Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please

Postby punarayan » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:41 pm

Again, PKBasu thanks for a wonderful review of Ramesh and his tennis. True, Vijay won more titles and garnered the attention, and should be regarded as the more accomplished player, but as I said with "bias and no basis", Ramesh has my admiration, for not being tall, not being fast, not having a serve, but still being successful on the tour and staying there, till he had given it his all. A true professional. Vijay had the height, the talent at the net and a fluid, telling serve and was a treat to watch. Enjoyed both of their tennis over 15 years. No singles player has come close, since then.

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please

Postby Ram » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:11 am

PKB : Fantastic posts.
Presently Ramesh is settled in Chennai & plays , probably a couple of days in a week. I've heard he still has the infinite variations on his sliced b/h. After reading your posts I'm motivated to pull some strings to watch the "silken" touches live:-)

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

Postby sameerph » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:32 am

So, now with RamK getting close to top 200. Lets update these all time high Indian rankings.

Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Sashi Menon - 87
Jasjit Singh - 89
Premjit Lall - 105
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Yuki Bhambri - 143
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Bhanu Nunna - 199 (before turning pro, he was called Nunna Bhanumurthy)
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 211
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221 (amateur; never turned pro, but made R2 at Wimbledon)
Harsh Mankad – 222
Saketh Myneni - 239
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Karan Rastogi – 284
Sanam Singh - 293
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293



Currently active players are highlighted in bold. So, now overall there are 28 players who have gone into top 300 of which 7 are currently active players. Yuki is 12th in all time list while RamK is 19th. Hope these 2 alongwith Saketh and Sanam make some progress in their career high in next few years. Frankly, it does not look like Somdev can do the same now.

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

Postby PKBasu » Mon May 18, 2015 1:21 am

Updating the list to reflect the fact that Saketh has now jumped to #16 on the all-time list (in the Open era, post-1973):

Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Sashi Menon - 87
Jasjit Singh - 89
Premjit Lall - 105
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Yuki Bhambri - 143
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Saketh Myneni - 196
Bhanu Nunna - 199 (before turning pro, he was called Nunna Bhanumurthy)
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 211
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221 (amateur; never turned pro, but made R2 at Wimbledon)
Harsh Mankad – 222
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Karan Rastogi – 284
Sanam Singh - 293
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players

Postby PKBasu » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:40 am

Slightly premature, but updating the list to reflect the likely move of Yuki to #8 on the all-time list. Quite sobering that only 7 Indians have been ranked in the top-100 in the world over the last 42 years (of Open-era computer rankings):

Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Sashi Menon - 87
Jasjit Singh - 89
Yuki Bhambri - 104
Premjit Lall - 105
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Saketh Myneni - 196
Bhanu Nunna - 199
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 211
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221 (amateur; never turned pro, but made R2 at Wimbledon twice)
Harsh Mankad – 222
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Sanam Singh - 264
Karan Rastogi – 284
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293

Currently active singles players are bold, the two new rankings (Yuki, Sanam) are based on the live rankings (not yet updated on the ATP site).

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

Postby PKBasu » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:30 pm

Here are the correct updates, including Saketh's and Sanam's new highs (with currently-active singles players in bold):

Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Sashi Menon - 87
Jasjit Singh - 89
Yuki Bhambri - 104
Premjit Lall - 105
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Saketh Myneni - 168
Bhanu Nunna - 199
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 211
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221 (amateur; never turned pro, but made R2 at Wimbledon three times)
Harsh Mankad – 222
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Sanam Singh - 266
Karan Rastogi – 284
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

Postby PKBasu » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:23 am

Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Sashi Menon - 87
Jasjit Singh - 89
Yuki Bhambri - 99
Premjit Lall - 105
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Saketh Myneni - 166
Bhanu Nunna - 199
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 211
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221 (amateur; never turned pro, but made R2 at Wimbledon three times)
Harsh Mankad – 222
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Sanam Singh - 266
Karan Rastogi – 284
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293

Yuki becomes the 8th Indian in the Open era (since computer rankings began in 1973) to be ranked in the top-100. Saketh rises to joint-15th on the all time Indian rankings list.

