The voting for the Times of India Sports Awards, 2018 have started and four tennis stars who played at the Tata Open Maharashtra in Pune have been nominated for the prestigious sports award!
Yuki Bhambri: The young gun from Delhi has quite a few feathers in his hat at the age of 25, with winning the Junior Grand Slam (Australian Open) in 2009 and achieving a career high rank of 88. Looking at Yuki’s form, it seems like the search for India’s next big tennis player has ended. Yuki aspires to break in the top 50 by the end of 2018.
Rohan Bopanna: On winning the 2017 Mixed Doubles French Open title with Gabriela Dabrowski, Bopanna became the fourth Indian to win a Grand Slam title. Bopanna entered the Mixed-doubles final of the recently concluded Australian Open with Hungarian, Tímea Babos. However, they lost to pair of Gabriela Dabrowski and Mate Pavić in the final. This was Bopanna's second Grand Slam Mixed doubles final. With a career high rank of No. 3 in Doubles and having turned pro in 2003, the seasoned veteran always gives his best when he steps on the court.
Divij Sharan: Ranked 45, Sharan is a prominent name in the doubles format. Having won three ATP titles so far - Bogota in 2013, Los Cabos in 2016 and Antwerp in 2017, Divij has carved a name for himself in the Indian Tennis circuit. He has a good pairing for another Indian, Purav Raja and both have of them are seen regularly playing together as well.
Purav Raja: Having won the men's doubles title with Divij Sharan at the Bordeaux Challenger in 2017, Raja is a well-known name in the doubles circuit. He has a career high doubles rank of 52 and has already won 2 ATP titles with his partner, Sharan.
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