|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||March 18, 1984|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Bryan Smith |
|Career record||57–93 (38.0% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 56 (18 April 2016)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2013, 2016)|
|French Open||1R (2010, 2016)|
|US Open||2R (2013, 2015)|
|Career record||270–229 (54.1% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 11 (20 March 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 24 (20 May 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2010, 2012, 2016)|
|French Open||QF (2011, 2019)|
|US Open||SF (2014)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||F (2016)|
|Olympic Games||2R (2016)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2019)|
|French Open||SF (2017)|
|US Open||F (2016)|
|Last updated on: 4 June 2019.|
Together with the Czech player Barbora Krejčíková Ram is the winner of 2019 Australian Open mixed-doubles title. He won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the mixed doubles draw and reached the final of the US Open mixed doubles in the same year. Ram has claimed 19 ATP doubles titles in his career, with several different partners. He reached as high as world No. 11 in doubles in March 2017, after winning his first Masters 1000 tournament.
- 1 Personal
- 2 Career
- 3 Significant finals
- 4 ATP career finals
- 5 Performance timelines
- 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, 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 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 in the first round. At the 2006 US Open, he lost in the second qualifying round to former college teammate Amer Delić. Ram 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.
He won his first ATP doubles title in Chennai, India 2009 with compatriot Eric Butorac.
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 singles, Ram defeated 11th-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the first round of the Australian Open before falling to Frenchman Stéphane Robert in a grueling five-set match. At the Delray Beach Open Ram reached his third career final losing to Sam Querrey. At the Olympic Games, he won silver with Venus Williams in mixed doubles following a loss to compatriots Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Less than a month later, Ram and CoCo Vandeweghe advanced to the mixed doubles final at the US Open, where they were defeated in straight sets by Mate Pavić and Laura Siegemund. In men's doubles, Ram and partner Raven Klaasen qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals. The duo made it out of group play, eventually reaching the finals, where they fell to Henri Kontinen and John Peers in a third-set tiebreak.
Grand Slam finals
Mixed doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)
|Loss||2016||US Open||Hard||CoCo Vandeweghe|| Laura Siegemund
|Win||2019||Australian Open||Hard||Barbora Krejčíková|| Astra Sharma
Year-end championship finals
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Loss||2016||ATP World Tour Finals, London||Hard (i)||Raven Klaasen|| Henri Kontinen
|6–2, 1–6, [8–10]|
Masters 1000 finals
Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Loss||2016||Miami Open||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|7–5, 1–6, [7–10]|
|Win||2017||Indian Wells Masters||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Łukasz Kubot
|6–7(1–7), 6–4, [10–8]|
|Win||2018||Paris Masters||Hard (i)||Marcel Granollers|| Jean-Julien Rojer
Olympic medal matches
Mixed doubles: 1 (1 silver medal)
|Silver||2016||Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro||Hard||Venus Williams|| Bethanie Mattek-Sands
|7–6(7–3), 1–6, [7–10]|
ATP career finals
Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Win||1–0||Jul 2009||Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, United States||250 Series||Grass||Sam Querrey||6–7(3–7), 7–5, 6–3|
|Win||2–0||Jul 2015||Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, United States (2)||250 Series||Grass||Ivo Karlović||7–6(7–5), 5–7, 7–6(7–2)|
|Loss||2–1||Feb 2016||Delray Beach Open, United States||250 Series||Hard||Sam Querrey||4–6, 6–7(6–8)|
Doubles: 34 (19 titles, 15 runner-ups)
|Loss||0–1||Aug 2005||New Haven Open, United States||Intl Series||Hard||Bobby Reynolds|| Gastón Etlis
|Win||1–1||Jan 2009||Chennai Open, India||250 Series||Hard||Eric Butorac|| Jean-Claude Scherrer
|Win||2–1||Jul 2009||Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, United States||250 Series||Grass||Jordan Kerr|| Michael Kohlmann
|6–7(6–8), 7–6(9–7), [10–6]|
|Win||3–1||Oct 2009||Thailand Open, Thailand||250 Series||Hard (i)||Eric Butorac|| Guillermo García López
|Win||4–1||Jul 2010||Atlanta Open, United States||250 Series||Hard||Scott Lipsky|| Rohan Bopanna
|6–3, 6–7(4–7), [12–10]|
|Loss||4–2||Feb 2011||SA Tennis Open, South Africa||250 Series||Hard||Scott Lipsky|| James Cerretani
|3–6, 6–3, [7–10]|
