Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan were crowned the 2017 Chennai Open champions after beating compatriots Purav Raja and Divij Sharan 6-3, 6-4 in the Men’s Doubles final on Sunday.
It was an even contest with both pairs fighting on an even keel. Bopanna-Jeevan had raced to a 3-0 lead in the first set only to for Purav-Sharan made it all square at 3-3. Bopanna-Jeevan though got the crucial break to snap their opponents’ momentum. They took control from then on took the set without losing another game.
Purav-Sharan came back strongly in the second, gaining a 2-0 lead. Their compatriots were up to the task and came back strongly to even things out. They soon got the break, and rode on the advantage to closed out the game victorious.
Roberto Batista Agut wins men’s singles title
Roberto Bautista Agut picked up his fifth ATP singles title after beating Danill Medvedev 6-3, 6-4 in the men’s singles final on Sunday.
Agut produced a solid performance, dominating from the baseline even as Medvedev, who was making his maiden ATP final, obliged with plenty of unforced errors.
The Spaniard was in cruise control for most of the match, losing only eight points in the one hour 11 minutes match.
This was Agut’s second appearance in the final at Chennai, having finished runner-up to Janko Tipsarevic in 2013.
Inspiration for the lazy, the casual and the gourmet home chefs alike
Discover, or rediscover the daily delight in food, one ingredient at a time.
It is known that home chefs can be arranged in a pyramid - the lazy ones at the bottom, the casual cooks in the middle and the gourmet experts at the top. While the challenges differ with each level, great solutions exist to make every meal an experience, regardless of the kind of cook you are. This guide to creating delightful food has something for everyone.
The lazy, hassled home chefs
You can ease into cooking by putting together meals that require minimal technique. Salads are a good place to start. Experiment with seasonal and exotic fruits and vegetables, tender vegetables and herbs, and artisanal breads as sides for a fresh, healthy and surprisingly gourmet experience.
Don’t be dismayed if you’re a non-vegetarian. There are still meals that require next-to-no prep. Think sausages that can easily be fried or grilled and cold cuts that pack a flavour punch. Health-conscious people can look for additive-free, preservative-free meat, bromate free bread and produce from free-range farms for assurance of quality. For variety, you can even put together a great Middle Eastern platter with fresh hummus and other dips.
For the casual cooks looking to impress
So, you can cook a decent meal but are looking to give your food that X-factor? To liven up regular dishes, experiment with superfoods which make your meals nutritious and novel. Try combinations like oats chila, quinoa or couscous upmas or a sprinkle of chia seeds in your breakfast pudding. Look for quality imports and efficient distribution for maximum retention of nutrients in superfoods.
Skilled enough to host people? An upgrade from basic ingredients is the most visible sign of your culinary progression. Experiment with exotic herbs like parsley, rosemary and sage as garnishing for intriguing flavours in your soups and salads. For lip-smacking desserts, use exotic fruits like kiwi, dragon fruit, acai berries and rambutan – your guests will be delighted.
For the perfectionist gourmet chefs
You’re quite the culinary expert in your circles, but want to leap to the next level? At the core of a successful gourmet creation lie the best ingredients. Seek a delicatessen which gives you only the freshest and most diverse range of ingredients. You’ll notice the difference in flavours as you move from garlic powder to actual garlic, and from chilli powder to real paprika in your preparations.
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Health-conscious people can also be assured of unmatched quality. You can choose from pesticide free offerings, organic fruits and vegetables, steroid-free meats, first catch of the day fish and seafood, bromate free bread and the best dairy and cheese from all over the world.
With their collection of hors d’oeuvre, artisanal breads, confectionary and desserts, there’s really no limit to what you can achieve daily in your kitchen. What’s more, all these high-quality products come at great, affordable prices.
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