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Is sport a natural talent or a skill that is developed?
It is a natural talent developed into a skill vice versa. It should be both.
Predator or Buddha
I'm the perfect balance of both.
One win that you are very proud of.
When I beat my dad in a game for the first time.
Something that you truly believed in
I believe that I can play any kind of game style I like, on any given day.
The toughest punishment given by your coach
Making me sit out and watch others play because he knows that I would do any physical punishment, easily.
Your ultimate achievement
Nothing of that sort, I don't set any limitations in terms of achievements.
What area of the game do you have to improve?
I think I need to improve everything, because I know I have scope to develop every part of my game. If you know what you want to achieve and where you want to be, you will automatically understand where you have to improve to achieve that goal.
Grand Slam or Davis Cup or Olympic gold?
Every single one of them! I will not want to limit myself.
The most common roadblocks that stop athletes from achieving
Unfortunately a lot of things, in our country: finances, facilities, and coaches, to name a few.
What is your most prized possession?
Nothing materialistic can ever be too important to me. I would say all the memories and experience that I gained along the way.
Your predictions on 'Olympics TOKYO 2020'
Predictions are a waste of time. The person who wants it the most and works hardest for it is going to win. It is as simple as that.
Your bucket list
I don't really have a bucket list.
One place you really want to travel to?
I want to travel to Hawaii.
What is the last book you read?
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
One superpower you wish you had
I have every superpower a human need.
Your partners in crime
I am a one-man army.
Your message to India U17 football team for FIFA U17 World Cup 2017
I would like to wish them best of luck in their debut U17 world cup. Compete like warriors!
Greatest Indian tennis player of all time
I would say, Sania Mirza.
One message to your opponents
I don't want to give any messages. I would rather let my racquet do the talking.