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Latest ATP Rankings: Somdev climbs 15 places to 115th spot, Ankit advances to 353rd spot

Suhrid Barua
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Modified 05 Aug 2013, 15:35 IST
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Somdev Devvarman

India’s highest ranked men’s singles player Somdev Devvarman climbed fourteen spots to be placed 115th in the latest ATP rankings.

The significant ranking climb can be attributed to him doing exceedingly well at the ATP Citi Open in Washington, where he reached the third round.

Somdev had upset the defending champion and world number 25 Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine in the second round before going down fighting to big-serving John Isner in the third.

The Indian had earlier won the recent McDonald’s mid-Atlantic Open Clay Court Tennis Championships.

Somdev had also earlier reached the semi-finals of the ATP Winnetka Challenger tennis tournament, where he lost to 102nd ranked American Jack Sock 6-3, 4-6, 6-7 (5).

Earlier, he also made it to the semi-finals of the ATP Nottingham challenger tournament. Somdev also attained a semifinal finish at the ATP Caltanissetta Challenger in Italy as well as a second-round appearance at the French Open after going through the qualifying route.

At the French Open, the Tripura-born player had reached the second round defeating Spain’s 145th ranked Pablo Carreno-Busta before losing to world number three Roger Federer.

Somdev is on a comeback trail after a lingering shoulder injury consigned him to the sidelines for more than nine months in 2012.

Earlier this year, he took on world number one Novak Djokovic in the third round of the Miami Masters and lost in straight sets to the Serb.

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Prakash Amritraj, son of legendary Vijay Amritraj, dropped a notch to be placed 267th.

Among the other Indians, Saketh Myneni slipped fourteen spots to be placed 286th. It may be worth recalling that the 25-year-old had won both the Chandigarh and Rohtak Futures this year.

Sanam Singh stayed put at 317th spot.

N Sriram Balaj, who won the Chennai ITF Futures this year, stayed put at 327th spot.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, who won the Coimbatore ITF Futures, stayed put at 368th spot.

Among the Indian women, Ankita Raina advanced  two places to be at 353rd spot.

Rishika Sunkara jumped three spots to be ranked 515th.

Prarthana Thombare advanced three places to be ranked 598.

Published 05 Aug 2013, 15:35 IST
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