Calcutta: Karan Rastogi was pleased as punch after winning a three-set quarter final in the National Grass Court Championships on Thursday. More for beating Harsh Mankad than making the semis.
Harsh is a good player on grass… The court here played fast and true… To overcome him in these conditions is a very good result for me, said the 21-year-old after setting up a date with Divij Sharan.
Indias Davis Cup tie versus Uzbekistan will be on the grass court of DLTA in February. This is good practice for us playing on these courts… Hope Ill be in the team, said Rastogi.
Comfortable travelling without a coach since splitting with the city-based Sanjay Poddar, Rastogi said: Its good to have someone with you on Tour, right now Im happy with my dad travelling with me.
His finances are secure for the time being. Ive got a sponsor (DHFL of Mumbai) now, I dont have to worry about my expenses now.
Mankad complimented his opponent. I executed my game plan but he came up with the answers… Karan played really well, said the senior pro.