Up to date: Sep 20, 2019 19:19 IST
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Sept 20 (ANI): Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna on Friday labeled Sumit Nagal as a ‘unbelievable participant’ and stated that the budding tennis participant is heading in direction of the best route.
“He’s a unbelievable participant. He’s headed in the best route, he performed his first match in opposition to Roger Federer. All of us noticed how nice he performed, he’s going in the best path. He’s beginning to consider in his personal recreation, which orders effectively for him going into the longer term,” Bopanna advised ANI.
Nagal had confronted off in opposition to Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer within the first-round match of the US Open. The 38-year-old Federer defeated Nagal 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, however within the match Nagal turned the primary Indian to win a set in opposition to Federer in a Grand Slam.
On September 13, All India Tennis Affiliation (AITA) had introduced the brand new dates for the Davis Cup tie between India and Pakistan.
The match will happen in Islamabad tentatively on November 29-30 or on November 30-December 1 this yr.
“The safety state of affairs can be reviewed on November Four whether or not the tie could be held in Islamabad or to be shifted to a impartial venue,” AITA stated in an announcement.
Nonetheless, Bopanna stated that the tennis gamers are ready to listen to from the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) over the standing of the match.
“We’re nonetheless ready to listen to from the ITF. We’re but to know whether or not the match can be performed in Pakistan or in a impartial venue. We’re simply ready to listen to to what they need to say,” Bopanna stated.
The 39-year previous stated that he hopes of successful a medal within the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Bopanna additionally added that if grassroots growth of the game takes place within the nation, extra tennis gamers will be capable to floor in India.
“The great half about tennis is that we’d like to ensure our particular person rankings keep good. I’m wanting ahead to collaborating in Tokyo. I’m actually wanting ahead to successful a medal within the international occasion,” Bopanna stated.
“Indian tennis is certainly getting in the best route. It could possibly get higher if we’ve grassroot programmes within the nation. My essential message to budding tennis stars has all the time been to consider in your self and do the best sort of coaching,” he added. (ANI)