"All big players in tennis make a lot of money and that is why they play in different tournaments throughout the world.However, there should be something more than money for them to come to India.(Also read: CTL Will Help Tennis at Grassroot Level, Says Amritraj) Being an ambassador for tennis in India to the world, the Chennai-born former player realizes how important it is to promote young talent in the country.(Also read: 'CTL, IPTL no Exhibition Leagues, Will Have Serious Tennis') "The Champions Tennis League will give junior players an opportunity to mingle with the top stars.The point was that Serena has been the best even when we haven’t thought of her that way.Asked about the idea of facing Williams, Novak Djokovic said, “I’m happy I’m in men’s tennis.”But prior to Wimbledon, Serena had not won a Grand Slam in eight tries, and it had been even longer for Venus, facts that prompted a recent profile premised on the idea of the sisters in decline. Since 1999, they have combined to win nearly a quarter of the available Grand Slam singles titles.
The inaugural edition of the CTL will be played from November 17-26 across six Indian cities of Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Chandigarh, where individual franchises will be based.I sent the players (the likes of David Ferrer, Agnieszka Radwanska, Hingis, Pat Cash and Juan Carlos Ferrero) a two-minute video telling them about the wonderful hospitality they would receive in India," said Amritraj in an exclusive interview to com.The CTL will also give opportunity to Indian juniors to be part of this high-profile league.the sun: Two girls sit under an umbrella while they queue for tickets for Wimbledon, left, while right, today's news doubles as a makeshift hat for one man as he attempts to protect himself from the sun's glare Make yourself useful: Tim Henman delighted people in the queue by handing out the obligatory strawberries.The fruit is picked the day before and arrives at Wimbledon at 5.30am, to be inspected and hulled Last-minute preparations: A groundsman puts the mower round at one of the courts, left, while right, ballboys and girls clean the seats in the stands before the first day's play.