17-year-old Sameer Banerjee was knocked out in the first round at the Junior French Open, but performed brilliantly at Wimbledon. They had to fight to win the first set but easily won the second set 6-3 to take the title. Sameer’s parents migrated to America in the 1980s.
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Yuki Bhambri won the junior singles title in 2009 and was the last Indian to win a junior grand slam. When he won the men’s final at the Australian Open. At the same time, Sumit Nagal, who hails from Haryana, won the Wimbledon Boys’ Doubles in 2015 with Lee Hoang Nam of Vietnam.
I remember the name – Sameer Banerjee
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Ramanathan Krishnan was the first Indian to win the Junior Wimbledon Championship in 1954. His son Ramesh Krishnan won the 1970 Junior Wimbledon and Junior French Open titles. The legendary Leander Paes won the Junior Wimbledon and Junior US Open titles in 1990. Undefined
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First Published: July 11, 2021, 19:53 IST