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Novak Djokovic: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

Novak Djokovic during the 2008 Tennis Masters ...

What he said:

"Well,I guess I have to keep on running."

Novak Djokovic is convinced that the only way to continue as No.1 is to persist the same vein of form he has exhibited so far—this year.

What he really meant:

“If I’m the prey—rather than the hunter—I gotta run—and quick.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I’ll walk—from hereon.”

Five Sizzling Questions Facing Indian Tennis

Sania Mirza at Cincinnati in July, 2007

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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:


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