|Win||5–2||Feb 2011||Pacific Coast Championships, United States||250 Series||Hard (i)||Scott Lipsky|| Alejandro Falla
|6–4, 4–6, [10–8]|
|Win||6–2||Feb 2011||Delray Beach Open, United States||250 Series||Hard||Scott Lipsky|| Christopher Kas
|4–6, 6–4, [10–3]|
|Win||7–2||Sep 2012||St. Petersburg Open, Russia||250 Series||Hard (i)||Nenad Zimonjić|| Lukáš Lacko
|6–2, 4–6, [10–6]|
|Loss||7–3||Jul 2014||Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, United States||250 Series||Grass||Jonathan Erlich|| Chris Guccione
|Win||8–3||Jun 2015||Halle Open, Germany||500 Series||Grass||Raven Klaasen|| Rohan Bopanna
|Loss||8–4||Oct 2015||Malaysian Open, Malaysia||250 Series||Hard (i)||Raven Klaasen|| Treat Huey
|Loss||8–5||Apr 2016||Miami Open, United States||Masters 1000||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|7–5, 1–6, [7–10]|
|Loss||8–6||May 2016||Geneva Open, Switzerland||250 Series||Clay||Raven Klaasen|| Steve Johnson
|Win||9–6||Jun 2016||Halle Open, Germany (2)||500 Series||Grass||Raven Klaasen|| Łukasz Kubot
|Win||10–6||Oct 2016||Chengdu Open, China||250 Series||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Pablo Carreño Busta
|Loss||10–7||Oct 2016||Japan Open, Japan||500 Series||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Marcel Granollers
|Loss||10–8||Nov 2016||ATP World Tour Finals, United Kingdom||Tour Finals||Hard (i)||Raven Klaasen|| Henri Kontinen
|6–2, 1–6, [8–10]|
|Win||11–8||Feb 2017||Delray Beach Open, United States (2)||250 Series||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Treat Huey
|Win||12–8||Mar 2017||Indian Wells Masters, United States||Masters 1000||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Łukasz Kubot
|6–7(1–7), 6–4, [10–8]|
|Loss||12–9||Jun 2017||Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Netherlands||250 Series||Grass||Raven Klaasen|| Łukasz Kubot
|Win||13–9||Jul 2017||Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, United States||250 Series||Grass||Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi|| Matt Reid
|6–4, 4–6, [10–7]|
|Win||14–9||Sep 2017||Shenzhen Open, China||250 Series||Hard||Alexander Peya|| Nikola Mektić
|Win||15–9||May 2018||Bavarian Championships, Germany||250 Series||Clay||Ivan Dodig|| Nikola Mektić
|Loss||15–10||May 2018||Geneva Open, Switzerland||250 Series||Clay||Ivan Dodig|| Oliver Marach
|6–3, 6–7(3–7), [9–11]|
|Loss||15–11||Jul 2018||Atlanta Open, United States||250 Series||Hard||Ryan Harrison|| Nicholas Monroe
|6–3, 6–7(5–7), [8–10]|
|Loss||15–12||Sep 2018||Shenzhen Open, China||250 Series||Hard||Robert Lindstedt|| Ben McLachlan
|Win||16–12||Oct 2018||Kremlin Cup, Russia||250 Series||Hard (i)||Austin Krajicek|| Max Mirnyi
|Win||17–12||Nov 2018||Paris Masters, France||Masters 1000||Hard (i)||Marcel Granollers|| Jean-Julien Rojer
|Loss||17–13||Jan 2019||Brisbane International, Australia||250 Series||Hard||Joe Salisbury|| Marcus Daniell
|Win||18–13||Mar 2019||Dubai Tennis Championships, United Arab Emirates||500 Series||Hard||Joe Salisbury|| Ben McLachlan
|Loss||18–14||Jun 2019||Queen's Club Championships, United Kingdom||500 Series||Grass||Joe Salisbury|| Feliciano López
|6–7(6–8), 7–5, [5–10]|
|Loss||18–15||Oct 2019||European Open, Belgium||250 Series||Hard (i)||Joe Salisbury|| Kevin Krawietz
|Win||19–15||Oct 2019||Vienna Open, Austria||500 Series||Hard (i)||Joe Salisbury|| Łukasz Kubot
|6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–5]|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||Q1||1R||Q1||1R||Q1||Q1||2R||Q2||Q1||2R||Q3||A||A||0 / 4||2–4|
|French Open||A||A||A||Q2||A||Q2||1R||A||A||A||A||A||1R||Q1||A||A||0 / 2||0–2|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||Q1||Q1||1R||1R||Q1||Q3||2R||Q3||A||1R||Q2||A||0 / 4||1–4|
|US Open||1R||1R||A||Q1||Q1||1R||Q1||Q3||1R||2R||Q3||2R||1R||A||A||0 / 7||2–7|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–1||0–2||0–3||0–0||0–1||3–3||0–0||1–1||1–4||2–2||0–0||0–0||0 / 17||5–17|
|Titles / Finals||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||2 / 3|
Current through the 2019 French Open.
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||3R||3R||QF||1R||QF||2R||2R||1R||QF||2R||3R||3R||0 / 13||20–13|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||1R||1R||QF||3R||1R||1R||1R||2R||2R||2R||QF||0 / 12||13–12|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||A||QF||2R||1R||1R||2R||QF||1R||1R||2R||SF||3R||1R||0 / 12||15–12|
|US Open||1R||1R||1R||2R||1R||1R||1R||2R||2R||2R||1R||2R||3R||SF||3R||2R||1R||1R||0 / 18||14–18|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–1||0–1||1–1||0–1||0–2||3–2||6–4||3–4||4–4||4–4||9–4||3–4||5–4||3–4||9–4||4–4||3–4||5–2||0 / 55||62–55|
|Olympic Games||Not Held||A||Not Held||A||Not Held||A||Not Held||2R||Not Held||0 / 1||1–1|
|Titles / Finals||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||3–3||1–1||2–3||1–1||0–0||0–1||1–2||2–6||3–4||3–6||1–2||18 / 31|
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