Sportskeeda's Top 10 Indian sportsmen of the year 2017
We took a look at the male athletes who stood out a cut above the rest this year!
Another year has whizzed by in no time and for Indian sports fans, it was a real roller coaster of a ride, filled with many highs as India's premier athletes, as well as some relatively lesser known stars, won laurels across the world. It also saw a few heartbreaking moments, with our teams and players falling short at the last hurdle and its fair share of controversies across a variety of sports as well.
In this piece, we take a look at the Top 10 sportsmen from the nation who stood among the rest over the last 12 months. They displayed incredible tenacity, fortitude and determination to stand head and shoulders above their compatriots.
For this analysis, we have considered one athlete from one sport each and the time frame taken into view is from January 1 to December 29, i.e. when this piece has been written.
Before we dive into the countdown, an honourable mention is in order for tennis star Rohan Bopanna, who misses out on a place in the Top 10. The doubles ace kicked off the year with a win at the Chennai Open, before picking up two big wins on clay at the Monte Carlo Masters followed by his first Grand Slam title victory at the French Open in the mixed doubles with Gabriela Dabrowski.
Ramkumar Ramanathan and Yuki Bhambri too picked up memorable individual wins this year as well, defeating Dominic Thiem and Gael Monfils respectively.
Here goes the list of the top 10!