Samir Banerjee is the sensation of Jr Wimbledon championship

The first Indian- American to grab Junior Grand Slam title

Samir Banerjee is the sensation of Jr Wimbledon championship

Samir Banerjee, 17, defeated his compatriot Viktor Lilov 7-5, 6-3 and became the first Indian- American player to win a Grand Slam boys’ singles title at the Wimbledon championships. The game lasted for one hour and 21 minutes.

Despite the fact that only a few Indian-Americans, such as Prakash Amritraj and his cousin Stephen Amirtraj, participated and won tournaments, Samir is the first to achieve a boys’ singles title at a Grand Slam. Apart from that, four other Indians who won the boys’ singles championship at Grand Slam events are Ramanathan Krishnan, Ramesh Krishnan, Leander Paes and Yuki Bhambri.