belgium


For 5th position
India bt Japan 1-0 (1-0)
Goal Scorers - Rani Rampal (IND) 13'

Indian eve completes important victory over higher ranked Japan for qualify for the Olympics for the first time in our history ... Still it is not official but after continental championships we will definitely going to qualify.

In this match Japan had more possession and dominated ... They earned more penalty corners and more circle penetrations but their penalty corner set up and forwards were poor in front of the goal ... Other hand Indian eve defended well as team ... Savita was excellent in front of goal and Rani scored excellent goal after receiving pss from Vandana in first quarter ... After that our plan was defending and though we successfully managed that but against better team this can back fire.

Tennis News

At Wimbledon 2015, London, Great Britain (Grass)

Doubles
[R2] (11) Daniel Nestor (CAN)/ Leander Paes (IND) bt Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)/ Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 57 76(3) 76(4) 75

[R3] (11) Daniel Nestor (CAN)/ Leander Paes (IND) vs (8) Alexander Peya (AUT)/ Bruno Soares (BRA)
[R3] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) vs (16) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)/ Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP)

Mixed Doubles
[R2] (7) Leander Paes (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) bt Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)/ Alize Cornet (FRA) 64 62
[R2] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) l (6) Horia Tecau (ROU)/ Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 26 46
[R2] (2) Bruno Soares (BRA)/ Sania Mirza (IND) bt Andre Begemann (GER)/ Janette Husarova (SVK) 62 64

[R3] (7) Leander Paes (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) vs Artem Sitak (NZL)/ Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
[R3] (2) Bruno Soares (BRA)/ Sania Mirza (IND) vs Marin Draganja (CRO)/ Ana Konjuh (CRO)

Junior Singles
[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,27/ATP764) vs Juan Pablo Ficovich (ARG,241/ATP691)
[R1] (15) Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND,17) bt Maria Fernanda Herazo Gonzalez (COL,72/WTA1089) 64 62

[R2] (15) Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND,17) vs Michaela Gordon (USA,24)

Junior Doubles
[R1] (8) Sumit Nagal (IND)/ Nam Hoang Ly (VIE) vs Alex De Minaur (AUS)/ Yosuke Watanuki (JPN)
[R1] Chihiro Muramatsu (JPN)/ Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND) vs Maria Fernanda Herazo Gonzalez (COL)/ Deria Nur Haliza (INA)

Lee-Daniel need to dig deep for their comeback win over Lu-Gabashvili ... After losing first set Lee-Daniel won next two sets in tie-breaks ... In fourth set also they stopped challenge of Gabashvili-Lu for winning this match in 3 hours 14 minutes ... Next they r facing 8th seed Peya and Soares.

In MXD, Sania-Bruno start with straight sets win over their opponents ... Lee-Martina also complete comfortable win over French pair ... But Rohan-Maria fail to challenge 6th seed pair.

Prajala is 15th seed and she wins her first round match comfortably ... Next she is facing top-25 American Michaela Gordon.


At $15K USA F21 Futures, Wichita

[SF] (5) Sanam Singh (IND,359) bt Noah Rubin (USA,1029) 62 75

[F] (5) Sanam Singh (IND,359) vs Mitchell Krueger (USA,338)

Sanam score superb win over last year's junior Wimbledon champion Noah Rubin ... Last week Sanam lost in straight sets against same opponent but this week he turn table on him for straight sets win ... Sanam will face 4th seed American Krueger for the title.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Hockey News

At Men's Hockey World League - Semi Finals 2015, Antwerp, Belgium

Semi Final
India l Belgium 0-4 (0-2)
Goal Scorers - Florent van Aubel (BEL) 2', 41' PC and 53' PC, Tanguy Cosyns (BEL) 8'

In shocking display our men lose against Belgian team ... Despite dominating first two quarters we were 0-2 down due to poor defending and forgettable forward line ... Indians failed to penetrate Belgian circle and Rupinder wasn't in his self in this match ... Missed two penalty corners and simple trapping ... Overall disappointing performance ... Another sad news in Pakistan lose against Ireland in 5th to 8th match and with that chance of qualifying for Rio Olympics.

