Leander Paes back in top-50 of ATP doubles rankings after clinching Newport Beach Challenger title

New Delhi: Veteran star Leander Paes regained his place in the top-50, courtesy Challenger title win at the Newport Beach event, as he jumped 14 places to 47 in the latest rankings, issued on Monday.

 Leander Paes back in top-50 of ATP doubles rankings after clinching Newport Beach Challenger title

Leander Paes and James Cerretani with the titles. Image Courtesy: Twitter @OracleChallngrs

Paes had partnered American James Cerretani for the Newport Beach tournament, which fetched him 125 ranking points.

This week he is playing at the $125,000 Dallas event, for which he has partnered Briton Joe Salisbury.

Rohan Bopanna is India's top-ranked doubles player at number 20 after losing a place and is followed by left-hander Divij Sharan, who has gained three places to get to a career- best 45.

In the singles, Yuki Bhambri, who qualified for main draw of the just-concluded Australian Open and lost in first round, gained eight places to be ranked 118.

Bhambri is followed by Ramkumar Ramanathan (140, +1), Sumit Nagal (218, -1), Prajnesh Gunneswran (244, +3) and N Sriram Balaji (391, +2).

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Updated Date: Jan 29, 2018 12:37:53 IST