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TENNIS: ARVIND'S UP FOR THE CUP.



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ARVIND PARMAR Arvind Parmar (born 1978 in Hitchin in Hertfordshire) is a top British tennis player who retired in December 2006. In February 2006 he reached the quarter finals of the Rotterdam Open. He is also known as the "Hitchin Hurricane".  will today begin his attempt to force his way into the British Davis Cup Davis Cup: see tennis.
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Trophy awarded to the winning team of an international tennis tournament for men. It was donated in 1900 by Dwight F.
 side when he takes on Russia's Yuri Schukin in the first qualifying round for the Australian Open.

The Hertfordshire-born 24-year-old believes his displays in Melbourne could convince Davis Cup coach Roger Taylor that he is worthy of a place.

Both Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski have been ruled out of competing in the first Grand Slam of the year because of injury, and Rusedski is already out of the Davis Cup tie with Australia in February.

Parmar said: "When I spoke with Roger, he said that the door was open me and it was up to me to take the opportunity.

"The qualifying rounds are far from easy, and I will just be looking to do myself justice."

Miles Maclagan and Alex Bogdanovic look likely to replace the injured Rusedski and Martin Lee, and they are getting extra practice on clay underTaylor's supervision.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 9, 2003
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