A bad run in the previous weeks tournament prompted Sandesh to play this event, only to prove a point to himself and his team that he was in form both mentally and physically. The event itself would have been a unfruitful one if not for his Semifinals and the finals clash..
Sandesh had to play an in-form Deepak.A to whom he had lost a year back. He was more than willing to prove to everyone that the loss he suffered was a freak accident and nothing more.. Deepak played brilliantly during that encounter to capitalise an error prone start that Sandesh provided.. So with that as the background the Semis with Deepak started only to see Sandesh steam rolling Deepak 8-1 with not even a single game going to Duece, which we all thought was awesome but boy we were in for a bigger surprise.
The Finals was with Manish G who had gotten better of Sandesh in the last 2 encounters and the last meeting especially was a bitter one for Sandesh which saw him a set and 4-2 up. He lost his way in that match and ended up pretty upset.
The finals started after a brief break after the Semis.. Sandesh continued his superb run well into the Finals holding off all the deuce points that was there on the table and with that he clinched the 1set 6-0. Second set started off with a stiff fight from Manish but Sandesh held his nerves to rac
e to a 3-0 lead. A brilliant game from Manish saw him get on to the score board finally. We were a little perturbed with the momentum swinging towards Manish coz the 5th game went into a deuce and we all were wondering whether the ghost from the recent past will visit Sandesh again. But Sandesh with his stoic resistance ended up winning the game and straightening the next 2 games to win the title 6-0,6-1.
Now thats how you convince your critics Sandesh, Way to go…