Rutvick Mehta

A romantic of the ferocious Rafael Nadal forehand, Rutvick Mehta loves his tennis but has been covering various other sport since 2012. He writes for HT.

Articles by Rutvick Mehta

I hope I can go better than the top 25: Sania Mirza

  • The Indian doubles ace has found new verve in which she had said would be her final WTA season and goes into the French Open doubles and mixed doubles with high hopes
Sania Mirza of India(Getty Images)
Sania Mirza of India(Getty Images)
Published on May 24, 2022 11:36 PM IST
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‘Relaxed’ Kohli repairs season in ruins

  • A 90-minute net session was crucial to batting like he’s capable of.
Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates his fifty(PTI)
Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates his fifty(PTI)
Published on May 20, 2022 04:41 PM IST
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Virat Kohli comes good, keeps RCB alive in IPL 2022

  • Former skipper hits 54-ball 73 to help Bangalore beat Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets in their final league game.
Virat Kohli(PTI)
Virat Kohli(PTI)
Updated on May 20, 2022 07:48 AM IST
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Carlos Alcaraz, a rise to rival the Big Three

  • The numbers the 19-year-old Spaniard - World No 6 and eyeing his first Grand Slam win at Roland Garros - has accumulated mirrors the early success of the Big Three.
Carlos Alcaraz during the Madrid Open. (Getty)
Carlos Alcaraz during the Madrid Open. (Getty)
Published on May 18, 2022 06:07 PM IST
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Chasing no longer a no-brainer this IPL

  • Dew factor had prompted teams to bowl first towards the beginning of the tournament but that trend has been reversed in the last fortnight.
Shreyas Iyer captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders plays a shot (PTI)
Shreyas Iyer captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders plays a shot (PTI)
Published on May 17, 2022 01:57 PM IST
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Mitchell Marsh stars again as Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings

Aussie hits second half-century in a row to help Delhi Capitals register 17-run win and keep playoff hopes alive
Mitchell Marsh of Delhi Capitals raises his bat to celebrate his half-century(IPL)
Mitchell Marsh of Delhi Capitals raises his bat to celebrate his half-century(IPL)
Updated on May 17, 2022 07:45 AM IST
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Livingstone finally feeling groovy at IPL

  • It’s been a while coming but at Punjab Kings this explosive batter and useful spinner is proving to be value for money.
Liam Livingstone.(ANI)
Liam Livingstone.(ANI)
Published on May 14, 2022 02:22 PM IST
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Livingstone, Bairstow pummel RCB bowlers, keep Punjab in playoff hunt

  • Bairstow’s 66 (29b, 4x4, 7x6) and Livingstone’s 70 (42b, 5x4, 4x6) drove Punjab to 209/9, a total that proved a bridge too far for RCB who could only muster 155/9 at Brabourne stadium.
Punjab Kings Liam Livingstone plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2022 cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings, at the Brabourne Stadium, in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI)
Punjab Kings Liam Livingstone plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2022 cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings, at the Brabourne Stadium, in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI)
Published on May 13, 2022 11:53 PM IST
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IPL 2022: The many shades of Jasprit Bumrah

Mumbai Indians pace spearhead does the heavy lifting again, taking 5/10 against KKR, but he doesn't mind the extra pressure
Jasprit Bumrah of Mumbai Indians celebrates the wicket of Sunil Narine(IPL)
Jasprit Bumrah of Mumbai Indians celebrates the wicket of Sunil Narine(IPL)
Updated on May 11, 2022 09:40 AM IST
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IPL 2022: Bumrah five-for in vain as KKR win by 52 runs

  • The speedster captured 5/10, including three in an over, but Mumbai Indians couldn’t cash in as Kolkata Knight Riders pacers Pat Cummins and Andre Russell bowled them to victory.
Jasprit Bumrah in action against Kolkata Knight Riders(IPLt20.com)
Jasprit Bumrah in action against Kolkata Knight Riders(IPLt20.com)
Published on May 09, 2022 11:30 PM IST
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On the road, alone: Teen tennis star Emma Raducanu's self-help journey

