RAM FAMILY COURT DEDICATION

On December 16, 2021 Carmel Racquet Club named court one The Ram Family Championship Court to commemorate Rajeev’s four Grand Slam Championships. Rajeev is the greatest tennis player to come from Indiana, and CRC is honored to have had his family as members since 1996. Continued success, Rajeev!

More photos of the evening’s activities are after Rajeev’s Grand Slam photos–hitting session with Dr. Dave Fishers, ball kids, autograph seekers, fans. 


Rajeev and his mother Sushma holding the The Ram Family Championship Court banner now hanging on court one. 

Court Name
Rajeev wanted the court named the Ram Family Championship Court instead of the Rajeev Ram Championship Court to honor all the support his parents have given him in the development of his career. 

“I am an only child. My father and I had a great relationship. I was never forced into tennis. It was always my choice. Until age 12, my dad and I played tennis together. He would come home every day from work and we would go out to the local high school courts and play.

In 2018 my father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and tennis did not matter as much. I won my first Grand Slam title in mixed doubles at the 2019 Australian Open. My dad felt well enough to stay up and watch. He always said he would love to see me win a major and I was lucky I got to share that moment with him.

My parents have been my rock my entire life.”


Rajeev with his father Raghav and mother Sushma after winning the mixed doubles silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics with Venus Williams.

Rajeev’s Career Highlights
1984      Born in Denver, Colorado

1989      Moves to Madison, Wisconsin

1996      Moves to Carmel and Mark Woldmoe becomes his coach

1999      Wins IHSAA boys’ tennis singles title for Carmel High School

2002     (Fall) Plays pro circuit as an amateur

2003     (Jan) Enrolls at University of Illinois
              Wins NCAA men’s doubles title with Brian Wilson
              Helps Illini have undefeated season (32-0)

2004    Turns pro

2009    ATP singles title at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships 

2015     ATP singles title at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

2016     Highest singles ranking of #56
              Wins silver medal with Venus Williams at Rio Olympics in mixed doubles
              Marries Zainab Saqib

2017     Commits to playing doubles full time

2019   Wins Australian Open mixed doubles title with Barbora Krejčíková

2020   Wins Australian Open men’s doubles title with Joe Salisbury

2021  Wins Australian Open mixed doubles title with Barbora Krejčíková

2021     Australian Open men’s doubles finalist with Joe Salisbury

2021   Wins US Open men’s doubles finalist with Joe Salisbury

Highest doubles world ranking of #4 (December 2021)

Four Grand Slam Championships


2021 US Open
Men’s Doubles Champs
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram
Defeated Jamie Murray/Bruno Soares 3-6, 6-2, 6-2


2021 Australian Open
Mixed Doubles Champs
Barbora Krejčíková and Rajeev Ram
Defeated Matthew Eden and Sam Stosur 6-1, 6-4


2020 Australian Open
Men’s Doubles Champs
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram
Defeated Max Purcell/Luke Saville 6-4, 6-2


2019 Australian Open
Mixed Doubles Champs
Barbora Krejčíková and Rajeev Ram
Defeated Astra Sharma/John-Patrick Smith 7-6, 6-1


l-r: Dr. Dave Fisher, Rajeev Ram, Reese Liu, Jake Husmann, Evan Kasamis, Allison Briggs


Autograph seekers

      
Fans and more fans!

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