Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tennis News

At $753K Aegon International 2017, Eastbourne, England (Premier)

[R1] Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)/ Sania Mirza (IND) l Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)/ Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) w/o

Not a right big W preparation for Saina.

At $439K Antalya Open 2017, Turkey (Grass)

[R2] (Q) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,222) bt (1) Dominic Thiem (AUT,8) 63 62

[QF] (Q) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,222) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP,79)

Doubles
[R1] (4) Leander Paes (IND)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN) bt Wesley Koolhof (NED)/ Matwe Middelkoop (NED) 36 75 11-9

[QF] (4) Leander Paes (IND)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN) vs Carlos Berlocq (ARG)/ Joao Sousa (POR)
[QF] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs Oliver Marach (AUT)/ Mate Pavic (CRO)

I m speechless after RamK's performance ... He defeated undoubtfully the hottest #NextGenATP player of 2017, Dominic Thiem, convincingly on the grass ... This is one of the best win by an Indian in recent years, beating top-10 player on the tour ... In the first set, he broke Thiem in 2nd game to take 3-0 lead and kept this one break advantage for winning the set ... In the second set from 2-all, he broke Thiem in 5th and 7th games for winning it comfortably ... In this match, RamK produced huge serves and powerful forehands ... Next, he is facing veteran and very experienced Marcos Baghdatis.

Lee-Adil produced excellent comeback win over Dutch pair for entering into the quarters ... After losing the first set they fought hard for winning the second and the match tie-break on extra points ... Next, they r facing Carlos Berlocq and Joao Sousa.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Tennis News

At Wimbledon 2017, London, England

For the first time in his career, Jeevan earned a chance to make his Grand Slam debut but an ankle injury to his partner Hyeon Chung almost killed his dream.

However, American Jared Donaldson came as his saviour and agreed to play with the Indian left-hander at the most prestigious grass court tournament ... Rohan's connection really helped Jeevan to clinching Jared as partner.


At €636K Aegon International 2017, Eastbourne, England

[R1] (WC) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Matt Reid (AUS) bt (3) Ryan Harrison (USA)/ Michael Venus (NZL) 63 36 10-7

Impressive win by Jeevan with Matt Reid over current French open champions, Harrison and Venus ... After winning the first set Jeev and Matt lost the second set but they recovered for winning the match tie-break.

At $439K Antalya Open 2017, Turkey (Grass)

[R1] (Q) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,221) bt Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA,68) 63 64

[R2] (Q) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,221) vs (1) Dominic Thiem (AUT,7)

Doubles
[R1] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) bt (WC) Tuna Altuna (TUR)/ David Ferrer (ESP) 76(4) 62

RamK scored his best-ever ranking wise win over top-70 Dutra Silva in straight sets and book his match against #NextGen Dominic Thiem.

In the first round, RamK never gave chance to Rogerio of settling on the grass court ... He kept pressure for completing win in two sets.

Divij-Purav also started with a win over Ferrer-Altuna pairing.


At $15K Sri Lanka F1 Futures 2017, Colombo

[R1] (1) Sumit NAGAL (IND,367) bt Niki KALIYANDA POONACHA (IND,1093) 61 63
[R2] (1) Sumit NAGAL (IND,367) bt Manish SURESHKUMAR (IND,1067) 60 61
[QF] (1) Sumit NAGAL (IND,367) bt (5) Davide GALOPPINI (ITA,617) 63 62
[SF] (1) Sumit NAGAL (IND,367) bt (3) Fabrizio ORNAGO (ITA,581) 62 46 61

Men's Singles Final
(1) Sumit NAGAL (IND,367) bt (6) Alexander ZHURBIN (RUS,633) 63 62

Expected title win for Sumit and this will helped him to push his ranking inside top-350.

Golf News

At $2M Walmart NW Arkansas Championship 2017, Rogers, Arkansas, USA (LPGA Tour)

T25 Aditi Ashok 70 64 71 -8 $17,519.00

This week, Aditi managed only PAR in the final round but still this performance gave her top-25 finish ... This was her best-ever finish on LPGA tour with bigger prize money.

