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From the amount of newsprint and daily discussions dedicated to cricket, it is not tough to identify India’s favorite sport! Even though hockey is the official Indian sport and football enjoys a fair degree of popularity, the Indian cricket team is the most loved, often despised and debated group of players in the subcontinent. Aside from cricket, football and hockey – Indians follow lawn tennis, badminton, athletics, weightlifting and boxing. Sports like car racing and [...]

Vijay Amritraj has reigned as one of the premier tennis players in Asia for over two decades. Born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 14th December,1953 the sport star has against the top stars like Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl, Often appearing in the commentary box for Fox Sports and ESPN Star Sports, Vijay Amritraj has topped the charts of sport personalities in Asia for 14 years. He has participated in Wimbledon 17 [...]

Rohan Bopanna was born on the 4th of March in the year 1980 to Mallika Bopanna. He ranks as one of the premier tennis players of the country, specializing on grass courts. Teamed with Sania Mirza, the mixed doubles have won several matches on court. The right-handed tennis player had Prahlad Srinath as his coach. His interest in the game was converted into his passion at an early age of 11. He has recently reached [...]

Ramesh Krishnan was born to one of the premier tennis players of the country, Ramanathan Krishnan. Like his father, Ramesh Krishnan toured the world winning several championships and creating a niche for himself in the sport of lawn tennis. Ramesh made a name for himself at a very early age. Born on the 5th of June in the year 1961 in Madras, he shot to fame and turned pro by the year 1978. In the [...]

Ramanathan Krishnan is undoubtedly one of the best singles tennis players India has ever produced. He played during the 1950s and 1960s. In fact he is associated with Tennis since independence. Ramanathan Krishnan was born in Madras(Chennai) on 11th April, 1937. He started practicing tennis at the Talkatora stadium in Delhi just at the age of ten. He used to practice in the stadium alone after all the seniors had left. Ramanathan Krishnan’s father could [...]

Mahesh Bhupathi is the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament in 1997 partnering Rika Hiraki in Mixed Doubles. He is considered to be among the best doubles tennis players in the world. Born on June 7, 1974 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu he has 10 Grand Slam titles to his credit. In 1999, he teamed up with Leander Paes to win three doubles titles including Roland Garros and Wimbledon. During that year, they became [...]

Leander Adrian Paes has been the flag-bearer of India’s tennis for a long time now. Born in Goa on June 17, 1973, he has won many titles all over the world in the singles, doubles and the mixed doubles categories. Brought up in Kolkata, both his parents have sporting backgrounds. While his mother was a national-level basketball player, his father represented the Indian team in hockey at the 1972 Munich Olympics. He shot to international [...]

Jaidip Mukerjea is one of the stalwarts who took India to great heights in the game of tennis. He was a member of the famed trio of Indian Tennis – Premjit Lal, Ramanathan Krishnan and Jaidip Mukerjea. Together they have pulled off many victories for India in the Davis Cup. Jaidip has also defeated the likes of John Newcombe, Roy Emerson, Fred Stolle and Arthur Ashe in his illustrious career. A visionary and a true [...]