It was a gesture of gratitude when Asian Games mixed doubles gold medallist Saketh Myneni took time off from his busy Champions Tennis League schedule, to be present when his coach and mentor C.V. Nagraj was felicitated.
It was a moment the tennis coach had been waiting for long, and he looked overjoyed at being given the recognition during a felicitation function put up during the CTL league matches by the Dr.A.S. Rao Nagar Officers’ Colony Welfare Association.
Telangana advisor K.V. Ramanachary promised to take the initiative to see to it that Hyderabad-based Nagraj, who runs the School of Power Tennis at RRC Ground, gets his due very soon.
Saketh thanked his “untiring coach” for all the support he had given him over the last 10 years.
“A lot of credit goes to him in making me what I am today,” he said, amidst applause.
Mr. Nagraj reassured the gathering that he would strive to produce more champions.