Ram was born to Raghav and Sushma Ram, two Indian parents. Cricket, table tennis, and music are among his passions. Ram won a total of nine national junior singles and doubles titles during his junior career.

His accomplishments included the National Claycourt 14-and-under singles championship, the boys’ 16-and-under national championship, the 18-and-under Easter Bowl championship, and the Target Cup event.

Rajeev Ram
Rajeev Ram

In addition to his nine junior titles, Ram played high school tennis at Carmel, where he was named All-State, won the state singles championship, and was awarded a scholarship in 1998 and 1999.

Rajeev was granted a wild card entry into the 2001 US Junior Open. Ram participated in every junior Grand Slam tournament. With Brian Baker, he was the runner-up in juniors doubles at Wimbledon in 2002.

Then, Ram postponed his enrollment at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign until January 2003 so that he could continue playing tennis as an amateur on the pro tour.

During his one semester as a walk-on at Illinois, he and Brian Wilson won the national doubles championship and helped the Fighting Illini capture the 2003 NCAA team championship.

Rajeev Ram Awards and Records

Rajeev has won 23 double titles. During the 2016 Summer Olympics, Ram and Venus Williams earned a silver medal in the mixed doubles event.

Besides the Australian Open and US Open men’s doubles titles he won with Joe Salisbury in 2020 and 2021, Ram also won the Australian Open mixed doubles title in 2019 and 2021 with Barbora Krejková.

Rajeev Ram has a career record of 57–93 (38.0% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)


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