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Five Sizzling Questions Facing Indian Tennis

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The Wall Street Journal—at the start of the 2011 Australian Open—published an article titled Five Sizzling Tennis Questions.

The questions were:

 Are Rafael Nadal‘s injuries behind him?

What about Roger?

Who are the other challengers on the men’s side?

Is this the year of the Woz?

Is the women’s ranking system legitimate?

The answers to four of the questions are still up in the air.

Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open victory has given doubters more than a hint as to who’s not hanging to the coat-tails of the big guns—Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Using the article as inspiration, I arrived at five burning questions for Indian tennis:

Tennis Bytes: Of Grand Slam rivalry,aces for charity and Indian hopes

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Will 2011 see more head-to-head matches between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal?

The man from Mallorca certainly hopes so.

“I would love to play against Roger Federer this year a few more times because when we play each other it’s in the final, so that’s already a very good result for both of us to be in the final of important tournaments,” said Nadal.

Federer seconded the motion: “We only played twice last year in Madrid and the [Barclays] ATP World Tour Finals in London, which was a great end for both of us.There’ll be huge hype going into the new season with him going for his fourth Grand Slam in a row and me trying to defend the Australian Open title. So right off the bat we’ll have some excitement.”

The recent invitational Abu Dhabi tourney finished with Nadal edging out Federer in two sets 7-6, 7-6.

Here’s a toast to the New Year and more exciting tennis and finals between the supremoes of the sport.

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