Samir Banerjee steps into the final of Junior Wimbledon boy’s singles

Indian-American tennis player Samir Banerjee enters the boy’s singles final at the junior Wimbledon Championship on 10th July. He defeated Sascha by 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2 in two minutes short of two hours in the semi-final encounter. The 17-year-old-right-hander will face American Victor Lilov in the first all-American final since 2014. The American thrashed China’s number one player Juncheng Shang by 6-3, 6-1 in the other semi-finals.

Samir performed brilliantly as he is 19th in the ITF junior rankings as of July 5 2021. He sent down seven aces as compared to three by Sascha, and earned 67% points on the first serve compared to 57% by Sascha. The Indo-American player started playing tennis at the age of six. In the semi-final match, he made 27 errors which were lesser than 33 of Sascha, who failed with his serve and sent down 11 double faults. Samir just made four double faults.

Samir told the official Wimbledon website, “It was crazy, that’s definitely the biggest crowd I’ve played in front of. I think I had the crowd support for the most part, so that was an amazing experience, and then to win on top of that is something I’ll remember forever.”

Samir also mentioned that he wants to go to college though he made it to the final of one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. Now he will face Victor in the finals.

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