My dream is to win Davis Cup for India: Somdev

Agartala: Tennis star Somdev Devvarman on Monday said his dream is to win the Davis Cup for India.

"Our country has now entered the World Group and it would be my dream to win the Davis Cup title for my country," he said during a felicitation organised by the Tripura government.

Somdev said a lot of youngsters in the country and Tripura were now playing tennis players and he would want to help develop the game.

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, Sports Minister Tapan Chakraborty, Somdev`s father Pravanjan Kishore Devvarman and mother Ranjana were also present at the felicitation.

The chief minister said, "Now you are the source of inspiration for the whole country and not only for our state. We would look forward towards your achievements. Your success and achievements only prove that there is no dearth of talents in the north eastern parts of the country."

A gold medal, a tennis racket made of silver, Rs 5,00,000 in cash, a plaque were given to Somdev during the felicitation.