Ramanathan Krishnan and his mother’s jewellery

Ramanathan Krishnan’s father, TK Ramanathan was besotted by the game of tennis but had no money to buy the expensive equipment. He sold his wife’s jewellery to buy a tennis racquet. That racquet laid the foundation of Indian tennis’ first family. Three generations and counting including Ramanathan Krishnan, who is arguably India’s greatest singles player ever with a highest world ranking of 3, two semi-final appearance at Wimbledon and a Davis Cup victory over Rod Laver.TKR’s wife deserves her own special place in the annals of Indian Tennis.

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