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Prajnesh breaks top-100 barrier, touches 97

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Reaping rewards of his consistent performance, Monday broke into men's singles top-100 for the first time in his career with a jump of six places that took him to 97.

Prajnesh is only third Indian to break into the top-100 barrier in the past decade after and

The gritty left-hander, who had a brilliant 2018 season, reached the semifinals of the ATP Chennai Challenger last week to ensure his entry into the coveted bracket.

If Prajnesh can maintain his rank inside top-100, it will secure him entry into Grand Slam singles main draws.

In recent times, only Yuki managed to make the top-100 grade. The immensely talented Yuki has been unfortunate with that halted his progress. Every time he entered the top-100, it was followed by a break.

He is now placed 156 behind Ramkumar Ramanathan, who rose to 128 with a jump of five places. At number four, is Saketh Myneni (255, +5) and following him is another talent from the South Sasi Kumar Mukund, who jumped 22 places to reach career-best 271.

Mukund too had made the semifinals of the Chennai Challenger.

In the doubles, stayed put at 37 and was followed by his partner (39, +1), Leander Paes (75, +7), Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (77, +2) and Purav Raja (100, +3).

In the WTA charts, Ankita Raina continues to be country's top singles at number 165 after climbing three places in the ladder and was followed by Karman Kaur Thandi, who dropped a place to 211.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 13:55 IST
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