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Samir Banerjee - making waves in Wimbledon

Authored by A. Narang - Published by NRI Herald, 13 July 2021

Samir Banerjee won the Wimbledon Boy's Singles title on Sunday. Samir said that

"he might also represent India in a certain way despite being an American"

Banerjee is an American player of Indian origin — his father is from Assam and mother from Andhra Pradesh — and has captured the attention of fans from two nations.

Born in the United States of America (USA), Samir Banerjee grew up in the state of New Jersey. His parents had moved to the US in the late 80s. Incidentally, four Indian players have won Junior Grand Slam titles: Yuki Bhambri in 2009 at Australian Open, Leander Paes in Wimbledon 1990 and US Open 1991, Ramesh Krishnan in French Open and Wimbledon 1979 and Ramanathan Krishnan in Wimbledon 1954.

For Banerjee, a New Jersey resident, this was his second Junior Grand Slam appearance — the first at this year’s French Open ended in an opening-round loss, lowering expectations in London.

The official twitter handle of Wimbledon tweeted:

Remember the name - Samir Banerjee The American wins his first junior Grand Slam singles title by beating Victor Lilov in the boys' singles final

Huge congratulations to Samir from down unders and NRI Herald wish him more success in the future.

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