At $6.8M Travelers Championship 2017, Cromwell, Connecticut, USA (PGA Tour)

T17 Anirban Lahiri 73 63 71 67 -6 $83,111.11

In the final round, Anirban managed 3 under for finishing inside top-20 ... After the first round he was out of contention of making cut but he responded with terrific unblemished second round of 7 under ... But again struggled with consistency in the third round but finished on the better note and $83K in prize money.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Tennis News

At $753K Aegon International 2017, Eastbourne, England (Premier)

[R1] Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)/ Sania Mirza (IND) vs Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)/ Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)

I am surprised to see Sania is not playing with her regular partner in these tournaments.

At $439K Antalya Open 2017, Turkey (Grass)

[Q2] (1) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,221) bt Yannik Mertens (BEL,267) 64 64

This is impressive win by RamK against Belgian Yannik Mertens in straight sets ... Before this week, he didn't played on the grass and here he defeated good the grass court player Mertens after adjusting to this surface.

Hockey News

At The Men's Hockey World League Semi-Finals 2017, London, England

5th Position
India l Canada 2-3 (2-1)
Goal Scorers - Harmanpreet Singh (IND) 7'PC and 22' PC and Gordon Johnston (CAN) 3' and 44', Kegan Pereira (CAN) 40'

Another disappointing performance by Indians and spirited from Canadians ... India lose to Canada in their final match of the Hockey World League Semi-Final and thus finish at the sixth spot ... With this win, Canada finish at 5th spot and by virtue of this win they have also secured a place in the next year's Men's Hockey World Cup.

Badminton News

At $750K Australian Open 2017, Sydney (Superseries)

Courtesy BAI twitter
Men's Singles Final
Kidambi Srikanth (IND,11) bt Chen Long (CHN,6) 22-20 21-16

Srikanth won back to back Superseries title after winning Australian open ... In the final, he defeated Former WR #1 and current Olympics champion Chan Long in straight games in 45 mins ... Srikanth will be one of the favorites for next month's World Championship at Nanjing, China.

In the first game, Chen and Sri were necks to neck from the start ... Sometimes Sri was taking a couple of points lead then Chen was taking it back ... Srikanth raised his game from 17-19 down to win the first game on the second game point ... In the second game, again both players were matching other game but from 9-all Srikanth opened 3 points lead, 12-9 and kept that advantage for his first win over Chen ... This title win gave $56,250 in prize money.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tennis News

At $820K Aegon Classic Birmingham 2017, England (Premier)

[SF] Sania Mirza (IND)/ CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) l (4) Ashleigh Barty (AUS)/ Casey Dellacqua (AUS) w/o

This time Sania-Coco gave walkover to their Aussie opponents.

At $150K+H Ilkley Challenger 2017, England (Grass)

Courtesy Lee's FB page
Doubles Final
(1) Leander Paes (IND)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN) bt (WC) Brydan Klein (GBR)/ Joe Salisbury (GBR) 26 62 10-8

Lee-Adil produced excellent comeback for winning Ilkley challenger against local pair ... After losing the first set easily, Lee-Adil took control of the match for winning the second set easily ... In the match tie-break, British pair also tried hard but Lee-Adil used their experience for winning the title ... So this year, Lee won three challenger titles on three different surfaces ... Leon challenger, Mexico on hard court, Tallahassee Challenger, USA on clay court and Ilkley Challenger, UK on grass court.

At €636K Aegon International 2017, Eastbourne, England

[R1] (WC) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Matt Reid (AUS) vs (3) Ryan Harrison (USA)/ Michael Venus (NZL)
[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Andre Sa (BRA) vs (2) Ivan Dodig (CRO)/ Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

This week, Rohan is playing with Andre Sa and facing last week's partner Dodig with his Wimbledon partner Roger-Vasselin ... Jeevan is also playing with Reid.

At $439K Antalya Open 2017, Turkey (Grass)

[Q1] (1) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,221) bt Andrey Yekolov (RUS,1835) 60 60

[Q2] (1) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,221) vs Yannik Mertens (BEL,267)

Doubles
[R1] (4) Leander Paes (IND)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN) vs Wesley Koolhof (NED)/ Matwe Middelkoop (NED)
[R1] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs (WC) Tuna Altuna (TUR)/ David Ferrer (ESP)

RamK started with giving double bagel to his opponent but next his match against Mertens is tough.

