Yuki jumps 619 places in ATP rankings

May 5th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Rohan Bopanna New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India’s tennis sensation Yuki Bhambri’s maiden ITF title win last month has helped the teenager jump 619 places to a career best 839 in the latest Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings.
Yuki won back to back ITF tournaments and his first win was only taken in account for the rankings this week. He is expected to gain more ground when the next ATP rankings come out because his second ITF title’s points will be considered.

“Winning two $15,000 tournaments at the age of 16 is a big achievement. I definitely feel that I have arrived on the scene. I have worked very hard and had been training a lot after my Australian Open win to iron out flaws. That gave me a lot of confidence in taking on the seniors in the two tournaments,” Yuki told IANS.

Amongst the other Indians, Somdev Dev Varman moved up one position to be ranked 146 in the singles and has 552 points in his kitty. Prakash Amritraj and Rohan Bopanna also moved up. Amritraj jumped 12 places to 166 while Bopanna has gained 33 places to be ranked 293.

In doubles, Mahesh Bhupathi has moved up two places to be ninth with 5,560 points while Leander Paes remained static at fifth spot with 7,010 ranking points. Bopanna moved up two places to be at 68th.

In the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings, Sania Mirza managed to stay within the top 100, gaining one place, at 92 with 692 points. Sania, however, remains constant at 60 in the doubles chart.

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