Rajeev Ram

Height / weight 1.93 m /
Born Mar 18, 1984
Nationality United States United States

Rajeev Ram is a professional tennis player from America and is of Indian descent. He has several major wins under his belt, including a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics for mixed doubles. He is more prolific in his wins in doubles tournaments than he is with his singles career.

Ram’s highest singles ranking is No.56, achieved in April 2016 while his highest doubles ranking is No.4, which he achieved in September 2021.

Player Bio and Personal Life

Born on March 18, 1984, in Denver, Colorado, Ram currently resides in Carmel, Indiana. He stands at 6 feet 4 inches tall or 1.93 meters. A right-handed player, Ram has a single-handed backhand. He turned pro in 2004 and as of September 2021, his prize money from playing tennis professional amounts to $6.3 Million.

His parents Sushma and Raghav Ram are of Indian descent. He grew up with a love for table tennis and cricket. Ram also likes listening to music.

Junior and College Career

As a junior tennis player, Ram won a total of 9 national junior titles including the National Claycourt 14-and-Under Singles Title. He also won the Boy’s 16-and-Under National Championship. In addition to his exceptional junior career, Ram also played for his high school tennis team at Carmel High School where he earned All-State Honors.

Ram was also able to play at the 2001 US Open Juniors and 2002 Wimbledon. Partnered with Brian Baker, Ram was the runner-up for junior doubles.

He would go on to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he won the national doubles title playing alongside Brian Wilson. They went on to win the 2003 NCAA Team Championship.

Early Professional Career

Rajeev turned pro in 2004. In 2007, he partnered with Bobby Reynolds and the two went on to win five doubles Challenger titles. He also did well in singles where he won the Nielsen USTA Pro Tennis Championship, held in Winnetka.

This marks his first Challenger title.

In 2009, he would win an ATP doubles title while partnered with Eric Butorac. This was in Chennai. In July of the same year, he won four professional-level tennis matches in a single day. This was at the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championship.

At the 2010 Atlanta Tennis Championships, he won the doubles title with Scott Lipsky. He would continue partnering with Lipsky through to 2011 and the two would win the 2010 San Jose Open. In 2011, the pair advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open.

More Doubles Success and Olympic Silver

In 2014, he played at the US Open doubles event with Lipsky again. The two reached the semi-finals before being sent home by the Bryan brothers. A year later, he won his second ATP singles title at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championship.

Ram also represented the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics. There, he won a silver medal for mixed doubles while playing alongside Venus Williams.

A few weeks later, he moved to the final at the US Open while playing with Coco Vandeweghe. The two were defeated by Laura Siegemund and Mate Pavic.

World No.4 in Doubles

Ram partnered with Joe Salisbury at the 2021 US Open. They reached the quarterfinals and defeated Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell. It was a hard-fought match that lasted nearly 3 hours.

To get to the finals, they defeated Sam Querrey and Sam Johnson in the semis. For the finals, they disposed of Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray. As a result of this win, he soared to No.4 in the World Doubles ranking.

Career Record

Singles Career record: 57–93
Singles Career titles: 2
Highest Singles Ranking: No. 56 (18 April 2016)
Doubles Career Record: 352–268
Doubles Career Titles: 22
Highest ranking: No. 4 (20 September 2021)

Grand Slam Singles

Australian Open - 2R (2013, 2016)
French Open - 1R (2010, 2016)
Wimbledon - 2R (2013)
US Open - 2R (2013, 2015)

Grand Slam Doubles Results

Australian Open - W (2020)
French Open - QF (2011, 2019, 2020)
Wimbledon - SF (2016, 2021)
US Open - W (2021)

Other Doubles Tournaments

Tour Finals - F (2016)
Olympic Games - 2R (2016, 2021)

Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results

Australian Open - W (2019, 2021)
French Open - SF (2017)
Wimbledon - 3R (2011, 2021)
US Open - F (2016)

Olympic Medal Record

2016 Rio de Janeiro - Mixed doubles, Silver

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