NEW DELHI: The Apollo Tyres Mission 2018, a challenge to spot a Grand Slam singles champion by 2018, will kick off with 15 kids, as against the originally planned four.

“We wanted to select 10 at one stage, but eventually were convinced to choose the best 15 from a pool of nearly 3000 kids from around the country,” said Mahesh Bhupathi, the brain behind the programme after the final selection at the DLTA Complex here on Sunday. Stating that every care had been taken to make the right choice, Mahesh said that the kids would train at the Tennis Village in Bangalore.

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