New Delhi, Mar 18: After a breakthrough run at the Indian Wells, India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran on Monday achieved his career-high rank of 84 in the latest men's rankings of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
Earlier, Prajnesh had collected 61 points after reaching the third round at the ATP Masters series event, where he defeated world number 18 Nikoloz Basilashvili to register the biggest win of his career.
His brilliant performance helped him jump 13 places to reach his new career-best ranking. Prajnesh has won 2 ATP challenger and 8 ITF titles in singles and 1 ITF title in doubles. He has also represented India at the Davis Cup.
At 2018 Asian Games, in Jakarta, he won the bronze medal in the men's singles tennis event. He is currently the top ranked Indian singles player. Meanwhile, another Indian player Yuki Bhambri who is nursing a knee injury, dropped 36 places to 207.
In the WTA rankings, Ankita Raina continues to be India's top-ranked player at 168 (-2) and was followed by Karman Kaur Thandi, who jumped seven places to 203. (UNI)