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Jaidip Mukerjea

Jaidip Mukerjea (born April 21, 1942, in Calcutta) is a retired professional tennis player from India. Mukerjea is the grandson of Indian independence leader Chittaranjan Das.

Mukerjea won the Indian National Junior Championship in 1959. He then began to play overseas, and was the runner-up at the Wimbledon Junior tournament in 1960.

Mukerjea's international breakout year came in 1962, when he made the fourth round of the U.S. Championships. He reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in 1963 and 1964, and reached the fourth round at the French Championships in 1965.

1966 was Mukerjea's most successful year. He again reached the fourth round at the French Championships and Wimbledon. He was also a member of the India Davis Cup team that reached the final. Mukerjea won India's only rubber in the final; he and Ramanathan Krishnan defeated John Newcombe and Tony Roche in doubles. For his accomplishments, Mukerjea was given the Arjuna Award in 1966.

Mukerjea currently operates a Tennis Academy bearing his name, and he has served as tournament director for the Sunfeast Open, as well as Davis Cup Captain for India., 2003-2005. All Rights Reserved.
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