Vijay Amritraj

Vijay Amritraj was born in Chennai on 14th December 1953. He and his brother Anand Amritraj and Ashok Amritrajwere amoung first Indians to play in TOP FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL TOUR  TENNIS. In 1976the brothers (Vijay and Anand) were semi finalist in the Wimbledon men;s doubles. He was awarded the PADMA SHRI in 1983. Amritraj achieved his first significant success in singles in 1973 when he reached the quarterfinals at two GRAND SLAMS . At Wimbledon he lost (7-5)in the fifth  set to the eventual champion Jan Kodes and later at summer at the US OPEN  lost to Ken Rosewall after having beaten Rod Laver two round earlier. Amritraj repeated his feat a forest hills in 1974 when he went out last eight again to Rosewall after beating  a young Bjon Borg in the second round. Amritraj was he captain of INDIAN DAVIS CUP for much in late 1970’s and 1980’s helping INDIA to reach in the finals in 1974 and 1987. Achievements of Amritraj  in Singles.

Career Record – 391-304

Career Titles – 16

Highest Ranking -no. 16


Australian Open -2nd runner up (1984)

French Open – 3rd runner up (1974)

Wimbledon – quaterfinal (1973,1981)


Career Record – 264-218

Career Titles – 13

Highest Ranking – no.23


Wimbledon – Semi finalist (1976)

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