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Amit Beniwal -

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Grass court or Clay court

I prefer clay court.

One teacher you would like to have as your coach

I would like Suresh Krishna to be my coach.

One win that you are very proud of

Winning the Mumbai Nationals Doubles, 2016 is a very proud moment for me.

Something that you truly believed in and nobody else did

My belief in myself.

The toughest punishment given by your coach

Once, I was 10 minutes late for my tennis session due to traffic and my coach made me run around the ground for 30 minutes.

Nicknames

I love my nickname Amy.

What area of the game do you think you need to improve?

I think I need to improve my baseline.

Perk of being an athlete

There are many benefits of being involved in athletics. Athletes get to learn more about teamwork, self-confidence, emotional health, commitment and time management.

Fan moment

When I saw Milkha Singh narrating his life story on stage. He is truly inspiring.

Who is your favorite opponent?

I am my only favourite opponent.

Your biggest inspiration

Roger Federer is my biggest inspiration.

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What matters the most during 'Do or Die' situations?

In such situations, I think that I need to play till the end of the match and finish it no matter what.

What are your secret skills?

I have some secret skills which I can only show while I play.

What is your most prized possession?

The prize money of Rs 2000 that I earned from a tournament is my most prized possession.

Who has the greatest influence in your life?

My best friend has a great influence on me. He has always motivated me. He was a great tennis player and I have learned a lot from him.

If you could get a tattoo, what would it be?

I'd like to get a "Maa" (mom) tattoo.

Your short and long-term goals

Short terms - This year I have to crush into top 50 in men's singles in India.

Long terms - I have to play the ATP tournaments and Grand slams very soon.

Your predictions on 'Olympics TOKYO 2020'

I think of myself being there at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. I fantasize about how great it would feel being there. I keep dreaming about seeing myself in the Olympics 2020.

Who do you think knows you the best?

My coach knows me the best.

If you could give one person a present and your budget is unlimited – what will be the present you would give and who will it be?

I will sponsor my 3 friends - Pallav Rousha, Mohit Bhardwaj and Ishaque Eqbal to travel around the world and play good tennis.

What is the scariest experience you have ever had?
I had a bike accident, which was a really scary experience in my life. I will never forget it.
One superpower you wish you had

I wish I could teleport.

What is your favorite food?

I cannot live without biryani.

Your first encounter with a celebrity player

I have played with some good players, but I don't know if they are all celebrities or not.

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