Saketh Myneni jumps 85 ranks in ATP singles rankings

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Saketh Myneni jumps 85 ranks in ATP singles rankings

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SportsCafe Desk

06/25/2018

India’s Saketh Myneni made a massive 85-place jump to touch 362 in latest ATP singles rankings following his exploits at the Fergana Challenger where he reached the semi-finals. Myneni insisted that he needs to make his way back to high intensity tennis and hoped this was the start of it.

Myneni missed half of the 2017 season due to a foot injury but has made a strong comeback this year and has gained 85 ranks in the latest ATP singles rankings, courtesy to his impressive performance in Fergana Challenger, where he made it to the semi-finals. He had recently won an ITF Futures singles title in Uzbekistan. Earlier, he had been ranked as high 137 and was among country’s top three singles players but injuries halted his progress.

“It (Fergana) was a good tournament for me and I got a lot of quality matches in these conditions. I had to go through qualifying which had very good players. I will need to slowly crawl my way back to high intensity tennis and hopefully this is a start for it,” said Myneni as quoted by scroll.in.

Meanwhile, Yuki Bhambri dropped a rung to 85 and was followed by Ramkumar Ramanathan (125, unchanged), Prajnesh Gunneswaran (165, -13) and Sumit Nagal (239, -2).

In the doubles, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan broke back into top-100 after winning the Ilkley Challenger. He is now placed 93 with a jump of nine places. Rohan Bopanna dropped two rungs to 24 and was followed by Divij Sharan (43, -1), Leander Paes (67, -7) and Purav Raja (74, +1).

In the WTA charts, Ankita Raina dropped eight places to 213 but Karman Kaur Thandi, who won her maiden singles title on ITF Pro circuit last week in Hong Kong, moved up three slots to 258.

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