Sanam gets look into Davis Cup squad
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When the All India Tennis Association (AITA) announced the Davis Cup team for the Asia/Oceania Group I tie, the name which the people from Chandigarh was hoping to see was not Yuki or Vardhan, neither Myneni, but of the local lad Sanam Singh on the list. Ever since Sanam made his Davis Cup debut against Uzbekistan in April earlier this year, and the way he was racking up medals at the ITF circuit, it was evident, rather ominous, that Sanam's place in the India Davis Cup team was safe.
Sanam's inclusion into the Indian Davis Cup team has made him the only player from Chandigarh to represent India at the inter-country tournament at the home ground.
Those who have closely watched Sanam taking his first gentle steps on the green courts or smashing the first shot off the racquet, the news has been a pleasant one.
"It is a proud moment for Sanam," shared Kanwaljeet Singh, tennis coach, who has seen Sanam play tennis ever since his early days. "Every player dreams of playing for the country and Sanam is living that dream. It is a huge achievement for him. Also, it is a good opportunity for him and the others to cement their place in the Indian team by performing well against the Kiwis. Given the fact that it should not be a tough tie, I am sure the boys will fare well."
Kanwaljeet was coach at CLTA when talented young players like Sunil Kumar and Sanam emerged on the scene. It was almost 14 years ago, when Sanam, all of just nine years, stepped on the CLTA courts.
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