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20:20:20 — Let the ‘GOAT’ Debate begin
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20:20:20 — Let the ‘GOAT’ Debate begin

July 19, 2021

By U.B. Acharya With Novak “Nole” Djokovic winning the Wimbledon 2021 and thus winning his 20th Major title (same as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal), it is time to start a debate on “Greatest of All Times”. Though it is difficult to compare athletes of different eras, in this case the three great players have…

Djoko climbs ‘Mount Everest’ as No. 1 Player
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Djoko climbs ‘Mount Everest’ as No. 1 Player

March 21, 2021

By U.B. Acharya On Monday, the 8th of March 2021, Novak Djokovic crossed a milestone of reaching 311 weeks as ATP’s No. 1 ranked player surpassing Roger Federer’s what one thought of as unbeatable record of 310 weeks. Before discussing further, let us look at some historical milestones. Historical Records Though international tennis started in…

Ashwin Ravichandran Par Excellent
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Ashwin Ravichandran Par Excellent

February 25, 2021

By U.B. Acharya In the previous Test match against England, India’s Ashwin Ravichandran not only collected five wickets in the first innings but also scored a brilliant century in the second innings in the company of tail enders. His brilliant performance resulted in India registering a glorious victory thus equalling the series at 1-1. Naturally…

US Open Review: Dominic Thiem fourth time lucky
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US Open Review: Dominic Thiem fourth time lucky

September 18, 2020

By U.B. Acharya As most of the tennis followers would have already seen on TV (live or later in news channels) or read in the newspapers that after failing thrice in the ultimate round to the two great champions, Dominic Thiem of Austria (pronounced as ‘Teem’) won his first major Title namely the US Open…

Success for Novak Djokovic
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Success for Novak Djokovic

February 9, 2020

By U.B. Acharya For the record, Novak Djokovic won his eighth Australian Open and in the process, 17th Major title against an upcoming Dominic Thiem in nearly four hours and five thrilling sets. The score line was 6-4; 4-6; 2-6; 6-3 and 6-4. A critical analysis of the various aspects of the match is as…

An exhaustive and painstaking compilation on Veer Savarkar
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An exhaustive and painstaking compilation on Veer Savarkar

November 18, 2019

Title:  Savarkar – Echoes from a Forgotten Past  (1883-1924) Author: Vikram Sampath Pages: 735 Price : Rs. 799 Publisher: Penguin By U.B. Acharya Recently I attended a book release function at a well-known hotel in Mysuru. The release of the newly-published book, “Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past (1883-1924)” was organised by a local Book…

Grand Slam Events over the decades
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Grand Slam Events over the decades

October 14, 2019

By U.B. Acharya With the conclusion of US Open Tennis Tournament last month where Geriatric Rafael Nadal (33 years) had the better of one of the Next-Gen players, Daniil Medvedev (23 years), the curtain closed on Grand Slam events for the decade. However, this write-up is not about the final match or the whole tournament…

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