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  • 20-May-2016 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: History in the making at Roland Garros

    Playing better and with solid purpose this clay court season, Nadal is looking to win his tenth title here, and will ask some difficult questions of anyone he is pitted against

  • 11-Mar-2016 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: The Sharapova incident

    Sharapova's elite status and marquee brand value makes her the highest profile doping offender in the history of tennis

  • 09-Oct-2015 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: The Board's legacy

    The handling of the IPL and its franchises will determine the Board's autonomy

  • 18-Sep-2015 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: A champion's belief

    This year's US Open made many things clear. It proved the Big 4 is now a non-factor

  • 04-Sep-2015 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: The year of Serena

    In a departure from tradition, the men are on the sidelines of this year's US Open, which promises to be one of the most historical events in the history of tennis

  • 12-Jun-2015 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: A win for the Muggles

    We may see an utterly dominant Djokovic dominate the sport over the next five years, and if that happens, he will owe Wawrinka a token of thanks. If, however, Djokovic is unable to ever win the French Open or even to dominate men's tennis like he ...

  • 29-May-2015 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: Crash of the titans

    There are eerie similarities between FIFA and the BCCI. Both boast office-bearers who seemingly were above the law, and a wanton disregard for government and authority

  • 15-May-2015 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: Dethroning an emperor?

    Few have achieved as much as Rafael Nadal, but few have also suffered as much as him. And if he is unable to perform at his peak and win majors, it's unlikely that he will put in the kind of effort and pain into competing the next time he hurts ...

  • 01-May-2015 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: The great Indian sideshow

    On the field of play, IPL Season 8 has been relatively uneventful, a mixed bag of competitive games, one-sided beat-downs, and the occasional washout

  • 10-Apr-2015 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: IPL's dumb luck

    The World Cup was a failure at many levels, but if there is one positive that emerged, it is that cricket at the international level appears to have weeded out the spot-fixing elements. The appearance of a 'clean' tournament is a big win for the ...

  • 13-Mar-2015 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: Cricketing theatrics

    The ICC ODI World Cup surprisingly has witnessed unexpected smooth sailing on the cricket field for Team India

  • 06-Feb-2015 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: The Djokovic era

    It will be difficult for anyone to upstage him at any of this year's Grand Slams, in which he will enter as the odds-on favourite

  • 02-Jan-2015 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: 2015- cricket's eclipse?

    A more surprising positive in an extremely unexpected sport was the huge success of the Pro Kabaddi League

  • 07-Nov-2014 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: Forward defensive

    At best, an autobiography by a megastar like Sachin Tendulkar tends to be insipid, recounting situations or experiences that have already been documented and shared ... For a person his image and unsu

  • 12-Sep-2014 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: The upstarts arrive

    Federer versus Marin Cilic and Djokovic versus Kei Nishikori was a dream semi-final match-up for the purists

  • 05-Sep-2014 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: Home-grown heroes

    When socio-cultural pride meets a viable financial proposition, there is usually a pot of gold at the end of the investment tunnel. But, that doesn't necessarily mean that this breakthrough doesn't ri

  • 18-Jul-2014 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: Hosting pains

    Success is often a mere delaying of the inevitable fallout when citizens eventually realise that the long-term gain from hosting a sport event doesn't add up, objectively. Failure, however, triggers a

  • 06-Jun-2014 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: India picks its teams

    The World Cup for India has a special cultural significance, one which transcends the usual emotions that accompany sports

  • 23-May-2014 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: Nadal's to lose

    Perhaps it bodes well for men's tennis that even the French Open will be competitive this year

  • 04-Apr-2014 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: The great Indian cricket fiasco

    The IPL, once a pop-culture phenomenon, has perhaps exceeded its shelf life

  • 07-Feb-2014 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: Still gold

    All of a sudden, men's tennis has a bevy of intriguing storylines and twists that will make the 2014 and 2015 seasons a tennis fan's dream

  • 06-Sep-2013 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri: Fading legends

    Having spent nearly 80% of their lives excelling at a sport that gives them purpose, adulation and career accomplishment, many great athletes miscalculate the time to retire

  • 16-Aug-2013 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Shuttling ahead

    Badminton may just become a central sport for India - symbolic because of its simplicity, the low cost of its infrastructure, the Asian dominance, and the existence of past and present superstars

  • 12-Jul-2013 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    A tennis era ends

    The game today is more impactful, the supporters more rabid, and the brand ambassadors are more translucent than what we are accustomed to

  • 28-Jun-2013 | Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri

    Name games

    A sports team must be careful of designations such as 'team owner', 'team principal', 'chief executive' and other such exalted titles

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