Ramanathan Krishnan, one of the legends of Indian tennis, is the first Indian to win Wimbledon Junior Singles title. Ramanathan Krishnan achieved this feat in 1954 by beating Ashley Cooper in the finals. In the process, he also became the first Asian to do so.
Ramanathan Krishnan was born on April 11, 1937. He honed his tennis
skills under the watchful eyes of his father T.K. Ramanathan. Krishnan
won the national senior title for eight consecutive years. Ramanathan
Krishnan established himself as an international tennis star and was
rated among the top ten in the world on five different occasions. He was
seeded 4 in the Wimbledon of 1962. In 1960, Krishnan reached the
semifinals of the Wimbledon but lost to the eventual champion Fraser. He
again reached the semifinals next year, but champion Rod Laver got the
better of him. He was also a member of the Indian team which reached the
final of the Davis Cup in the year 1966.