This is the sixth in a series of articles going in-depth into the journey of Karman Kaur Thandi, who at age 20, became just the sixth Indian woman to crack the top 200 in the WTA Rankings Previous articles in the series – 1) Raw talent > Work In Progress > Finished Product – Journey of …
Benjamin Ebrahimzadeh is an Iranian-German tennis player turned coach. He has worked with the likes of Angelique Kerber, Victoria Azarenka and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Benjamin has also been a major part of the coaching staffs of prestigious tennis academies such as Mouratoglou Tennis Academy and Alexander Waske Tennis University.
In this interaction, he discusses his overall experience of working with Karman, his take on her game, and his thoughts on what the future holds for her –
“As a parent, I can keep telling the whole world that my kid is very good at Tennis, and nobody would listen. But when a legend like Mahesh(Bhupathi) says the same, they will come out and support.” These words from Karman’s father, Mr. Chetanjit Singh Thandi, are enough to highlight the impact Bhupathi has had on young Karman’s career.