Being ranked 5th is testament of years of hard work and focus: Bopanna

Jul 09, 2013, 00:29 IST | Agencies

Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna yesterday reached a career-high fifth on the ATP World Tour doubles rankings, following his semifinal appearance at Wimbledon.

Bopanna, along with Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin, reached the men’s doubles semi-finals where they put up an intense fight against top-seeded Bryan brothers before bowing out of the tournament. Bopanna also reached the mixed doubles quarter-finals with China’s Zie Jheng.

Rohan Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna

Commenting on the joy of his career-high while on a break from the tour, Bopanna said: “It is great to have been ranked fifth on the rankings ladder. It is an extremely proud moment for my team and myself, as this ranking is a true testament of the many years of hard work, focus and determination.”

Commenting on the future of his partnership with Wimbledon partner Roger-Vasselin, the Coorgy player said: “It is too early to speculate, though Edouard and I are in conversation on continuing this partnership given the great run we have had in the two weeks at Wimbledon.”

Lowest ranking for Fed Meanwhile, Roger Federer slipped to the fifth position in the ATP rankings — his lowest for over a decade.

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