Rajeev Ram, a current professional tennis player, and two-time Australian Open champion joined the Cal men’s tennis coaching staff in June 2020.
Ram, who is currently ranked No. 2 in doubles in the ATP rankings as of April 2022, has achieved career-high ATP rankings of No. 5 in doubles and No. 56 in singles.
Ram has also won both singles and doubles championships at various levels of the game. The right-hander and Joe Salisbury won the men’s doubles title at the 2020 Australian Open in February.
Ram won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open partnering Barbora Krejcková, giving him his first Grand Slam victory of the year.
The native of Denver, Colorado, and Carmel, Indiana, won the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, Rhode Island in 2009 and 2015 to earn two ATP World Tour singles championships.
Ram won the mixed doubles silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics with Venus Williams, and in 2003 he led Illinois to the NCAA team title and the NCAA doubles title with Brian Wilson.
After leaving Illinois to begin his lengthy professional career, Ram returned to school in 2015 as the first player to sign up for a partnership between the ATP Tour and Indiana University East, which helps Tour members pursue degrees in higher education online.
Ram continued to play while he was enrolled in the partnership. In 2018, Ram earned his degree from Indiana University East.
How Many Grand Slams has Rajeev Ram Won?
As a member of both the men’s and women’s doubles teams at the Australian Open, Rajeev Ram has three Grand Slam victories to his name. He has never won a Grand Slam singles match in his career.