Following them was Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan at 75th and Purav Raja at 96th. In the women’s rankings, Ankita Raina continued to be the top-placed Indian at 164 followed by Karman Thandi at 207 and Pranjala Yadlapalli at 293.
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Prajnesh Gunneswaran attained career-best ATP ranking, as he climbed three places to reach 94th position in the latest list.
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On Saturday, the 29-year-old made it to the semi-finals of the ATP Bangkok Challenger before getting defeated by Australia’s James Duckworth to a 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-7.
Rankings of other Indian tennis players
On the other hand, Ramkumar Ramanathan dropped nine spots to 137 and Yuki Bhambri slipped to 171.
The next best position after Prajnesh is secured by Saketh Myneni at 250th and following him is Sasi Kumar Mukund, who has secured his career-best 269th.
In doubles rankings, veteran Leander Paes rose two steps to 73rd while Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan remained at the 38th and 39th spots respectively.
They are followed by Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan at 75th and Purav Raja at 96th.
The Indian women’s rankings include Ankita Raina who sustained her top position at 164. She is followed by Karman Thandi at 207 and Pranjala Yadlapalli at 293.
Prajnesh’s constantly growing graph
Born on 12 November 1989, Prajnesh is an Indian professional tennis player born on 12 November 1989. He is a winner of 2 ATP Challenger tournaments. He has clinched 1 ITF title in doubles and 8 ITF titles in singles.
Currently being the top ranking player in India, Prajnesh also represented India at the Davis Cup. He won a bronze medal in the men’s singles tennis event at 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.
Three weeks back, Gunneswaran became the only third player from India after Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri to enter the men single’s top-100 in the past decade.
Recently in an interview with The Hindu, Prajnesh Gunneswaran reacted on his subsequently increasing career graph, “I am happy and lucky to be where I am today even though I wouldn’t say I deserve to be here or anything. Actually, it is something that happened really fast over the last year. I was quite far behind Yuki [Bhambri] and Ramkumar. Towards the end of last year, the Australian Open qualifying was the target. Then I reached the final of a Challenger in China and I thought I could get seeded for the qualifying.”
“Then I won the Bengaluru Challenger and felt the main draw was possible if I could win in Pune. I lost in the final in Pune and though I wouldn’t say the thought of the main draw had an influence, it certainly did not make it easy. So over five events in just one and a half months, I made up nearly 300 points.”
“It feels amazing to be No. 1 in the country. Now the challenge is to sustain it and probably motivate others in the country. I am going to be 30 this year and I hope any youngster watching is inspired, saying, ‘If he could do it, then I too can do it and should be even better”, concluded Gunneswaran.