#4 Greg Rusedskis leadership
It always helps to have a captain who leads from the front. And Greg Rusedski was exactly that kind of leader, who not only showed the way forward by chalking out the team strategy, but also kept boosting the team spirit and motivating all the members to make every tie an all-round team effort.
As a player, the Canadian-turned-Briton showed flashes of the brilliance that took him to the US Open final in 1997. Although he ended up as the vanquished in his first tie against the Mumbai Tennis Masters’ Richard Krajicek, that probably had more to do with adjusting to the humid weather conditions.
The former World No. 4 remained undefeated for the rest of the tournament as his serve-and-volley game caught fire. With frequent forays into the net and dmirable foot speed even at the age of 42, Rusedski set the stage for the Punjab Marshalls’ win every time he took the court after that first loss.Published 07 Dec 2015, 22:57 IST