India's top tennis star Somdev Devvarman said here yesterday that it is high time India had another singles player in the world's top-100.
Somdev said at 26, he was not an "up and coming guy any more" and agreed with Davis Cup captain SP Misra's view that Vishnu Vardhan, Sanam Singh and former junior World No 1 Yuki Bhambri should form the core of India's future singles players.
"It's a no brainer that we need a guy among the top-100. Tennis is a global sport and it is not like cricket, which is played by just 10 countries. We can never have four-five players in the top-20 like France or Spain, but we can train with them and learn a lot," Somdev told reporters on his return from Tokyo after India's 1-4 defeat by Japan in the Davis Cup World Group play-off.