Rohan Bopanna is now number 3 in world tennis rankings

Jul 23, 2013, 01:59 IST | PTI

Touching a new high, Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna today became world number three player in the world with a jump of two places in the latest ATP ranking chart.

Bopanna is behind world's most formidable players, American twins Mike and Bob Bryan. Bopanna moved up as Spaniards Marc Lopez (4) and Marcel Granollers (5) lost a place each.

Rohan Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna. PIC/AFP

After his Wimbledon semifinal appearance, Bopanna had become country's highest ranked player at number five. This week Mahesh Bhupathi lost a place to be number seven while Leander Paes is static at nine.

Divij Sharan also achieved a career-best rank of 66 with a jump of 18 places, courtesy his title win at Claro Open with Purav Raja. Raja entered top-100 as he is placed 86 with a gain 29 places.

In the singles, Somdev Devvarman continued to be highest ranked player at 128, followed by Saketh Myneni (263). In the women's doubles, Sania Mirza moved up to 17th from 19th.

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