Sriram Narayanaswamy Balaji (born 18 March 1990) is a professional Indian tennis player. Balaji has a career high ATP singles ranking of 287, achieved on 19 June 2017. He is currently a member of the Indian Davis Cup team.Played his debut Davis cup partnering Rohan Bopanna in March 2017 making India win 3-0 and enter into Davis Cup World Play off. Another Kamma player in Indian Davis cup squad is Saketh Myneni.
Balaji started playing tennis at age 9. He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of 180 achieved on 26 June 2017. Balaji has won a total of 9 ITF singles titles on the futures circuit as well as 43 ITF Futures and 1 Challenger doubles titles on the futures circuit.
Sriram was born to Narayanaswamy and Jayanthi Narayanaswamy in Coimbatore. He started playing tennis at the age of Nine years. He succeeded his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya and PERKS Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Coimbatore. He started his tennis career at PERKS Tennis Academy, Coimbatore.He is currently getting trained at Schüttler-Waske Tennis University in Germany. His hobbies are swimming and reading books.His favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.
Represented India for the Nike International Masters Tennis Tournament held at Sun City, South Africa during November 2002 and Won Three Countries and obtained ninth position in the Team event.
Ranked No.1 in National Level Competition Under 14 age Category during April – September 2004.
Represented India for the Asia/Oceania Qualifying, World Junior Tennis Competition held at Melbourne, Australia during MAY 10 – 15, 2004. 16 Countries participated and obtained 11th Position in Team event.
Represented India for Junior Davis Cup Tournament held at Kuching, Malaysia during April 2006.
Participated in 15th Asian Games, Youth Camp during 28 November to 9th December 2006 held at Doha, Qatar.
Balaji made his ATP main draw debut at the 2012 Aircel Chennai Open in the doubles event, partnering Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan. The wildcard pairing put up a good fight, but lost to the second seeds Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram 5–7, 4–6.
At the 2014 Aircel Chennai Open, Balaji was given a wildcard into the doubles event with Ramkumar Ramanathan. The Indian pair defeated Lipsky and Ram, who Balaji had lost to in 2012, 7–5, 6–3. In the quarterfinals the pair lost to Croatian-duo Marin Draganja and Mate Pavić, 3–6, 3–6.
Balaji has joined Mumbai Tennis Masters team for Champions Tennis League India.
Highest ranking No. 287
Current ranking No. 289
Highest ranking No. 166
Current ranking No. 166