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August 2, 1987 | LISA DILLMAN, Special to The Times
Boris Becker thought he had it rough in Hartford, Conn., last weekend. He complained about the crowd, about how the U.S. Davis Cup team whipped it into a pro-American frenzy and about how his West German team felt like political prisoners on a foreign court. Boom Boom, you should have seen New Delhi. At Hartford, the only big guns were Becker and John McEnroe.
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October 4, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Here's a twist for tennis fans: The road to Davis Cup glory for India now goes through Calabasas. On Sept. 21, in a country where tennis plays second fiddle only to cricket, India's tennis federation announced a surprising departure from its traditional ways. Its new Davis Cup captain would be an American resident. "The first question they asked me," says Anand Amritraj of Calabasas, "is if I still had my India passport. The U.S. allows dual citizenship, but India does not. I have always traveled on my India passport.
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August 24, 1991 | From Associated Press
Top-seeded John Lloyd beat Marty Riessen, 6-3, 6-3, and Sandy Meyer upset third-seeded Vijay Amritraj, 7-5, 6-4, in the quarterfinals of the Grand Champions grass-court tournament at Newport Casino in Newport, R.I. Also advancing was second-seeded Hank Pfister, who beat Sherwood Stewart, 6-2, 6-3, and fourth-seeded Jaime Fillol, who beat Brian Teacher, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
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June 18, 2000 | LAUREN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wimbledon awaits Prakash Amritraj. Actually, Amritraj will play qualifying matches next week in an attempt to gain entry into the main draw of Wimbledon's junior tournament, which runs July 2-9 during the second week of the 2000 Wimbledon Championships. "All of what I've ever done has been to build up to this tournament," Amritraj said. "I think I'll do well, and you never know. Once the matches start, anything can happen."
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June 26, 1990 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When he glanced into the standing-room section at the top of the stands of Court 2 Monday afternoon at Wimbledon, Vijay Amritraj couldn't believe his eyes. There was Premjit Lall watching his match. "I couldn't believe it," said Amritraj, an Indian countryman of Lall. "I had a flashback to 1969 when I stood and watched him play (Rod) Laver here. Prem was ahead, but lost." Laver went on to win the Grand Slam, the last male player to do so.
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August 14, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
There were no big upsets in the $368,000 Canadian Open Tuesday at Montreal, but one familiar name was eliminated when Vijay Amritraj of India lost to Wally Masur of Australia, 7-6, 6-2. "To be honest, I think Vijay can play a little better than he did," said Masur, whose next opponent is Kevin Curren, a finalist at Wimbledon. Masur has lost twice to Curren this year. "He has been playing well for a long time and he sort has established himself as a top 10 player," Masur said of Curren.
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April 25, 1997
Among the first-round winners in the Boys 14-and-under division at Ojai was Stephen Amritraj of Calabasas, whose father and uncle have played some tennis themselves. Amritraj is the 13-year-old son of Anand Amritraj and nephew of Vijay Amritraj, familiar faces on the professional circuit in the 1970s and '80s. The younger Amritraj beat Dustin Ilic of Fresno, 6-1, 6-2, in his first match at Ojai. "A lot of my friends played here last year," he said. "They said it was big.
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December 19, 1987 | United Press International
Mats Wilander and Anders Jarryd each scored straight-set victories Friday to put Sweden within a point of beating India for its third Davis Cup tennis trophy in four years. Wilander, on his favorite red- clay surface, took 1 hour 55 minutes to sweep aside top Indian singles player Ramesh Krishnan, 6-4, 6-1, 6-3, in the opening match at the Scandinavium Sports Center.
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August 30, 1989 | THOMAS BONK
The Assn. of Tennis Professionals, which last month strongly defended its decision to play two tournaments in South Africa in 1990, announced Tuesday that it is canceling them instead. "We're not in the business of canceling tournaments," said Vijay Amritraj, ATP president. "But the most important thing is that South Africa has not been a representative member of the international community."
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September 30, 1993 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Stefanki said he hadn't played a competitive singles match in three years. Vijay Amritraj said he had been away from tennis even longer. But neither player looked rusty or fatigued Wednesday in a one-hour 33-minute match that opened the $150,000 Infiniti Champions Tournament in front of 1,741 at Sherwood Country Club. Stefanki outlasted Amritraj, 6-4, 7-6, winning the second-set tiebreaker, 7-2. Stefanki had three advantages over Amritraj, a former Davis Cup player for India.
