Indian tennis player proposes to girlfriend at Davis Cup dinner

In what Leander Paes described as the first marriage proposal witnessed by him during a Davis Cup, India’s Saketh Myneni proposed to his girlfriend Sri Lakshmi Anumolu during the official Davis Cup dinner on Wednesday, which the UPSC aspirant agreed to with an “okay”.

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 The All India Tennis Association (AITA) then arranged for a cake for the newly engaged couple to celebrate the occasion.

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One of India’s two singles players selected for the World Group Playoff tie, 119-ranked Myneni made his Grand Slam debut at the recently-concluded US Open, making the main draw by coming through the qualifiers. The 28-year-old Visakhapatnam resident suffered a tough first-round loss to Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic, holding a lead in the fifth set before cramps struck and he went on to lose 7-5 in the fifth. Vesely withdrew from his second-round match against world number one Novak Djokovic with a shoulder injury.

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