India Tennis

Ramesh Krishnan

Ramesh Krishnan (born June 5, 1961 in Madras) was one of India's foremost tennis players. He played at his peak during the 1980s. His father was the Indian tennis great Ramanathan Krishnan. In 1998, he was awarded the Padma Shri. He was appointed as the Indian Davis Cup Team coach in January 2007.

Career highlights

* 1979 - Wimbledon and French Open junior singles champion.
* 1981 - U.S. Open - reached the quarter-finals.
* 1986 - Wimbledon - reached the quarter-finals.
* 1987 - U.S. Open - reached the quarter-finals.
* 1987 - Member of the Indian team which reached the final of the Davis Cup. (Krishnan won the decisive singles rubber against Australia in the semi-finals. India went on to lose to Sweden in the final.)
* 1992 - Olympic Games in Barcelona - reached the men's doubles quarter-finals partnering Leander Paes.
* Won eight top-level professional singles titles and one doubles title.
* Reached his career-high singles ranking of World Number 23 in January 1985.
* Defeated the then World Number 1 Mats Wilander of Sweden in the second round of the Australian Open in 1989.

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