Mysore/Mysuru: The Cycle Pure Agarbathi ITF (International Tennis Federation) Mysuru Open 2023 tennis tourney will begin from tomorrow (Mar. 27) at the Mysuru Tennis Club at Chamarajapuram and will conclude on Apr. 2.
“It is an honour to be associated with the tournament where a clutch of top tennis stars from India and other nations are participating. I take pride in welcoming Sporting Ambassadors from 15 countries to Mysuru. Mysuru has a strong history of tennis players with its local lad, Prahalad Srinath, going on to represent the country during the Davis Cup. I wish such kind of events will attract more youth to take up sports and bring pride to the country. I am confident that Mysuru, a city of sports aficionados, will see more such events in the future which will firmly cement the status of the city as a premier sporting hub,” said Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of the Organising Committee Dr. K.V. Rajendra.
India No. 2 Mukund Sasikumar will lead the challenge for the hosts as Ramkumar Ramanathan, Sidharth Rawat, Digvijay Pratap Singh, Manish Sureshkumar, Niki Poonacha and Karan Singh will also be vying for the title.
Mysuru player SD Prajwal Dev too will be eyeing an ITF title after his good runs in the recent events. There will be more local representation as Mysore lads Manish Ganesh and R. Suraj Prabodh were handed wildcard entries to the singles main draw.
Sri Lanka’s Dharaka Ellawala will be the ITF Supervisor while Peter Vijay Kumar will be the Tournament Director.