In the doubles, Lee-Adil r 4th seed and facing Dutch pair ... Divij-Purav r facing wildcard pair, in that, one of the player is Ferrer.

Hockey News

At The Men's Hockey World League Semi-Finals 2017, London, England

5-8th Position
India bt Pakistan 6-1 (4-0)
Goal Scorers - Ramandeep Singh (IND) 8' and 28', Talwinder Singh (IND) 25', Mandeep Singh (IND) 27' and 59', Harmanpreet Singh (IND) 36' PC and Ajaz Ahmad (PAK) 41'

Once again Indian team convincingly defeated Pakistan in this position deciding match ... Our players dominated the match from start, similar to pool match, but still, this win wasn't overcome our loss against Malaysian team in the quarters ... India will now take on Canada in the 5th-6th place match on Sunday.

Badminton News

At $750K Australian Open 2017, Sydney (Superseries)

[SF] Kidambi Srikanth (IND,11) bt (4) Yuqi Shi (CHN,4) 21-10 21-14

[F] Kidambi Srikanth (IND,11) vs Chen Long (CHN,6)

Srikanth scored impressive crushing win over Chinese top player, Yuqi Shi ... He didn't gave any chance to Yuqi in this one-sided win ... Next, he is facing another big Chinese challenge of former WR#1 Chen Long.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Tennis News

At €1.9M Aegon Championship 2017, London, England

[SF] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Ivan Dodig (CRO) l Julien Benneteau (FRA)/ Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 46 57

Rohan-Dodig failed to build on their win over WR #1 and lost in straight sets against French pair.

At $820K Aegon Classic Birmingham 2017, England (Premier)

[QF] Sania Mirza (IND)/ CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE)/ Barbora Strycova (CZE) w/o

[SF] Sania Mirza (IND)/ CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) bt (4) Ashleigh Barty (AUS)/ Casey Dellacqua (AUS)

Without hitting the ball Sania-Coco r in the semis and they will face 4th seed Aussie pair.

At $75K+H Fergana Challenger 2017, Uzbekistan

[QF] (8) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,268) l Edan Leshem (ISR,331) 76(3) 67(5) 36


Doubles Final
(2) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) bt Yuya Kibi (JPN)/ Shuichi Sekiguchi (JPN) 63 63

Vishnu and Bala lifted their first challenger title togather after easily beating Japanese pair ... Individually, this was Bala's maidain title and Vishnu's 2nd challenger title.

Prajnesh missed opportunity of going deep in the challenger as he lost against lowly ranked Israeli ... Prajnesh won the first set in the tie-break but failed to close this match in the second ... Leshen won the second set in the tie-break and then won the third with a break of serve.

Badminton News

At $750K Australian Open 2017, Sydney (Superseries)

[QF] Kidambi Srikanth (IND,11) bt Sai Praneeth B. (IND,16) 25-23 21-17
[QF] (5) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,4) l (1) Tzu Ying Tai (TPE,1) 21-10 20-22 16-21
[QF] Saina Nehwal (IND,16) l (6) Yu Sun (CHN,6) 17-21 21-10 17-21

[SF] Kidambi Srikanth (IND,11) vs (4) Yuqi Shi (CHN,4)

Srikanth continued with his terrific form, scoring a straight games win over Sai ... Before this Srikanth has 1-5 win-loss record against Sai but here he showed improved game for winning this match ... Next, he is facing Chinese top-5 player Yuqi Shi.

Missed opportunity for Sindhu against WR#1 Tai as she wasted one match point in the second game ... Sindhu started confidently and won the first game comfortably against Tai ... In the second game, both players were neck to neck throughout the game ... Sindhu had a match point at 20-19 which she faile to convert ... In the third game, Sindhu was leading 14-10 but after that she managed to win only 2 pts for losing the game.

