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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby prasen9 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:54 pm

Is it because of lack of funds? Or was it injuries? Sorry, at this old age, I remember nothing.

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby vatsal323 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:42 am

I had a chat with Sumit yesterday. He said he's extending his off-season to around March, which is when he would start playing tournaments this year. The reason for this is he's prepping his body to be ready for the physicality of the Challenger Tour.

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby Sin Hombre » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:13 am

Not sure if I get that. I never understood his strategy of trying to qualify in tough european challengers exclusively either.

At his age, he needs to play a lot more competitive tennis, and also play enough in Asia to scoop up ranking points which will open up a lot more opportunities for him.


Last 2 years have been train, train, train, play q in Europe, repeat.

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby vatsal323 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:23 am

He's thinking long-term. He's never been one of those ultra-talented kids who would make it big on the ATP Tour right away, to be honest!

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby prasen9 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:39 am

The only explanation is that he thinks these long training stints help him improve his game. Who knows!

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby sameerph » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:27 am

Last year too Sumit played very little till end April. Presumably , he took longish training break that time and came back playing at a much higher level challenging top 200 players on European clay.

So, it will be great if he can do the same this year.

One good thing is tournaments in first 2 months of the year are much lower and Sumit does not have too many points to defend too.

So, this would be the best time to take a break if he has to.

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby sameerph » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:57 am

These are our top 5 doubles rankings this week -

28 Rohan Bopanna
55 Divij Sharan
61 Purav Raja
64 Leander Paes
86 Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan

Leander Peas is now 4th in the doubles rankings and should no longer be the first choice for our davis cup team. The earlier the AITA realises this better.

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby prasen9 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:41 am

I think AITA has already realized this. That is why they have Leander for this game and Mahesh as the non-playing captain after this match.

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby sameerph » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:37 am

Yes, it looks they are realising this. This is from latest article -

Make way for young players: AITA to Leander Paes

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby Omkara » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:09 am

Hrinmay Chattejee is quite a character

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby Varma » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:29 pm

"Considering the current scenario, it is going to be tough for the selection committee to pick him for the next tie. It wouldn't be fair on the other players who are ranked higher than him," he added.
Chatterjee said: "I spoke to Paes informally on retirement. He is fully aware of the situation. But we will give him an opportunity to take a call."

Just be open in saying that Paes is getting this chance for creating his DC record, and for the next tie selection will be based on the form and rankings of the players at that time. Why on earth would that be tough for the selection committee?

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby prasen9 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:34 pm

Yes, that was clear from the decision to bring back Mahesh from the next match. They should have just said it, had a grand retirement party for LP, and be done with it. Who knows why they did not do the obvious? Maybe LP does not want to go away? So, what? Just tell him they will move on.

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby sameerph » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:44 am

This week Leander jumped up over Divij and Purav to become our #2 again.

These are our top 10 doubles rankings this week-

28 Rohan Bopanna
56 Leander Paes
57 Divij Sharan
60 Purav Raja
76 Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
247 Ramkumar Ramanathan
249 Saketh Myneni
275 N. Sriram Balaji
294 N. Vijay Sunder Prashanth
311 Vishnu Vardhan

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Re: Indian tennis player rankings

Postby sameerph » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:11 am

With Yuki's China challenger points and Indian futures points updated for others, these are the revised top 10 ranking for Indians-

267 Ramkumar Ramanathan
284 Bhambri, Yuki
287 Gunneswaran, Prajnesh
306 N. Sriram Balaji
334 Myneni, Saketh
377 Sumit Nagal
396 Vardhan, Vishnu
436 Sasi Kumar Mukund
524 Prashanth, N Vijay Sundar
562 Siddharth Rawat


Saketh and Sumit keep falling in the rankings as they are injured and out of action for a while. RamK is more or less at same level in last couple of months while others have improved due to performances in Indian futures .


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