Prakash Amritraj

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Prakash Amritraj
Country  India[1]
Residence Encino, Los Angeles
Born (1983-10-02) October 2, 1983 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $460,805
Singles
Career record 20-33
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 154 (15 June 2009)
Current ranking No. 711 (19 May 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q3 (2008)
French Open Q1 (2009, 2010)
Wimbledon Q3 (2009, 2010)
US Open 1R (2002)
Doubles
Career record 12–21
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 119 (26 October 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2010)
Wimbledon 3R (2009)
US Open 1R (2002)
Last updated on: 19 May 2014.

Prakash Amritraj(Tamil:பிரகாஷ் அம்ரித்ராஜ், born October 2, 1983 in Los Angeles) is an Indian professional tennis player and the son of renowned former Indian tennis player Vijay Amritraj.

Background[edit]

Prakash Amritraj is the son of Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj and Shyamala a Sri Lankan Tamil.[2][3][4] His father Vijay, played at Wimbledon for 17 years and in the Davis Cup for 20 years, and . He is also the cousin of fellow tour pro Stephen Amritraj, whose father Anand was also a professional player. Prakash also has one brother, Vikram, who was born in 1987.

Amritraj is a non-resident Indian who formerly represented India in tournaments and the Davis Cup. He played college tennis for the University of Southern California where he majored in business.

Professional career[edit]

In 2007, Amritraj won three straight ITF Pro Circuit tournaments in India, beating Karan Rastogi in all three finals.

On July 14, 2008 Amritraj played in his first ATP Tour final, losing to Fabrice Santoro from France in straight sets.[5]

From August 2010 to August 2012, Amritraj was inactive on the tour. However, he returned to the court for the first time in just over two years when he competed as a wildcard in a qualifier at the 2012 Comerica Bank Challenger in Aptos, California. He faced Austin Krajicek, losing the first set before winning the second, although had to retire mid-way through the third set.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Am/P/Prakash-Amritraj.aspx
  2. ^ Lidz, Franz. "Tennis Player Vijay Amritraj Is As Fine On Film As He Is On The Court". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Honeymoon over for Amritraj". The Southeast Missourian. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Amritrajs’ Big-Fat Wedding In Colombo". Fashion Scandal. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "ATP Tour profile". Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  6. ^ "Prakash Amritraj – ITF". ITF. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 

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