Saina also lost in three games against Yu Sun ... After losing the first game Saina made strong comeback for winning the second comfortably ... In the third, Saina was up 12-9 and 15-13 but after that she lost 7 points in a row and Sun converted 3rd match point.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hockey News

At The Men's Hockey World League Semi-Finals 2017, London, England

Quarter Final
India l Malaysia 2-3 (2-2)
Goal Scorers - Ramandeep Singh (IND) 24' and 26' and Razie Rahim (MAS) 19' PC and 48' PC, Tengku Tajuddin (MAS) 20'

Poor defending by Aakash and Vikas in front of the goal while stopping penalty corners ... Too many missed chances by our forwards and Ramandeep missed the open goal in the last minute ... Indians had themselves to blame for this loss but a good result for Malaysian team ... These days we r regularly struggling against Malaysian side, maybe we r failing to adjust their defensive playing style with superb goalkeeping by Kumar ... By virtue of this win, Malaysia have qualified for next year's World Cup to be held in India, first time after 2002 WC.

Tennis News

At $150K+H Ilkley Challenger 2017, England (Grass)

[SF] (1) Leander Paes (IND)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN) bt (PR) John Millman (AUS)/ Luke Saville (AUS) 64 76(2)

[F] (1) Leander Paes (IND)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN) vs (WC) Brydan Klein (GBR)/ Joe Salisbury (GBR)

Lee-Adil in the final with straight sets win over Aussie pair ... Lee-Adit took crucial break in the first set in 9th game for winning it ... In the second set, both pairs exchanged a break but Lee-Adil dominated the tie-break for completing the win ... In the final, they r facing local wildcard pair.

At $75K+H Fergana Challenger 2017, Uzbekistan

[R2] (8) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,268) bt Yaraslav Shyla (BLR,374) 64 3-1 retd.
[R2] Vishnu Vardhan (IND,447) l Edan Leshem (ISR,331) 16 64 64

[QF] (8) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,268) vs Edan Leshem (ISR,331)

Doubles
[SF] (2) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) bt (3) Vladyslav Manafov (UKR)/ Yaraslav Shyla (BLR) w/o

[F] (2) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) vs Yuya Kibi (JPN)/ Shuichi Sekiguchi (JPN)

Mixed results for Indians at Fergana ... Prajnesh moved into the quarters comfortably but Vishnu lost his match after winning the first set ... Next, Prajnesh is facing Israeli Edan Leshem.

Vishnu-Bala received walkover in the semis due to left knee injury to Shyla ... In the final, they r facing unseeded Japanese pair.


At $50K+H Blois Challenger 2017, France (Red clay)

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Alexey Vatutin (RUS) l Sander Arends (NED)/ Hsien-Yin Peng (TPE) 67(4) 36

RamK-Alexey pairing lost in the straight sets against Arends-Peng.

At $25K ITF Women Tournament 2017, Namangan, Uzbekistan

[R2] Natasha Palha (IND,777) l (5) Valeriya Strakhova (UKR,349) 16 06
[R2] (Q) Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal (IND,624) l (3) Nigina Abduraimova (UZB,225) 36 36

Expected loss of Dhruthi against top-225 player ... Natasha failed to challenge Strakhova.

Badminton News

At $750K Australian Open 2017, Sydney (Superseries)

[R2] Kidambi Srikanth (IND,11) bt (1) Wan Ho Son (KOR,1) 15-21 21-13 21-13
[R2] Sai Praneeth B. (IND,16) bt Yuxiang Huang (CHN,25) 21-15 18-21 21-13
[R2] (5) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,4) bt Xiaoxin Chen (CHN,22) 21-13 21-18
[R2] Saina Nehwal (IND,16) bt Soniia Cheah (MAS,26) 21-15 20-22 21-14

[R2] N. Sikki Reddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) l (7) Shiho Tanaka (JPN)/ Koharu Yonemoto (JPN) 21-18 18-21 13-21
[R2] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) l (8) Hung Ling Chen (TPE)/ Chi-Lin Wang (TPE) 16-12 18-21

[QF] Kidambi Srikanth (IND,11) vs Sai Praneeth B. (IND,16)
[QF] (5) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,4) vs (1) Tzu Ying Tai (TPE,1)
[QF] Saina Nehwal (IND,16) vs (6) Yu Sun (CHN,6)

After new ranking update, expected jump for Srikanth to #11 ... Again impressive performance by Srikanth, he defeated WR#1 Son second time in two weeks ... After losing the first game he made strong comeback and won next two games convincingly ... Next, he is facinf Sai, who also scored three games win over hsi Chinese opponent, Yuxiang Huang.

