(born March 18, 1984 in Englewood, Colorado
) is an American professional tennis player on the ATP Tour
. Rajeev is a tall, lanky player with a serve-and-volley style who is known best as a doubles specialist. He has advanced as far as the quarter-finals in doubles at three Grand Slams, most recently with Scott Lipsky
at the 2011 French Open
His career high singles rank was #78, achieved on November 16, 2009. He reached as high as #33 in doubles on February 22, 2010.
Rajeev is the son of Raghav and Sushma Ram. Ping pong, cricket (in particular, off spin bowling), and music are some of Ram's pastimes. His favourite cricket batsman is Lala Amarnath
. His parents are from Bangalore
Before professional career
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
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 , and earned a scholarship in both 1998 and 1999.
Ram then delayed enrollment at the University of Illinois
until the second semester 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......