Tennis News

At Wimbledon 2015, London, Great Britain (Grass)

Doubles
[R2] (9) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Florin Mergea (ROU) bt Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)/ Guillermo Duran (ARG) 75 76(5) 76(5)
[R2] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) bt Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)/ Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 60 61

[R3] (9) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Florin Mergea (ROU) vs Lukasz Kubot (POL)/ Max Mirnyi (BLR)

Mixed Doubles
[R1] (PR) Mahesh Bhupath (IND)/ Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) l Nicholas Monroe (USA)/ Madison Brengle (USA) 75 36 26
[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) bt Eric Butorac (USA)/ Katalin Marosi (HUN) 76(9) 57 75

[R2] (7) Leander Paes (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) vs Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)/ Alize Cornet (FRA)
[R2] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) vs (6) Horia Tecau (ROU)/ Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
[R2] (2) Bruno Soares (BRA)/ Sania Mirza (IND) vs Andre Begemann (GER)/ Janette Husarova (SVK)

Rohan-Florin score straight sets win over their South American opponents but all three sets went to distance ... In end very close win for our pair as two sets went to tie-breaks ... Next they r facing Mirnyi and Kubot.

This is a really dominating win in 44 minutes for Sania-Martina against experienced Schiavone-Kimiko Date-Krumm ... In this match our pair lose only a single game before winning it.

In MXD Rohan-Maria start with hard fought win in 2 hours 16 minutes long match against Eric and Katalin ... After winning long tie-break Rohan and his partner lose the second ... In the third set also they exchanged couple of breaks but from 4-5 Rohan-Maria won next three games for exciting victory.

Other hand Mahesh performance is disappointing and he lost his MXD match after winning first set ... In this match also his partner Kudryavtseva carried him in first set but after that they failed to challenge their American opponents.


At $15K USA F21 Futures, Wichita

[QF] (5) Sanam Singh (IND,359) bt (3) Tennys Sandgren (USA,283) 67(5) 62 63

[SF] (5) Sanam Singh (IND,359) vs Noah Rubin (USA,1029)

Sanam score excellent comeback win against in-form top-300 Tennys Sandgren for entering the semis ... After losing first set in tie-break Sanam made strong comeback in the match ... He won next two sets comfortably ... Next he is facing Noah Rubin, who defeated him first round in last week's future.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Hockey News

At Women's Hockey World League - Semi Finals 2015, Antwerp, Belgium

5th-8th Positions
India bt Italy 1-1 (0-1) Penalty Shoot-out 5-4
Goal Scorers - Rani Rampal (IND) 33' and Elisabetta Pacella (ITA) 9'

Indians eve complete win in sudden death against spirited Italian ... Italian took early lead but after that we dominated the match ... Our circle penetrations and shots on goal were more than Italian but our forward disappointed ... Rani equalized in third qurter but we should had scored 2-3 more goals in that quarter alone ... After 1-all match went into penalty shoot-out ... After penalty shoot-out scored remained 4-all but in sudden death Rani Pampal converted her penalty and after that our veteran goal-keeper Savita made clean tackle on Giuliana Ruggieri's attempt to help our side for winning this match ... Now earning direct ticket for Rio we are facing Japan.

Tennis News

At Wimbledon 2015, London, Great Britain (Grass)

[R1] (PR) Mahesh Bhupath (IND)/ Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) l Robert Lindstedt (SWE)/ Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 36 36 26

Mahesh's makeshift partnership with Janko doesn't stand against Lindstedt-Melzer ... They lost match without much fight.

At $15K Netherlands F3 Futures, Zeeland

[QF] (8) N. Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND,393) l (4) Jesse HUTA GALUNG (NED,259) 46 76(3) 16

Vijay Sundar gives fighting performance in his loss against former top-100 Galung ... After losing the first set he was break down and saved couple of match points on his serve before taking this set in tie-break ... But after winning tie-break he failed to continue with his game and falling behind 0-4 ... Vijay Sundar failed to comeback and lose this match.

