Poonacha, Bavisetti wins highlight importance of physios

Both National Championships winners contemplated withdrawing from the tournament owing to physical distress. Physio Anand Dubey then stepped in to help.

From nearly withdrawing from the National Championships to ultimately winning the tournament, Niki Poonacha and Sowjanya Bavisetti have their physio Anand Dubey to thank for a successful campaign.   -  Kamesh Srinivasan

Tennis is as demanding a sport as it is rewarding. Hence it is imperative for professional tennis players to travel with at least a trainer, if they cannot afford a coach. The value of a trainer was emphasised once again during the Fenesta National Tennis Championship, as physio Anand Dubey worked magic with champions Niki Poonacha and Sowjanya Bavisetti.

At one point, Poonacha was contemplating withdrawing from the tournament owing to a lower back strain, while Sowjanya found herself struggling with a sprained neck which she thought might hinder her participation in the tournament.