Wimbledon Junior Champion 2021: Indian-American tennis player Samir Banerjee created history on Sunday by winning the Junior Championships title at Wimbledon. 17-year-old Samir Banerjee defeated compatriot Viktor Lilov 7-5, 6-3 in the final that lasted one hour and 22 minutes. Sameer Banerjee’s father Kunal Banerjee spoke from New Jersey on ABP Live. They said that, “If given a chance, Sameer wants to talk to Indian tennis legend Leander Paes.
Kunal Banerjee said, “I am very happy that people in India are so happy on this victory of Sameer.” Also he said, “In childhood, Sameer was fond of playing football and baseball along with tennis. Some of my friends saw Sameer playing in the tennis club, they advised him to enroll in a good tennis academy. That’s where his tennis career started. The journey has begun.”
Started at the age of just five
Kunal Banerjee told that, at the age of just 5, Sameer started training at the Center Court Tennis Academy in New Jersey. After this, after winning several tournaments one after the other in the sub-junior event, in 2017, Sameer Banerjee won the title of Under 14 Winter Championship in America. Apart from this, he has also trained continuously in Florida and Frankfurt to improve his game.
Sameer has also played in an ITF tournament in Delhi two years back. Many relatives of Sameer live in Kolkata. Sameer had also practiced for a few days in the famous South Club located here 6 years ago.
Kunal Banerjee on ABP Live said, “About 35 years ago I came to the US. As a child, I lived in Dibrugarh, Assam, where my father worked in Oil India Limited. After that I studied at IIT Mumbai and went to America. came.”
Can be included in top-10 in junior ranking
Before the start of Wimbledon, Samir Banerjee was at number 19 in the ITF’s ranking of junior players, but after this victory, he can be included in the top-10 junior players in the world. Also, Sameer’s eyes are now on the qualifying tournaments of the senior event. most important to them To win the title of the National Hardcourt Tournament in America. On winning this tournament, a wild card entry is given to play in the US Open.