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Ramkumar breaks into doubles top-100, jumps 14 places after Tata Open triumph

After his Tata Open Maharashtra doubles title win alongside Bopanna, Ramkumar Ramanathan is career-best No. 94 in doubles and is also the highest-ranked Indian in singles.

Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan Tennis
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Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan (Source: ATP)

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PTI

Updated: 7 Feb 2022 11:27 AM GMT

India's Ramkumar Ramanathan on Monday broke into the doubles top-100 for the first time in his career, after winning the Tata Open Maharashtra along with compatriot Rohan Bopanna, who also jumped eight places to 35 in the ATP list.

Ramkumar, who zoomed to a career-best 94, and Bopanna won their second title together on Sunday after beating the Australian team of Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith. The 250 points earned helped Ramkumar jump 14 places while Bopanna gained eight places for the performance.

Bopanna, 41, and the 27-year-old Ramkumar are the only players from India ranked inside top-100.

The left-handed Divij Sharan is ranked 134, having moved up by one slot. Ramkumar is also the highest-ranked Indian in the singles chart. He is placed 185 after losing three places and is followed by out-of-action Sumit Nagal (217,+5), Prajnesh Gunneswaran (235, -7) and Mukund Sasikumar (334).

Comeback man Yuki Bhambri, who made the second round in the singles event of the Tata Open, jumped 193 places to 670. He began the season outside the 1000 bracket having missed three years of action due to a knee injury.

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