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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

Interviews

‘We will return every penny to the government’

HT spoke to Kalmadi on this issue and many more, which will hold centre-stage in the run-up to the event. Excerpts:

‘I played a perfect match’

Somdev Devvarman may have taken some time arriving on the Davis Cup stage, but he did so in style against Chinese Taipei. HT catches up with Indian tennis' man of the moment.

‘We’ll clean up DDCA’

As one of the three Govt nominees appointed by the Sports Ministry to overlook the working of the DDCA, Vibhakar Shastri and Congress aspirant from UP, is concerned by the association's staggering ability to make one negative headline after another, and warns of playing 'a more aggressive role' unless the DDCA improves.

‘I didn’t let anything distract us’

Sandeep led a side that went down fighting against Holland in the final. HT caught up with the gutsy sardar after the match.

Lure of India cap drives Powar on

Ramesh Powar’s brand of off-spin has been highly effective. The 30-year-old, who was West Zone’s hero in the Duleep Trophy final with his seven wickets in the second innings, speaks to G Krishnan.

‘Strive for quality over quantity’

Somdev Devvarman, India's No.1 tennis player and one of the fittest athletes in the country, talks of the physical demands of the sport and how best to keep up with them.

‘Nothing better than a flighted delivery’

Terry Jenner, popular as Shane Warne's mentor, swears by his most famous pupil. The 64-year-old Australian speaks to G Krishnan.

Sasi aims to stay in Club 2700 this year

V Anand is now just a step away from becoming the second Indian to make it to the top 20 in World rankings. His chance to make it to the elite league comes at this year’s first major, the Corus 2009 at Wijk Aan Zee (the Netherlands). Experts from an interview with B Shrikant.

Sampras thought Slam mark would last

When Pete Sampras called it quits after winning his 14th Grand Slam singles title, he was certain that record would stand for quite some time.

Federer will bounce back 'big style', says Djokovic

The 20-year-old Serb knocked out 12-time Grand Slam champion Federer in the semi-finals, ending his reign Down Under and sparking talk of a changing of the guard in men's tennis.

I need to be strong and quick on court: Yuki

The 15-years-old player said it was an exciting experience to be a part of the first Grand Slam of the year.

F1 has a future in India: Bernie

Hindustan Times catches up with Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One chief, and gets him talking on his vision for F1 in India and more.

Montgomerie pours his energy into Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup would not feel right without Colin Montgomerie and the Briton is determined to be back leading the European assault at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky in September.

Henin keeps low profile during emotional Belgian buildup

The Belgian is playing at home at a WTA event for the first time in five years, beginning in the second round on Thursday at the Diamond Games.

Mexico my favourite venue: Viswanathan Anand

Anand crossed the Elo rating of 2800 and became the world's highest rated player after winning the tournament played in two legs - one in Mexico and another in Linares (Spain).
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