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

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

Postby Rajiv » Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:29 pm

yes during rk's reign there was no tourney's at all but there were used to intermittent exhibitions mostly in bombay comprising of the second rung on the atp and sashi menon and co. representing indians.
but the most high profile exhibition was held in cal
lendl , wojtek fibak , eliot teltcshter came and was won by john alexander who replaced vijay after va's withdrawal

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Postby sramu » Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:45 am

PKBasu wrote:I had already checked Gaurav Natekar's ranking -- he didn't make the list! Gaurav basically became a doubles specialist (I think he and MB made the Wimbledon junior final, and he and LP won an Asian Games medal), but his highest doubles ranking was 260 and his highest singles rank was 522 (in 1994, when he won a round in the main draw of the Mumbai Challenger -- his only such singles win at the Challenger level I believe).
Zubin Irani I hadn't checked, but his name doesn't show up on ATP's archives.

PKB - If I am not mistaken, Mahesh's partner was Nitin Kirtane and nor Gaurav.
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Postby PKBasu » Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:48 pm

Thanks Ramu. You are absolutely right, it was Nitin Kirtane who partnered MB to the Wimbledon junior final. Here are their results:

Wimbledon Junior Championship Great Britain
G1 25 Apr 1992 to 04 May 1992 Entry : Grass (O)
partnering Nitin KIRTANE (IND)
32 W ESQUEDA-HERNANDEZ (MEX) / SILBERSTEIN (CHI) 6-1 6-2
16 W SANDERS (GBR) / SCHOFIELD (GBR) 7-5 4-6 6-3
QF W LADIPO (NGR) / LONFO (CIV) 7-5 6-3
SF W ABAROA (MEX) / RADULESCU (GER) 6-3 6-4
FR L BALDAS (AUS) / DRAPER (AUS) 1-6 6-4 7-9

(this is from the ITF site, although the dates are very strange!).

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Uzma Khan

Postby Varma » Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:13 am

Speaking of former Indian players, I remember a girl named Uzma Khan from Hyd making waves not too long ago in the domestic circuit and a few junior events abroad. She seems to have disappeared from my radar quite some time ago. When Sania started making news (as a 10-11 yr old girl), I had a feeling that she got inspired by Uzma, especially being from the same city. She probably is just 4-5 yrs older to Sania. Any idea what happened to her?

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Postby PKBasu » Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:52 am

Uzma Khan went to college in the US, played some college tennis for a year or two, then got married and is no longer playing serious tennis as far as we know.

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Postby Sandeep » Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:03 am

Yes, we discussed about this earlier too. Uzma represented University of California, Santa Barbara I guess and then no information. Probably she got married and settled down. She is 6 years older to sania.

She has a career high juniors singles ranking of 75 and career high doubles ranking of 124.

If I am right, she represented India in Fed cup. Her singles win loss record is 9-1 .

But I doubt if Sania got inspired by her. Sania was like 12 years probably when Uzma left India and stopped being in news.

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Postby jayakris » Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:24 am

Well, she was at the University of Arizona for a year or two, before transferring to UC SB .. What a wasted talent, really.

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Postby Sandeep » Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:48 am

Was she really talented? I don't know much about her. 75 in juniors, made me feel that she may not be as talented as we are assuming.

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Postby PKBasu » Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:21 am

Jaikumar Royappa, the guy Ramesh Krishnan beat in the National (lawn) tennis final when he won the national title for the first time, died yesterday in Chennai. RIP.

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/00 ... asses~away

Royappa was the dominant player on the domestic circuit until the baton clearly passed to Ramesh in the winter of 1977. But he did make the second round of Wimbledon's singles main draw in 1978 as a qualifier, losing to 3rd-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis in straight sets.
http://www.atptennis.com/en/tournaments ... es=Singles

Note that three Indians made the second round in the main draw that year (but 11-J. McEnroe did not!!). The obituary claims he made the Wimbledon R2 twice, but I don't quite remember the second time.

But I think Royappa could have made top-100 with a little more financial support. As it is, his highest ranking was 207 (according to the ATP).

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Postby PKBasu » Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:29 am

Royappa also qualified into the Wimbledon main draw in 1976, losing in R1 to a fellow-qualifier. That year, two other Indians (Vijay Amritraj and Sashi Menon) made R2 of the main draw, but lost in straight sets in R2:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/tournaments ... es=Singles

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Postby XYZ » Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:14 am

Was she really talented? I don't know much about her. 75 in juniors, made me feel that she may not be as talented as we are assuming.

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Uzma was winning everything here before she went to the college in US. Even in US college she was ranked in 80's. Please see http://ucsbgauchos.collegesports.com/sp ... 03aaa.html.
I am sure she would have come up in pro tennis if she did not have other distractions.

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Postby BSharma » Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:03 pm

Unfortunately, the college life in USA has many distractions. The tennis players from India who come to US colleges on tennis scholarships must remain focussed or else the budding tennis career comes crashing down.

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Postby puneets » Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:03 am

:Offtopic:

Can you please list names (and univs) of current Indian players (or having an Indian connection) in NCAA ?
I saw Rajeev Ram play a couple of years back here at the Univ of Illinois.

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Postby PKBasu » Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:57 am

SteveG's site has an interesting database of all those players who finished in the top-25 in the years from 1973 to 2004. Vijay Amritraj twice finished in the top-25 -- he finished 20th in 1980 and 21st in 1981 -- while Ramesh Krishnan finished one year (1984) in the top-25 (he was ranked #24 at the end of that year).

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Postby India1989 » Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:12 pm

Did you guys miss Sania Mirza over here. She had a career high ranking of either 33 or 34.


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