Divij Sharan Aims to Come Back Stronger in 2020

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Divij Sharan Aims to Come Back Stronger in 2020

India's Divij Sharan says he wants to come back stronger in 2020 after winning 2 ATP doubles titles this year for the first time. Sharan says, "It’s the first time that I have won two ATP titles in one year and I am looking forward to coming back stronger next year.

My rankings dropped a little but if I get a few good results at the start of the year I am going to get closer to 30. It will help me get into all the ATP Masters and ATP 1000 events because that is where you have the biggest points”.

The left-handed Indian is also hoping to find a stable partner in doubles after playing with 10 different partners in 2019. “It would be nice to have one partner but there are times you have to play with others. Doubles are very different these days, a lot of teams keep changing and I hope I can settle down into a stable partnership”.

Speaking about competing in the Tokyo Olympic Games with Rohan Bopanna, Sharan says, “We started the year together but we were not getting into the bigger tournaments. Rohan got the opportunity to play with Denis Shapovalov whose singles ranking was helpful.

He has had a chance to play (with) him (Shapovalov) at the ATP 1000 events and got some good wins there. We need to get the rankings higher as a team and it only helps us to make the cut for the Olympics. We have had different partners but we still try to practice with each other in tournaments.

We will pick a few tournaments to play closer to the Olympics and continue to work on our games and try to practice with each other. He has got a big game, big serve and even off the baseline he is really powerful. I am good at the net and with my returns. The understanding is there. We are great friends on and off the court, so that helps."