India's Yuki Bhambri drops to 94 in ATP singles chart; Ankita Raina reaches career-best 187 in WTA rankings

New Delhi: Out of action Yuki Bhambri dropped eight places to 94 while Sasi Kumar Mukund, who made his first ever singles quarter-finals at Challenger level, jumped 45 places to career-best 377 in the ATP singles chart.

Yuki has not played since winning the Sanitaizi Challenger title in Taiwan due to a minor foot problem. He resumed training last week and will be back in action at the Busan Open. He will open his campaign against Yoshihito Nishioka in Busan on Tuesday.

Yuki had returned to top-100 after winning the Taiwan Challenger and has earned a direct entry into the French Open.

Yuki Bhambri is the first Indian since Somdev Devvarman to break into the top 100. AP

Yuki Bhambri is the first Indian since Somdev Devvarman to break into the top 100. AP

After Yuki, Ramkumar Ramanathan is the next best Indian in the singles chart at World No 124 and is followed by Prajnesh Gunneswaran (175), Sumit Nagal (226, -2) and Arjun Kadhe, who gained 29 places to be at No 371.

Mukund, who reached the quarter-finals at Karshi Challenger after qualifying for the main draw, earned 22 ranking points to touch 377.

He is followed by Saketh Myneni (441, -2) and N Vijay Sundar Prashanth (467, +2).

In the doubles, Rohan Bopanna was unchanged at 23 but Divij Sharan dropped two places to 44 and out of action Leander Paes slipped to 51 after losing one position.

In the WTA rankings, Ankita Raina further improved her career-best rank, touching 187 with a jump of seven places. Karman Kaur Thandi also bettered her career-best rank as she jumped 16 places to 254.

Ankita had made the singles quarter-finals at $60,000 ITF event in Luan and won the doubles title at the same tournament with British partner Harriet Dart.


Updated Date: May 14, 2018 21:00 PM

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