Jaidip Mukerjea (born 21 April 1942) is a retired professional tennis player from India.

Jaidip Mukerjea
Country (sports) India
ResidenceKolkata, India
Born (1942-04-21) 21 April 1942 (age 77)
Kolkata, India
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1959)
Retired1975
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record42–46
Highest ranking120 (3 June 1974)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1962)
French Open4R (1965, 1966)
Wimbledon4R (1963, 1964, 1966, 1973)
US Open4R (1962)
Doubles
Career record12–18
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1962)
WimbledonQF (1966, 1967, 1973)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1963)
Team competitions
Davis CupF (1966)

Personal lifeEdit

Mukerjea is the grandson of Indian independence leader Chittaranjan Das. He completed his schooling from La Martiniere Calcutta.

Tennis careerEdit

JuniorsEdit

Mukerjea won the Indian National Junior Championship in 1959. He then began to play overseas, and was the runner-up at the Wimbledon Boys' Singles tournament in 1960.

Amateur/Pro tourEdit

Mukerjea's international breakout year came in 1962, when he made the fourth round of the U.S. Championships. He reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in 1963 and 1964, and reached the fourth round at the French Championships in 1965.

1966 was Mukerjea's most successful year. He again reached the fourth round at the French Championships and Wimbledon. He was also a member of the India Davis Cup team that reached the final. Mukerjea won India's only rubber in the final; he and Ramanathan Krishnan defeated John Newcombe and Tony Roche in doubles. For his accomplishments, Mukerjea was given the Arjuna Award in 1966.

During his career, Mukerjea won at least 6 singles titles, including the Asian Championships three times.[1][2]

After retirementEdit

Mukerjea currently operates a Tennis Academy in Calcutta bearing his name, and he has served as tournament director for the Sunfeast Open, as well as Davis Cup Captain for India.[3]

Singles titlesEdit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1966 Asian Championships, Calcutta   Ramanathan Krishnan
Win 2. 1966 National Championships, India
Win 3. 1967 Western India Championships, Bombay   Bob Carmichael 5–7, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
Win 4. 1969 Asian Championships, Calcutta   Bill Tym 6–2, 6–1, 6–0
Win 5. 1970 Asian Championships, Calcutta
Win 6. 1970 National Championships, India

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