Indian-origin Aswin Vijayaragavan, among the top 100 tennis players in Australia, has bagged South Australia’s State League Player of The Year of 2021-22.
Aswin, a former Davis cup player, had moved to Australia in 2016 as a student. He achieved this ranking only in five years as he moved to Australia.
However, this is just another milestone in his journey, which has seen landmarks such as
Aswin had played for India in the Davis Cup team in 2013. He was at rank six in India Men’s ranking and Indian national champion.
Later, Aswin moved to the Middle East, where he ran tennis programs for schools for a year and a half. He then graduated with a bachelor’s in Business administration from the University of Texas-Pan American (USA), where he played college tennis for years and was ranked 49 in the NCAA.
Aswin has also worked as an assistant coach in the UTPA team.
At present, Aswin is doing his Master in Sports Management at Deakin University. Ashwin plays for South Australia’s Tea Tree Gully Tennis Club where he is also working as their main coach developing young talent.
He played 11 matches and scored a total of 11.6 points, 1.6 points higher than his follower. Points are only awarded for a win, and the placing is determined on average, with points earned divided by matches played.
“I always feel that Apne Desh Ka Naam Roshan Ho Raha hai. Whatever problems you have back home but you are still Indian at heart. You come here, you do well, and they say a guy from India is doing well; it is not only good for you, but it is also good for the community around you. People out there will be pleased. You are not making yourself very happy, and you are making others happy too,” Aswin was quoted as saying by NRI Affairs.