|Country (sports)||Great Britain|
22 March 1978 |
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Highest ranking||No. 137 (26 June 2000)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2000)|
|Wimbledon||2R (1999, 2000, 2001)|
|Highest ranking||No. 218 (21 July 2003)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Last updated on: 12 July 2013.|
Arvind Parmar (born 1978 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire) is a former British professional tennis player. Of Indian descent, he retired in December 2006. Parmar is nicknamed the "Hitchin Hurricane". After retiring he coached British junior No. 1, Ahmed El Menshawy. He currently coaches another British junior, James Marsalek.
Parmar competed in his first ATP tour event in Bournemouth in September 1996, in doubles. Partnering Paul Robinson, they lost in the first round in 3 sets. Parmar finished 1996 ranked World No. 720 in singles and No. 1081 in doubles.
Parmar played his first tour singles matches in July, 1997, playing in two challenger events in Britain, Bristol and Manchester. Both played on grass, he lost rather handily in the first round of each event. Parmar also lost in the first round in both events in doubles. He won his first tour event in September as he and partner Jamie Delgado reached the second round in doubles at the Scottish Tennis Championships. He finished 1997 ranked World No. 464 in singles and No. 608 in doubles.
Parmar played 12 Futures events in 1998 in singles, going 14 wins, 12 losses. His best result in these tournaments was a semi-finals result at Great Britain F7, played in Sunderland. He went 1 and 4 in challengers, reaching the second round of the Ahmedabad Challenger in December. In doubles play, Parmar reached 3 Futures semi-finals as well as the second round of Wimbledon, in his first grand slam appearance, partnering Luke Milligan. Parmar's peak ranking for 1998 was World No. 394 in ran, received in October, and No. 370 in doubles in August.
Parmar qualified for Wimbledon in 1999 beating the no.25 seed Albert Costa (ESP) W 0-6, 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-3 before losing to compatriot Greg Rusedski. During this three-year period under the guidance of his coach David Sammel he made the second round of Wimbledon three years in a row and qualified for the 2000 Australian Open. He was selected for Davis Cup regularly from 2000–2006.
Rotterdam Open, Rotterdam
Parmar lost in the second qualifying round in Rotterdam only to be given a lucky loser spot. He went on to beat top 100 player Paradorn Srichaphan in the 1st round, 7–6(3) 5–7 7–6(7). In the second round he beat Dominik Meffert who was the player who beat Parmar in the Qualifying round, 6–3 6–3. Parmar's good run ended in his quarter-final match against Christophe Rochus, losing in straight sets, 6–3 6–3.
Davis Cup Euro-Asia Group One, vs Serbia and Montenegro
As Andy Murray was injured and could not play in the 1st day's play, Parmar took his place in the 1st rubber of the tie against Serbia and Montenegro against Novak Djokovic and Parmar lost in straight sets 6–3, 6–2, 7–5.
Parmar also played in the last rubber as Serbia and Montenegro won the tie as Novak Djokovic beat Greg Rusedski in the previous rubber so making the final rubber a dead-rubber as it gave Serbia & Montenegro an unassailable 3–1 lead. So therefore Andy Murray did not play. Parmar did well, although the Davis Cup tie was already decided, winning in straight sets over Ilija Bozoljac 7–5, 6–4.