We are excited to announce our 2017 Pros are Mark Philippoussis and Rajeev Ram.
Mark has a distinguished record on the singles court, reaching the final of the US Open in 1998, where he lost to Pat Rafter. In 1999 he moved inside the top 10 for the first time and helped Australia to win the Davis Cup final with a steely performance on clay in Nice.
In 2003 he reached the final of Wimbledon, losing to Roger Federer. He also pulled off a miraculous five-set win against world No.3 Juan Carlos Ferrero to seal Australia’s victory over Spain in that year’s Davis Cup final. In 2006, after further injury woes, Mark again proved his credentials, winning his eleventh ATP Tour title on grass in Newport.
He has represented Australia three times at the Olympic Games, in Atlanta (1996), Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004). A tennis player since the age of six, Mark was introduced to the game by his father, Nick, a former banker and soccer goalkeeper.
Rajeev is an American professional tennis player on the ATP Tour. He won the Mixed Doubles silver medal with Venus Williams at the Rio Olympics 2016 and reached the final of the US Open with Coco Vandeweghe in the same year. He has advanced as far as the semifinals in men’s doubles at the US Open and at Wimbledon and has made the quarterfinals of the other two slams. Ram has also won two ATP singles titles at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in 2009 and again in 2015.
Ram has claimed twelve ATP doubles titles in his career, with several different partners. His career-high singles ranking is world no. 56, achieved in April 2016. He reached as high as world no. 11 in doubles in March 2017 by winning his first Masters 1000 tournament.