Continuing his good run, India’s Sumit Nagal jumped 15 places to achieve a career-high ranking of 159 in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday. The 22-year-old from Haryana ended runners up in the Banja Luka ATP Challenger following a first-round appearance at the US Open last month. He had leapfrogged 16 places after his first-round exit in the US Open where he played against Swiss maestro Roger Federer in round one.
Nagal, 22, went down in the summit clash of the Banja Luka ATP Challenger on Sunday. The Haryana boy had earlier made a first-round appearance at the US Open last month to become the only fourth Indian to win a set in the main draw of a Grand Slam in the last 20 years.
Meanwhile, Prajnesh Gunneswaran continued his run in the top-100. He rose three places to be world no. 82.
Ramkumar Ramanathan slipped three spots to be 179th, rounding up the top-three Indians in the men’s singles.
In doubles, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan maintained their 43rd and 49th position, while Leander Paes moved one spot to be placed 78.
In the WTA rankings, Ankita Raina continues to be India’s top-ranked player at 191 and is followed by Pranjala Yadlapalli, who is placed at 338.