Solely one of the best gamers ought to symbolize the nation within the Olympics, feels Indian tennis stalwart Leander Paes who has begun preparations with the Tokyo Video games in thoughts.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Tennis Premier League public sale on Tuesday, Paes mentioned he has began exhausting coaching focussing on the French Open, Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics to be held in July-August.
I’m conscious of the French Open, the Wimbledon and in addition the Olympics. The three large ones within the close to future and that is what I shall be specializing in,” he mentioned.
I’ve at all times been a patriot and consider that the one greatest gamers ought to symbolize the nation, the 47-year-old mentioned whereas referring to the Olympics.
In December 2019, Paes had mentioned that 2020 could be his closing 12 months in skilled circuit however COVID-19 pandemic struck the world.
Paes mentioned he took a whole break from tennis throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and has begun coaching for the reason that final three weeks.
“By the top of 2019, I used to be jaded and drained from all of the travelling and enjoying on the highest degree. The enforced lockdown helped me spend high quality time with my dad, my mother, my daughter and I used to be rejuvenated, mentioned Paes.
I’ve begun coaching exhausting, again to my food plan and have misplaced 6 kgs in three weeks. I get again into my rhythm, he added.
Paes is the co-owner of Mumbai Leon Military within the Tennis Premier League and a mentor of the occasion.
“Apart from offering a a lot wanted platform for our gamers to showcase their expertise, the TPL additionally brings a complete group collectively, with the homeowners, celebrities, sponsors, mentors, coaches and gamers, which is so necessary for a sport to develop, he mentioned.
Paes additionally mentioned that he will not be shocked if Rafael Nadal betters Roger Federer’s all time Grand Slam title document by successful the French Open, however he was fast so as to add that my champion (Novak) Djokovic would higher all data.
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