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Illinois Men’s Tennis Alum Rajeev Ram to Represent United States at 2024 Paris Olympics

Illinois Men's Tennis Alum Rajeev Ram to Represent United States at 2024 Paris Olympics

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Illinois men’s tennis alum Rajeev Ram will represent the United States at the 2024 Olympics in Paris this summer, Team USA announced on Thursday. 

One of six men and 11 total members of the Team USA tennis contingent in Paris, Ram will make the third Olympic appearance of his career. A 2016 silver medalist in mixed doubles while competing with Venus Williams, Ram is looking to return to the podium this summer.

During his time at Illinois, Ram was a member of the 2003 team that went 32-0 and won the NCAA team national championship. An All-American and First-Team All-Big Ten honoree in his debut season with the Orange and Blue, Ram was also the NCAA doubles champion and named Big Ten Freshman of the Year following a phenomenal freshman campaign.

Currently sitting at No. 6 in the ATP doubles rankings, Ram has collected six Major wins over the course of his professional career, while he is currently the three-time reigning U.S. men’s doubles champion. Having won 31 men’s doubles titles in his career, Ram is looking to avenge a second-round defeat in the men’s doubles and a first-round loss in the mixed doubles at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Tennis competition at the 2024 Games will take place from July 27-Aug. 4, with all matches set to take place at Roland-Garros.

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