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Who’re the present high Indian males’s doubles tennis pairs?

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9 gamers are ranked beneath 150 within the ATP rankings.

The 2022 season has been nice for the Indian males’s doubles class with 9 gamers ranked beneath ATP 150 rankings. In the beginning of 2022, solely Rohan Bopanna was inside the highest 100 with the remaining being manner far within the rankings however a collection of ATP Challenger wins has seen a superb enchancment.

For the previous two years, the doubles specialist could not journey outdoors India to play many tournaments attributable to journey restrictions seeing a steep decline in rankings and kind. Beginning in 2022 after all of the restrictions had been lifted the gamers began enjoying usually.

Divij Sharan / Purav Raja

The 36-year-old Divij Sharan was the 2nd highest ranked participant and was inside the highest 75, two years again. After the pandemic, he didn’t play a lot and misplaced kind as soon as going outdoors the highest 200 of the ATP rankings. The combo of Sharan and Raja mixed once more in June and most not too long ago gained the ATP 80 Istanbul Challenger.

Throughout the begin of 2022, Sharan misplaced within the 1st spherical of most tournaments then he mixed once more together with his older companion Raja to regain again the momentum. Purav Raja earlier than partnering with Sharan didn’t play a lot tennis and was doing commentary for Sony at instances. However after becoming a member of Sharan the pair had began enjoying often.

At current Divij Sharan is ranked 147 and Purav is ranked 142.

Arjun Khade

Arjun performs each the singles and doubles concurrently however has had success within the doubles format. He gained a couple of ITF excursions in India firstly of the season in singles. Arjun partnering will Erler gained his first Challenger at Bengaluru in 2022. After the Bengaluru Challenger Arjun has not gained any event however has been persistently progressing to the quarters and semis.

Arjun Khade’s singles kind is a priority as he has not made it to the principle draw of any ATP Challenger for the previous 4 months.

Presently, Arjun is ranked 137 in doubles.

Sriram Balaji / Jeevan Nenduchezhiyan

Each Balaji and Jeevan had been outdoors the highest 170s firstly of 2022. The pair began to play collectively in April and has gained two Challengers to this point. Each Jeevan and Sriram complement one another very nicely with the shape enjoying on the close to cour and the latter enjoying on the baseline.

Sriram Balaji has the very best rating of 96 and got here fairly near it at 105. Presently, Balaji is ranked 116 and Jeevan at 124 respectively.

Jeevan because the French Open has began commentating in Tamil for Sony.

Saketh Myneni / Yuki Bhambri

Myneni and Yuki are fondly referred to as as YukiSaki on Twitter. Yuki Bhambri made a return to tennis in 2021 after affected by an damage in 2018. He began focussing solely on doubles this yr partnering with Myneni. Saketh firstly of 2022 gained the Bengaluru Challenger partnering with Ramkumar Ramanathan however could not proceed enjoying with him additional.

The YukiSaki pair joined fingers collectively to win the ITF occasion in India first after which slowly began profitable the Challengers. Collectively they’ve gained 5 ATP Challengers to this point. Saketh Myneni holds the report for profitable joint most Challengers together with Rodriguez from Colombia.

Yuki Bhambri earlier than damage predominantly performed singles however from subsequent yr there are hopes of him enjoying the singles concurrently with doubles.

Yuki Bhambri is ranked 111 and Saketh Myneni 97. Saketh turned the third Indian to enter the highest 100 in doubles in 2022.

Ramkumar Ramanathan

Ramanathan began the 2022 season outdoors the highest 120 in doubles. Then inside a month after profitable the ATP Adelaide, Pune Open, and Bengaluru Challenger he jumped inside the highest 100 changing into the second Indian after Bopanna to be ranked inside 100.

Ramanathan then jumped inside the highest 60 making it to the principle draw of French, Wimbledon, and USA Open instantly. Ramanathan has been enjoying many Challengers of late as a result of he’s nonetheless concentrating on singles. He ranks outdoors 200 in singles attributable to which he can’t take part within the ATP tour usually.

Nonetheless 28, he can turn into among the best in doubles if he solely concentrates on it because the type of his single has been on a drop. He’s at the moment ranked 67 in doubles.

Rohan Bopanna

Rohan Bopanna has been main the Indian doubles for greater than a decade now. He has been the torchbearer for India within the males’s class after the retirement of Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes. After partnering with Ramanathan initially he began to pair up with Middelkoop from the Netherlands.

The pair went on to achieve the Semi-Finals of the French Open and had a couple of good ATP tour occasions. On the finish of yearly, ATP finals occasions are held for the highest 8 ranked gamers in that individual yr. Rohan and Middelkoop look set to qualify for the celebrated occasion in November.

Presently, Rohan Bopanna is ranked 21.

Particular Point out

Anirudh Chandrasekhar (24) was ranked outdoors the highest 600 in doubles firstly of 2022 however now has jumped 300 positioned above to get inside the highest 250.

With a superb variety of ATP Challengers and excursions lined up, we are able to see a couple of extra Indians inside the highest 100 and qualify for the principle draw of the Australian Open in 2023.

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