Somdev Devvarman out rooted the top seed Russian Alerksandr Nedovyesov in the ATP Delhi Open final to reach 78th position of the ATP rankings. His 6-3, 6-1 win over his Russian opponent ended the drought of singles title of last three years. This is definitely one of the most emphatic matches of Somdev as he blasted Nedovyesov in mere 59 minutes. As the ATP rankings released, Somdev got the reward of his win as he jumped 18 spots from 96 to 78th rank in the world.
Apart from Somdev Devvarman, there are quite a few Indian players who are actively present on the tennis circuit. Let us take a look at these players:
She is currently world no. 9 in the doubles ranking. She had a phenomenal last year with her bagging five WTA titles, most by any woman on the tour. Her singles ranking has been as high as 27 in the world in 2007, but declined due to persistence string of injuries. Well as far as doubles are concerned, she remains India’s brightest hope at the grand slams.
The doubles career slam champion also broke into the top 100 singles ranking in 1998 with 73rd position. He last won the US Open 2013 men’s doubles championship with his Czech partner Radek Štěpánek. He is currently world no. 6 in the doubles ranking.
He is the world no. 3 in the doubles ranking. He partnered Pakistani tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and were nicknamed ‘Indo-Pak Express’ when they breezed past several top seeds in the tournament. His singles career has not been very happening but he has well complimented with soaring doubles success.
Mahesh Bhupati is another doubles specialist with four grand slams doubles titles and eight mixed doubles titles. He last claimed the French Open mixed doubles title in 2012 and is a hopeful of trophy at the doubles and mixed doubles circuit.
The 21 year old is seen as a rising star in the Indian tennis circuit. Currently ranked 146 in the ATP rankings, Bhambri has age on his side to establish career in singles scenario. He is former junior world no. 1 and also winner of Junior Australian Open Championships.
Indian tennis players have proven themselves at the international platform as far as doubles and mixed doubles are concerned, but the dream of wining a grand slam title in the singles is still eluding. We hope the craze and passion for this sport rises to produce more number of players and fulfilling that dream.