Prakash Amritraj

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  1. socal29

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    Any thoughts on this guy? He just made the SF of Newport.
     
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  2. christinamaniac7

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    I've never seen him play but from the good results that he's got i guess he must be a pretty good player,is he resident in the u.s?
     
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  3. socal29

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    He lives in the U.S. but he represents India now.
     
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  4. sureshs

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    He just defeated Bopanna now.
     
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  5. coloskier

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    He is the son of Vijay. Remember him? The bad acting in "Octo*****". :)
     
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    [WC] P Amritraj (IND) d [Q] R Bopanna (IND) 64 63

    is there any report on the match, details ???

    Does Prakash get a WC due to being Vijay's son or what? Bopanna is a qualifier and he's a WC. I think he is lower ranked (ATP) - am i right ?
     
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  7. consistency wins

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    Yes, he is:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prakash_Amritraj

    and he's around 249 in the world according to the site but a few months ago.
     
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  8. Ocean Drive

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    Why don't you just look at the rankings on the official site? He's ranked 305.
     
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  9. Thud and blunder

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    Saw him play the other day...he looks a lot like his dad.
     
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  10. socal29

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    Amritraj was the much better player from what I heard. My friend tells me that Bopanna has a HUGE serve, but a lousy return game.

    Pretty much. But Prakash also made the QF at Newport last year, which probably factors into it as well.
     
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  11. thingZero

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    couple of weeks in an article the tournament director was quoted as saying that Prakash recvd the wc based on previous performance. i guess last yr's QF helped.
     
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  12. carlos djackal

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    Vijay in his prime is a lot better than him.....
     
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  13. Brutus

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    Thud and blunder, having seen Prakash in action, what sort of player is he?
    Any major weapons?

    Wonder how he'll go against Dancevic...
     
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  14. Thud and blunder

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    Saw bits and pieces of two of his matches. Didn't really rock my boat.

    Kind of old school feel to his game. Mixes it up a bit, but no big weapons.
     
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    Is he the guy who played for UCLA?
     
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  16. socal29

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    Yes, Prakash played college tennis for UCLA.
     
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  17. burosky

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    Thanks. Now I remember. I've only seen him one time though when he was still playing college ball. I would imagine he is much better now.
     
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  18. socal29

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    Wow, Amritraj beats Dancevic to make Newport final.
     
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    Huge breakthrough for him.
     
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  20. ilovecarlos

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    I can't wait to see the final vs Fabrice!!!!
     
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  21. shavenyak

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    This is hilarious. I remember playing juniors tournaments at the same time as him. I was playing 16's and he was playing up in the 12's. We used to play at The Racket Center in Studio City, CA. Vijay told my dad that I needed to mix up my serve more and not just bomb it all the time, I never listened....until I tweaked my shoulder and it takes a while to warm up now, LOL.
     
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  22. rajeshafrica

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    Prakash is a hard working journey man on the ATP tour. Losing the finals at Newport is his best result so far. Son of former indian star Vijay amritraj. Probably finds it hard to get out of his fathers shadow. Since he is based in US and because of his father finacialy and logistically he doesnt face the same problems many palyers from India and Asia face.His problem is he doesnt have one big weapon to dominate the biggies. His result in the davis cup is also improving. This has been his best year so far. I feel that with lot of hardwork and a bit of luck he can break into the to 100, After that it is going to be difficult. He and Rohan Bopanna are Indias best hopes, though I feel that Rohan is a better player than Prakash, but doesnt have the fiancial and coaching support Prakash has.

    Funnily Prakashs father Vijay Amritraj has won the Newport title three times. I was hoping prakash would emulate the Dents - Phil and Taylor
     
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  23. moonbat

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    I remember seeing him at Studio City Tennis...
     
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  24. Doc Hollidae

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    He played for USC not UCLA.
     
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  25. TennisLover17

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    he's playing aptos :D
     
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  26. fuzz nation

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    Amritraj's match against Bopanna in Newport last week was actually pretty scratchy. Both guys played only so-so, but I watched that match because of what I saw Rohan do in the previous round against Mardy Fish. He played really big and responded well when Mardy stretched him to a tiebreaker in their first set. Mardy actually held his serve at the end of the set with one of those shots from off the court that went around the net post and caught the line. Bopanna kept pressing and pulled out a really gutsy match.

    Amritraj's final against Santoro was rather scratchy, too. He was really pushing himself in the middle of the second set to hold and find a way to break Fabrice, but he didn't quite have the variety to do it. In his last two games returning serve, he only put one ball out of eight into play. I'm not down on the guy, but in that final he was rather outclassed. I am excited to see how these guys (Amritraj and Bopanna) do in the hardcourt season because they are certainly serious players. Donald Young was at Newport, too and the touch game that is necessary to be successful on the grass made wins there a bit elusive for him as well. Turn these guys loose on the hardcourts and they should really be able to showcase some of their skills.
     
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