Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.
One of the famous trio of Amritraj brothers who ascended into the realm of tennis and made their’s a household name in India. Vijay Amritraj, although never won any grand slam, reached a career high ranking in singles of 16 after his 14th (of 18) ATP Tour title with a 56.35% win ratio (390-302). He won 14 ATP Tour Doubles titles.
He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1983 for his service the field of tennis. He was part of the Indian Davis Cup team which reached finals in 1974 and 1987, losing to South Africa and Sweden, respectively. Vijay Amritraj also enjoyed a brief stint in Hollywood and acted in movies such as James Bond: Octopussy and Star Trek IV: The Voyage home. He also acted in few drama tv-series in the USA.
Highest Rank Achieved
Singles: #16 (on 7 July 1980)
Doubles: #23 (on 24 March 1980)