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

All posts regarding past greats should be made under this heading.

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
Rishav
Member
Member
Posts: 220
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 6:32 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Pune

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

Postby Rishav » Sun Feb 16, 2003 3:09 pm

hi guys,
Can U give me the highest rankings of all the former Indian players ? I know of a few like-
Ramanathan Krishnan-3
Ramesh Krishnan-23
Vijay Amritraj-16
Leander-73
I would like to know of- anand amritraj,premjit lall,jaideep mukherjee and sumant mishra and mohammad ghouse?

[size=9px]Edited by Dhruv: I changed the topic name so that more users might respond[/size]

sbasu
Member
Member
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2003 8:07 pm

Krishnan

Postby sbasu » Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:22 am

USA Sports keeps on saying that Paradorn was the first Asian-born player to reach the top 10. Is there any particular reason they are excluding Krishnan, or are they just ignorant?

User avatar
jayakris
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 22677
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2002 7:24 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Irvine, CA, USA
Contact:

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

Postby jayakris » Fri Aug 29, 2003 5:59 am

Technically they are right, because the proper world computer rankings has existed only over the last 25 years or so.

The Ramnathan Krishnan ranking above is something that was semi-official. There used to be some well-known top-10 listings in the 50s and 60s.

Yes, Paradorn is the first top-10 Asian in the ATP computer singles rankings.

Jay

User avatar
gvhvhg
Member
Member
Posts: 4513
Joined: Mon Jan 06, 2003 5:39 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: NYC/Medford, MA
Contact:

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

Postby gvhvhg » Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:29 pm

this is what i was talking to that journalist about


the reason these ignornat and arrogant americans say this is that when they say asian, they mean oriental.......... :mad: :rofl: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

they dont raealize that india is in asia

:damn: :damn: :damn:

what would be a legitamite thing to say is first asian in top ten in the open era (which began in 68)

I think i rubbed off on him because in the article he wrote first asian in top 10. There is a paragraph on me in the article!!!!

User avatar
Rishav
Member
Member
Posts: 220
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 6:32 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Pune

oh no...

Postby Rishav » Sat Aug 30, 2003 7:18 am

hi,
I don't believe that. I mean what if no comp rankings were there? So does that make ramanathan sir drop down his rank? :mad: :mad: :mad:

User avatar
PKBasu
Member
Member
Posts: 29314
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:04 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Singapore

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

Postby PKBasu » Sun Aug 31, 2003 5:23 pm

I agree with the sentiments regarding Ramanathan Krishnan. His ranking in the top 5 for about three years should not be overlooked.
But it is still worth remembering that many of the best players of Ramanathan's time turned professional and were barred from the major tournaments (including Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, etc.). Among the professionals (Rosewall, Hoad, etc., plus Laver after 1962), there were at least 4-6 players who would have qualified to be among the top 10 players in the world at that time. So it is legitimately difficult to compare Ramanathan Krishnan's ranking in the 1960s with that of Paradorn today. (But by the same token, one could argue that someone like Sampras -- whose ranking was around 15-30 in the past 15 months -- was actually deserving of a much higher rank...). The argument is potentially endless!

User avatar
Rishav
Member
Member
Posts: 220
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 6:32 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Pune

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

Postby Rishav » Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:32 pm

ugh! That reporter is still making me angry :damn: :mad: :mad: :mad:

User avatar
gvhvhg
Member
Member
Posts: 4513
Joined: Mon Jan 06, 2003 5:39 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: NYC/Medford, MA
Contact:

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

Postby gvhvhg » Sat Sep 06, 2003 2:28 pm

I have always been a strong advocate of the fact that you cannot compare era's. It just can't be done....but with that in mind, i still believe that Ramanathan is the best asian ever, until MR 56 proves otherwise. In fact im not sure whether to put Paradorn in front of Vijay.....not just yet atleast.

User avatar
Rishav
Member
Member
Posts: 220
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 6:32 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Pune

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

Postby Rishav » Sat Sep 20, 2003 2:39 pm

nod ghv- i completrely agree with u!

User avatar
PKBasu
Member
Member
Posts: 29314
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:04 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Singapore

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

Postby PKBasu » Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:31 pm

Also Sashi Menon (87). I would caution, though, that the ATP rankings for Jaideep Mukherjea and Premjit Lall only refer to their rankings in the 1970s, when they were at the fag end of their careers. Had ATP rankings existed in the late-1960s, Jaideep Mukherjea would probably have been ranked in the top-30 or 35, as he made the pre-quarterfinals at Wimbledon in consecutive years.

User avatar
PKBasu
Member
Member
Posts: 29314
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:04 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Singapore

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

Postby PKBasu » Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:41 pm

And, of course, we should not forget Jasjit Singh. He had a career-high ranking of 89 (in June 1974), around the time when he was the hero in the Davis Cup semifinal against the Soviet Union. But his career was a lot shorter than Sashi Menon's.

User avatar
PKBasu
Member
Member
Posts: 29314
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:04 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Singapore

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

Postby PKBasu » Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:48 pm

Incidentally, Ramanathan Krishnan stopped playing serious international tennis by about 1969 (when he was 32). But the ATP (which started computer rankings around 1973) lists the senior RK's highest ranking as being 136, which he attained on the last day of 1978 -- when he was 41 years, 8 months and 20 days old. Although semi-retired, Krish could still beat most of India's top players (except Vijay) through the 1970s, and usually won a round or two in the Indian Open.


Return to “The Golden Oldies”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest