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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby gbelday » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:43 pm

Thanks sameer. Does Kamran Kaur's have a ranking? Besides Dhruti, she and Mihika show the most promise in my opinion...

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby sameerph » Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:00 am

Yes, 17 year old Karman is now ranked only 881. But, she has only played only 7 tournaments on pro tour in last 1 year. So, she can certainly go up a lot once she starts playing full compliment on pro tour. So, also will be 16 year Pranjala who is unranked at the moment but has played only 4 tournaments in last 1 year. I have a lot of hope on those 2 and Mihika to turn out be top 200 level players at least.

I also still have some hopes on Rutuja Bhosale who is still only 19 and has completed 2 years in US college. Once she joins the pro tour fully, she can climb up the rankings too.

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby sameerph » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:57 am

Updating top 10 Indian WTA rankings this week as there have been a lot of changed in the internal placings.

These are the rankings as on Sept. 21-

239 RAINA, ANKITA
536 REDDY, SNEHADEVI
555 PALHA, NATASHA
574 VENUGOPAL, DHRUTI
584 SUNKARA, RISHIKA
595 BAVISETTI, SOWJANYA
603 PEDDI REDDY, SRI
607 BHAMBRI, PRERNA
608 BALUU, SHARRMADAA
654 THOMBARE, PRARTHANA

Snehadevi Reddy moved up to no.2 from no. 10 where she was when the rankings were updated in August in this thread. I think those between no.2 and 10 will keep changing places till someone from the pack can really break out and goes into top 450 or 400. Prarthana had done that last year but she fell badly out of form and is now languishing in 10th position.

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby bujilover » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:25 am

Interesting update for Indian tennis rankings.

Week of 9/28/2015

Doubles Top-10

12 - Rohan Bopanna
35 - Leander Paes
92 - Purav Raja
132 - Divij Sharan
136 - Saketh Myneni (Career High)
164 - Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (Career High)
199 - Yuki Bhambri
242 - Sanam Singh
266 - Somdev Devvarman
284 - Ramkumar Ramanathan

Sriram Balaji is #293 making it 11 players in top 300 in doubles ranking and yet we fail to win a doubles match in DC *FP*

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby bujilover » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:30 am

Singles Top 10

104 - Yuki Bhambri (Career High)
171 - Somdev Devvarman
198 - Saketh Myneni
218 - Ramkumar Ramanathan
304 - Sanam Singh
342 - Vijay Sundar Prashanth (Career High)
416 - Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
422 - Sriram Balaji
475 - Karunuday Singh
510 - Vishnu Vardhan

Great week for Yuki reaching his career best. Hoping for more success towards the end of the year to secure an AO MD spot. Hope SomD finds his rhythm too at home CH series. :goodluck:

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby Tolamu » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:56 am

Singles Top 10

A few reallignments in the pecking order.

106 - Yuki Bhambri
168 - Saketh Myneni (Career High)
178 - Somdev Devvarman

228 - Ramkumar Ramanathan
266 - Sanam Singh (Career High)
335 - Vijay Sundar Prashanth (Career High)
415 - Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
424 - Sriram Balaji
477 - Vishnu Vardhan
478 - Karunuday Singh

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500 - Sumit Nagal
(Career High)

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby suresh » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:22 am

10 players in the top 500 -- that is good to see. Next, we need to see 10 players in the top-200.

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby sameerph » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:24 am

Actually 11 in top 500 if you include Sumit who is just in.

10 in top 200 is a bit of tall order right now. For that to happen, we need regular pipeline of 2-3 players breaking into junior top 50 every year. Sadly, we do not have such pipeline right now. If you looks at top tennis nation in Asia- Japan, it has 6 players in top 200 (in fact all of them in top 150) and top 10 are in top 350.

So, initially in next couple of years, we can realistically aim at top 10 in top 350 - with 5 of them being in top 200.

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby prasen9 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:48 am

I would rather have two in the top 100 :-)

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby PKBasu » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:38 pm

Good to see that (a) we have an 18 year old (Sumit Nagal) ranked 500, and another (Sasi Kumar Mukund) ranked 562; (b) five in the top-270 (which hasn't happened in at least 25 years); (c ) 3 in the top 180 (again something I don't recall since 1990).

Men's tennis is making progress, although not at the most desirable pace :p

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby Sin Hombre » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:18 pm

prasen9 wrote:I would rather have two in the top 100 :-)


I would rather have one in the top 10.

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby prasen9 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:44 pm

:-) I would rather have a #1 in the next 20 years :-)

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby gbelday » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:46 pm

prasen9 wrote::-) I would rather have a #1 in the next 20 years :-)

Honestly you can't in my opinion unless you go through all of the above (a good chunk of players in the top 200, top 100 etc).

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby arjun2761 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:48 pm

Agree that in general you need quantity to consistently get quality. However, at the elite level it is often outliers who rise due to special circumstances and most of the top Indian players have come out of that path rather than the Spanish or German or US factory models. Note that Switzerland has 2 players in the top 10 but those are their only 2 in the top 270. Likewise, Serbia has only 5 players in the top 266 (same as India) although 4 of them are in the top 100 and one of them is #1. We have to hope that either Ramk, Sumit, or Yuki are our next top-100 players with Yuki almost there. Unfortunately, don't see a top-20 talent in this group but with hard work and opportune resources they can reach heights we don't see yet.

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby PKBasu » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:41 pm

Excellent point, Arjun. Tennis is an individual sport, so having an eco-system of good players is not a pre-requisite to producing the lone genius who becomes world #1. Britain has Andy Murray but nobody else in the top-100 on a regular basis. Spain has a system, and arguably that helped produce Nadal, but Serbia doesn't and nor really does Switzerland (although Federer's success probably paved the way for Wawrinka to some degree, like Borg's success inspired a generation of Swedes, who have now all faded).
Having a large number of decent players, though, is good preparation for a Davis Cup team of the future. The group can also travel together and feed off each other's successes, which is the type of network effect that can be more than the sum of its parts.


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