Re: Re: losing in 5 sets in 1999?
by rocky on Jan 28, 2011 07:22 AM
i dont think so... they should be playing only best of 3 sets even in the final... earlier all the matches even in the doubles used to be for best of 5 sets.. from where did you get the idea of 5 sets only for the final..?
women singles players like li na,cjlisters,kutznetnova,etc i feel can beat lee & hesh in individual matches. these two(lee& hesh) failed miserably in singles & diverted to doubles where no star player participates. 2day, lee & hesh's doubles match was played in some obscure side court which had no roof cover, & only 100 spectators(90% indians) were seeing the match, & moreover the prize money for the winners is 10% of the men's singles winner.i hope somdev does not follow the steps of these two.
At the Chennai Open 2011 I saw them play some very shabby tennis and indulge in showmanship. As your report suggests, they are way below their best as a pair. Their experience counts ,but with the Bryan brothers they may find it very tough. If they win , only experience and not top doubles play must be credited.--Subbarayudu
Playing doubles is a waste of time. It is only for such players who are no so good in playing singles. Nobody even recognise the doubles champions. In singles india is nowhere, look at li na from china, that is a real achievement. I dont see any indian player reaching winning even 3 mathes in grandslams.
Re: Re: Where are good singles players?
by parag shirwadkar on Jan 27, 2011 10:57 PM
I think Leander Paes is a real silly man. As I can remember He won olympic bronze in singles in 1996 and then beat the likes of Sampras and Ivansevic in 1997 and even then rather than playing singles more he concentrated on doubles. Everybody remember the likes of sampras, aggasi, federer or Nadal. No one bother which pair won how many doubles titles. Such a shame no one in India can make even the second round in singles in grandslams.
Re: Bhupati practise sessions with lara dutta finally pays off...
by Aishrya R on Jan 27, 2011 08:58 PM
your statement shows your culture, how does it matter to you if Boopathy practices with Lara Dutta? No wonder India is not growing, with people like you who are more bothered about others than self
lee & hesh(their anglicised names)have reached the men' doubles final & will play the byran brothers in the final for the title. i saw lee & hesh's match 2day morning there were hardly 100 people(mostly of indian origin) seeing the match, which was played in one of the obscure courts. later li na beat the top seed woziniacki to become the first chinese player to reach a grand slam final, the match was seen by over 10,000 spectator,as it was played in the rod laver arena(centre court). china started playing tennis hardly 15 years ago & we have been at tennis for over 6 decades, with krishnans,amritrajs,paes,lal,mukherjee,bhupathi etc, & in all these years apart from ramanathan krishnan(reached semi finals of wimbledon) anyone has gone past the fourth round. why do we have to face this humiliation at the hands of the chinese, repeatedly?
Re: li na in women's singles final
by Ranjan on Jan 27, 2011 09:24 PM
Li Na's entry into the finals must be celebrated, not mourned. When did we face humiliation at Chinese hands in Tennis? Sania can still play well if she maintains her fitness, and may go a long way for 2 to 3 years. Jaideep Mukherjee reached the 4th round 4 times in his career. Vijay reached quarter-finals twice at Wimbledon.. Are you worried about Indian tennis, or humiliation by China? In our country we don't need anyone to humiliate us; we do it ourselves. Kalmadi's CWgames and now Dalmia's Eden Garden fiasco for the Cricket world-cup. Even Lee and Hesh messed up their careers by the long break-up. Easy, don't blame anyone.
Re: Re: li na in women's singles final
by Jugal Ahuja on Jan 27, 2011 11:29 PM
sania was beaten in straight sets by some obscure chinese women player in the Asiad 2010.by the way the latest news is that today the other queen saina nehwal has been beaten in the 2nd round by some sato of japan in the korean open. saina it is reliably learnt recently was busy participating in ramp shows in bengaluru,delhi,& mumbai.