Early Life of Jasjit Singh
Jasjit Singh was born in New Delhi who became the first Sikh to play for the India Davis Cup team when he was selected in the side during the 1974 Davis Cup.
Career of Jasjit Singh
The first appearance of Jasjit Singh was a loss to Japan's Toshiro Sakai in a dead rubber, as India had already secured the tie. India then faced the Australian team in the Eastern Zone final and Jasjit was chosen ahead of Anand Amritraj to play the first singles rubber. In front of a Calcutta crowd, Singh managed to beat his Australian opponent Bob Giltinan in four sets, to give India a 1-0 lead. A win by John Alexander was cancelled out by a win to India in the doubles, which meant that Singh had a chance to secure the tie in the reverse singles against Alexander. He was unable to beat Alexander, but India won the tie 3-2 after Vijay Amritraj defeated Giltinan in the deciding match.
Jasjit Singh in Grand Prix
On the Grand Prix tennis circuit, Jasjit Singh made quarter-finals at Buenos Aires in 1972 and at his home event in New Delhi in 1973. He was a doubles finalist with Marcello Lara in the 1977 Indian Open, held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Jasjit Singh in Grand Slam
Jasjit Singh competed in the main singles draw of all four Grand Slam tournaments. His greatest success came in the mixed doubles, a quarter-final appearance at the 1973 US Open, with Ilana Kloss.
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