Naresh Kumar thread

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Naresh Kumar thread

Postby PKBasu » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:53 am

Many of us remember the wonderful daily Wimbledon snippets/highlights show on All India Radio by Naresh Kumar in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also Davis Cup captain for several years. But Naresh Kumar was a very fine, world-class tennis player too, and he played at Wimbledon himself for 19 years (1949 to 1968). He made the singles PQF (R4) in 1955, and made R3 twice. He also made the doubles QF three times, and the MxD QF once. Here is his Wimbledon file:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/d ... index.html

And here is Naresh Kumar's Davis Cup record:
http://www.daviscup.com/en/players/play ... =10003840#

He played most of his matches against other Asian countries, but also won a couple of matches as India beat Austria in 1954, and twice won a singles match each as India lost to Italy 2-3 in 1952 and 1958.

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Re: Naresh Kumar thread

Postby jayakris » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:38 am

Of course, one of the greatest upsets inn Davis Cuup history, ever, happened under Naresh Kumar too. Frejus 1993.

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Postby Prashant » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:17 pm

Indeed - Naresh Kumar was the team captain that helped a barely 20 year old Leander Paes beat both Henri Leconte & Arnaud Boetsch on French clay. One of the best weekends in Indian sports...

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Re: Naresh Kumar thread

Postby sameerph » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:01 pm

PKBasu wrote:Many of us remember the wonderful daily Wimbledon snippets/highlights show on All India Radio by Naresh Kumar in the 1970s and 1980s.


Yes, truly used to look forward to listen to that highlight show in 80's by Naresh Kumar & Atul Premnarayan in the days when the Wimbledon coverge used to be confined to Semi final & final on DD. :D

And of course enjoyed that superb Frejus win.


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