The American of Indian origin beats the number 1 seed, Paraguayan Daniel Vallejo, in the final. Among the women, the Swiss Celine Naef triumphs
The winner of the Bonfiglio Trophy in Milan – the Juniores of Italy played at TC Bonacossa – plays with eyeglasses due to myopia and has undergone three operations on his right knee. His name is Nishesh Basavareddy, an American with Indian origins, and he won against a more popular opponent, the Paraguayan Daniel Vallejo (seeded number 1). “Today I am fine and I feel fit, so I try to imitate Novak Djokovic who is my favorite player – the words at the end of the game -. Without a doubt this is the most important victory of my career. Here in Milan there was a great atmosphere, lots of people in the stands, a fantastic climate that made everything even more exciting. Day after day I grew and I think I played my best tennis right in the final stages “. The victory came after a game of two hours and 26 minutes of match: 6-2 4-6 6-3 the final score.
Celebrating among the girls is the Swiss Celine Naef, who prevented the United States from closing with a brace: in the final defeat Liv Hovde in comeback (6-7 6-4 6-3). “I am very happy because I won a really difficult match. In Milan I am with a coach from the Swiss Federation (Michael Lammer, formerly Davisman and 150 Atp, ed), but my thoughts and my thanks also go to my mother Sandra who trains me. My model? Martina Hingis, I have trained with her a few times and she has always been very helpful towards me. For me it is a real inspiration ”.
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