From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.34 :: NO.47 :: Nov. 24, 2011
Anything that undermines the impact of the Nadal forehand, or diminishes the manic energy that Djokovic brings to court is something that needs to be looked into. What of the Tipasarevics, the Monfils, the Stakhovskys and the Granollers? You wouldn't so much as hear a squeak from them against ‘overcrowded' scheduling. They are out to make a buck, and rightly so. Is it possible then to pacify both ends of the tennis spectrum? An analysis by Kunal Diwan.
Indian spin cocktail
Indian spin was humming again as Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha combined to send the West Indies on a tailspin. K. C. Vijaya Kumar reports.
“Ready to learn everyday”
“Whether you are captaining or in life, you must be ready to learn every day. And so far my team-mates, my coaching staff, the people around me have supported me. The job is getting easier and easier,” says the West Indian skipper Darren Sammy. Over to K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
‘We need to be realistic in our approach'
Mohammad Azharuddin, is of the view that the series against the West Indies would have been the right time to experiment with young talent. “I believe it would have been appropriate to let the youngsters get a feel of Test cricket and give them enough time to settle down. After all, they are the future of Indian cricket,” says the former India skipper. By V. V. Subrahmanyam.
It's time to stop this
Tiger Woods' former caddie Steve Williams made a remark at a private dinner so that his words were heard by very few which included a reference to Woods' colour and was therefore deemed to be racist. Over to Ted Corbett.
Fans turned off by Tevez
With Carlos Tevez, if the list of excuses were made into a paper chain it might well circumnavigate the Etihad Stadium.
Living up to potential
Jack Rodwell was a young developer and he appeared for the reserve team at the tender age of 15, but it has not all been plain sailing for the highly-rated youngster. The 20-year-old missed much of last season due to injury, but he has come into his own so far in the 2011/12 campaign following the summer departure of former Toffees fans' favourite Mikel Arteta to Arsenal. Over to Pete Thompson.
Kicking out racism
Racism is still rampant in modern football. And it's hard to believe that both FIFA and UEFA have both turned their back on anti racism crusades. At least in English soccer, it is taken seriously. Over to Brian Glanville.
Finding his feet in the big league
England under-21 international, Scott Sinclair, hardly had any first-team opportunities at Chelsea. But his move to Swansea in 2010 has seen him hit a rich vein of form. By Pete Thompson.
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