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UP’s Siddharth Vishwakarma aims to repeat 2018 heroics after reaching semis at National tennis championship

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October 6 2023
Siddharth Vishwakarma

The athlete who won this competition previously in 2019 speaks in an exclusive interaction.

The 2018 Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship winner Siddharth Vishwakarma of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is cruising to another title as he reached the semi-finals of the ongoing 28th edition of the tournament and wants to repeat the feat he achieved five years back.

Ahead of his semi-final, he spoke in an exclusive interaction and shared his thoughts on his performance in the ongoing National Tennis Championship, his future and more.

Siddharth Vishwakarma defeated Ranjeet VM 6-4, 6-1 in straight sets with some ferocious shots to stamp his authority in the tournament. “Yes I was confident that I will be able to reach this stage of the 28th Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship and now I am aiming to reach the final and win the title again,” commented the player after the victory.

Being a left-hander gives him a technical advantage over others tennis players of India as it becomes very difficult for his opponents to handle the opposing spin he generates on his ferocious shots.

He added, “My favourite player is Rafael Nadal and I take a lot of inspiration fromhim since he is lefty like me. During the matches, my strategy has been to focus and put efforts into my service. I am also working hard to improve my returns and the results are in front of us now.”

Siddharth is now looking for another title but he almost quit tennis just after his victory in 2018 due to lack of finance as he is the sole earner of his family and does coaching part-time to earn money in order to run hi family.

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“I stopped playing tennis partially and started giving coaching to young kids to support me and my family financially. Coach Ratan Sharma sir helped me and sponsoring me to go ahead with full commitment. Financial issues are still there but i feel good since I am working hard and want to win every match,” commented the player.

“After this tournament, my next competition will be ITF in Ahmedabad for three weeks back to back and will look to do well in all these platforms,” concluded the player.

The 28th Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship offers an attractive prize pool of over INR 21.5 lakh along with kit allowance for the junior categories.

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