I've been to the Senior World Championships four times (2011; 2015; 2016; 2017), and although each year is a great occasion, something special happened to me this year.
Only a few days ago I found myself in the middle of a very tense battle for a world championship title. As my doubles partner Allan Hernandez began his serve, time paused for just an instant, and a thought hit me.
Here I was with Allan, defending our 2016 title, but competing against the only other men's doubles partners I've had at world seniors. In 2011, Raaj Mohan and I won, and Alok Mehta and I won in 2015. I was literally on the court with the three people who I'd won gold medals with!
That moment, competing against but also with my friends, will stay with me forever. I love competing, and I love teaching and coaching sports for moments like these. I hope it gives you the same joy that it gives me!
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