Rajeev Ram has replaced his partner Joe Salisbury as the world’s number one doubles player. Ram becomes the oldest player to reach the world’s number one ranking in doubles.
It’s pretty amazing. I’ve obviously had quite a long career, which I’m grateful for. But it’s been over the past three or four years with Joe that it’s really felt like we’ve been at the top of the game and been contending for all the major titles. It’s a lot of hard work that a lot of people put in, not just me, to get me to this point.
— Rajeev Ram
Rajeev Ram has won three grand slam titles with Joe Salisbury. He also has two mixed doubles titles with Barbora Krejčíková. He has two singles titles on the ATP tour. He retired from singles in 2017 to focus full-time on his doubles. Ram played college tennis at the University of Illinois. In 2003, he won both the singles and doubles NCAA titles. At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro, he won the silver medal in mixed doubles with Venus Williams.