Jayant Mistry

Jayant Mistry is a retired British wheelchair tennis player of Indian descent who competed in international level events. He is a former British no.1 player in the singles and a former World no. 2 in the men's doubles. He competed at four Paralympic Games and was a semifinalist in the men's doubles at the 2000 Summer Paralympics. [1]

Jayant Mistry
Country (sports) Great Britain
Born (1966-08-29) 29 August 1966 (age 54)
Leicester, Great Britain
Turned pro1992
Retired2007
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career titles20
Highest rankingNo. 8 (14 August 2000)
Other tournaments
Paralympic Games3R (1996, 2000, 2004)
Doubles
Career titles48
Highest rankingNo. 2 (27 May 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonW (2005)
Other doubles tournaments
Masters DoublesW (2005)
Paralympic Games4th (2000)

He was the first British player to win the wheelchair men's doubles title at the 2005 Wimbledon Championships alongside Michaël Jeremiasz and the first British man to win a men's title at the Wimbledon Championships since Fred Perry in 1936, they were runner-ups at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships a year later.[2]

Mistry was born with spina bifida and his left leg shorter than his right. He had his right foot amputated aged twelve and has a prosthetic.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jayant Mistry - ITF Profile". International Tennis Federation. 14 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Interview with Jayant Mistry (Full interview)". Paralympic Heritage. 1 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Britain's Other Wimbledon Winner". Pukaar Magazine. 25 August 2017.