Ranked among the top10 U-12 & U-14 Kanishk Pal was qualified for the ITF tournament at a very young age. He has won Gold medal in All India CBSE Nationals. Kanishk has not represented India but he is striving really hard to get the Indian Jersey on him. His ultimate achievement is to win a Grand Slam and an Olympic gold for India.
My Short-term goals are to improve my game and fitness to be ready for the next level. Long term goal is to play on the ATP world tour in the next 4 years
One super power you wish you had
I wish I had the powers to foresee my future. So, that I can in a way boost up my performance to excel in the field.
In what ways are you a leader?
I am a leader as I only follow what my mind says and not what others tell me to do. I never back down in tough times and come back even stronger after a failure. I am a follower as I follow whatever my mind says me to follow.
What drives you to go for training every day?
The thought that one day I will be there in the middle of the court holding the Grand Slam trophy and become India’s first ever singles Grand Slam Champion.
One match that you are very proud of
One match that I am proud of in my life was the win at the super series tournament in Panchgani.
What does it mean to you to represent India?
It means everything to me. I would always make sure that my country should never be let down by my actions and should be proud of my achievements. When an athlete sees the country’s, flag flying high, that moment alone would be the most prized possession in their life.
If someone made a movie of your life which genre would it be?
It would be drama because I have been through many ups and downs till now and I am sure that many more difficulties are waiting for me in the future.
If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of another athlete, who would it be?
I would like to wake up in the body of Alexander zverev and work hard to win my first Grand Slam Title.
Your ultimate achievement?
My ultimate achievement is to win a Grand Slam and an Olympic gold for India and make my country proud for what I have achieved.
How will you want to be known in 10 years from now?
My desire is to be known as the fastest player to ever step in to a tennis court. So, that tagline would make my name known to the unknown
“Never resist yourself on your limits rather break-through it”
Initial hurdles you faced
Initially I was not very good at understanding all the aspects of the game. I really had a bad time to cop up to be a good tennis player. But I worked hard and overcame it.
Perks of being an athlete
You can be fit for your lifetime and if you play well you can be famous all over the world. It will bring you to the lime light, to the world of recognition.
Your secret skills?
My determination and hardworking ability and that I never give up are my secret skills.
Your first match for India
Haven’t represented India till now but I am striving really hard to represent my country and to make my country proud.