Somdev Devvarman has confirmed the authenticity of an email to the All India Tennis Association which reportedly contains a list of demands aimed at improving the standard of the sport’s administration in the country.
A section of the media recently published stories on a proposal by a group headed by the 27-year-old (other members include major Indian players like Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna) which mainly seeks to bring greater transparency in the association’s dealings with the Davis Cup team, among other issues.
Speaking to the press after his first round victory in the Aircel Chennai Open here, Devvarman claimed that the group wanted the next generation of players to play under a “professional” setup but refused to blame any individual for the problems suffered by the current bunch.
“I don’t want to point fingers at anyone or make an alarming statement,” Devvarman said.
When pressed on the contents of the email, he did not reveal much, and indicated that more will be learnt about it in the days to come.
However, before leaving the media briefing, Devvarman did give a slight idea of the “charter of demands” submitted to the AITA.
“We have never had a permanent physio in the Davis Cup team since I became a part of it. It would be nice to have one, for a change,” he remarked.