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April 25, 1998 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In concept, playing up a level at the Ojai Valley tennis tournament makes sense. A player's ranking within his age division is protected and facing older competition isn't so daunting in this relatively relaxed setting. In practice, the experience can exhilarate one day and humble the next, as 14-year-old Stephen Amritraj of Calabasas discovered.
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April 25, 1997
Among the first-round winners in the Boys 14-and-under division at Ojai was Stephen Amritraj of Calabasas, whose father and uncle have played some tennis themselves. Amritraj is the 13-year-old son of Anand Amritraj and nephew of Vijay Amritraj, familiar faces on the professional circuit in the 1970s and '80s. The younger Amritraj beat Dustin Ilic of Fresno, 6-1, 6-2, in his first match at Ojai. "A lot of my friends played here last year," he said. "They said it was big.
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September 30, 1993 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Stefanki said he hadn't played a competitive singles match in three years. Vijay Amritraj said he had been away from tennis even longer. But neither player looked rusty or fatigued Wednesday in a one-hour 33-minute match that opened the $150,000 Infiniti Champions Tournament in front of 1,741 at Sherwood Country Club. Stefanki outlasted Amritraj, 6-4, 7-6, winning the second-set tiebreaker, 7-2. Stefanki had three advantages over Amritraj, a former Davis Cup player for India.
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September 18, 1993
Jose-Luis Clerc has withdrawn from the Infiniti Champions tennis tournament at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks on Sept. 29-Oct.3 because of an eye ailment. Clerc, an Argentinian who resides in Miami, will undergo surgery next week for liquid on the retina. He will be replaced in the 12-player draw by Vijay Amritraj, a native of India. Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, Vitas Gerulaitis, Roscoe Tanner and Guillermo Vilas are the top-seeded players in the tournament. Information: 805-373-5202.
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August 24, 1991 | From Associated Press
Top-seeded John Lloyd beat Marty Riessen, 6-3, 6-3, and Sandy Meyer upset third-seeded Vijay Amritraj, 7-5, 6-4, in the quarterfinals of the Grand Champions grass-court tournament at Newport Casino in Newport, R.I. Also advancing was second-seeded Hank Pfister, who beat Sherwood Stewart, 6-2, 6-3, and fourth-seeded Jaime Fillol, who beat Brian Teacher, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
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June 26, 1990 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When he glanced into the standing-room section at the top of the stands of Court 2 Monday afternoon at Wimbledon, Vijay Amritraj couldn't believe his eyes. There was Premjit Lall watching his match. "I couldn't believe it," said Amritraj, an Indian countryman of Lall. "I had a flashback to 1969 when I stood and watched him play (Rod) Laver here. Prem was ahead, but lost." Laver went on to win the Grand Slam, the last male player to do so.
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September 18, 1993
Jose-Luis Clerc has withdrawn from the Infiniti Champions tennis tournament at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks on Sept. 29-Oct.3 because of an eye ailment. Clerc, an Argentinian who resides in Miami, will undergo surgery next week for liquid on the retina. He will be replaced in the 12-player draw by Vijay Amritraj, a native of India. Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, Vitas Gerulaitis, Roscoe Tanner and Guillermo Vilas are the top-seeded players in the tournament. Information: 805-373-5202.
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July 30, 1987 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
Pat Cash, the Wimbledon men's singles champion, will headline the Hartmarx tennis tournament, which begins with quarterfinal matches tonight and Friday at the John Wayne Tennis Club in Newport Beach. It will be Cash's first tournament since Wimbledon. In addition to Cash, the defending champion and top seed, the four-day tournament will feature Vijay Amritraj, Kevin Curren, Scott Davis, 1986 finalist John Fitzgerald, Vitas Gerulaitis, Jim Grabb and Richey Reneberg.
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August 30, 1989 | THOMAS BONK
The Assn. of Tennis Professionals, which last month strongly defended its decision to play two tournaments in South Africa in 1990, announced Tuesday that it is canceling them instead. "We're not in the business of canceling tournaments," said Vijay Amritraj, ATP president. "But the most important thing is that South Africa has not been a representative member of the international community."
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August 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
Vijay Amritraj couldn't handle Boris Becker's powerful serve, so Becker gave him a break, but it didn't matter. After three straight aces, Becker served an underhanded ace to the 35-year-old Amritraj while scoring a 6-1, 6-1 victory Thursday in the third round of the ATP Championships at Mason, Ohio. "I've had tougher matches," the top-seeded Becker said. "He realized that I was just a little better today than he was, (and) we both started to come down a little bit and have a little more fun.
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