Bopanna is now number 3 in world rankings

New Delhi: Touching a new high, Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna on Monday became world number three player in the world with a jump of two places in the latest ATP ranking chart.

Bopanna is behind world`s most formidable players, American twins Mike and Bob Bryan.

Bopanna moved up as Spaniards Marc Lopez (4) and Marcel Granollers (5) lost a place each.

After his Wimbledon semifinal appearance, Bopanna had become country`s highest ranked player at number five.

This week Mahesh Bhupathi lost a place to be number seven while Leander Paes is static at nine.

Divij Sharan also achieved a career-best rank of 66 with a jump of 18 places, courtesy his title win at Claro Open with Purav Raja.

Raja entered top-100 as he is placed 86 with a gain 29 places.

In the singles, Somdev Devvarman continued to be highest ranked player at 128, followed by Saketh Myneni (263).

In the women`s doubles, Sania Mirza moved up to 17th from 19th.


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