Gujarat’s Dev Javia, India’s No. 1 under-18 tennis player, took a monster jump when he turned into the principal Gujarat kid to make it to the fundamental draw of the French Open kid’s singles at the Roland Garros in Paris on Friday.
In his subsequent association coordinate on Friday, the 18-year-old energized to beat Mexico’s Emiliano Agilera Guerrero 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 in the super bind break to enter the primary draw.
Subsequent to losing the primary set 2-6, the adolescent retaliated to win the second set 6-3. In an exciting super tie break he won 10-8.
On Thursday, Javia had begun his mission with an intense 0-6, 6-1, 10-4 triumph against Brazil’s Nicolas Marcondes Zanellato in the main class experience.
“Dev has become the first male player from Gujarat to play at the Roland Garros. I am very happy that a Gujarat boy has won the wildcard event. His playing in a Grand Slam will inspire many more in the future,’’ said Dev’s coach Shrimal Bhatt from Paris.
“It was a slow court which initially favoured Dev’s opponent. Also Dev lost focus in the first set and went down 2-6. In the beginning, Dev’s opponent played a slow game with long rallies,’’ said Bhatt, who is also the secretary of the Gujarat State Tennis Association.
“It feels pretty good to be in the main draw here. I’m happy I got through the match even though I was struggling with the conditions and my game,’’ said an excited Dev after the match.
Preceding his takeoff for Paris from Ahmedabad, Dev had said that it would be a little glimpse of heaven for him playing at the Roland Garros.
He has made one major step. Doing great in the competition will be a major lift to his promising profession.
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