Author: Kashish Shukla (Kashish Shukla)

From a fan to worshipper: An open letter to Rafael Nadal
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From a fan to worshipper: An open letter to Rafael Nadal

I still remember the first tennis match I ever saw. It is the one that is considered to be the greatest ever match of tennis by many. Filled with intensity, wrath, talent, and amazement among other aspects. The match where two moguls of tennis met to elevate the level of the game to a never-known-before...

Miami Open 2017: Rafael Nadal v Jack Sock Match Preview
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Miami Open 2017: Rafael Nadal v Jack Sock Match Preview

Jack Sock has had an easy run in the Miami Open so far but his quarter final match would be anything but easy. After having a comfortable 6-2, 6-1 win over compatriot Jared Donaldson, Jack Sock now faces Rafael Nadal in the Quarter Finals. Sock is the last American remaining in the tournament and all the hopes...

How Dominic Thiem’s scheduling has affected him
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How Dominic Thiem’s scheduling has affected him

After having a jam-packed 2016, Dominic Thiem has decided to play an even busier 2017. He is playing 2 more tournaments than he did, last year.  For the first six months of 2016, he played fantastic and won 4 tournaments on 3 surfaces, also making it to the semi-finals of Roland Garros. But thereon, a...

Rafael Nadal and the return of his mental prowess
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Rafael Nadal and the return of his mental prowess

“If I’m not playing aggressive, then I’m dead.” – Rafael Nadal quoted in an interview once and this could not be truer considering how he has been playing since the start of the tournament. Rafael Nadal has been hitting it out all across the court also exhibiting his banana shots and the much-feared topspin back. Having...

Decoding Angelique Kerber’s game
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Decoding Angelique Kerber’s game

The woman who had the WTA talking with her 2 GS wins, also ended the year at the top and she was not Serena Williams! The year 2016 belonged wholly and completely to the German pro Angelique Kerber. The 29 year old made her debut in the 2003. In 2011, she reached the semi-finals of...