All You Need to Know About Samir Banerjee: His Nationality, Family, Background and a Die Hard Novak Djokovic Fan

Published 07/11/2021, 7:08 AM EDT


The Wimbledon Championships 2021 has reached its final stage and today will be the last day of the 2-week long Grand Slam. Even though World No.1 Ashleigh Barty stole the limelight yesterday with her maiden Wimbledon title, there was a 17-year-old lad, Samir Banerjee, who also impressed a lot of tennis experts with his exceptional gameplay.

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Indian-American player, Samir Banerjee, is in the finals of the Wimbledon Championships 2021 boys’ finals. Currently ranked World No.19 on the ITF Circuit in the Juniors Singles category, the 17-year-old boy defeated French qualifier, Sascha Gueymard, in three sets to seal his entry into the finale. The match lasted for about two hours and Samir received a standing ovation on Court No.1 following his victory.

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Everything to know about the family and background of Samir Banerjee

Even though Samir was born in New Jersey, United States, both his parents hail from India. His father, Kunal Banerjee, is from Assam while his mother, Usha Banerjee, is from Hyderabad, India. His father used to work in the petroleum industry when he was posted in India.

Kunal and Usha, both emigrated to the United States about three and a half years ago. They met there only and later got married. Apart from Samir, they also have an elder daughter, Divya Banerjee, in the family.

Samir had an immense interest in tennis right from the beginning. Even though a lot of sports intrigued him, he chose tennis- the sport he started playing at the age of six.

Recently, before the Wimbledon Championships 2021, he trained with Indian tennis players, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Sriram Balaji. Their guidance surely helped him and as a result, he was able to improve his technique. Interestingly, he is a big fan of the World No.1 player, Novak Djokovic.

Samir Banerjee will be facing his fellow counterpart, Victor Lilov, in the finals of the Wimbledon 2021 boys’ finals. Will he be able to lift the title and register his name in the history books today?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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