Myneni, best-ranked Indian in singles; Sania tops doubles rankings

While Saketh Myneni was the highest-ranked Indian in the ATP rankings, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni were at 203 and 219, respectively. Sania Mirza topped the WTA doubles ranking.

Published : Sep 12, 2016 17:33 IST , New Delhi

Saketh Myneni made it to the main draw of the US Open.
Saketh Myneni made it to the main draw of the US Open.

Saketh Myneni made it to the main draw of the US Open.

Following his maiden appearance at the US Open Saketh Myneni today achieved a career-high ATP rank of 137 in singles.

The 28-year-old Myneni, who will lead India in the Davis Cup tie against Spain, entered the main draw of the US Open after winning three rounds in the Qualifying event and jumped six places to 137.

Yuki Bhambri sank 48 places to 219 and is the third highest-ranked Indian, behind Ramkumar Ramanathan, who's on 203.

Young Sumit Nagal was the next best at 380. He jumped 14 places following a semifinal appearance at the USD 10,000 Futures event on clay in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

In doubles, Rohan Bopanna, who has opted out of Davis Cup tie against Spain citing a knee injury, lost a place to be 18th and was followed by Leander Paes (63) and Divij Sharan (64), who improved by five slots.

Purav Raja remained unchanged at 73.

In the WTA rankings, Sania Mirza (9730) continued to top the doubles rankings but has only five points more than Martina Hingis.

In singles, Ankita Raina was best ranked at number 292, followed by Prerna Bhambri (408) and Snehadevi Reddy (489).

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