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- Age: 33 (10.04.1980)
- Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
- Residence: Tel Aviv, Israel
- Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
- Weight: 182 lbs (83 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1998
- Coach: Ronen Moralli
- Website: http://www.erlichandram.com
As of 02.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Started playing tennis at age five...Father, Ami, passed away in May 2005...He was a former player for Ram’s favorite football club, Beitar Jerusalem...Mother, Diana, is a dental specialist for children...Older brother, Gustavo, is a businessman in Madrid...Younger sister, Maia, completed her Israeli Army training in 2004...Loves to play and watch soccer...Calls Pele and Maradona his idols...Credits his mother for being most inspirational person in his life...If not a tennis player, says he would be playing soccer...Speaks Hebrew, English and Spanish...Favorite surfaces are grass and indoor courts...Wife, Shiri (married Sept. 12, 2006)...Had over 600 guests at wedding in Tel Aviv, including entire Israeli Davis Cup squad...their first daughter, Gaya, born on 19 May weighing 6.4 lbs...Founded Jewish Sports Foundation in August 2007 (w/Erlich)...Works with Ronen Moralli when practising at home in Tel Aviv (since age 12).
2012 -- Underwent hip surgery in Vail, Colorado in October...
2011 -- Back in tandem with countryman Erlich, the duo won two ATP World Tour doubles titles at Eastbourne (d. Dimitrov-Seppi) in June and at Winston-Salem (d. Kas-Peya) in August...The pair also reached SFs at Belgrade (l. to Cermak-Polasek) and Los Angeles (l. to Devvarman-Huey)...They also advanced to the QFs at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l. to Melzer-Petzschner)...
2010 -- The Israeli partnered Llodra to three QFs at Brisbane, Rotterdam and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells…From April, teamed up with Knowle, advancing to SFs at Barcelona, Roland Garros (l. to Paes-Dlouhy), Washington D.C. and New Haven…Also made QF exits at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in Madrid and Cincinnati…Fell in the US Open 1st RD (l. to Erlich-Kerr)…In ATP Challenger Tour play, captured the Ramat Hasharon title on home soil (w/Erlich)…
2009 -- In first full year together with Mirnyi they reached three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals along with title match at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London…In back-to-back Masters 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, reached final (l. to Fish-Roddick 14-12 in Match TB) and captured title (d. Fisher-Huss)…Reached final in Montreal*, defeating Bryans in SF before losing to Bhupathi-Knowles…Fell to Bhupathi-Knowles in US Open SF…In season finale in London they lost to Bryan brothers in title match…Also reached final in Marseille (w/Knowle)…Finished No. 5 in ATP Team Rankings (w/Mirnyi) and No. 9 individually.
2008--Teamed with countryman Jonathan Erlich to finish in Top 10 of ATP Doubles Race for fourth straight year while winning their first Grand Slam title...Opened with SF in Adelaide before winning Australian Open (d. Clement-Llodra)...Won second AMS title at Indian Wells (d. Nestor-Zimonjic) and 12th title overall...Made QF appearance at Wimbledon and final at AMS Cincinnati (l. to Bryans)...Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup for third straight year but did not compete due to Erlich's right elbow injury which finished his season after US Open... Won indoor titles in Vienna (w/Mirnyi) and Lyon (w/Llodra)...Finished No. 5 in ATP Doubles Race and compiled 28-16 record (w/Erlich) and No. 5 individually...Earned a career-high $502,183.
2007--Finished in Top 10 of ATP Doubles Race at No. 8 (w/Erlich) for third straight year and won their first AMS title...In March, advanced to back-to-back finals in Las Vegas and AMS Indian Wells...During summer, reached Washington final, SF at AMS Montreal and won AMS Cincinnati title (d. Bryans)...Helped Israel attain Davis Cup World Group status for the first time in 13 years, prevailing in a 10-8 fifth set of the doubles rubber in September's playoff (d. Chile's Gonzalez-Massu)...Appeared in Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and went 1-2 in round robin play...Won a Grand Slam mixed doubles title for second straight year, at Roland Garrow (w/Dechy).
2006--Picked up four ATP titles in six finals (w/Erlich)...Qualified for first Tennis Masters Cup, going 1-2 in round robin action...Won season opener in Adelaide, defended Nottingham and Bangkok titles, and took New Haven crown...Also runner-up in Rotterdam...Played well at AMS events advancing to final in Rome and SF in Miami and Cincinnati...Helped Israeli Davis Cup team notch first-ever win over Great Britain by defeating Delgado-Murray in a fifth set...Finished No. 7 in Race and No. 13 individually... Became first Israeli to win a Grand Slam title by winning Wimbledon mixed doubles crown (w/Zvonareva)...
2005--Finished No. 8 in Doubles Race and served as alternate at Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai (w/Ram)...Won titles in Rotterdam and Nottingham...Finalists at Los Angeles, AMS Montreal, Bangkok and Vienna...Reached QF at US Open...
2004--Made Grand Slam singles debut as qualifier at Wimbledon (l. to Pavel)...Played full season with Erlich, going 31-25 and defending Lyon title...Finalists in Chennai and Rotterdam...Also reached QF at Athens Olympics...
2003--Won first career ATP doubles title in Indianapolis (w/Ancic)...Also reached Wimbledon SF and won Bangkok and Lyon titles (w/Erlich)...Won a pair of Futures titles...
2002--Played doubles at four tournaments before being sidelined with knee then back trouble...Won first career Davis Cup doubles match vs. Austria (w/Erlich)...
2001--Earned first career Davis Cup win vs. Luxembourg (d. Kremer in dead rubber)...Reached two Challenger finals...In doubles, won five Challenger titles and a Futures title...
2000--Made ATP singles (as qualifier) and doubles (w/Syed) debut in Chennai...Won Challenger singles title at Bristol...Also won a Futures title in Mumbai...In doubles, won three Challenger titles and two Futures...
1999--At Futures events, claimed one singles and two doubles titles...
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