Courtesy his Delhi Open triumph, India’s numero uno singles player Somdev Devvarman today jumped 18 places to become world number 78 in the latest ATP rankings.
Somdev had collected 100 ranking points after beating top seed Alerksandr Nedovyesov in the final yesterday.
Somdev’s next clash is tomorrow against world number five and 2009 US Open winner Juan Martin Del Potro in the first round of the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free championships.
Somdev’s career best rank was 62, which he achieved in July 2011.
India’s number two singles player Yuki Bhambri slipped to 146, a loss of three places. The Delhi boy had made a shock first round exit at the Delhi Open.