India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan on Monday broke into the doubles top-100 for the first time in his career, after winning the Tata Open Maharashtra along with compatriot Rohan Bopanna, who also jumped eight places to 35 in the ATP list.
Ramkumar, who zoomed to a career-best 94, and Bopanna won their second title together on Sunday after beating the Australian team of Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith.
#IND's🇮🇳 Rohan Bopanna & Ramkumar Ramanathan beat Australian Luke Savilee & John-Patrick Smith by 6-7, 6-3, 10-6 & clinched the Maharashtra Open 2022 Men's Doubles 🏆#Tennis | #ATP | #ATPTour | @rohanbopanna | @ramkumar1994 | @MaharashtraOpen pic.twitter.com/xD2WY72msb
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The 250 points earned helped Ramkumar jump 14 places while Bopanna gained eight places for the performance.Check Out Express Premium
Bopanna, 41, and the 27-year-old Ramkumar are the only players from India ranked inside top-100.
The left-handed Divij Sharan is ranked 134, having moved up by one slot.
🔥💯 WHAT A START TO THE YEAR! Rohan and Ramkumar lift their 2nd ATP 250 title of 2022, in just as many months 👏🏼
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Ramkumar is also the highest ranked Indian in the singles chart. He is placed 185 after losing three places and is followed by out-of-action Sumit Nagal (217,+5), Prajnesh Gunneswaran (235, -7) and Mukund Sasikumar (334).Also ReadWatch: Jannik Sinner wins a 46-shot rally against Tommy PaulNovak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz set to meet again in group stage of Dav...Does Steffi Graf ever age? Husband Andre Agassi has the perfect reply'Never been friends, never been close to Roger Federer': Novak Djokovic s...
Comeback man Yuki Bhambri, who made the second round in the singles event of the Tata Open, jumped 193 places to 670. He began the season outside 1000 bracket having missed three years of action due to a knee injury.