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Premjit Lall

Premjit Lall
Full name Premjit J. Lall
Country (sports)  India
Born 20 October 1940
Kolkata, India
Died 31 December 2008 (aged 68)
Calcutta, India
Retired 1979
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1962)
French Open 3R (1969)
Wimbledon 3R (1962, 1965, 1970)
US Open 2R (1959, 1964, 1969, 1970)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1962)
Wimbledon QF (1966, 1973)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (1958, 1959)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1959, 1962, 1963, 1966Ch, 1968)

Premjit Lall (20 October 1940 – 31 December 2008) was a professional tennis player from India.

Tennis career

Lall reached the Junior final at the 1958 Wimbledon Championships. He played on the India Davis Cup team from 1959 until 1973.

In doubles, he reached the quarterfinals at the 1962 Australian Championships and the 1966 and 1973 Wimbledon Championships, all with Jaidip Mukerjea.

Lall was given India's top sports honor, the Arjuna Award in 1967. Lall played his final professional match in 1979.

Personal

Following an accident in 1992, Lall used a wheelchair.[1] He died at his residence in Kolkata on 31 December 2008 after a prolonged illness, and cremated at Tollygunge.

References

  1. ^ The Hindu : Premjit Lall - in a class of his own
  • Down the Lane By Georgina and Premjit Published by Rupa & Co.
  • http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090101/jsp/sports/story_10328596.jsp
  • http://www.hindu.com/2009/01/01/stories/2009010160052100.htm
  • http://www.sports-india.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=213314
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