(Also read: Dear India, Back Desi Sports Talent, Not Just a Bunch of Foreign Celebrities) Amritraj said the players showed a lot of interest after looking at the video. I told them to come and see my India through my eyes." Some of Amritraj's achievements during his glittering international career include helping India reach the finals of the Davis Cup in 19 and achieving a career-high singles ranking of No.16 in the world.
The fruit is picked the day before and arrives at Wimbledon at 5.30am, to be inspected and hulled Last-minute preparations: A groundsman puts the mower round at one of the courts, left, while right, ballboys and girls clean the seats in the stands before the first day's play.
“We do get to play on off days and although I am not really good at it, I enjoy the walk in the park.” When not engaging in a good walk spoiled – as Mark Twain famously described golf – Djokovic plans the occasional good walkies unspoiled. “Pierre is a French name, we bought him in Germany but consider him Serbian.
He and girlfriend Jelena Ristic have rented a house near Wimbledon Common and have in residence their four-year-old poodle Pierre. A little bit of everything – he has three passports.” Any which way, the Djokovic entourage seem right at home and, after slipping briefly on the virgin Centre Court grass that is the supposed privilege of the defending champion, he looked completely in his comfort zone in his first competitive game on grass since last year’s final against Rafael Nadal.
I couldn’t have used it anyway – it’s too short for me.” His full-sized irons might make an appearance today, now that he has a day off before his second-round clash with 20-year-old American Ryan Harrison.
“There are a lot of golf courses here and the Royal Wimbledon is really nice,” he said.