Sindhu entered into the quarters after straight games win over chinese girl Chen ... But next, she is having tough match against in form WR#1 Tai.

Saina also scored three games win over Malaysian for reaching the quarters ... After winning the first set she lost her concentration to lose the second but recovered in the third for winning it comfortably ... Next, she is facing Chinese girl Yu Sun.

In the doubles, our both pairs lost against seeded pairs.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tennis News

At €1.9M Aegon Championship 2017, London, England

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Ivan Dodig (CRO) bt (1) Henri Kontinen (FIN)/ John Peers (AUS) 76(2) 46 10-2

Really good upset win by Rohan and Dodig against WR #1 pair ... After winning the first set in the tie-break they lost the second but Rohan-Ivan recovered for winning the match tie-break comfortably.

At $150K+H Ilkley Challenger 2017, England (Grass)

[R2] (PR) Yuki Bhambri (IND,226) l Taylor Fritz (USA,132) 61 67(3) 36

Doubles
[QF] (1) Leander Paes (IND)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN) bt Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI)/ Andrei Vasilevski (BLR) 76(1) 62
[QF] (2) Divij Sharan (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) l Sanchai Ratiwatana (THA)/ Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA) 26 46

[SF] (1) Leander Paes (IND)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN) vs John Millman (AUS)/ Luke Saville (AUS)

Yuki missed opportunity of upsetting Taylor Fritz as he lost in three sets ... Yuki won the first set with a triple break ... In the second set, he was 2 points away at 5-2 and 15-30 on Fritz's serve and in next game on his serve again he was 2 points away from completing the win at 503 and 30-0 but lost 4 points in a row to get broken ... Fritz won the tie-break easily and then with a single break won the final set completing excellent comeback.

Lee-Adil scored straight sets victory over Vasilevski and Podlipnik-Castillo ... But really disappointed by Divij-Purav's one-sided loss against Ratiwatanas ... In the semis, Lee-Adil r facing Aussie pair.


At $75K+H Fergana Challenger 2017, Uzbekistan

[QF] (2) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND)/ Sergey Betov (BLR) 76(4) 57 10-8

Vishnu-Bala needed to dig deep for their win in the match tie-break against Prajnesh-Betov.

At $50K+H Blois Challenger 2017, France (Red clay)

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Alexey Vatutin (RUS) bt (WC) Luke Purser (GBR)/ Thomas Rodrigues (FRA) 60 62

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Alexey Vatutin (RUS) vs Sander Arends (NED)/ Hsien-Yin Peng (TPE)

Dominating winning start for RamK and his partner Vatutin .... Next, they r facing Dutch-Taipei pair.

At $25K ITF Women Tournament 2017, Namangan, Uzbekistan

[R1] (Q) Prerna Bhambri (IND,985) l Yana Sizikova (RUS,516) 16 06
[R1] Natasha Palha (IND,777) bt Arina Folts (UZB,724) 67(4) 62 64
[R1] (Q) Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal (IND,624) bt Valeriya Zeleva (RUS,842) 64 57 62

[R2] Natasha Palha (IND,777) vs (5) Valeriya Strakhova (UKR,349)
[R2] (Q) Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal (IND,624) vs (3) Nigina Abduraimova (UZB,225)

Hard fought wins for Natasha and Dhruthi but both having tough second round matches.

