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Career-best ranking for India Davis Cupper Myneni

September 12, 2016 17:30 IST

Sania Mirza (9730) continued to lead the WTA rankings in double

Saketh MyneniFollowing his maiden appearance at the US Open, India's Saketh Myneni achieved a career-high rank of 137 in singles in the latest list, issued by the ATP.

The 28-year-old Myneni, who will lead India in the Davis Cup tie against Spain later this week, jumped six places to 137.

However, out of action Yuki Bhambri plummeted to 219 after a steep loss of 48 positions and is now the third highest-ranked Indian behind Ramkumar Ramanathan, who is placed at 203.

Young Sumit Nagal was the next best at 380. He jumped 14 places following a semifinal appearance at the US$10,000 Futures event on clay in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

In doubles, Rohan Bopanna, who has opted out of Davis Cup tie against Spain citing a knee injury, lost a place to be 18th and was followed by Leander Paes (63) and Divij Sharan, who climbed five rungs to 64.

Purav Raja was static at 73.

Sania Mirza (9730) continues to lead the WTA rankings in doubles but now only five points separate her from fellow number one Martina Hingis (9725).

In the singles, Ankita Raina was best ranked at number 292, a loss of three places. She was followed by Prerna Bhambri (408) and Snehadevi Reddy (489).

Image: Saketh Myneni