It is a miracle that despite all the neglect, Indian tennis is staying healthy. If the government steps in to lay hundreds of thousands of tennis courts around the country, we can definitely have a Grand Slam singles champion.
Champion stuff: Ramesh, his father Krishnan and Leander Paes at the CLTA stadium in Chandigarh in September 1993. It was a treat to watch them in full flow! Krishnan’s exploits in the 1950s and 60s were ethereal, while Ramesh showed the genes he was made of. Leander, a fighter to the core, is the endurance man of world tennis.