At $15K USA F21 Futures, Wichita

[R2] (5) Sanam Singh (IND,359) bt Nick CHAPPELL (USA,1599) 67(5) 63 64

[QF] (5) Sanam Singh (IND,359) vs (3) Tennys Sandgren (USA,283)

Sanam needs comeback for a win over Nick Chappell ... After losing the first set tie-break Sanam needed to dig deep for winning next two ... In the quarters he is facing 3rd seed Tennys Sandgren.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Hockey News

At Men's Hockey World League - Semi Finals 2015, Antwerp, Belgium

Quarter Final
India bt Malaysia 3-2 (1-2)
Goal Scorers - Satbir Singh (IND) 3' PC, Jasjit Singh Kular (IND) 49' PC and 56' PC and Muhammed Razie ABD Rahim (MAS) 15' PC, Shahril Saabah (MAS) 23' PC

Indians pip Malaysia in closely fought match ... Indians forward struggle in-front of the goal despite more shots on goal ... After taking early lead Indians struggled and Malaysian fought back ... They converted 2 peanlty corners in 10 minutes to lead at half-time ... Indians imposed pressure in fourth quarter and Jasjit converted two excellent penalty corner conversion to help India completing victory ... In the semis they will mostly face host Belgium.

Tennis News

At Wimbledon 2015, London, Great Britain (Grass)

Doubles
[R1] (9) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Florin Mergea (ROU) bt Tim Smyczek (USA)/ Jiri Vesely (CZE) 63 76(1) 61
[R1] (11) Daniel Nestor (CAN)/ Leander Paes (IND) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB)/ Viktor Troicki (SRB) 63 64 75
[R1] (Q) Purav Raja (IND)/ Fabrice Martin (FRA) l (WC) Jonathan Marray (GBR)/ Frederik Nielsen (DEN) 16 46 64 67(7)
[R1] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) bt Zarina Diyas (KAZ)/ Saisai Zheng (CHN) 62 62

Mixed Doubles
[R1] (PR) Mahesh Bhupath (IND)/ Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) vs Nicholas Monroe (USA)/ Madison Brengle (USA)
[R1] (7) Leander Paes (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) bye
[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) vs Eric Butorac (USA)/ Katalin Marosi (HUN)
[R1] (2) Bruno Soares (BRA)/ Sania Mirza (IND) bye

Our both seeded pairs start with straight sets win over their respective opponents ... Purav and Fabrice lose to 2012 champion pair in closely fought match ... In the fourth set they saved a match point before missing their own set point at 7-6.

Sania-Martina start their Wimbledon campaign with comfortable win against tricky pairing of Diyas-Zgeng .. In this match our pair lost only four games.

Mixed draw is out ... Sania and Lee r having first round bye as seeded pairs with their respective partners ... Mahesh is partnering Russian Kudryavtseva and Rohan is partnering Spanish Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.


At $15K Netherlands F3 Futures, Zeeland

[R1] (8) N. Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND,393) bt (Q) Mitchell STEWART (USA,UNR) 60 64
[R2] (8) N. Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND,393) bt Miliaan NIESTEN (NED,655) 36 64 63

[QF] (8) N. Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND,393) vs (4) Jesse HUTA GALUNG (NED,259)

Good comeback win by Vijay Sundar against local Dutch player ... Now real tough test against former top-100 Jesse Huta Galung in the quarter, in 2014 Jesse was #91 in the singles and #63 in the doubles.

At $15K USA F21 Futures, Wichita

[R1] (5) Sanam Singh (IND,359) bt (Q) Felix Corwin (USA,UNR) 63 62

[R2] (5) Sanam Singh (IND,359) vs Nick CHAPPELL (USA,1599)

Hoping for better performance from last week ... Expected comfortable winning start for Sanam.

Hockey News

At Women's Hockey World League - Semi Finals 2015, Antwerp, Belgium

Quarter Final
India l Netherlands 0-7 (0-5)
Goal Scorers - Naomi van AS (NED) 1', Lidewij Welten (NED) 9' PC and 48', Caia van Maasakker (NED) 16' PC, 26' PC and 53' PC, Ginella Zerbo (NED) 18'

WR #1 Dutch side prove too strong for Indian eve ... In one-sided match they defeated us without giving much chance though our girls tried hard ... Now in 5th-8th positioning match we r facing Italy, who defeated us in practice match so hopefully this time we will manage to turn table on them.