2021 Australian Open
Mixed Doubles Champ
Men’s Doubles Finalist
Congrats to Rajeev, three-time Australian champ!
2021 Mixed Doubles Champ (Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova)
2020 Men’s Doubles Champ (Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury)
2019 Mixed Doubles Champ (Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova)
Raj and Barbora are the two-time Australian Open Mixed Doubles Champions!
They defeated wild cards Australians Sam Stosur and Matt Edben.
L-R: Flip Polasek, Ivan Dodig, Joe Salisbury, Rajeev Ram
Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury (Great Britain) lost the AO men’s doubles championship to FilipPolasek and Ivan Dodig 6-3, 6-4.
Rajeev grew up playing tennis at CRC. He won the 1999 IHSAA boys tennis singles title for Carmel High School when he was sophomore. He delayed his 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 this one semester at Illinois he won the national doubles title with Brian Wilson and helped the Fighting Illini to undefeated (32-0) and the win the 2003 NCAA team championship. Craig Tile, the CEO of Tennis Australia and the Australian Open Tournament Director, was his U of I coach.
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. Raj has claimed 19 ATP doubles titles in his career, with several different partners. His career-high singles ranking is world #56, achieved in April 2016. He reached as high as world #5 in doubles in March 2020.
His proud parents are Sushma Ram and the late Raghav Ram. He married Zainab Saqib in 2016.