Somdev jumps to number 73 in singles ranking

New Delhi: Reaping rich reward for his
fantastic run at the Indian Wells Masters, Somdev Devvarman
on Monday jumped 11 places to achieve his career-best singles
ranking of 73 in the latest ATP list.

Somdev reached the pre-quarterfinals in Indian Wells,
eventually losing to finalist and top seed Rafael Nadal but
not without giving a good fight to the world number one

Rohan Bopanna, who along with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of
Pakistan reached the semifinals of the doubles event at the
same tournament, also improved his ranking by four places to

The Indo-Pak pair had lost to eventual champions
Alexandr Dolgopolov and Xavier Malisse.

Leander Paes (7) and Mahesh Bhupathi (5), however,
remained static.

In the WTA list, Sania Mirza broke back into the top-100
as she stands 99th in the singles list with a jump of eight

This week Sania is seeking to qualify for the Miami event
in the USA. She has been seeded 19th and will take on Chinese
Xinyun Han in the first round.

The doubles title win at the Indian Wells tournament
helped Sania jump 21 places to 33.

Sania and Elena Vesnina of Russia had beaten Bethanie
Mattek and Meghann Shaughnessy in the summit clash.


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