Indian-origin player Samir Banerjee wins Wimbledon Boys’ singles title

Indian-American tennis participant Samir Banerjee, 17, has gained the Wimbledon Boys’ singles title. He defeated Victor Lilov of the USA 7-5, 6-Three to win the title within the ultimate, which lasted one hour and 22 minutes.

On the junior French Open, Banerjee, ranked 19 on the earth, had crashed out within the first spherical. India has been struggling to subject a worthy contender at junior Grand Slams for a while now. Because of lack of a strong home circuit and never having sufficient competitions at residence to earn world rating factors, India has been struggling to create the following crop of children.

The final time an Indian participant gained a singles junior Grand Slam title was when Yuki Bhambri (2009 Australian Open). Earlier than him, Leander Paes (Wimbledon 1990, US Open 1991), Ramesh Krishnan (French Open and Wimbledon 1979) and Ramanathan Krishnan (Wimbledon 1954) had gained junior singles Majors.

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This was the 17-year-old’s second look at a junior Grand Slam. But though he’s reached a Grand Slam title match, the Basking Ridge, New Jersey resident will go away the tour briefly to attend faculty on the Columbia College – the place he’ll pursue a level in both economics or political science.

His father Kunal defined to The Indian Express on Saturday the choice to observe what has been a stereotype for Indian mother and father encouraging their youngsters to observe tutorial pursuits.

“We’re not any totally different, we wish him to do properly in his teachers,” says Banerjee, who works in finance in the USA.

“He’s a strong pupil. For him it was at all times essential to go to tutorial establishment in addition to tennis. There are a lot of schools right here which have tennis program, however we wished a mixture of sturdy tennis and teachers. Of the celebrated Ivy League schools, Columbia is one of the best at tennis.”

A few of the different tennis superstars to have gained this boys’ singles title embrace Stefan Edberg, Roger Federer and Gael Monfils.

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