  • The 19-year-old British player, who became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title at last year’s US Open, has split with another coach and is enjoying going it alone for now.
Madrid Open: Britain's Emma Raducanu in action during her third round match against Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina(REUTERS)
Madrid Open: Britain's Emma Raducanu in action during her third round match against Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina(REUTERS)
Published on May 09, 2022 10:26 PM IST
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Carlos Alcaraz, the tennis future and present, rolled into one

  • In a men’s game that is searching for fresh faces to assert themselves, 19-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz seems the real deal going by his sensational rise
Alcaraz's rise has been as accelerated as it is astonishing.(AP)
Alcaraz's rise has been as accelerated as it is astonishing.(AP)
Published on May 08, 2022 09:54 PM IST
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Coach hails Avinash Sable’s strong base for breaking 5,000m national mark

  • India’s standout 3,000m steeplechase runner bettered the 30-year-old record in the longer distance in a race in California on Friday and coach Amrish Kumar expects Sable to break the 10,000m mark too.
Avinash Sable(Twitter/SAI)
Avinash Sable(Twitter/SAI)
Published on May 07, 2022 10:07 PM IST
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Nitish Rana proves his worth again

  • Not assured a permanent position in KKR's batting order, Rana adapts to keep ticking.
Nitish Rana of Kolkata Knight Riders(PTI)
Nitish Rana of Kolkata Knight Riders(PTI)
Published on May 03, 2022 01:35 PM IST
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Nitish Rana steers KKR to seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals

  • Rana’s 60-run partnership with Shreyas Iyer settled their nerves after RR were restricted to 152/5 at the Wankhede Stadium
Shreyas Iyer of the Kolkata Knight Riders and Nitish Rana of the Kolkata Knight Riders during T20 match 47 of Indian Premier League 2022(PTI)
Shreyas Iyer of the Kolkata Knight Riders and Nitish Rana of the Kolkata Knight Riders during T20 match 47 of Indian Premier League 2022(PTI)
Published on May 02, 2022 11:40 PM IST
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Sharath-Sathiyan: A healthy table tennis rivalry, a special personal bond

  • An age gap of over 10 years hasn’t blunted the competitive spirit between India’s top two players, nor has it stopped them from helping the game grow.
Sharath Kamal (L) and G Sathiyan.  (Getty)
Sharath Kamal (L) and G Sathiyan.  (Getty)
Published on May 02, 2022 07:05 PM IST
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Teenaged woman golfer Avani Prashanth qualifies for Asian Games golf

  • The 15-year-old is the only amateur in India’s seven-member men’s and women’s squads chosen for the Asian Games to be staged in Hangzhou, China in September
Avani Prashanth(Getty)
Avani Prashanth(Getty)
Published on Apr 30, 2022 07:51 PM IST
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AFC Champions League: Mumbai City sign off with win, belief

City finished with two wins after beating Iraq’s Air Force Club 1-0 in Riyadh, having only hoped to become the first India team to score a win in the elite tournament
Mumbai City finished second in in the four-team Group B of the AFC Champions League(ISL/File Photo)
Mumbai City finished second in in the four-team Group B of the AFC Champions League(ISL/File Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 10:45 PM IST
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India tennis player Sumit Nagal resumes comeback after hip surgery

  • "The main thing right now for me is to just feel good on the court again and get my confidence back," says the 24-year-old player.
Sumit Nagal in action. (Getty)
Sumit Nagal in action. (Getty)
Updated on Apr 26, 2022 07:56 PM IST
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Banking on “process”, Dhawan keeps delivering

  • Second batter after Virat Kohli to cross 6,000 IPL runs, Shikhar Dhawan shows not necessarily kick-starting on fourth gear still pays
Punjab Kings Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his half-century (ANI)
Punjab Kings Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his half-century (ANI)
Published on Apr 26, 2022 12:21 PM IST
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IPL 2022: Shikhar Dhawan’s 88 sets up Punjab Kings’ win over CSK

