Encino, Los Angeles
| October 2, 1983 (age 32)
Los Angeles, California (1983-10-02) |
Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Vijay Amritraj, Shyamala Amritraj
Anand Amritraj, Ashok Amritraj
Stephen Amritraj, Priya Amritraj, Milan Amritraj
Maggie Dhairyam, Robert Amritraj
Vijay Amritraj, Stephen Amritraj, Anand Amritraj, Ashok Amritraj, Harsh Mankad
Prakash Amritraj Wikipedia
Prakash Amritraj (born October 2, 1983 in Los Angeles) is an Indian former professional tennis player and the son of renowned former Indian tennis player Vijay Amritraj.
Prakash Amritraj is the son of Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj and Shyamala a Sri Lankan Tamil. His father Vijay, played at Wimbledon for 17 years and in the Davis Cup for 20 years. He is also the cousin of fellow tour pro Stephen Amritraj, whose father Anand was also a professional player. Prakash also has one brother, Vikram, who was born in 1987.
Amritraj is a non-resident Indian who formerly represented India in tournaments and the Davis Cup. He played college tennis for the University of Southern California where he majored in business.
In 2007, Amritraj won three straight ITF Pro Circuit tournaments in India, beating Karan Rastogi in all three finals.
On July 14, 2008 Amritraj played in his first ATP Tour final, losing to Fabrice Santoro from France in straight sets.
From August 2010 to August 2012, Amritraj was inactive on the tour. However, he returned to the court for the first time in just over two years when he competed as a wildcard in a qualifier at the 2012 Comerica Bank Challenger in Aptos, California. He faced Austin Krajicek, losing the first set before winning the second, although had to retire midway through the third set.