() (born 5 June 1961) is a tennis coach
and former professional tennis player from India. As a junior player in the late-1970s, he won the boy's singles titles at both Wimbledon
and the French Open
. He went on to reach three Grand Slam
quarter-finals in the 1980s, and was part of the Indian team which reached the final of the Davis Cup
in 1987. He became India's Davis Cup captain in 2007.
Ramesh was born in Madras
, India, and is the son of Ramanathan Krishnan
, who was one of India's leading tennis players in the 1960s. Ramesh emulated an achievement of his father's by winning the Wimbledon junior title in 1979. He also won the French Open junior title that year, and was ranked the No. 1 junior player in the world.
At the senior level, Ramesh reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon once (1986) and the US Open
twice (1981 and 1987).
Ramesh was a key member of the Indian team which reached the Davis Cup final in 1987. In the semi-finals against Australia, he beat John Fitzgerald
in four sets the opening singles match, and then defeated Wally Masur
in straight sets the decisive fifth rubber to give India a 3-2 victory. However in the final against Sweden, India was defeated 5-0 with Krishnan losing two singles matches to Mats Wilander
and Anders Järryd
. Ramesh was a stalwart on India's Davis Cup team from 1977 to 1993, compiling a 29-21 winning record (23-19 in singles and 6-2 in doubles).
In the 1992 Olympic Games
, Ramesh reached the men's doubles... Read More