The opening batsman’s 59-ball knock took PBKS to 187/4 and champions Chennai, despite Ambati Rayudu’s 39-ball 78, still fell short to lose by 11 runs
Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow of Punjab Kings against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium(IPL)
Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow of Punjab Kings against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium(IPL)
Updated on Apr 26, 2022 12:00 AM IST
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Rahul Bheke’s football journey: Touching Mumbai, scoring a historic goal

The 31-year-old Mumbai City FC defender has the knack of popping up at the right moments to score vital goals, none better than an India first to beat Iraq’s Air Force Club in the AFC Champions League
Mumbai City FC defender Rahul Bheke(Mumbai City FC)
Mumbai City FC defender Rahul Bheke(Mumbai City FC)
Updated on Apr 24, 2022 10:56 PM IST
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IPL 2022: MS Dhoni’s finishing touch seals last-over win for CSK

Former CSK captain hits 28* off 13 balls, including 16 in the final over, to hand Mumbai Indians their seventh straight loss
MS Dhoni of the Chennai Super Kings in action against Mumbai Indians(IPL)
MS Dhoni of the Chennai Super Kings in action against Mumbai Indians(IPL)
Published on Apr 21, 2022 11:50 PM IST
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Dancing shoes off, Peaty back to making a splash

  • The multiple Olympic gold medallist won 50 and 100m breaststroke events at the British Championship.
Adam Peaty during a dance reality show
Adam Peaty during a dance reality show
Published on Apr 20, 2022 12:45 PM IST
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IPL 2022: Chahal grabs hat-trick and fifer as RR edge KKR in thriller

  • Buttler’s 103, his second ton of the IPL season, and the spinner’s five scalps help beat KKR by seven runs in thrilling game.
Yuzvendra Chahal against Kolkata Knight Riders(IPLt20.com)
Yuzvendra Chahal against Kolkata Knight Riders(IPLt20.com)
Updated on Apr 19, 2022 08:01 AM IST
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Mumbai City FC first Indian team to win in AFC Champions League

  • The 2020-21 Indian Super League champions rallied to beat Iraq Air Force Club 2-1 with Rahul Bheke scoring the winning goal.
Mumbai City FC players celebrate(Mubai City FC/Twitter)
Mumbai City FC players celebrate(Mubai City FC/Twitter)
Published on Apr 12, 2022 08:01 AM IST
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Kane Williamson helps Sunrisers Hyderabad hand Gujarat Titans 1st defeat

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson hit a half century and controlled the early part of the chase after counterpart Hardik Pandya too struck a half-century at the DY Patil Stadium
Staying true to their batting template, SRH didn’t hit a boundary in the 1st 4 overs of the chase.(ANI)
Staying true to their batting template, SRH didn’t hit a boundary in the 1st 4 overs of the chase.(ANI)
Published on Apr 11, 2022 11:49 PM IST
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Iga Swiatek and a fresh tussle at the top in women’s tennis

  • Poland’s 2020 French Open champion has risen to world No 1 since Ash Barty quit the game, but her stay on the rankings peak will face a stern test this season
Iga Swiatek of Poland
Iga Swiatek of Poland
Published on Apr 11, 2022 02:47 PM IST
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Wanindu Hasaranga weaving a winning web for RCB

  • The Sri Lanka leg-spinner had big shoes to fill as a replacement for Yuzvendra Chahal, and he is showing his versatility with wickets and control at any point in the innings
Wanindu Hasaranga of Royal Challengers Bangalore(PTI)
Wanindu Hasaranga of Royal Challengers Bangalore(PTI)
Published on Apr 10, 2022 01:35 PM IST
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AFC Champions League: Steep learning curve for debutants Mumbai City FC

  • The Indian club showed fight until a first-half penalty set them back, eventually losing 0-3 in their opening game to Al-Shabab FC in Riyadh on Friday.
Still from Mumbai City FC's AFC Champions League game.(Twitter/Mumbai City FC)
Still from Mumbai City FC's AFC Champions League game.(Twitter/Mumbai City FC)
Published on Apr 09, 2022 07:09 PM IST
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