Andreas "Andy" Ram is a retired Israeli professional tennis player.
21 Facts About Andy Ram
Andy Ram was primarily a doubles player, and competed in three Olympics.
Andy Ram is the first Israeli tennis player to win a senior Grand Slam event.
Andy Ram then won the mixed doubles title at the 2007 French Open with Nathalie Dechy, and the men's doubles title at the 2008 Australian Open with Jonathan Erlich.
Andy Ram attained his highest doubles ranking of World No 5 in July 2008.
Andy Ram reached 36 doubles finals and won 20 of them through 2013, mostly with partner Jonathan Erlich; together, they are known in Israel as "AndiYoni".
Andy Ram was born Andreas Andy Ram in Montevideo, Uruguay, and is Jewish.
Andy Ram has an older brother and a younger sister.
Andy Ram married his wife Shiri in September 2006, and they have 3 children.
Andy Ram is a fan of the football team Beitar Jerusalem.
Andy Ram was trained by Ronen Moralli at the Israel Tennis Centers in Jerusalem.
In 2002 Andy Ram was injured, and did not play because he had knee surgery and back surgery.
Andy Ram was on crutches for two months, could not walk, and considered giving up tennis.
In 2003 Andy Ram won the doubles title at the RCA Championship with Croatian Mario Ancic.
Andy Ram reached the 2003 Wimbledon mixed doubles final with Anastassia Rodionova of Russia.
Andy Ram felt at that point that he had to choose whether to focus on doubles or singles, as he felt it would be tough to combine the two.
Andy Ram competed in the mixed doubles event at the 2004 French Open with partner Petra Mandula of Hungary, and made it as far as the quarterfinals where they lost to Daniela Hantuchova and doubles ace Todd Woodbridge.
Later Andy Ram won the Miami Masters tournament with Mirnyi after reaching finals in the Indian Wells Masters.
Andy Ram partnered with Julian Knowle for the 2010 French Open.
Erlich and Andy Ram represented Israel at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and reached the quarterfinals.
Andy Ram was awarded the inaugural Jerusalem Athlete of the Year award in 2006.