Riding on his maiden Challenger title win, Saketh Myneni today leapfrogged 168 places to be ranked 283 in the ATP singles chart while Ramkumar Ramanathan achieved a career-best spot of 226 following his semifinal appearance at the just-concluded Indore Open.
Indian Davis Cupper and World No.143 tennis player Somdev Devvarman was Saturday named the third seed while Yuki Bhambri, ranked 183, was seeded seventh for the Oct 18-25 KPIT-MSLTA ATP Challenger to be played at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here.
Ramkumar Ramanathan proved his ascendancy in Indian tennis yet again as he knocked out Yuki Bhambri from the ATP Indore Open even as India's top player Somdev Devvarman also made an early exit, here today.
A day after being felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Asian Games exploits, India's Saketh Myneni toppled Belgian seventh seed Kimmer Coppejans to move to the singles quarterfinals of the ATP Indore Open, here on Wednesday.
Multiple Grand Slam winner Venus Williams was on Wednesday revealed as one of the players, who will compete in the upcoming Champion Tennis League (CTL) for the Bangalore team while India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman was named in the Chandigarh Franchisee.
Somdev Devvarman fought like a true warrior to lock the tie with his stunning victory in the fourth rubber while Yuki Bhambri was locked in an engrossing battle in the decider, halted by rain mid-way, as India's hopes were still hanging by thread in the David Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia, here Sunday.
Somdev Devvarman on Sunday said the sterling comeback doubles match of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna inspired him to go out and win the crucial first reverse singles game for India and keep the nation's hopes alive in the Davis Cup World Group Playoff tie against Serbia here.
A resilient Somdev Devvarman won the battle of nerves and wits as he pulled off a stunning five-set victory over world number 61 Dusan Lajovic to lock the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia 2-2, here on Sunday.