Leander Paes returned to top-50 with a six-place jump following his runners-up show at the ATP Dubai event while India’s top singles players slid in the latest rankings, issued today.
Paes, who reached the final in Dubai with Jamie Cerretani last week, jumped to 46, two places behind Divij Sharan (44), who gained one place. Rohan Bopanna retained the 20th spot in the ranking.
Purav Raja is 4th best as he slipped to 62nd position in the ranking (loss of one place). Vishnu Vardhan reached a career-best doubles rank of 99 as he gained one place.
In the men singles, Yuki Bhambri who reached the main draw of Australian Open 2018, lost five places to slide to 110 and was followed by big serving Ramkumar Ramanathan who lost 2 places to slide on 135, Sumit Nagal lost 3 places to slip on 223 and southpaw Prajnesh Gunneswaran also suffered a 3 place lose to slip on 235.
In the women’s rankings, Ankita Raina also lost five places to be placed 255 and was followed by Karman Kaur Thandi, who moved up three places to career-best 278.
In the doubles, injured Sania Mirza was unchanged at number 13 while Prarthna Thombare dropped two places to 141.