Tag: Tennis

The lessons from Rod Laver’s life

To most contemporary tennis fans, he is perhaps an ageing legend who sometimes turns up at Australian Open to give away the trophy to winners like Roder Federer and Novak Djokovic. To the older generations of tennis fans and players,…

Leander Paes: Unplugged and inspirational

For a moment, let’s forget IPL – not the cricket but the unseemly drama it has brought along — and spend time listening to living legend Leander Paes. In the audio clip that is appended, he speaks of how he…

Somdev Devvarman defies pigeon-holing

It will be the easiest of things to pigeon-hole him as a champion with royal roots in the north-east and romanticise it. But the ambitious young man goes far beyond conventional boundaries. Consider this:  He is politically aware and follows…