Mon, Jun 25, 2012
Andy Ram was born in Montevideo in Uruguay in 1980, moved to Israel with his Israeli soccer player father, Amiram, at the age of five, and began playing tennis shortly afterwards.
He became a professional tennis player at the age of 16, and made his reputation in Wimbledon 2003, when he and Jonathan Erlich, his main doubles partner, became the first Israelis to advance to a Wimbledon final, reaching the semi-finals in men’s doubles, and the final in mixed doubles.
Together they have won dozens of tournaments and played together in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.
In 2006 Ram became the first Israeli tennis player to win a Grand Slam event in mixed doubles at the Wimbledon Championships with a Russian partner, Vera Zvonareva.