Jaidip Mukerjea

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Jaidip Mukerjea
Country  India
Residence Kolkata, India
Born (1942-04-21) 21 April 1942 (age 72)
Kolkata, India
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1959)
Retired 1975
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 16–25
Career titles 6
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1962)
French Open 4R (1965, 1966)
Wimbledon 4R (1963, 1964, 1966, 1973)
US Open 4R (1962)
Doubles
Career record 12–14
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1962)
Wimbledon QF (1967, 1973)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1966)
Last updated on: November 18, 2012.

Jaidip Mukerjea (born April 21, 1942, in Kolkata) is a retired professional tennis player from India.

Personal life[edit]

Mukerjea is the grandson of Indian independence leader Chittaranjan Das. He completed his schooling from La Martiniere Calcutta.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Mukerjea won the Indian National Junior Championship in 1959. He then began to play overseas, and was the runner-up at the Wimbledon Boys' Singles tournament in 1960.

Amateur/Pro tour[edit]

Mukerjea's international breakout year came in 1962, when he made the fourth round of the U.S. Championships. He reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in 1963 and 1964, and reached the fourth round at the French Championships in 1965.

1966 was Mukerjea's most successful year. He again reached the fourth round at the French Championships and Wimbledon. He was also a member of the India Davis Cup team that reached the final. Mukerjea won India's only rubber in the final; he and Ramanathan Krishnan defeated John Newcombe and Tony Roche in doubles. For his accomplishments, Mukerjea was given the Arjuna Award in 1966.

During his career, Mukerjea won at least 6 singles titles, including the Asian Championships three times.[1][2]

After retirement[edit]

Mukerjea currently operates a Tennis Academy in Calcutta bearing his name, and he has served as tournament director for the Sunfeast Open, as well as Davis Cup Captain for India.[3]

Singles titles (6)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1966 Asian Championships, Calcutta
Winner 2. 1966 National Championships, India
Winner 3. 1967 Western India Championships, Bombay Australia Bob Carmichael 5–7, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 1969 Asian Championships, Calcutta United States Bill Tym 6–2, 6–1, 6–0
Winner 5. 1970 Asian Championships, Calcutta
Winner 6. 1970 National Championships, India

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