The Wimbledon boy’s doubles saw Indian-American player Govind Nanda and his Canadian partner Liam Draxl playing against the top-seeded Czech pair of Jonas Forejtek and Jiri Lehecka at the finals on July 14 and were placed at second position.
The 18-year old Indian-American tennis player has become a household name for most of the Indian tennis lovers as he was recently recognised as one of the top American prospects by United States Tennis Association (USTA) Player Development and was invited to be part of the US junior Davis cup. He has also been one of the top players on the US junior circuit for many years. Currently pursuing his undergrads at University of California: Los Angeles (UCLA), he has also competed in the 2018 French Open.
A resident of Cerritos, CA, Nanda lives with his parents and sister. He grew up in a city called Redlands where he started playing tennis from the age of five years old in Redlands at Clement Middle School with a coach named Charles Mosely. Presently he trains at the USTA centre in Carson, CA with his coach Vahe Assadourian.
Nanda was also one of the eight junior boys’ players of the country who were named the 2017 Team USA National Junior Team, a training programme that gives these players the opportunity to train together during the summer and to travel to play against top junior competition from around the world. He was the only player among the eight selected who had secured his position by meeting criteria prior of the qualifying playoffs.
Nanda had also made it to the Junior Davis cup finals in 2017 though he was injured on the first day of the practice and was unable to participate in the first match. He also got his first ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) point after securing five wins in a row at the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Orlando Futures and is now placed at a ranking of 617.
Fan of Eminem, Nanda had said in an interview that more than having a ranking goal, he is most interested in developing his game at the moment and be best at the professional level.