10 ATP World tour titles
Rajeev Ram was born March 18, 1984 in Denver, Colo., and began playing tennis with his dad at age 4. Rajeev soon became a talented junior player. He spent most of his childhood living and training in Carmel, Ind., where he played on the Carmel High School tennis team and won a state singles title. Rajeev also traveled the world playing junior tournaments. He won nine national titles and played in all four Grand Slam junior events. He and Brian Baker were junior doubles finalists at Wimbledon in 2002.
After high school, Rajeev accepted a tennis scholarship to the University of Illinois. He helped the Illini go 32-0 and claim the NCAA team title. He and his doubles partner, Brian Wilson, also won the NCAA doubles title. He left Illinois after one semester and turned pro in 2004.
Rajeev has won 10 ATP World Tour Titles — eight in doubles and two in singles — and has held top-100 rankings in singles and doubles. He also has won seven ATP Challenger Tour singles titles and 27 ATP Challenger Tour doubles titles. Rajeev has reached the doubles quarterfinals of the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, and in 2014, he reached the doubles semifinals of the U.S. Open. One of his career highlights was winning both the singles and doubles titles at the 2009 Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I. During that tournament, he accomplished another rare feat: winning four pro tennis matches in one day. He again won the singles title at Newport in 2015.
When he’s not playing on the tour, Rajeev splits his time between Indiana and California. He likes to spend time with his family and friends and play golf. He also does volunteer work for his charity, EntouRaj for Kids.
~ Rajeev Ram