Latest ATP Rankings: Somdev jumps five spots to 131, Ankita moves up one spot to 363
India’s highest ranked men’s singles player Somdev Devvarman jumped five places to 131st in the latest ATP rankings.
The Indian had recently 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, the 136th-ranked Indian disposed off 98th-ranked Steve Johnson of the US 7-5, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.
Somdev defeated compatriot Saketh-Sai Myneni 6-1, 6-2 in the second round. He defeated American 612th ranked Sekou Bangoura6-7(7), 6-3, 6-1 in the first round.
Somdev had earlier reached the semi-finals of the ATP Nottingham challenger tournament. He also achieved a semi-final 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.
Somdev also reached the second round of the French Open after defeating Spain’s 145th ranked Pablo Carreno-Busta 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 and had lost to world number three Roger Federer.
The Indian had made the main draw after getting the better of 113th ranked American Wayne Odesnik in the final qualifying tie.
He is on a comeback trail after a lingering shoulder injury consigned him to the sidelines for more than nine months in 2012.
Somdev has been regularly taking part in ATP events only since late last year. He had reached a career-high ATP ranking of 62 in July 2011.
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.
Saketh Myneni, who recently became the country’s second highest ranked singles player, advanced fifteen spots to be placed 266th.
The 25-year-old had won both the Chandigarh and Rohtak Futures recently.
Prakash Amritraj, son of legendary Vijay Amritraj, moved up two spots to be placed 308th.
N Sriram Balaj, who won the Chennai ITF Futures recently, moved up four places to be ranked 331st, while Sanam Singh advanced four places to be placed 338th.
Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, who recently won the Coimbatore ITF Futures, slipped nineteen places to occupy the 373rd spot.
Yuki Bhambri climbed four places to be ranked 413th.
Among the Indian women, Ankita Raina moved up a notch to be placed 363rd. Rishika Sunkara jumped two places to be ranked 528th.
Prerna Bhambri – cousin of Ankita and Sanaa Bhambri – plunged 43 spots to 582.