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Harsh Mankad (born 10 November 1979 ), is a former world ranked ATP Professional tennis player from India. He played Davis Cup for India between 2001–2010 and was the No. 1 singles player on the team for several of those years.

Harsh Mankad
Country (sports) India
ResidenceMinneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Born (1979-11-10) 10 November 1979 (age 39)
Bombay, India
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2002
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$ 163,939
Singles
Career record6–13 (31.6%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 222 (19 December 2005)
Doubles
Career record0–6 (0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 102 (26 October 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2010)

Personal lifeEdit

He is the grandson of world-renowned cricketer Vinoo Mankad, and the son of Indian Test cricketer and Mumbai captain Ashok Mankad and pioneer women's tennis player Nirupama Vasant.[1] Harsh resides in Minneapolis.[2]

Early careerEdit

Mankad was the #1 ranked junior tennis player in India, winning National Titles in every age group. Mankad earned a scholarship to the University of Minnesota where he played #1 singles and #1 doubles from 1999-2002. He played collegiate tennis at the University of Minnesota.[3] Mankad won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's National Indoor Tennis Championships in Dallas, Texas in November 2001.[citation needed] He was the first Indian to win this event and consequently secured the No. 1 ranking in the NCAA Division I US tennis rankings for 2001-2002.[citation needed]

International careerEdit

On the ATP Tennis Tour, Mankad played against several world #1 ranked players, including Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, Lleyton Hewwitt, and other top ranked players such as James Blake, Marcos Baghdatis, and Scheng Schalken. Mankad has been a member of India Davis Cup team for over a dozen Davis Cup ties between Sep 2001 and Oct 2010. He was the highest ranked singles player from India on the ATP Tour in June 2005 (No. 220). He won the Manchester Challenger title in July 2006, becoming the first Indian since Leander Paes to win an ATP Challenger Series title.[4]

Mankad qualified for the main draw of doubles in Wimbledon 2010 partnering Ilija Bozoljac.[5]

Post retirementEdit

Since retiring from the ATP Tour, Mankad has been the Director of the Tennis Academy at Golden Valley Golf and Country Club in Minneapolis, MN from Feb 2012 - Oct 2013. Mankad instituted several new marketing initiatives as the director and established a premiere tennis academy at the Country Club. He also co-Founded "Tenicity", a web and mobile platform aimed at enhancing the overall quality of a tennis program.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Harsh Mankad - ATP Profile". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Harsh Mankad". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Letterwinners | Records & History | Archives: 2010-11 Guide | 2011-12 Tennis | Men's Sports". Gopher Sports Guides. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Mankad wins Manchester ITF Challenger". Rediff.com. 24 July 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Harsh Mankad qualifies for Wimbledon doubles main draw - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2012.

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