Catching Up With Carmel’s Rajeev Ram
Where does the Carmel athlete keep his Olympic medal?
Indy’s own touring professional tennis player, Rajeev Ram, ranked as high as No. 90 in 2012 on the ATP Tour that includes the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, staged his third annual charity tennis exhibition on Saturday, Dec. 8. Joining him: his friendly foe and sometimes-partner Brian Baker, a childhood chum currently ranked No. 61, two promising junior stars (Bloomington South’s Ronnie Schneider and Carmel’s Sameer Kumar) and a revolving lineup of local club pros.
Rajeev Ram is a many splendored thing: Indian American, Denver born, Carmel based, and confident in his work on the heels of narrowly losing to the No. 2 doubles team in men’s professional tennis worldwide at Wimbledon last week. Ram and partner Scott Lipsky came close to upending brothers Bob and Mike Bryan, arguably the best pro doubles tandem ever, in London, losing in five sets.