|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Carmel, Indiana, U.S.|
March 18, 1984 |
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 56 (April 18, 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 105 (August 22, 2016)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2013, 2016)|
|French Open||1R (2010, 2016)|
|US Open||2R (2013, 2015)|
|Highest ranking||No. 16 (October 10, 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 16 (October 10, 2016)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2010, 2012, 2016)|
|French Open||QF (2011)|
|US Open||SF (2014)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2013)|
|French Open||2R (2015)|
|US Open||F (2016)|
|Last updated on: August 22, 2016.|
Rajeev Ram (born March 18, 1984) is an American professional tennis player on the ATP Tour. He won the Mixed Doubles silver medal with Venus Williams at the Rio Olympics 2016 and reached the final of the US Open with Coco Vandeweghe in the same year. He has advanced as far as the semifinals in men's doubles at the US Open and at Wimbledon and has made the quarterfinals of the other two slams. Ram has also won two ATP singles titles at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in 2009 and again in 2015.
Ram has claimed ten ATP doubles titles in his career, with several different partners. His career-high singles ranking is world no. 56, achieved in April 2016. He reached as high as world no. 19 in doubles in October 2016.
- 1 Personal
- 2 Career
- 3 Significant finals
- 4 ATP career finals
- 5 Timeline in singles and doubles
- 6 References
- 7 External links
In his junior career, Ram won a total of nine national junior titles, including singles and doubles. Amongst his titles were the National Claycourt 14-and-under singles title, the boys 16 and under national championship, the 18 and under Easter Bowl title, Kalamazoo doubles and the Target Cup tournaments. In addition to his nine junior titles, Ram played high school tennis at Carmel High School, earned All-State honors, became the state singles champion, and earned a scholarship in both 1998 and 1999.
Rajeev earned a wild card entry into the Juniors' 2001 US Open. Ram participated in all of the Grand Slam junior tournaments . He was the runner-up in juniors doubles at the 2002 Wimbledon, partnered with Brian Baker.
Ram then delayed enrollment at the University of Illinois until January of 2003 so that he could continue to play tennis as an amateur on the pro circuit. During his one semester at Illinois, he won the national doubles title with Brian Wilson and helped the Fighting Illini go undefeated (32–0) and win the 2003 NCAA team championship.
At the 2005 US Open, he lost in five sets to Stanislas Wawrinka. At the 2006 US Open, he lost in the second qualifying round to former college teammate Amer Delic. Rajeev made the 2007 Wimbledon doubles quarterfinals as a qualifier with Harel Levy, before losing to eventual champions Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra. Along the way, Ram and Levy upset the 15th seeded team of Martín García and Sebastián Prieto. In 2007, he won five doubles Challenger titles partnering Bobby Reynolds, and reached three other finals on his way to a career-high doubles ranking of no. 62.
On July 5, 2008, Ram won the Nielsen USTA Pro Tennis Championship in Winnetka, Illinois for his first career Challenger-level singles title.
On July 10, 2009, Ram accomplished the unusual feat of winning four professional-level tennis matches in one day. At the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Rhode Island, the tournament had been rained out early in the week, pushing back many scheduled matches. On July 10, Ram advanced to the singles semifinals with wins over Samuel Groth and Jesse Levine and then partnered with Jordan Kerr to advance to the doubles semifinals with wins over Arnaud Clément/Olivier Rochus and Nicolas Mahut/Fabrice Santoro. Mahut, Santoro, and Rochus each played three matches that day, though none of them won all their matches. Ram then went on to beat Rochus and world no. 39 Sam Querrey on consecutive days to capture his first ATP title. He also captured the doubles title.
In his return to Newport in July 2010, Ram lost to no. 417-ranked qualifier Raven Klaasen after defeating Iván Navarro in the first round. Having raced to a 5–0 lead in the third set, Ram wasted several match points while serving at 5–1 before eventually losing, 7–5, 1–6, 6–7.
In Atlanta in July 2010, he won his first doubles title with American Scott Lipsky, defeating Rohan Bopanna and Kristof Vliegen for the outdoor hard court Atlanta Tennis Championships. In the semifinals, Lipsky and Ram had defeated John Isner and James Blake. In November, they won a tournament in Eckental, Germany.
Ram started 2011 strong, partnering with Lipsky in February to take the indoor hard court San Jose Open (over Christopher Kas from Germany and Alexander Peya from Austria) and the outdoor hard court Delray Beach titles (over Alejandro Falla from Colombia and Xavier Malisse from Belgium). In March, he and Lipsky won the Challenger of Dallas. In June, he and Lipsky advanced as far as the quarterfinals at the 2011 French Open, before being defeated.
In 2016 at the Delray Beach Open he reached his third career final losing to Sam Querrey. At the Olympic Games he won silver with Venus Williams following a loss to Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in mixed doubles.
