Being in the august company of names such as Venus Williams and Pat Cash, among others, during the Champions Tennis League will be a great opportunity for Indian youngsters to learn and take their game to the next level, says the country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman.
A day after being felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Asian Games exploits, India's Saketh Myneni toppled Belgian seventh seed Kimmer Coppejans to move to the singles quarterfinals of the ATP Indore Open, here on Wednesday.
Tennis ace Sania Mirza on Monday expressed happiness over India winning five medals at the recently-concluded Asian Games at Incheon, although she felt many people did not expect them to do well with the team the country had sent.
Indian men's doubles pair of Sanam Singh and Saketh Myneni assured India of atleast a silver medal in tennis while Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan missed out on a golden opportunity to make it 1-2 for the country blowing away two match points en route settling for a bronze.
An unprecedented players` revolt shook Indian tennis in a controversy-marred beginning of the year but when the dust settled and the 2013 season progressed, Sania Mirza, Somdev Devvarman and Leander Paes brought cheers to the fans by their on-court successes.
Indian tennis stars Leander Paes, Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhupathi and Somdev Dev Varman are to take part in a two-day prize money tournament organised and conducted by the suburban Khar Gymkhana next week.
Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri gave India a rollicking start as they posted straight-set wins in their respective matches to put the hosts 2-0 ahead in the Asia-Oceanic Davis Cup Group I first-round relegation play-off tie against Indonesia here on Friday.
The recent shenanigans over team selection and a player-boycott notwithstanding, the Indian team Wednesday presented itself as a unified unit all set to take on Indonesia in the Asia-Oceania Davis Cup Group 1 play-off beginning here on Friday.
India`s Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands crashed out of the Miami Masters on Wednesday, after losing their women`s doubles quarter-final match against world No.1 pair of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in straight sets at Crandon Park, Miami.
Promising Chennai youngster Ramkumar Ramanathan and women`s top seed Ankita Raina became the new champions with easy wins in the respective finals of the National grasscourt tennis championships, here today
India`s Prarthana Thombare came tantalisingly close to registering an upset victory in her debut match on the WTA tour before losing 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 against Chang Liu of China in the opening round of Indian Open Challenger tournament here on Monday.