Chinmay Pradhan, a tennis player from the Odisha, has created history by gaining ATP point in the Indian F15 Futures being played in Madurai. He is the first palyer from Odisha to have secured ATP point.
Chinmay beat Bhavesh Gour (world rank -1588) on Tuesday by scoring 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the firstst round which led to a draw. Prior to this, he defeated former world rank 1288, Garvit Batra in the qualifying firsst round and Gagan Sharma in the qualifying second round. On Wednesday, he would be playing against Sasi Kumar Mukund, world rank 604, informed his coach Santosh Mallick.
“Chinmay secured his position in the ATP ranks yesterday itself. Whether he wins or loses todays match is immaterial as far as the ATP point is concerned. He has secured his world ranking somewhere between 1700-1800.”
– Coach Santosh Mallick
Born to doctor parents, Chinmay picked up the game at the age of eight during his mother’s service at the CRPF in Madhya Pradesh. Chinmay’s father Pratap Kumar Pradhan set up the Gurukul Tennis Academy in Mendhashala near Bhubaneswar since Kalinga Stadium lacked synthetic courts.
At present, Djokovic stands at the number 1 spot and Federer stands at the second.