Yuki Bhambri jumps 9 places to 84, Prajnesh Gunneswaran attains his career best 169th rank

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Yuki Bhambri jumps 9 places to 84, Prajnesh Gunneswaran attains his career best 169th rank

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SportsCafe Desk

06/13/2018

Top-ranked Indian singles player Yuki Bhambri jumped nine places to 84 while Prajnesh Gunneswaran touched his career-best rank of 169 after climbing 14 spots on the ranking ladder. Gunneswaran has also qualified for his first ATP World Tour event in Stuttgart, which is slated to start this week.

Yuki Bhambri, who has been the top-ranked Indian in the men’s single category for quite a while, crashed out in the first round of the French Open but made quarterfinals at the Surbiton Challenger to gain 30 points from the two events. This helped Bhambri move up 9 places in the rankings to achieve 84th place.

The left-handed Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who missed out on playing his maiden Grand Slam as 'lucky loser' at Roland Garros, has enjoyed a good first half of the season, winning his maiden singles Challenger trophy apart from an ITF Futures title. The 28-year-old has also qualified for his maiden ATP World Tour event in Stuttgart.

Next to come in line was Ramkumar Ramanathan, who lost seven places to be 128 and young Sumit Nagal, who dropped to 234 after losing 14 places. Arjun Kadhe was the next best Indian at number 360.

In the doubles category, Rohan Bopanna was the leader of the pack at number 22 (+2) and was followed by Divij Sharan (43, -2), Leander Paes (59, -3) and Purav Raja (77, -12). Vishnu Vardhan reclaimed his place in the top-100 after gaining two places to get to 99. His previous best rank was exactly 100 in February this year.

In the WTA rankings, Ankita Raina continued to be India's number one player at 203 (+5) and was followed by Karman Kaur Thandi (262, +2), Pranjala Yadlapalli (393, +32) and Rutuja Bhosale (403, -3).

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