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It was the year 2008 when Vikram Malhotra embarked on his journey to the US for further studies, leaving behind a glorious junior career of Squash in India. He was arguably the best shot maker in the country for the past decade and dominated the junior circuit with his consistency winning the National title in all the age categories besides winning several International junior titles around the world. He had captained the National team to its best ever fourth position in the Junior World Championships. He also won the bronze medal at the Asian Junior Championships. Having trained with Malaysian coach K H Ong and later with Egyptian national coach Amir Wagih during his junior days, Vikram was on his way to Trinity College to pursue & further his academic career.
At Trinity, Vikram was an integral part of the Squash team that won 3 National titles. Vikram, a four time first All American played at the No.1 position for the ‘Bantams’ during his Junior & Senior years and was the captain of the Trinity Squash team during his final year. With a flamboyant persona, Vikram is better known as ‘Rum amongst his friends; he has always been very popular among his team mates at Trinity. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Trinity in 2012, Vikram obtained his post graduate degree in public policy and law from Trinity College. During this period he took up the responsibility of an assistant coach with the Trinity College Men’s & Women’s teams guiding them to victories in the CSA National championships.
Vikram decided to join the PSA World Tour in 2015 and went onto win his maiden PSA World Tour title in the very third event that he played at the Betty Griffin Memorial, Florida. He went on to back this up with a runner-up finish at the Seattle Open before going on to claim back-to-back Tour titles at the Charlotte Open and the Malaysian Squash Tour I. These performances catapulted Vikram to No. 55 position in the PSA World rankings within almost a year of being on the pro circuit. The following years brought more high finishes for Vikram with a runner-up position at the Texas Open Squash Championship followed by back-to-back wins at the North of Scotland Open and Abu Dhabi Open. Vikram began his 2018 campaign with another title win at the Atlanta Open, his first tournament of the new season.
Vikram is with the Indian National squad having played the World Doubles in Manchester & the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Vikram trains under the wings of Thierry Lincou in Boston. With six PSA titles under his belt, Vikram has decided to take the plunge and focus full time on the pro tour circuit. He is shifting base from Hartford to New York to be able to train & spar with the top players on the pro tour. His immediate goal is to break into the top 30 in rankings by the end of the year 2018.