Vishnu Vardhan Biography: Vishnu Vardhan who is also known as J. Vishnuvardhan is one of the well-known Indian professional tennis players in India. The 32-year-old tennis player is razor-sharp with his sport and has won a bronze medal in men’s double at 2010 Asian Games.
Vishnu belonged to a business family, and as a kid, he helped his father at his office after school. He used to visit his office between 11:30 am & 3 pm. When his father was busy doing other things, Vishnu did answer phone calls and even wrote proper business letters to business partners. Vishnu Vardhan was immensely influenced by Leander Paes and that made him try his hands on tennis at the age of 9.
Tennis player, Vishnu Vardhan, was born on 27th July 1987 in Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh, India. He was born to Mr. Jagadeesan who is a businessman and Padmavathi. Vishnu started playing tennis when he was 8 years old. The primary reason why he chose tennis was his parents. They wished him to do anything after school as he was putting on a lot of weight. The little Vishnu spent a lot of his time watching television once he came back from school. Vishnu’s parents were concerned for him & that is why they decided to involve him in any extra- curriculum activity. Firstly, they put him into cricket. He went to play cricket for 20 days & realized that it wasn’t meant for him as he didn’t enjoy it at all. Later, he tried his hands on basketball also but Vishnu didn’t found it interesting either. In the end, they put him into tennis and surprisingly Vishnu developed a rate of interest for the sport & that is how his tennis journey started.
Vishnu’s tennis career was not always pleasant. Despite his losses, Vishnu’s parents never stopped encouraging him and never did they force him to choose any other profession. There was a phase in his sporting career when he played for almost 2 years without achieving a single ATP win. He was lucky enough to qualify for ten straight future tournaments, but the tennis player was not able to win a single match in the Main Draw. But throughout his journey, his parents stood next to him in his ups and downs.
Started at the age of 8, the player has been trained by Mr. C.V Nagaraj. Nagaraj has always believed in him. His faith helped Vishnu to rise from a low point of his career to achieve 6 ATP points & win the Men’s Nationals.
Vishnu was known to be a promising hope for Indian tennis. He represents the next generation of tennis in India by succeeding Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes. Vishnu Vardhan has represented India at the Davis Cup & he was also part of the team that beat the Philippines and Uzbekistan and qualified for the World Group.
Right from a tender age, the young tennis player started to show glances of his talent by performing excellently in the junior circuit. In 2003, he proved his talents on the junior circuit by achieving Junior Nationals. He also earned a place in the Indian Junior Davis Cup Team in the same year. Vishnu didn’t stop there and he performed gloriously in Inter-University tournaments where he earned a gold medal as the captain of the team.
With a career-high national rank of 2, Vishnu achieved victory at the Grass Court Nationals. The 32-year-old tennis player from Andhra Pradesh earned his 1st future tournaments on 11th July. His achievements also comprise of Zauri Garden City ITF and Toyota Bangalore Open ITF.
He always looked up into Leander from his training days and there was a point in his sporting career where he partnered with him. In 2012, Vishnu Vardhan competed at the London Olympics along with Leander Paes. In the Men’s doubles discipline, they got defeated by Jo- Wilfried Tsonga & Michael Llodra. In 2016, he won his fourth national singles title by achieving a victory in the Men’s final at the Fenesta Open Tennis Championship.
- Bronze: 2010, Guangzhou: Men’s doubles
- Silver: 2010, Guangzhou: Mixed doubles
GRAND SLAM DOUBLES RESULTS
- 2R: 2080, Wimbledon
DOUBLES: 5 (11-10)
|WINNER||02 September 2012||Bangkok, Thailand||Divij Sharan|
|WINNER||May 2018||Samarkhand, Uzbekistan||Divij Sharan|
|LOSS||10 September 2002||Jinan, China||N. Sriram Balaji|
|LOSS||13 April 2003||Muzaffarnagar, India||N. Sriram Balaji|
|LOSS||May 2019||Busan, South Korea||Toshihide Matsui|
Name: J. Vishnu Vardhan
Nickname: Vishnu Vardhan
Sport: Lawn Tennis
Events: Men’s Doubles & Team
Father’s name: Mr. Jagadeeswan Vardhan
Mother’s name: Padmavathi Vardhan
Spouse: Sonia Dayal
Coach: C. V. Nagraj
Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight: 84 kg
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career Record: 1-4
Highest ranking: No. 92 (16th July 2018)
Current ranking: No. 224 (12th July 2019)
Eye colour: Black
Hair colour: Black
Date of birth: 27 July 1987
Birthplace: Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign: Leo
Hometown: Andhra Pradesh
Vishnu Vardhan’s name was dragged into a controversy when his fellow tennis player, Leander Paes gave a sharp comment on his capability to buy proper tennis shoes. But the 32-year-old tennis player ignored Paes’s remarks & stayed out of any kind of backlash. In fact, Vishnu responded positively to the media. His statement was “Maybe he wants me to be ready, equipment-wise, before the Games. I think he is concerned and just wants to make sure that I am ready.” Apart from this, he has always hit many headlines for his performances and achievements.
The primary net worth and income of Vishnu Vardhan comes from his father’s business. As a tennis player, he has also received prize money of US$ 235,816.
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