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Wednesday Table of Urania 31.1.18 Ramesh Krishnan

Ramesh Krishnan

I was lucky enough to watch him play during his best years, and of course I supported him! I really loved his style of playing. I remember him playing against John McEnroe (I hope the spelling is correct). The announcer was profusely complimenting Ramesh Krishnan’s level head and poise. I think that is what made me his fan too. He was so calm in the court!

Here is what wiki says about him:

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 boys’ singles titles at both Wimbledon and the French Open. He went on to reach three Grand Slam quarter-finals in the 1980s and was a part of the Indian team which reached the final of the Davis Cup in 1987. Krishnan also beat then World No. 1, Mats Wilander, at the1989 Australian Open. 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). He was admired for his touch, anticipation and all-round game, but his lack of a killer stroke or a strong service kept him from reaching the very top of the men’s game.

Ramesh was a key member of the Indian team which reached the Davis Cup final in 1987. It lost to Sweden. In the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Ramesh reached the men’s doubles quarter-finals partnering Leander Paes.
Ramesh retired from the professional tour in 1993. Over the course of his career, he won eight top-level singles titles and one doubles title. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 23 (in January 1985). His career prize-money totalled US$1,263,130.

In 1998, Ramesh was awarded the Padma Shri in recognition of his achievements and contributions to Indian tennis.
Ramesh runs a tennis academy in Chennai, set up along the lines of similar institutions in the United States. He became India’s Davis Cup captain in January 2007.

Highlights of this extraordinary Indian player:

Won eight top-level professional singles titles and one doubles title.
Reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 23.
1979 – Wimbledon and French Open junior singles champion.
1981 – US Open – reached the quarter-finals.
1986 – Wimbledon – reached the quarter-finals.
1986 – Won Japan Open.
1987 – Reached the quarter-finals of 1987 South Australian Open and Heinken Open in back to back weeks in January.
1987 – US 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.)
1988 – Won the Wellington Open, Runners Up in the ATP Auckland Open, Runners up in the Bristol Open, Runners Up in the Rye Brook, New York Open.
1989 – Defeated the then-World No. 1 Mats Wilander in the second round of the Australian Open.
1989 – Won the ATP Auckland Open, reached the quarter-finals of the Schenectady, New York Open and Washington, D.C. Open in back to back weeks in July. He reached the quarter-finals of the 1989 Livingston Open.
1990 – Won the Schenectady open and reached the semi-finals of the 1990 Heineken Open.
1991 – Reached the quarter-finals of the Wellington Open.
1992 – Reached the semi-finals of the Singapore Open.
1992 – Reached the quarter-finals of the Men’s Doubles Competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain with Leander Paes.

Article Source: Wikipedia.

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