Profile

From starting out as an eight-year-old at the School of Power Tennis under coach CV Nagraj, to winning his first mini sub-junior state title and being named on India's Olympics squad to London, Vishnu Vardhan's tennis dreams have only gotten bigger with every passing season.

Vishnu made his presence felt at the national circuit when he won his first sub-junior open nationals in 2001 only to follow it up with a junior open nationals title in 2003. The men's open nationals title was annexed in 2007 before Vishnu's career turned an important corner as he turned pro the following year

Donning national colors is always a matter of immense pride to say the least and Vishnu had his first chance at the Asian Hopman Cup in Kazakhstan and, since 2007, has been in the reserve pool of the Indian Davis Cup team that boasts of stalwarts like Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.

The year 2010 was special in Vishnu's tennis calendar when he came back from the Asian Games in China with a silver and a bronze medal to show for. If 2010 was good then 2012 got even better as Vishnu reached a career high international ranking, was named player of the month for April by the ITF and finally got a cherished call-up to partner Leander Paes in the doubles for what will surely be a first of many Olympic Games to come for him.

Vishnu plays approximately 25-30 weeks of international tennis annually. His prime targets being the ATP Challengers and of course, aiming to excel at the grand slams.

Born - 27 July 1987, Secunderabad Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence - Secunderabad India
Plays - Right-handed
(double-handed backhand)
Height - 6'2" (188cm)
Weight - 84 kg (188 lbs)
Turned pro - 2008
Coach - C. V. Nagraj
( The School of Power Tennis, Secunderabad )
Education - B.Com Computers
Employer - Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)
Designation - HR Executive
Hobbies - Music, Books, Yoga, Harmonica
Idol - Pete Sampras