Nitten Kirrtane adds more medals from ITF Masters World Championship

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Pune, MAY 13: Nitten Kirrtane continued to fight hard and shine bright in the individual events of the ITF Masters World Championship, as he added the mixed doubles silver and the men’s doubles bronze medals to his collection in Mexico City.

High altitude conditions in Mexico was making it tough for all players and many players were falling ill. Team event was held from 27 th April to 3 Rd May 2024. First time in history of Indian tennis Indian team won the Silver medal in the ITF MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP where 26 teams participated
Indian team beat fancied teams like Canada Top Seed France Turkey and qualified for Semifinals where we beat Great Britain and lost in finals to tough Italian Team. In the individual Masters World Championship held from 4 th May to 13 th May 2024 Nitten won 1 Silver Medal and 1 Bronze Medal

After having helped the over-50 team to the first ever silver medal in the World Championship, Nitten ran into the top player Bart Beks of Netherlands in singles, doubles and mixed doubles of the individual championship.

Nitten went down fighting to the top seeded Bart 5-7, 6-7(5) in the quarterfinals of singles.

He made the mixed doubles final with Isabelle Gemmel of Australia before being beaten by Bart and Barbara Mulej.

In the men’s doubles, Nitten and Jagdish Tanwar made the semifinals when they got beaten by Bart and Sebastian Jackson 10-6 in the super tie-break.

“I played hard in the individual events, despite being physically exhausted after the team competition. I ran into Bart in all three events. Bart is a tough competitor and we played very close matches”, said Nitten before boarding the flight back to India.

“Special thanks to my teammates Jagdish Tanwar, Ajit Sail and Hatinder Panwar for the support they gave me. We coordinated very well as a team. I thank my family members for the constant support during the event”, said Nitten.

Thanking the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and the team sponsor Rakesh Kohli with his famous brand Stag, for the persistent support, Nitten said, “we will be motivated to come back stronger next year if AITA and Sports Ministry recognise our historic run for the nation”.

The results:

Men’s over-50 singles (quarterfinals): Bart Beks (Ned) bt Nitten Kirrtane 7-5, 7-6(5).

Men’s over-50 doubles (semifinals): Bart Beks (Ned) & Sebastian Jackson (GBR) bt Nitten Kirrtane & Jagdish Tanwar 6-2, 2-6, [10-6].

Mixed doubles (final): Barbara Mulej (Slo) & Bart Beks (Ned) bt Isabelle Gemmel (Aus) & Nitten Kirrtane 6-1, 7-5.