Anand Amritraj

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Anand Amritraj
Country  India
Born (1952-03-20) 20 March 1952 (age 62)
Madras, India
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $332,133
Singles
Career record 90–170
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 74 (6 November 1974)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 1R (1973, 1974, 1976, 1979)
Wimbledon 2R (1973, 1977, 1978)
US Open 3R (1974)
Doubles
Career record 288–269
Career titles 12
Highest ranking No. 80 (2 January 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1984)
French Open 3R (1979)
Wimbledon SF (1976)
US Open QF (1973, 1976)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1974, 1987)
Last updated on: 25 July 2013.

Anand Amritraj (Tamil: ஆனந்த் அம்ரித்ராஜ்; born 20 March 1952, Madras, Tamil Nadu) is a former Indian tennis player and businessman.[1][2][3]

Anand Amritraj and his brothers, Vijay Amritraj and Ashok Amritraj, were among the first Indians to play in top-flight international tour tennis. In 1976, the Anand and Vijay were semifinalists in the Wimbledon men's doubles. Anand was part of the Indian team for 1974 Davis Cup, which advanced to the finals of the tournament and then forfeited the championship to South Africa as the Government of India decided to boycott the match in protest against South Africa's Apartheid policies.[4] and again reached the final in 1987 against Sweden. His son Stephen Amritraj is also a professional tennis player.

Vijay and Anand Amritraj warm up at 2000 Wimbledon Sr Invitation Doubles Finals in the Centre Court
Anand and Vijay Amritraj 2000 Wimbledon Sr Invitation Doubles Finals

Career finals[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Doubles: 30 (12–18)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 21 October 1973 New Delhi, India India Vijay Amritraj United States Jim McManus
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 19 November 1973 Christchurch, New Zealand United States Fred McNair West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
New Zealand Jeff Simpson
w/o
Winner 2. 16 November 1974 Bombay, India Clay India Vijay Amritraj Australia Dick Crealy
New Zealand Onny Parun
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 19 August 1974 South Orange, New Jersey, USA Hard India Vijay Amritraj United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 7–6, 6–7
Winner 3. 19 August 1974 Columbus, Ohio, USA Hard India Vijay Amritraj United States Tom Gorman
United States Robert Lutz
Runner-up 3. 10 February 1975 Toronto, Canada Carpet (i) India Vijay Amritraj United States Dick Stockton
United States Erik Van Dillen
4–6, 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 10 March 1975 Washington DC, USA Carpet (i) India Vijay Amritraj United States Mike Estep
New Zealand Russell Simpson
6–75, 3–6
Winner 4. 24 March 1975 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Carpet (i) India Vijay Amritraj United Kingdom Mark Cox
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 5 August 1975 Louisville, Kentucky, USA Clay India Vijay Amritraj Poland Wojtek Fibak
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
Winner 5. 15 September 1975 Los Angeles, California, USA Hard India Vijay Amritraj South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United States Marty Riessen
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 17 November 1975 Calcutta, India Clay India Vijay Amritraj Spain Juan Gisbert
Spain Manuel Orantes
6–1, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 9 March 1976 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Carpet (i) India Vijay Amritraj United States Roscoe Tanner
United States Marty Riessen
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 7 November 1976 Hong Kong Hard Romania Ilie Năstase United States Hank Pfister
United States Butch Walts
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 15 November 1976 Manila, Philippines Hard Italy Corrado Barazzutti Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
0–6, 1–6
Winner 7. 13 June 1977 Queen's Club, London, England Grass India Vijay Amritraj United Kingdom David Lloyd
United Kingdom John Lloyd
6–1, 6–2
Winner 8. 25 September 1978 Mexico City, Mexico Clay India Vijay Amritraj United States Fred McNair
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 9. 15 January 1979 Baltimore, Maryland, USA Carpet (i) South Africa Cliff Drysdale United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 19 March 1979 San Jose, Costa Rica Hard Australia Colin Dibley Romania Ion Țiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 9 April 1979 Cairo, Egypt Clay India Vijay Amritraj Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 13 August 1979 Stowe, Vermont, USA Hard Australia Colin Dibley United States Mike Cahill
United States Steve Krulevitz
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 10 March 1980 San Jose, Costa Rica Hard United States Nick Saviano Chile Jaime Fillol
Chile Alvaro Fillol
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 14. 14 Apr 1980 Los Angeles, California, USA Hard United States John Austin United States Brian Teacher
United States Butch Walts
2–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 28 Apr 1980 São Paulo, Brazil Carpet (i) United States Fritz Buehning Australia David Carter
New Zealand Chris Lewis
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 15. 8 August 1980 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Hard United States John Austin United States Tom Gullikson
United States Butch Walts
7–6, 6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 16. 6 April 1981 Houston, Texas, USA Clay United States Fred McNair Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 3 August 1981 Columbus, Ohio, USA Hard India Vijay Amritraj United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
1–6, 1–6
Winner 10. 1 November 1982 Baltimore, Maryland, USA Carpet (i) United States Tony Giammalva India Vijay Amritraj
Australia Fred Stolle
7–5, 6–2
Winner 11. 30 November 1982 Chicago, Illinois, USA Carpet (i) India Vijay Amritraj United States Mike Cahill
United States Bruce Manson
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 18. 21 February 1983 Delray Beach, Florida, USA Clay United States Johan Kriek Czech Republic Pavel Složil
Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd
6–7, 4–6
Winner 12. 11 July 1983 Stuttgart, Germany Clay United States Mike Bauer Czech Republic Pavel Složil
Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd
4–6, 6–3, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Padmanaban, Geeta (13 May 2003). "Advantage! Amritraj". The Hindu. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Seminara, Dave (28 November 2009). "The Year the Davis Cup Felt Empty". New York Times. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Keerthivasan, K (1 January 2003). "Anand – the genial Indian". The Hindu. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "1976 Wimbledon men doubles". Retrieved 15 May 2008. 

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