Courtesy his Delhi Open triumph, India’s numero uno singles player Somdev Devvarman on Monday jumped 18 places to become world number 78 in the latest ATP rankings.
He collected 100 ranking points after beating top seed Alerksandr Nedovyesov in the final on Sunday, and is set to face world number five and 2009 US Open winner Juan Martin Del Potro in the first round of the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free championships on Tuesday.
Somdev’s career best rank is 62, which he had achieved in July 2011.
India’s number two singles player Yuki Bhambri lost three places to end up at 146. The Delhi boy had made a shock first-round exit at the Delhi Open.
In the doubles category, Leander Paes continued to be India’s top player at number 10. Rohan Bopanna lost a place to end up 16th while Mahesh Bhupathi, who is set to retire this year, further slipped to 41. Left-handed Divij Sharan was the next best at 65.
In the women’s rankings, Sania Mirza (11) dropped out of the top-10. Mirza suffered a shock first-round exit from the Dubai event with partner Cara Black last week.