Ramesh Krishnan 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 the 1989 Australian Open. He became India's Davis Cup captain in 2007.

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Ramesh Krishnan as Davis Cup captain for India Son of Ramanathan Krishnan, Ramesh was ranked no.1 in the junior circuit and won the junior title both at Wimbledon and the French Open in 1979, a year after he turned pro. His style was very similar to his father’s as he possessed an all-round game with deft touches and graceful strokes.

"We were all amateurs then. Now-a-days it's professional. Mine was a different era. These days it's more about prize money and glamour. I feel that should be the way," Krishnan said on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new tennis court for the upcoming National Games.



  • Won the junior Wimbledon championship in 1979.
  • Ranked number 1 junior in the world.
  • Reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and US Open.
  • In 1980, He received the Arjuna Award.
  • in 1998, He received the Padma Shri Award.



  • 1.  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.)

  • 2.  Won eight top-level professional singles titles and one doubles title.

  • 3.  Reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 23.

  • 4.  1986 – Won Japan Open.

  • 5.  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.

  • 6.  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.

  • 7.  1990 – Won the Schenectady open and reached the semi-finals of the 1990 Heineken Open.