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Latest ATP Rankings: Somdev moves up to 128th spot, Ankita stays put at 373rd spot

Suhrid Barua
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2011 Australian Open - Day 1

Somdev Devvarman

India’s highest ranked men’s singles player Somdev Devvarman moved up two spots to be placed 128th in the latest ATP rankings.

The Indian, who did exceedingly well to reach the summit clash of the recent McDonald’s Mid-Atlantic Open Clay Court Tennis Championships, 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).

Somdev also 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.

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Saketh Myneni, who recently became the country’s second highest ranked singles player, advanced two spots to be placed 263rd.

It may be worth recalling that the 25-year-old had won both the Chandigarh and Rohtak Futures this year.

Prakash Amritraj, son of legendary Vijay Amritraj, stayed put at 275th position, following a big win over a higher ranked player in the recent Hall of Fame tennis championships.

Sanam Singh climbed twenty seven places to be ranked 309 following his semifinal finish in the ATP Binghampton Challenger tournament.

N Sriram Balaj, who won the Chennai ITF Futures this year, stayed put at 329th.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, who recently won the Coimbatore ITF Futuresmoved fell two spots to occupy the 374th spot.

Yuki Bhambri slumped forty-five places to be ranked 459th.

Among the Indian women, Ankita Raina stayed put at 373rd spot. Rishika Sunkara dropped five places to be ranked 538th.

Prerna Bhambri – cousin of Ankita and Sanaa Bhambri – stayed put at 609.

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