Badminton News

At $750K Australian Open 2017, Sydney (Superseries)

[R1] (Q) Parupalli Kashyap (IND,69) l (1) Wan Ho Son (KOR,1) 15-21 21-14 15-21
[R1] Kidambi Srikanth (IND,22) bt Chao Yu Kan (TPE,636) 21-13 21-16
[R1] Sai Praneeth B. (IND,14) bt Tommy Sugiarto (INA,26) 10-21 21-12 21-10
[R1] (Q) Siril Verma (IND,93) l Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (DEN,29) 16-21 8-21
[R1] H.S. Prannoy (IND,25) l Rajiv Ouseph (ENG,30) 19-21 13-21
[R1] Ajay Jayaram (IND,13) l (7) Ka Long Angus Ng (HKG,6) 21-14 10-21 9-21
[R1] (5) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,3) bt Sayaka Sato (JPN,17) 21-17 14-21 21-18
[R1] Saina Nehwal (IND,15) bt (4) Ji Hyun Sung (KOR,5) 21-10 21-16
[R1] (Q) Ruthvika Shivani Gadde (IND,73) l Chen Xiaoxin (CHN,33) 17-21 21-12 12-21

[R1] Francis Alwin (IND)/ Kona Tarun (IND) l Hendra Setiawan (INA)/ Boon Heong Tan (MAS) 17-21 15-21
[R1] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) bt Law Cheuk Him (HKG)/ Lee Chun Hei Reginald (HKG) 20-22 21-19 21-11
[R1] Manu Attri (IND)/ B. Sumeeth Reddy (IND) l (3) Takeshi Kamura (JPN)/ Keigo Sonoda (JPN) 20-22 6-21
[R1] N. Sikki Reddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) bt Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen (AUS)/ Jennifer Tam (AUS) 21-11 21-13
[R1] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) l Lee Chun Hei Reginald (HKG)/ Chau Hoi Wah (HKG) 13-21 17-21

[R2] Kidambi Srikanth (IND,22) vs (1) Wan Ho Son (KOR,1)
[R2] Sai Praneeth B. (IND,14) vs Yuxiang Huang (CHN,21)
[R2] (5) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,3) vs Xiaoxin Chen (CHN,33)
[R2] Saina Nehwal (IND,15) vs Soniia Cheah (MAS,28)

[R2] N. Sikki Reddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) vs (7) Shiho Tanaka (JPN)/ Koharu Yonemoto (JPN)
[R2] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) vs (8) Hung Ling Chen (TPE)/ Chi-Lin Wang (TPE)

Good comeback win by Sai against experienced Sugiarto ... Expected straight games win for Srikanth.

Kashyap gave fighting performance against Korean WR#1 Wan Ho Son in three games loss ... Ajay failed to challenge Ka Long Angus Ng after winning the first game ... Siril also failed to challenge top-30 Danish opponent ... Disappointing loss of Prannoy against British veteran Rajiv Ouseph, was hoping another good run after his heroic Indonesian Superseries title win ... Next, Srikath is facing Son and Sai is facing Huang.

Saina scored dominating upset win over top-5 Korean player, Ji Hyun Sung ... Now, hoping for string of wins after this good start ... Sindhu scored three games win against tricky Japanese opponent, Sayaka Sato ... Ruthvika gave fighting performance against her higher ranked Chinese opponent ... In the second round, Saina is facing Malaysian girl Cheah and Sindhi is facing Chen.

Expected winning start for Ashwini and Sikki against local pair ... Next, they r facing 7th seed Japanese pair ... In MXD, I was hoping better performance from Satwik-Ashwini against Hong Kong pair ... Manu-Sumeeth's challenge frizzled out after the first game against seeded Japanese pair ... Satwik started with superb comeback win against higher ranked Hong Kong pair with his partner Chirag ... Next, they r facing 8th seed Taipei player.

Hockey News

At The Men's Hockey World League Semi-Finals 2017, London, England

Pool B
India l Netherlands 1-3 (1-3)
Goal Scorers - Akashdeep Singh (IND) 27' and Thierry Brinkman (NED) 2', Sander Baart (NED) 12' PC and Mirco Pruijser (NED) 24'

Indians gave fighting performance before losing 1-3 against higher-ranked Netherlands to face their first defeat in the Hockey World League League Semi-Final ... In the beginning, Dutch side were well co-ordinated and took advantage of silggish start from Indians ... They scored on 2nd minute and up 3-0 in 24th minute ... Indians regrouped after half-time and tried hard but failed to score ... In the quarters, we r facing Malaysia.

Tennis News

At $753K Aegon International 2017 , Eastbourne, England (Premier) [R1] Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)/ Sania Mirza (IND) l Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)...