Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

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PKBasu wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:08 pm Time for us to put a similar listing together for the women who have been ranked in the WTA top-300 (albeit still a rather short list):

Sania Mirza - 27
* Shikha Uberoi - 122
* Sunitha Rao -144
Nirupama Vaidyanathan - 147
Ankita Raina - 164
Kamran Kaur Thandi - 196
Pranjala Yadlapalli - 280

Isha Lakhani - 291

Manisha Malhotra and Ankita Bhambri narrowly failed to make it to the top-300. Shikha and Sunitha were not really products of the Indian system (and hence warrant their asterisks), but Shikha represented India throughout, and Sunitha reached her career-high when she was representing India.
Even closer than Manisha (314) and Ankita (332) were Rushmi Chakravarthi (310) and Poojashree Venketesh (306)- see the list which I had compiled last year on the previous page of this thread.


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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

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jayakris wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:52 pm
PKBasu wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:08 pmTime for us to put a similar listing together for the women who have been ranked in the WTA top-300 (albeit still a rather short list):
It's sad how short this list is, though. We should be doing better than this. I certainly expected a couple more to be in the list by now, considering that it is about 15 years since the Sania phenomenon happened. Sadly, our kids were more bothered about who she was dating and marrying than what she was doing in tennis.
True, but it's also heartening that of the 8 Indians on that list (6 Indian citizens while they were playing), 3 are currently active in the pro circuit, all with prospects of going higher.


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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

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Sumit Nagal becomes the 19th Indian to make it to the top-200 in the ATP singles rankings. He is 194 in the live rankings now, but I won’t update the table until he’s done at the ATP500 in Hamburg, where he plays former world #7 Richard Gasquet in R1 of the main draw -- after a couple of excellent victories over top-150 ranked players in the two rounds of qualifying.


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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

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Updating to reflect the fact that Sumit is now 194 in the live rankings (which may not become an official ATP ranking, but will get there soon enough; he is certainly now the 19th Indian to be ranked in the top-200):

Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Prajnesh Gunneswaran - 75
Yuki Bhambri - 83
Sashi Menon - 87
Jasjit Singh - 89
Premjit Lall - 105
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 111
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Saketh Myneni -138
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Sumit Nagal -194
Bhanu Nunna - 199
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221
Harsh Mankad – 222
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Sasi Kumar Mukund - 264
Sanam Singh - 266
Karan Rastogi – 284
N. Sriram Balaji - 287
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293


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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

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Updated to reflect Sumit and Mukund's new career highs:

Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Prajnesh Gunneswaran - 75
Yuki Bhambri - 83

Sashi Menon - 87
Jasjit Singh - 89
Premjit Lall - 105
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 111
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Saketh Myneni -138
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Sumit Nagal - 159
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Bhanu Nunna - 199
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221
Harsh Mankad – 222
Sasi Kumar Mukund - 233
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Sanam Singh - 266
Karan Rastogi – 284
N. Sriram Balaji - 287
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293


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Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Prajnesh Gunneswaran - 75
Yuki Bhambri - 83

Sashi Menon - 87
Jasjit Singh - 89
Premjit Lall - 105
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 111
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Sumit Nagal - 135
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Saketh Myneni -138
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Bhanu Nunna - 199
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221
Harsh Mankad – 222
Sasi Kumar Mukund - 233
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Sanam Singh - 266
Karan Rastogi – 284
N. Sriram Balaji - 287
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293


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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

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Ramanathan Krishnan - 6
Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Prajnesh Gunneswaran - 75
Yuki Bhambri - 83

Sashi Menon - 87
Jasjit Singh - 89
Premjit Lall - 105
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 111
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Sumit Nagal - 122
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Saketh Myneni -138
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Bhanu Nunna - 199
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221
Harsh Mankad – 222
Sasi Kumar Mukund - 233
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Sanam Singh - 266
Karan Rastogi – 284
N. Sriram Balaji - 287
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293

The reason I have moved Ramanathan Krishnan to the top is because the ATP page too mentions that he was in the top-10 of Lance Tingay's world rankings (admittedly only among the non-professionals) for 4 consecutive years. His highest ranking in that list was #6 in 1961. He was the fourth seed at Wimbledon in 1962 as a result. Lance Tingay's rankings were the closest thing to an official world ranking at the time. Jaideep Mukherjea similarly would probably be in the top-20 in 1962 (when he made the last-16 at both the US and Australian championships) and 1966 (when he did it again at the French championship and Wimbledon). But Tingay didn't put him in his top-10 or top-15, so the best we can do for him is use his ATP rankings -- admittedly when he was past his prime.


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On the women's side, the list is unchanged from 2.5 years ago, but small changes to 2 of the career-high rankings:

Sania Mirza - 27
* Shikha Uberoi - 122
* Sunitha Rao -144
Nirupama Vaidyanathan - 147
Ankita Raina - 160
Kamran Kaur Thandi - 196
Pranjala Yadlapalli - 265

Isha Lakhani - 291