Cameroon Tribune (Yaoundé)

10 May 2010

Cameroon: Budding Indian Tennisman Declares Love for country

Kunju Saxena, says his dream is to defend Cameroon in international competition in lawn tennis.

Kunju Saxena is an Indian born budding lawn tennis talent who nurse the dream to one day play for Cameroon in international competitions. He recently distinguished self during a tennis tournament in Yaounde during which he easily outclassed his opponents. In barely two years of practise, Kunju Saxena has struck the eye of the national technical director for tennis, who sees in him the prospect of a great tennis man to be. The 12-year-old student of Amity International College in Bastos, Yaounde, says his idol in tennis is Roger Federrer.

To achieve his ambition, Kunj trains everyday after school under the supervision of a special trainer hired by his father. He is presently bracing up for the holiday tennis tournament, "Tennis Vacances"

Though a great tennis player, Kunju Saxena is also a great football fans and supporter of the Indomitable Lions. "Whenever the indomitable Lions are playing, we put away breakables in the house because he will be gesticulating as the match progress and become hysteric when they loose", says the mother,Vandana Saxena. He is even a close friend of Geremi Njitap whom he met at the Yaounde Tennis club. Kunju Saxena is multi-talented because he is also a good singer and can play the guitar. He however never relents on his education as he says big stars need to be educated so as to be able to express themselves in public.

Kunju is said to have taken after his father, Dharmendra Daxena, who used to be a professional cricket player back in India. He is credited to have introduced the game of cricket in Cameroon.

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