Ramkumar Ramanathan achieved his career-best 115th spot in the latest rankings from Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which were released on Monday.A runners-up finish at the Hall of Fame tennis tournament helped Ramanathan to jump 46 places to reach his career-best rank.Ramkumar became the first Indian in seven years to advance to the singles final of an ATP World Tour event but could not end India’s 20-year title drought when he lost the title clash 5-7, 6-4, 2-6 to America’s Steve Johnson in almost two hours.Due to his stupendous week at the Hall of Fame Open, Ramanathan earned 150 points that helped him take the massive leap in the men’s singles rankings.We’re going the distance @ramkumar1994 battles to take the second set 6-3 and force the decider for the #DellTechOpen pic.twitter.com/vK1yMlYxzWTennis Hall of Fame (@TennisHalloFame) July 22, 2018Meanwhile, Yuki Bhambri continues to be the best-ranked Indian at 86 while Prajnesh Gunneswaran dropped two places to be at the 186th place.Sumit Nagal was placed at the 269th spot while Saketh Myneni and Arjun Kadhe are at the 339th and 345th places respectively.In doubles ranking, Rohan Bopanna was the top-ranked Indian at 27th place while Divij Sharan dropped two places to be at 38th spot. Leander Paes went down five places to hold the 80th spot.Meanwhile, Spanish great and world No.1 Rafael Nadal continued to hold a sizeable lead ahead of world No.2 Roger Federer of Switzerland.Also read – Mesut Ozil finds sympathy from Sania Mirza: Racism should not be acceptedadvertisementThe only change in the top 10 was from Dominic Thiem of Austria, who climbed to world No.8 and knocked the United States’ John Isner down to world No.9.Further down the rankings, Italy’s Fabio Fognini moved up a spot to world No.14 after winning the Swedish Open on Sunday.Another Italian player, Marco Cecchintao, jumped five spots to world No.22 after winning the Croatia Open, also Sunday.Ramanathan said he was disappointed about losing the final but he wanted to take positives out of the experience.”I was disappointed for not winning the final but it is tough to reach this far. I just fell short. I will watch the match (recording) again and see (what went wrong) but it’s a learning experience. And nothing can buy this moment, so I will take positives out of it,” Ramkumar told PTI from Newport.(With inputs from agencies)
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