Yuki Bhambri back in ATP top-100 rankings after a gap of almost two years

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Yuki Bhambri back in ATP top-100 rankings after a gap of almost two years

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SportsCafe Desk

04/16/2018

Indian Tennis star Yuki Bhambri has made his way back to the top 100 in the updated ATP rankings which were out recently, where he found himself ranked at the 83rd position. Rohan Bopanna and Ankita Raina were ranked 19 and 194 in the doubles’ ranking list that was announced at the same time.

Former junior world number one, Yuki Bhambri has been a resilient force in the face of adversity ever since the start of his pro career. After he first made his way to a top 100 ATP ranking in the latter half of 2015, a serious injury forced him to drop out of the list. But now after a gap of more than two years, the seasoned athlete has found himself back in the thick of things after he made his return to the ATP top 100 list.

Bhambri was ranked at 83 in the recently updated list, which meant that he leapfrogged 22 places to achieve a career-best ranking. This came after Bhambri managed to win the recently concluded Taipei challenger after some impressive displays at Indian Wells and the Miami Masters.

"It's only the beginning, I have to move up a lot more and I am looking forward to the challenge," Yuki told PTI.

If he manages to continue with the same form, Bhambri will be allowed direct entry into the Grand Slams and the ATP 1000 series Masters event which will start during the clay season. Yuki was always confident in his own ability and had claimed that he had the skill to beat the best in the game and his recent big wins over world number 12 Lucas Puillee (Indian Wells, March 2018) and world number 22 Gael Monfils (Washington, August 2017) helped prove his point.

In the doubles, Divij Sharan further improved his career-best rank by moving up to 41, a gain of one place. Tennis veteran Leander Paes lost four places to be ranked at the 49th position. Rohan Bopanna leads the doubles chart for India at number 19. Amongst the women, Ankita Raina too improved on her career-best rank as she jumped three places to 194 while Karman Kaur Thandi dropped a place to 268. 

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