General Premjit J.
Lall
Male
India
1940-10-20
Calcutta, India
2008-12-31
Kolkata, India


About

He was a professional tennis player from India who was active during the 1960s and 1970s.
Lall started his tennis career on the grass courts of the Calcutta South Club where he was coached by Dilip Bose. Together with Jaidip Mukerjea and Ramanathan Krishnan they were called the Three Musketeers of Indian tennis.

Lall was a runner-up at the Boy's Singles event at the 1958 Wimbledon Championships, losing the final to Butch Buchholz. At the 1969 Wimbledon Championships Lall nearly caused a significant upset when he was leading first-seeded and world No. 1 Rod Laver by two sets to love in the second round but ultimately lost in five sets to Laver, who went on to win the title and his second Grand Slam. Lall competed in 18 editions of the Wimbledon Championships between 1957 and 1975.

He played on the Indian Davis Cup team from 1959 until 1973, competing in 41 ties and compiling a record of 52 wins and 32 losses. He was part of the team that reached the challenge round in 1966 against Australia but did not play in the challenge round.

His best Grand Slam singles performance was reaching the round of 16 at the 1962 Australian Championships.
In doubles, he reached the quarterfinals at the 1962 Australian Championships and the 1966 and 1973 Wimbledon Championships, all with compatriot Jaidip Mukerjea.

Lall won the singles title at the Indian International Championships in 1961 and 1970 defeating Carlos Fernandes and Alex Metreveli in the respective finals.

Lall was given India's top sports honor, the Arjuna Award in 1967. Lall played his final professional match in 1979.



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Archive statistics 1957 - 1976
14
499
260


Tournament wins 1973 - Stourbridge (Open)
1972 - Surrey Championships (Amateur)
1971 - Budleigh Salterton (Amateur)
1971 - Torquay (Open)
1971 - Exmouth (Open)
1970 - Indian International Championships (Amateur)
1968 - New Delhi (Amateur)
1967 - St. Anne's on Sea (Open)
1967 - Northern India (Amateur)
1966 - Andhra Pradesh State (Amateur)
1966 - Western India Championships (Amateur)
1963 - Calcutta Hard Courts (Amateur)
1962 - Geneva International Championship (Amateur)
1958 - Guildford Hardcourts (Amateur)


