Punjab Marshalls aim to maintain winning streak in CTL (Preview)

Chandigarh, Nov 26 (IANS) Punjab Marshalls are all set for their home leg of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) which will be played at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) Stadium here on November 27-28.

The team started their Season Two campaign with a bang after they defeated Mumbai Tennis Masters 21-19 in the CTL opener.

The team has arrived in the city and their captain Greg Rusedski is confident of tapping into the home ground advantage.

“We have a good chance this year to win the CTL. I urge tennis fans in Chandigarh to come support us,” the 42-year-old, who will be playing the Legends’ singles, said.

“Make as much noise as you possibly can!”

Apart from Rusedski, the Marshalls also include Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, Cyprus veteran Marcos Baghdatis and India’s Saketh Myneni. Punjab Marshalls will face Raipur Rangers for the first time in this season on Friday. They will face Mumbai on Saturday.

Recalling the anxious moments during the clash against Mumbai in the tournament opener, Baghdatis, said all he wanted to do at that time was win the match for the team.

“The team spirit is fantastic and they encouraged me when we equalised at 2-2 after the men’s doubles. I wanted to win it for the team and it gave us a good advantage before the home matches,” he said.

“I am hoping everybody comes out and enjoys tennis, cheers for us and support us.”

This leg will be crucial as it is the halfway stage of the multi-city competition.

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