Somdev Dev Varman is of the view that the All India Tennis Affiliation (AITA) isn’t doing sufficient to develop and nurture the sport within the nation.

After successful each his singles fits at the opening day of the Premjit Lall Invitational tennis event, being held on the Jaidip Mukerjea Tennis Academy, the previous international No. 62 mentioned that the AITA must learn how to raised set up the game in order that the crop of younger gamers within the nation are correctly nurtured.

Taking part in for Workforce Mukerjea, Somdev defeated V Ranjeet of Workforce Lall and Aryan Goveas of Workforce Amritraj by way of similar rankings of 2-0. That is the primary aggressive event he’s enjoying after retiring from the pro circuit in 2017.

The fits are being performed in a round-robin structure between 4 groups, the usage of a brand new scoring machine that has been used within the Subsequent Gen Finals in Milan.

“Tournaments like those are crucial. I do know Jaidip has gamers’ absolute best hobby at middle. The AITA should take steps to maximize the features of the gamers we now have,” he mentioned.

Somdev used to be all reward for gamers like Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran. “Sumit is essentially the most promising. I imagine he can also be higher than Leander (Paes) or me in singles,” he mentioned.

Requested concerning the fresh luck of the Davis Cup group towards Pakistan, which India gained 4-0, Somdev mentioned: “There used to be by no means any doubt that India will win. Even the highest Pakistan gamers weren’t enjoying. Having mentioned that, Leander’s record-extending efficiency of successful 44 doubles fits used to be laudable.”

Requested about his long run plans, Somdev, who has no plans of returning to the circuit, mentioned: “I will be able to be keeping a pre-season camp in Chennai which may have Nagal together with different junior gamers. At this time, I’m satisfied to play the position of a mentor fairly than changing into a full-time trainer. That would wish 100 in step with cent dedication, which isn’t conceivable presently.”


Somdev Dev Varman bt V Ranjeet 4-2, 4-1; Nitin Kumar Sinha bt N.Vijay Sundar Prasanth 5-4(7), 4/1; Purav Raja bt V Ranjeet 5-4 (2), 4-2; Aryan Goveas bt Dalwinder Singh 4-1, 4-1; Anirudh Chandrasekar bt Kunal Anand 4-1, 5-4 (5); Aryan Goveas bt Dalwinder Singh 4-1, 5-4; Somdev Dev Varman bt Aryan Goveas 4-1, 4-0.

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