Tournaments Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1976 Kent Championships - 1975 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1975 Indian International Championships - 1975 US Clay Courts - 1974 North of England Championships - 1974 Welsh Championships - 1974 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1974 Indian International Championships - 1974 Washington Open - 1974 Louisville Open - 1974 Columbus Open - 1974 Wimbledon - 1973 British Hard Court Championships - 1973 River Oaks Tournament - 1973 Surrey Championships - 1973 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1973 Charlotte - 1973 Indian International Championships - 1973 Senigallia - 1973 Milan Indoors - 1973 WCT - London - 1973 Taormina - 1973 WCT - Chicago - 1973 Washington Indoor - 1973 Ancona - 1973 WCT - Vancouver - 1973 Grado Invitation - 1973 Stourbridge - 1973 WCT Cologne - 1973 WCT-Cleveland - 1973 WCT - Copenhagen - 1973 Nottingham - Qualifying - 1973 Wimbledon - 1972 Queens Club Tournament - 1972 Netherlands International Championships - 1972 Kent Championships - 1972 North of England Championships - 1972 Surrey Championships - 1972 Welsh Championships - 1972 Nottingham - 1972 Northumberland Championships - 1972 Asian Championships - 1972 Ilkley - 1972 USSR International Championships - 1972 Surrey - 1972 Wimbledon - 1971 US Open - 1971 Kent Championships - 1971 North of England Championships - 1971 Welsh Championships - 1971 South of England Championships - 1971 Exmouth - 1971 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1971 Budleigh Salterton - 1971 Torquay - 1971 India National Championships - 1971 Wimbledon - 1970 US Open - 1970 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1970 Irish Championships - 1970 Queens Club Tournament - 1970 US International Indoor Championships - 1970 North of England Championships - 1970 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1970 Philadelphia Open - 1970 Asian Championships - 1970 Macon Indoor - 1970 Indian International Championships - 1970 Wills Open Championships - 1970 La Baule 2nd meeting - 1970 Midland International Indoors - 1970 Hampton - 1970 Wimbledon - 1969 Roland Garros - 1969 US Open - 1969 Queens Club Tournament - 1969 Championships of Berlin - 1969 Nottingham - 1969 Conde de Godo - 1969 Northern India - 1969 Bavarian International Championships - 1969 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1969 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1969 Asian Championships - 1969 Indian Hard Courts - 1969 Indian International Championships - 1969 Bielefeld - 1969 Nuremberg International - 1969 Senigallia - 1969 US National Amateur Championships - 1969 Wimbledon - 1968 US Open - 1968 Canadian International Championships - 1968 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1968 Cincinnati - 1968 US Clay Courts - 1968 Western States Championships - 1968 Queens Club Tournament - 1968 Kent Championships - 1968 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1968 East India - 1968 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1968 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1968 Asian Championships - 1968 New Delhi - 1968 St. Anne's on Sea - 1968 Central India Championships - 1968 US National Amateur Championships - 1968 Asian Clay Courts - 1968 Wimbledon - 1967 Roland Garros - 1967 California State Championship - 1967 Queens Club Tournament - 1967 US International Indoor Championships - 1967 River Oaks Tournament - 1967 Dixie Championships - 1967 Kent Championships - 1967 Roehampton Grass Courts - 1967 Northern India - 1967 Asian Championships - 1967 Pittsburgh Indoor - 1967 Kingston International Invitation - 1967 Altamira International Invitation - 1967 Colombia International - 1967 Mexico International - 1967 Curacao International - 1967 Caribe Hilton International Championships - 1967 St. Petersburg Masters Invitation - 1967 Charlotte - 1967 St. Anne's on Sea - 1967 Travemünde International - 1967 Dallas Invitation - 1967 Brussel Racing Club - 1967 Wimbledon - 1966 Roland Garros - 1966 Irish Championships - 1966 Queens Club Tournament - 1966 Netherlands International Championships - 1966 German International Championships - 1966 Championships of Berlin - 1966 Kent Championships - 1966 Western India Championships - 1966 Baden-Baden - 1966 Conde de Godo - 1966 Bavarian International Championships - 1966 Asian Championships - 1966 Kitzbühel - 1966 Central India Championships - 1966 Lucknow - 1966 Hoylake & West Kirby - 1966 National and Northern India Championships - 1966 Andhra Pradesh State - 1966 Wimbledon - 1965 Roland Garros - 1965 Queens Club Tournament - 1965 Netherlands International Championships - 1965 Kent Championships - 1965 Le Touquet July Meeting - 1965 Surrey Championships - 1965 Asian Championships - 1965 Malaysian International Championships - 1965 Indian International Championships - 1965 Antwerpen International - 1965 Finland International Championships - 1965 Wimbledon - 1964 US Open - 1964 Nassau Bowl - 1964 Newport Casino Tournament - 1964 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1964 US Clay Courts - 1964 Western States Championships - 1964 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1964 Conde de Godo - 1964 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1964 Heart of America - 1964 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1964 Asian Championships - 1964 Newport - Consolation - 1964 Wimbledon - 1963 US Open - 1963 Nassau Bowl - 1963 Newport Casino Tournament - 1963 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1963 US Clay Courts - 1963 Queens Club Tournament - 1963 Kent Championships - 1963 Surrey Championships - 1963 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1963 Perth Amboy Invitation - 1963 Northern India - 1963 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1963 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1963 Asian Championships - 1963 Calcutta Hard Courts - 1963 Australian Open - 1962 Wimbledon - 1962 Roland Garros - 1962 Geneva International Championship - 1962 Swiss International Championships - 1962 Queens Club Tournament - 1962 Kent Championships - 1962 Western India Championships - 1962 Conde de Godo - 1962 Northern India - 1962 Asian Championships - 1962 Gstaad - 1962 Punjab Championships - 1962 Central India Championships - 1962 Villars - 1962 Wimbledon - 1961 Roland Garros - 1961 Victorian Championships - 1961 New South Wales Championships - 1961 Queens Club Tournament - 1961 Netherlands International Championships - 1961 Kent Championships - 1961 Surrey Championships - 1961 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1961 Northern India - 1961 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1961 Western Australia Championships - 1961 Cologne International - 1961 Bad Neuenahr - 1961 South Australian b - 1961 Western India Championships - 1960 Malaysian Open - 1960 Indian International Championships - 1960 All India Hard Courts - 1960 Wimbledon - 1959 US Open - 1959 Pacific Coast Championship - 1959 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1959 West of England Championships - 1959 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1959 Perth Amboy Invitation - 1959 Pan American Championships - 1959 Asian Championships - 1959 Central India Championships - 1959 Hoylake & West Kirby - 1959 Wimbledon - 1958 North of England Championships - 1958 Surrey Championships - 1958 Nottingham - 1958 Western India Championships - 1958 Southern India Championships - 1958 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1958 London Hard Courts - 1958 Shirley Park - 1958 Lowther - 1958 Guildford Hardcourts - 1958 Bad Neuenahr - 1958 Kent Championships - 1957 India International Championships - 1957 Indian International Championships - 1957

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