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

Postby PKBasu » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:10 am

Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Sashi Menon - 87
Yuki Bhambri - 88
Jasjit Singh - 89
Premjit Lall - 105
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Saketh Myneni -158
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Bhanu Nunna - 199
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 206
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221 (amateur; never turned pro, but made R2 at Wimbledon three times)
Harsh Mankad – 222
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Sanam Singh - 266
Karan Rastogi – 284
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293

Saketh reaches a new career high of 158 this week. Yuki is now down to 107, but his career-high of 88 (Nov 2015) is the seventh on the all-time India list, Saketh is 14th and RamK is 19th.

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

Postby PKBasu » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:22 pm

Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Sashi Menon - 87
Yuki Bhambri - 88
Jasjit Singh - 89
Premjit Lall - 105
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Saketh Myneni -149
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Bhanu Nunna - 199
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 206
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221
Harsh Mankad – 222
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Sanam Singh - 266
Karan Rastogi – 284
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293

Saketh becomes the 13th Indian to reach the top-150 in singles.

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

Postby PKBasu » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:30 pm

Just one change from the list: Saketh Myneni reaches a career-high of 138 in singles this week.

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

Postby PKBasu » Mon May 16, 2016 7:47 am

It is nice to be forced to update this list every couple of months! (Players still active in singles are shown in bold print).

Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Sashi Menon - 87
Yuki Bhambri - 88
Jasjit Singh - 89
Premjit Lall - 105
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Saketh Myneni -138
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 199
Bhanu Nunna - 199
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221
Harsh Mankad – 222
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Sanam Singh - 266
Karan Rastogi – 284
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

Postby PKBasu » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:05 am

Updated to reflect RamK's new career high:

Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Sashi Menon - 87
Yuki Bhambri - 88
Jasjit Singh - 89
Premjit Lall - 105
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Saketh Myneni -138
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 196
Bhanu Nunna - 199
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221
Harsh Mankad – 222
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Sanam Singh - 266
Karan Rastogi – 284
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

Postby PKBasu » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:16 am

Prajnesh is a new entrant into the list of Indians who have been ranked in the top-300:

Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Sashi Menon - 87
Yuki Bhambri - 88
Jasjit Singh - 89
Premjit Lall - 105
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Saketh Myneni -138
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 196
Bhanu Nunna - 199
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221
Harsh Mankad – 222
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Sanam Singh - 266

Karan Rastogi – 284
Prajnesh Gunneswaran - 287
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

Postby PKBasu » Tue May 09, 2017 7:09 am

Vijay Amritraj - 16
Ramesh Krishnan - 23
Somdev Devvarman - 62
Leander Paes- 73
Anand Amritraj - 74
Sashi Menon - 87
Yuki Bhambri - 88
Jasjit Singh - 89
Premjit Lall - 105
Jaidip Mukherjea - 120
Zeeshan Ali - 126
Ramanathan Krishnan -136
Saketh Myneni -138
Prakash Amritraj - 154
Akshai Misra - 158
Srinivas Vasudevan – 166
Ramkumar Ramanathan - 196
Bhanu Nunna - 199
Ashok Amritraj - 201
Joykumar Royappa - 207
Rohan Bopanna - 213
Mahesh Bhupathi - 217
Chiradeep Mukherjea - 221
Harsh Mankad – 222
Vishnu Vardhan -262
Sanam Singh - 266
Prajnesh Gunneswaran -269
Karan Rastogi – 284
Jeevan Neduncheziyan - 293

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Re: Highest rankings of all the former Indian players please????

Postby Observer » Tue May 09, 2017 1:20 pm

Is RamK the current India number1? He has been the most consistent of the lot, good going :)


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