AITA nominates tennis stars Yuki Bhambri, Rohan Bopanna for Arjuna award

Yuki Bhambri and Rohan Bopanna will be the All India Tennis Association‘s choice for the Arjuna awards this year.

tennis Updated: Apr 26, 2018 19:16 IST
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Rohan Bopanna and Yuki Bhambri were the All India Tennis Association‘s nominees for the Arjuna award.(AFP)

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has nominated country’s top singles player Yuki Bhambri and doubles expert Rohan Bopanna for the Arjuna award.

AITA Secretary General Hironmoy Chatterjee confirmed that they have nominated the two players.

“Yes, we have recommended them,” said Chatterjee.

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Yuki recently reclaimed his place in top-100 after a string of impressive performances, achieving his career-best rank of 83.

“It’s an honour to be nominated. It’s acknowledgment of my hard work,” said Yuki.

Bopanna, who had won the French Open mixed doubles title last year with Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski, was nominated last year after the deadline had passed.

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Since only one athlete is presented the award from one discipline, most likely it will be Bopanna who will bag the award if a tennis player gets it this year.

Winning a Grand Slam is equal to winning a World Championship as per the points system.

“There are definitely many players who deserve it and Rohan is one of them. He has done well over the years,” said Yuki.

First Published: Apr 26, 2018 17:49 IST