AITA nominates Yuki and Bopanna for Arjuna award

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

“There are definitely many players who deserve it and Rohan is one of them. He has done well over the years,” said Yuki (left).   -  PTI & Special Arrangement

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has nominated the 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.

Yuki recently reclaimed his place in the top-100, after a string of impressive performances, achieving his career-best rank of 83. “It’s an honour to be nominated. It’s the acknowledgement of my hard work,” said Yuki.

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Bopanna, who had won the French Open mixed doubles title, in 2017, with Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski, was nominated in 2017, after the deadline had passed.

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 in 2018.

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.

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