Manoj Godara: Kabir Manrai, one of the runners up duo of the recently concluded ‘THE FENESTA OPEN NATIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP 2013’ was the lone flag bearer of the city beautiful. The tournament was held at the DLTA Complex from 14-26 October under the aegis of All India Tennis Association. It is probably the largest domestic tournament having an average last three years participation of 1500 players.
Quarter final match was really tough but we managed to sail through against everybody’s expectations. The opponents had already upset fourth seed. But Semi Final was all the more fun because we were against the duo that had upset second seed.” Said Kabir Manrai
“Kabir is a talented player and I believe this is one of the few steps that he has taken to achieve his set target.” Said Kabir Manrai’s coach Khalender Singh Kadyan.
Robin Kumar who has coached Kabir Manrai earlier and is currently coaching with Tennis Australia has sent his best wishes and compliments for Kabir and his coach Khalender Singh Kadyan for their fantastic performance.
The results are as below:
Pre Quarter final: Kabir Manrai (Chd) & Himanshu Mor (HR) beat Nikhil Deshmukh (GJ) Sarthak Deoras (CG)-6.1,6.1
Quarter Final: Kabir Manrai & Himanshu Mor Beat Rohit kumar (HR) & Digvijay Pratap Singh (Chd) 6.2,7.6,9.7
Semi Final: kabir Manrai & Himanshu Mor beat Himakesh Sankineni (AP) & Srivastava Ratakonda (AP) 7.5,6.3
Finals: kabir Manrai & Himanshu Mor lost to Mritunjay Badola (UK) & Gurjot Sidhu (PB) 1.6,1.6