One of the most consistent performers for India in doubles - Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan was given the cold shoulder for the Davis Cup but the Indian has left everything behind and is focusing on playing well at the highest level.
“My goal is to play the Grand Slams and do well there. Davis Cup is not in my hands. There are selectors who have a job to do and pick the best possible team for India to win,” Jeevan told PTI. “I’m sure they are smart people who are paying a keen eye to how all the Indians are performing week in and week out.
I don’t want to get involved in those processes. Would rather wear the blinders and run my race.” Ranked inside the Top-100, Jeevan is taking it one step at a time and is focusing on cracking the Top-60 now.
“I have a goal of finishing in the 60s. This would get me into the Grand Slams next year. And I move up closer to his ranking we would be able to play more tournaments together,” he said, referring to Krajicek, who is ranked 53rd.
“Talking about the Chengdu Open, Jeevan said, “It was a good week for us especially with our best match coming in the semifinals. (Joao) Sousa was playing incredibly well in Chengdu and we took a team effort to get the win.” Talking about the final, Jeevan said, “Pavic was really strong off the blocks and we had our chances in the second like any doubles match.
0 40 on Dodig at 1-2 was the biggest opportunity. But they were the better team on the day and hopefully we get to play against them more often on the bigger stages.” ALSO READ David Ferrer: Roger Federer is the GOAT followed by Rafael Nadal