Grand Slam finals
Mixed Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||2016||US Open||Hard||Coco Vandeweghe|| Laura Siegemund
Masters 1000 finals
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||2016||Miami||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|7–5, 1–6, [7–10]|
Olympic medal matches
Mixed Doubles: 1 (1 silver medal)
|Silver||2016||Summer Olympics||Hard||Venus Williams|| Bethanie Mattek-Sands
|7–6(7–3), 1–6, [7–10]|
ATP career finals
Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runners-up)
|Winner||1.||July 12, 2009||Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport, United States||Grass||Sam Querrey||6–7(3–7), 7–5, 6–3|
|Winner||2.||July 19, 2015||Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport, United States (2)||Grass||Ivo Karlovic||7–6(7–5), 5–7, 7–6(7–2)|
|Runner-up||1.||February 21, 2016||Delray Beach Open, Delray Beach, United States||Hard||Sam Querrey||4–6, 6–7(6–8)|
Doubles: 17 (10 titles, 7 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1.||August 22, 2005||Pilot Pen Tennis, New Haven, United States||Hard||Bobby Reynolds|| Gastón Etlis
|Winner||1.||January 11, 2009||Chennai Open, Chennai, India||Hard||Eric Butorac|| Jean-Claude Scherrer
|Winner||2.||July 12, 2009||Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport, United States||Grass||Jordan Kerr|| Michael Kohlmann
|6–7(6–8), 7–6(9–7), [10–6]|
|Winner||3.||October 4, 2009||PTT Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand||Hard (i)||Eric Butorac|| Guillermo García-López
|Winner||4.||July 25, 2010||Atlanta Tennis Championships, Atlanta, United States||Hard||Scott Lipsky|| Rohan Bopanna
|6–3, 6–7(4–7), [12–10]|
|Runner-up||2.||February 6, 2011||South African Open, Johannesburg, South Africa||Hard||Scott Lipsky|| James Cerretani
|3–6, 6–3, [7–10]|
|Winner||5.||February 13, 2011||SAP Open, San Jose, United States||Hard (i)||Scott Lipsky|| Alejandro Falla
|6–4, 4–6, [10–8]|
|Winner||6.||February 27, 2011||Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States||Hard||Scott Lipsky|| Christopher Kas
|4–6, 6–4, [10–3]|
|Winner||7.||September 23, 2012||St. Petersburg Open, Saint Petersburg, Russia||Hard (i)||Nenad Zimonjić|| Lukáš Lacko
|6–2, 4–6, [10–6]|
|Runner-up||3.||July 13, 2014||Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport, Rhode Island||Grass||Jonathan Erlich|| Lleyton Hewitt
|Winner||8.||June 21, 2015||Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany||Grass||Raven Klaasen|| Rohan Bopanna
|Runner-up||4.||October 4, 2015||Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Hard (i)||Raven Klaasen|| Treat Huey
|Runner-up||5.||April 2, 2016||Miami Open, Miami, United States||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|7–5, 1–6, [7–10]|
|Runner-up||6.||May 21, 2016||Geneva Open, Geneva, Switzerland||Clay||Raven Klaasen|| Sam Querrey
|Winner||9.||19 June 2016||Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany||Grass||Raven Klaasen|| Łukasz Kubot
|Winner||10.||1 October 2016||Chengdu Open, Chengdu, China||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Pablo Carreño Busta
|Runner-up||7.||9 October 2016||Japan Open, Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Marcel Granollers
Timeline in singles and doubles
Singles performance timeline
Doubles performance timeline
|Olympic Games||Not Held||A||Not Held||A||Not Held||A||Not Held||2R||1-1|
- "Resolute Ram Stays Focussed After Newport Titles". South Asia Mail. July 15, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2009.
- Dicker, Ron (August 20, 2003). "American Decides Old Style Fits Fine". New York Times. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
- "Ram claims maiden ATP Tour title". BBC Sport. July 12, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2009.
- "Scott Lipsky: Good Things Come in Doubles". Center for Sport and Jewish Life. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
- "Doubles Sunday – Lipsky/Ram Save Match Point To Win Atlanta Doubles Title". ATP World Tour. July 25, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
- "Long Islander Wins Doubles Title at the Atlanta Tennis Championships". Long Island Tennis Magazine. July 26, 2010. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- "Tennis Players – Scott Lipsky". ATP World Tour. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- "Tennis Players – Scott Lipsky". ATP World Tour. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- "Americans Lipsky & Ram Win Delray Beach International Doubles Title". Long Island Tennis Magazine. February 28, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- "2011 French Open: Scott Lipsky, Casey Dellacqua win mixed doubles; Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan lose in doubles semifinals". ESPN. June 2, 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2011.