LAHORE – Former Davis Cupper Rashid Malik has stated that Pakistan ladies gamers have ready nicely for Fed Cup 2019 however for getting higher outcomes, there’s a want of offering them most worldwide publicity.
Speaking to The Nation, Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) stated that though Pakistan ladies group comprising Sara Mansoor, Sara Mehboob, Meheq Khokhar and Noor Malik are good ones and ready nicely for the mega occasion, but the actual challenge is that our opponents are far superior as they had been closely invested and performed a large number of worldwide occasions and skilled nicely within the longer camps earlier than getting into this match, so they are going to absolutely have higher probabilities than us.
“I’ve noticed coaching of our ladies group in Islamabad, which is getting ready for Fed Cup to be held in Malaysia. The preparation isn’t dangerous as the ladies have labored actually very onerous however they may have been higher if the camp was for bit longer,” he added.
Malik stated that the opponents are robust and lots of their women are ranked fairly excessive in WTA Rating. “Sabina Sarapova of Uzbekistan is ranked 171 on the earth highest on this occasion. She has overwhelmed Sania Mirza earlier than additionally. Our women must be mentally robust to win matches. I’ve full religion in the event that they play to their potential, they’ll do nicely.”
He instructed that Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) ought to focus extra on ladies tennis in order that they need to win extra medals for Pakistan in SAF Video games and different worldwide occasions. “Our focus ought to be additionally on U-10 and U-14 women and boys, if we would like our nation to be in prime nations in Asia.
“Now could be the time, we have to get sponsors for these younger gamers in order that they could struggle in tournaments overseas to get mentally prepared for large occasions. Even Aisam did the identical factor, taking part in lots of worldwide tournaments. In his case, he has full assist of his father from childhood and stored on supporting him until he made his place in that commonplace. Everybody isn’t that fortunate to present such a assist to his baby. So we have to assist these gifted youngsters, who can’t afford to play such an costly recreation,” he added.
The previous Davis Cupper stated that Pakistan has produced many prime ladies gamers like Perveen Sheikh, Ushna Suhail, Sara Mansoor, Sara Mehboob, Marium Rahim, Nosheen Ihtisham, Mehvish Chisti, Haleema Rahim, Nida Waseem, Farrah Khushid, Saadiya Jan, Noor Malik and plenty of others. “Solely they may not come up within the worldwide tournaments as a consequence of lack of sponsorship. Ever chip has expertise however we simply must discover it and provides lots of worldwide publicity.
“Punjab Academy has produced many worldwide gamers and nationwide champions however to be world class participant, we’d like full funding with correct administration. Some gamers are born gifted and a few develop into champions with their onerous work. Pakistan is stuffed with expertise however we have to develop nurseries all over the place of all sports activities from age four years onwards. In final 4 years, as being PLTA secretary, my solely purpose was to make the sport well-liked in each college and I’ve considerably succeeded in reaching my activity and now extra eager to employee onerous to do much more,” Malik concluded.