At 43, Bopanna is now ranked No. 9 in the world in doubles, marking his return to the top group for the first time since June 2016. Earlier this year, he started the season ranked 19th.
Bopanna, who had to pull out of the Davis Cup and several other events due to a knee injury last year, showed exceptional resilience to move up the rankings. His career-high ranking was No. 3 in the world, achieved in 2016.
In the current season, Bopanna has participated in 13 tournaments so far, putting in consistent performances. He notably made history by becoming the oldest player to win an ATP Masters 1000 tournament when he and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden became champions at the Indian Wells Masters in March.
Bopanna and Ebden have enjoyed success throughout the year, winning the Qatar Open in February and reaching the final of the Madrid Open in May.
In simple, Sumit Nagal is the highest ranked Indian player in men’s singles ATP Rankingscurrently ranked No. 256 in the world. During this time, Ankita Rainawho won a bronze medal at the asian gamesholds the highest ranking among Indian female singles players at 212th in the world. Raina is also India’s highest ranked women’s doubles player, ranked 149th in the world.
The achievements of Bopanna, Nagal and Raina reflect the growing presence of Indian tennis players on the international stage and their continuous efforts to excel in the sport.
(With PTI entries)