Bhambri targets US Open juniors

Bhambri targets US Open juniors

Indian ace confident of success

“Yes, I am one of the favourites to win the title,” the junior world number one said flying out to the United States. Since winning his maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January this year, the Delhi teenager has taken giant strides by establishing himself on the men’s circuit. The 17-year-old’s fourth title came just on Saturday when he beat Vishnu Vardhan.

“I think I have come a long way from that Australian Open win. Six-eight months have passed and the results show that there is improvement. I am only hoping to get better,” he said. Bhambri said playing on the senior circuit had helped him learn the nuances of the game which will give him an edge when he plays on the junior circuit.

“I have become much mature. I have learnt how to change my game plan and play according to the situation. I am more agile on the court and have got power in my shots
“When you play seniors who are 25-26 years old, fully developed and serve really big, it helps in taking on the junior players who are still growing. And beating the seniors gives a lot of confidence,Ó Bhambri, a class XI student, said.

Bhambri said the success at the senior circuit in the last few months has driven him to work harder. “The recognition, the name you get, is a reward of hard work. It motivates me to start the new week afresh. When people look up to you and clap for you, it really motivates you,” he said.

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