In an unique dialog with Rupha Ramani on Firstpost’s model new present First Sports activities, Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj heaped reward on veteran participant Rohan Bopanna for his longevity and a terrific profession.
The 43-year-old Bopanna, who not too long ago grew to become the oldest participant to achieve a Grand Slam remaining after reaching the lads’s doubles summit conflict, capped off his 21-year Davis Cup profession with a win on Sunday.
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Within the Mic Up phase on the maiden episode of First Sports activities that aired on Monday, Amritraj not solely hailed Bopanna for his longevity, however for additionally enjoying with “terrific grace and humility”
“Rohan has had a exceptional profession. I at all times stated to him on a number of events and much more not too long ago that he remodeled his tennis-playing habits to concentrate on one thing he realised he can be superb at and keep centered on it.
“Once you have a look at the longevity of somebody like Rohan who has performed it with terrific grace and humility and the Indian tradition at all times backing him, it’s nice to see him carry out the way in which he has,” Amritraj, who has taken up commentary amongst different issues since his retirement, stated on the present.
Amritraj, who had reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon and US Open on two completely different events, additionally touched upon the primary time Bopanna had reached the ultimate of a Grand Slam and the influence that it had on Indian tennis.
“I used to be internet hosting a Main occasion in New York one 12 months when he and Qureshi acquired to the ultimate of the US Open, and I believed it was an actual landmark second for each Indian and Pakistan tennis on the time. Each of them being on the identical court docket in opposition to the Bryan brothers was for me an ideal visible to see what tennis can do. That’s why I really feel his longevity has additionally helped form the place we’re in tennis immediately,” Amritraj added.
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