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Mahak Jain: “Watch out for me, you will unveil the champion”

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The right-handed Lawn Tennis player represented India in U-14 Asia-Oceania Championship in Thailand and in U-14 & U-16 in World Tennis Championships at Czech Republic & Hungary. She won U-14 Wimbledon Masters & ITF Grade-2 tittle in Japan. She believes that hard work & dedication matters the most and can boost up the athlete to greater heights.

 

Area of your game you need to improve?

I believe an athlete can never stop learning. They always have an ability to learn and grasp new aspects of the game. To specify I will have to improve on my service, shot placements, movement on the courts.

Initial hurdles you faced

From being a defensive to an aggressive player. This could be done with a lot of hard work and guidance from my coaches.

Perks of being an athlete

To be an athlete it makes you mentally tough to handle up all the situations. The second attribute is it makes you physically fit and we always keep a heart to accept all the challenges. The last attribute is that we fight against all the odds & keep up the sportsmanship.

Your Goals

I have only one goal in my life. It is to be the top tennis player in the world. I will do whatever it takes to become one.

In what ways are you a leader?

I believe I am like a leader when I am the captain of my team while representing my country. I am a follower of my coach and my parents as I consider them as my inspirational factors.

If someone made a movie of your life which genre would it be?

I think the genre would be drama. Because my life is full of drama, so it would be really fascinating to see my life in the big screens.

If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of another athlete, who would it be?

I would love to be Serena Williams. The way she plays in the court is really inspiring. I think everyone in tennis respects her for the brilliant game that she showcases.

One habit that you want to break or you have broken?

I am a Short-tempered person, I really get agitated even for silly reasons before but know I am trying really hard to keep my cool.

What drives you to go for training every day?

Every athlete would have a desire to achieve something in his/her life. The desire to be a champion pulls towards the court. That desire to achieve something drives me more.

One match that you are very proud of

One match that I am proud of is the ITF Jr Championship in Nagoya Japan. Another one is when I came back from 1 set down to win against top seed in the Finals in 2016 October

What does it mean to you to represent India?

It means a lot of honor and responsibility is conferred upon an athlete if they represent the country. Every athlete would be honoured to represent one’s country to the whole World.

“I don't believe in super powers. Everything comes from one’s own hard work & dedication.”

Your ultimate achievement?

I wanted to be known as one among the top 10 players in the world that no one has ever witnessed. Moreover, I also wanted to be known as a player who is admired & adorned by everyone.

Your bucket List?

1) Top tennis player

2) Travel around the world

3) To make a lot of friends

4) Open a world class tennis academy so that lot of players emerge as Champions from India

5) Lead an enjoyable & satisfactory life

Your plans & preparations for TOKYO 2020

I am working very hard to represent India in the TOKYO 2020 Olympics. I am training under my coach Mr. Sajid Lodi with lot of planning and focus to do so.

One super power you wish you had?

I don't believe in super powers. At the end of the day everything comes from one’s own hard Work & dedication. No super power can replace what you get through hard work.

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