Bopanna-Qureshi reach ATP ranking of six after impressive Monte Carlo stintApril 19th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 19(ANI): The tennis duo comprising Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan have improved their ATP doubles ranking by two positions after they made it to the semifinals of the Monte Carlo ATP Masters tournament.
According to the latest rankings released by the ATP World Tour, the Indo-Pak Express are now ranked at number six, a double-hop from their pre-tournament rank of eighth, and a testament to their ever-improving performances in big tournaments.
Qureshi and Bopanna, who are making their first appearance in Monte Carlo, had registered a 6-1, 7-5 win over the grand-slam winning pair of Daniel Nestor and Max Mirny in their quarterfinal clash.
They were, however, handed a surprise defeat by the unseeded South American pair of Juan Ignacio Chela (Argentina) and Bruno Soares (Brazil) in the semifinal, the Dawn reported.
Both have been climbing up the ladder individually as well, with Qureshi now ranking at number 11, one up from his previous position of 12 in the doubles players’ rankings, and Bopanna improving his individual doubles ranking from 15 to 14.
The sixth seeded Bopanna- Qureshi duo is now in Spain to participate in the Barcelona Open- an ATP World Tour (500) event, which is scheduled to run from April 18 to 24.
Apart from being praised for their skills on court, Bopanna and Aisam have been receiving accolades from the western media for their humanitarian goals and bringing the two countries closer. (ANI)
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- Aisam-ul-Haq reaches career-best ATP ranking of 12 - Apr 05, 2011
- Bopanna drops out of top-10 doubles ranking - Nov 28, 2011
- Bopanna-Qureshi move to fifth in ATP Rankings - Nov 14, 2011
- Bopanna-Qureshi advance into Monte Carlo quarterfinals - Apr 15, 2011
- Bopanna-Qureshi win Paris Masters - Nov 14, 2011
- Bopanna-Qureshi lose in semi-finals of Indian Wells - Mar 18, 2011
- Bopanna-Qureshi win second ATP World Tour team title (Lead) - Jun 12, 2011
- Bopanna- Qureshi duo jump to No. 6 spot in ATP doubles ranking - Sep 14, 2010
- Bopanna-Qureshi lose third consecutive match - Nov 24, 2011
- Bhupathi-Paes knocked out of Paris Masters - Nov 09, 2011
- Paes-Bhupathi, Bopanna Qureshi get first round bye - Aug 16, 2011
- Bopanna-Qureshi win Stockholm Open - Oct 23, 2011
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