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Ivanisevic to mentor Rajasthan Tigers in Tennis Premier League

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Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Goran Ivanisevic, former Wimbledon champion and current coach of World No 1 Novak Djokovic, will be in India to grace the Tennis Premier League as mentor of Rajasthan Tigers franchise.

India’s No 1 player Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Aryan Goveas and Diana Marcinkevica form the core of SRK Rajasthan Tigers, who are leaving no stone unturned to win the coveted title in season 3 of the country’s biggest tennis league.

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“It’s a privilege that Goran is coming all the way to support tennis and guide the players of my team. It will be a great boost for all the players of my team and the league,” said an elated Siyonaa Jhanwar, owner of SRK Rajasthan Tigers.

Notably, the 50-year-old Croatian is the only man to win the singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard. He achieved the feat in 2001, having previously been a runner-up in 1992, 1994 and 1998.

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“Tennis Premier League is a great platform for youngsters to rub shoulders with the top Indian and international players. We are happy and proud that such a world acclaimed, prolific player like Goran will grace our courts,” said Kunal Thakkur, the co-founder of TPL.

“TPl has stuck to its promise of not only getting international players to play in the league but a legend like Goran to mentor them. The League is surely keeping up its promise of getting bigger, better and stronger each passing year,” he added.

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The third season of the TPL will be held from December 13 at the Celebration Sports Club, Mumbai under the auspices of AITA and MSLTA.

–IANS

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