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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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Caroline Wozniacki’s kangaroo and Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes Vamos their opponents (Satire)

Caroline Wozniacki at the 2009 US Open

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Post-match press conferences are boring.

I mean, come on, who wants to talk about the match? It’s just another day at the office. Get wise, guys, we’re pros. It’s our job.

You don’t believe me? Ask Caroline Wozniacki.

The Great Dane felt that the best way to entertain her fans and journalists was to tell a little fib about wrestling a kangaroo.

The kangaroo gave the pretty No. 1 a small cut. Or that’s how the story went.

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A Comeback Lesson In Serve And Volley

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA  - SEPTEMBER 20:  Somdev Devvarman of India celebrates his win during their Davis Cup match between South Africa and India at the Ellis Park Indoor Arena in Johannesburg on 20, September 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Aided by the sultry Chennai weather, the Indian Davis Cup team scripted a famous come-from-behind victory at Chennai, outplaying Brazil in both the singles matches on Sunday, the 19th of September, 2010.

This time though, the victory was achieved in a thoroughly professional manner with the entire team carrying its weight.

 Rohan Bopanna and Somdev Devvarman had their say. They have reassured Indian tennis fans that the country’s Davis Cup hopes are in secure hands for the foreseeable future.

Bellucci caved in to cramps and dehydration in the morning after just a set and a half. Somdev Devvarman was left feeling a little bemused but why look a gift horse in the mouth?

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