Saketh Myneni becomes India No. 2, to play Champions Tennis League 2015
Myneni is now at a career-high ATP ranking of 132.
Mumbai, October 12, 2015: Saketh Myneni, India’s ace tennis player and part of the upcoming second season of the Champions Tennis League (CTL), has moved up the rankings to become India’s No. 2 tennis player in singles after reaching his career high ATP ranking of 168. He is now ranked 132.
Saketh has enjoyed a few good weeks on the ATP Challenger tour in both singles and doubles. He jumped 30 spots in the rankings after a run to the finals at the ATP Challenger tournament in Agri, Turkey. His most impressive win was against 3rd seed and World No. 115 Evgeny Donskoy of Russia. He also had two good weeks in doubles with fellow Indian Divij Sharan, winning a Challenger title in Izmir and reaching the semi-finals at Agri.
Myneni had a strong first edition at the CTL, wherein he played for the Pune Marathas, ending the tournament in the winning team. He shared the court with former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, Marcos Baghdatis and Agnieszka RadwaÅÂ?ska, and played a vital role in helping Pune Marathas clinching the title in season 1.
Speaking on Myneni’s achievements, Vijay Amritraj, Managing Director Second Serve Pvt. Ltd. and Chairman of the Champions Tennis League said, “I was very impressed with his consistent performance last year in CTL and it is a delight to see Saketh Myneni progress so well in 2015. I have fond memories of his exploits during CTL’s inaugural season when he won the Margaret Amritraj Award for the best Indian player.”
“He has become an integral part of the Davis Cup squad as well. Team competition seems to get the best out of Saketh judging by his great performances in college tennis in the US and CTL 2014. It is wonderful to see him translate his great performances to the singles court. His runs in the challenger circuit should build his confidence for bigger battles ahead. I wish him the very best,” the Indian ace concluded.
Myneni said, “It is truly a reward of my hard work to climb up 30 spots in the ATP ranking to reach my career high of 168. It has taken several weeks of tough competition in the Challenger tour.”
He continued, “I have been determined to make a solid mark in the tennis world from a very young age and I'm delighted to be India's No. 2 now and hope to rise further. It has been a rewarding year and I hope to do my best in CTL 2015 and learn more from the elite international players.”
The Champions Tennis League 2015 will commence from November 23rd 2015 and will see 13 matches played over a 2-week period. CTL will feature six city based teams across India.
Teams will be structured into two zones of three teams each, where all teams play each other in a home and away format. The team that wins the highest number of games in their respective zone will play each other in the grand finale on December 6th 2015 to win prize money of Rs. 1 crore. The runner-up will win Rs. 50 lakhs.