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Prakash Amritraj

Prakash Amritraj
Country (sports) India[1]
ResidenceEncino, California, United States
Born (1983-10-02) October 2, 1983 (age 38)
Los Angeles, California. United States
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$460,805
Singles
Career record20-33
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 4 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 154 (15 June 2009)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2008)
French OpenQ1 (2009, 2010)
WimbledonQ3 (2009, 2010)
US Open1R (2002)
Doubles
Career record12-21
Career titles0
7 Challenger, 1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 119 (26 October 2009)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2010)
Wimbledon3R (2009)
US Open1R (2002)
Medal record
Representing  India
Men's tennis
Afro-Asian Games
Gold medal - first place Team Event
Last updated on: 3 July 2022.

Prakash Amritraj (born October 2, 1983) is an American former professional tennis player, who represented India in international tournaments. He is the son of former Indian tennis player Vijay Amritraj.

Background

Prakash Amritraj is the son of Indian tennis player Vijay Amritraj and Shyamala, a Sri Lankan Tamil.[2][3][4]

Prakash is the paternal cousin of fellow tour pro Stephen Amritraj, whose father Anand and paternal uncle Ashok were former professional tennis players representing India. Prakash has one brother, Vikram, who was born in 1987.

He played 2 years of college tennis for the University of Southern California.

Professional career

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.

Prakash Amritraj joined the staff of the Tennis Channel in 2016 as one of the network's primary travel reporters and also as an in-match analyst and a host both in studio and at worldwide events. In February 2021, his contract was renewed for an additional three years through 2023. [6]

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 Series (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-0)
ATP 250 Series (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (0-1)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2008 Newport, United States International Series Grass France Fabrice Santoro 3-6, 5-7

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 Series (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-0)
ATP 250 Series (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (0-1)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jan 2006 Chennai, India International Series Hard India Rohan Bopanna Slovakia Michal Merti?ák
Czech Republic Petr Pála
2-6, 5-7

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 7 (4-3)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0-2)
ITF Futures (4-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (4-2)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 2004 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Russia Igor Kunitsyn 4-6, 5-7
Loss 0-2 Jul 2005 Forest Hills, United States Challenger Grass Canada Frederic Niemeyer 4-6, 6-7(3-7)
Win 1-2 Jun 2007 India F3, Chandigarh Futures Hard India Karan Rastogi 7-6(7-5), 6-1
Win 2-2 Jun 2007 India F4, Dehra Dun Futures Hard India Karan Rastogi 6-1, 6-2
Win 3-2 Jun 2007 India F5, Delhi Futures Hard India Karan Rastogi 6-3, 6-1
Loss 3-3 Sep 2012 USA F24, Claremont Futures Hard United States Daniel Kosakowski 3-6, 1-6
Win 4-3 Nov 2012 India F14, Pune Futures Hard India Saketh Myneni 6-4, 6-2

Doubles: 14 (8-6)

Legend
ATP Challenger (7-4)
ITF Futures (1-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (7-5)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2002 USA F24B, Costa Mesa Futures Hard United States Rajeev Ram Sweden Oskar Johansson
New Zealand James Shortall
6-7(0-7), 3-6
Win 1-1 Nov 2002 USA F28, Costa Mesa Futures Hard United States Rajeev Ram United Kingdom Richard Bloomfield
United Kingdom David Sherwood
6-2, 3-0 ret.
Win 2-1 Oct 2003 Tumkur, India Challenger Hard South Africa Rik De Voest Slovakia Michal Mertinak
Slovakia Branislav Sekac
6-4, 6-3
Loss 2-2 Oct 2003 Dharwad, India Challenger Hard South Africa Rik De Voest Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
6-3, 3-6, 5-7
Loss 2-3 May 2004 Uzbekistan F4, Andijan Futures Hard Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer Kazakhstan Alexey Kedryuk
Ukraine Orest Tereshchuk
5-7, 4-6
Loss 2-4 Oct 2004 Burbank, United States Challenger Hard United States Eric Taino United States Nick Rainey
United States Brian Wilson
2-6, 3-6
Loss 2-5 Mar 2006 Kyoto, Japan Challenger Carpet India Rohan Bopanna Australia Alun Jones
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
4-6, 6-3, [12-14]
Win 3-5 Jul 2006 Aptos, United States Challenger Hard India Rohan Bopanna United States Rajeev Ram
United States Todd Widom
3-6, 6-2, [10-6]
Win 4-5 Jul 2008 Dublin, Ireland Challenger Carpet Pakistan Aisam Qureshi Denmark Frederik Nielsen
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
6-3, 7-6(8-6)
Win 5-5 Nov 2008 Louisville, United States Challenger Hard United States Jesse Levine Canada Frank Dancevic
Serbia Dusan Vemic
6-3, 7-6(12-10)
Win 6-5 Feb 2009 Dallas, United States Challenger Hard United States Rajeev Ram United States Patrick Briaud
United States Jason Marshall
6-3, 4-6, [10-8]
Loss 6-6 May 2009 Izmir, Turkey Challenger Hard United States Rajeev Ram Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Harel Levy
3-6, 3-6
Win 7-6 Nov 2012 Yokohama, Japan Challenger Hard Austria Philipp Oswald Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
6-3, 6-4
Win 8-6 May 2013 Johannesburg, South Africa Challenger Hard United States Rajeev Ram India Purav Raja
India Divij Sharan
7-6(7-1), 7-6(7-1)

Performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

Singles

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A Q2 A Q3 Q1 Q2 0 / 0 0-0  - 
French Open A A A A A A A Q1 Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Wimbledon A A Q2 A Q2 A Q2 Q3 Q3 0 / 0 0-0  - 
US Open 1R A A Q2 A Q1 Q1 Q1 A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 1 0-1 0%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A Q1 Q1 A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Miami A A Q1 A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Canada A A A A A Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Cincinnati A Q1 A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 0 0-0  - 


References

  1. ^ "Players | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  2. ^ Lidz, Franz. "Tennis Player Vijay Amritraj Is As Fine On Film As He Is On The Court". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Honeymoon over for Amritraj". The Southeast Missourian. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Amritrajs' Big-Fat Wedding In Colombo". Fashion Scandal. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "ATP Tour profile".
  6. ^ "Tennis Channel Career".

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