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Coach upbeat

Alex Solanki (from left), Paramveer Singh Bajwa and BR Nikshep with S. Narendra Nath at the BTA, on Wednesday. A Telegraph picture

Calcutta: S. Narendra Nath, coach of the India Junior Davis Cup boys’ team, is confident of his team’s prospects in the tournament. They will be travelling to Malaysia for the Asia-Oceania World Cup qualifying stage of the competition.

“I do have confidence in the boys’ abilities. But all depends on the draw. Taking that into account, I’m keeping my fingers crossed,” Narendra Nath commented on the sidelines of a preparatory camp at the Bengal Tennis Association (BTA) courts, here on Wednesday.

Speaking on the strengths and weaknesses of his wards, Narendra Nath, who had coached Sania Mirza in the past, said: “Their net play is an area of concern. They do need to work on it.

“Alex Solanki, I feel, has a very good prospect among these guys. He is strong playing from the baseline and can serve hard as well. But he, too, has to improve his net game.”