Wimbledon

Wimbledon is the largest only annual sports catering operation (1800 staff) carried out in Europe.  Average quantities supplied by Championships’ caterers FMC. Here’s what Mr. Arun Lakhani has to say about Wimbledon, It has a rich history and it dates back to the 1870s. 1877 was when the first Championship began. Known to be the world’s no one Novak Djokovic got his campaign for a third successive Wimbledon title off to a winning start with a triumph over Britain’s James Ward this season. The 29-year-old Serb, the holder of 12 Grand Slams after clinching a first French Open earlier this month, is on target for the record books. A fourth Wimbledon title would make him just the second man since Don Budge in 1938 to win five straight majors. It would also put him three-quarters of the way to becoming the first since Rod Laverin 1969 to complete the calendar Grand Slam. Top seed Djokovic, who holds all four majors, goes on to face France’s Adrian Mannarino for a place in the last 32.

Novak Djokovic has won six of the last eight Grand Slams, taking him to a career tally of 12 within two of Rafael Nadal’s mark and five behind Roger Federer’s record. Federer, whose last major triumph was at Wimbledon in 2012 when he won his seventh title at the All England Club, begins later Monday against Argentina’s world number 51 Guido Pella.

Apart from Djokovic, earlier this week five-time champion Venus Williams battled past Croatian teenager Donna Vekic. Williams, 36, is the oldest woman in the main draw of this year’s tournament and first won Wimbledon in 2000 when Vekic was just four. The world number eight, playing in a record-equaling 71st Grand Slam, will play Greek qualifier Maria Sakkari for a place in the third round.

It’ll be extremely fascinating to see how things play out this season at Wimbledon especially for a sports enthusiast like Mr. Arun Lakhani. The Chairman and Managing Director of Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL India) also popularly known as Orange City Water (OCW) Arun Lakhani is also the President of Maharashtra Badminton Association (MBA). He has been an active member of the MBA’s Executive Committee and has been associated with the sport for a long time. He has previous experience with the Planning Commission Committee and various policy making forums.

Talking about sports Mr. Arun Lakhani says, “I am not new to sports and play badminton. In my college days, I held the racquet regularly and displayed my skills on the court. But now-a-days due to busy schedule at office and other activities of vital nature, the racquet has now been passed to my son. My son is now honing his skills at the court and I am enjoying his services and powerful shots from the bench as a dutiful parent.”