India’s prime tennis gamers will look to heat up for a brand new season after they characteristic within the forty first Petroleum Sports Promotion Board inter-unit competitors on the DLTA complicated right here.
Rohan Bopanna, Sumit Nagal, Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Vishnu Vardhan, Divij Sharan and Prarthana Thombare and Riya Bhatia amongst girls will all play within the four-day meet that began on Sunday.
With a slew of Futures, Challengers and ATP Tour occasions (Pune) lined up within the subsequent few months, the event might be function good preparation.
Vardhan, who can be the event organising secretary, mentioned: “We’ve a record number of participants this year and all the top stars of PSPB are competing. We never get a chance to see Ramkumar and Sumit and Yuki playing against each other, not even in the nationals. This is the only event in India where the No 1 in singles and doubles in men and women participate. It shows the support system the companies are providing to the players that they are showing up in these events,” mentioned Vardhan, who will compete in singles and doubles.
Altogether, there might be 9 groups. Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar, Bopanna, Divij Sharan and Thombare might be a part of the Indian Oil crew whereas Yuki, Vishnu, VM Ranjeet and Ankita Raina will signify Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC). ONGC chairman OP Singh was the chief visitor on the opening ceremony on Sunday.
The All India Tennis Association will organise three ATP 100 Challenger occasions in Chennai, Bengaluru and Pune early subsequent 12 months. Another in Nagpur can be on the playing cards. There may even be Future occasions for women and men and the Tata Open Maharashtra, the ATP 250 occasion in December.
“It is good to see AITA bring so many international events across categories and of different levels. There will be 400 points up for grabs in the next three-four months and it will be a great opportunity for every player to move up almost 300 to 400 spots in the rankings. Throughout the year we try to play events where we have 300 points in total. This time we will be getting three months in India, playing in home conditions,” Vardhan mentioned.