Bopanna ends year as World No.9

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) India’s top tennis player rose three places to be at World No.9 in the latest men’s doubles rankings released on Monday.

Bopanna, who lost the ATP World Tour Finals title round on Sunday partnering Romanian Florin Mergea, ended the season with four titles. His final appearance in the London on Sunday helped him enter the top-10. The 35-year-old currently has 5,530 points.

Veteran Leander Paes stayed at No.41 while Purav Raja dropped a place to No.93.

In men’s singles rankings, Yuki Bhambri remains the top Indian at No.91. Davis Cupper Saketh Myneni rose two places to 171 while 2010 Commonwealth Games champion Somdev Devvarman stayed at No.179.

In women’s doubles, reigning Wimbledon and US Open champion continues to be World No.1 while Ankita Raina is the top Indian in women’s singles at No.243 and is the only Indian in top 400.

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