Tennis has not been the first game played in India. However, lately it has become one of the most played sports and many youngsters are playing and making great names in the world. Tennis has many stars in the country and here are the top 10 best Tennis players in India in 2016.
10. Prerna Bhambri
Prerna Bhambri is one of the highest rated Tennis Players in the country. She has won five ITF Tours and plays for India in Fed Cup. She is considered as one of the most talented Tennis Players for the country. Her current WTA Rating is 412 for Singles.
9. Ankita Raina
This is another emerging Tennis Players who is slowly but steadily making her presence felt at the international level. She has won five ITF Tours and is considered as one of the best Tennis Player in India. Her WTA Ranking is 319 and it should improve in the future.
8. Prarthana Thombre
She is slowly becoming a good Tennis player for Double’s rating. Her WTA Rating is 254 in Double’s. However, she has a bright career ahead and chance of improving her Tennis. She has already many championships and she is considered as one of the brightest players in the country.
7. Ramkumar Ramanathan
He is considered as the next generation superstar in Tennis for India. His current ATP Ranking is 206. He has been part of many Grand Slams but he has not been able to qualify for the Australian Open, US Open and French Open.
6. Somdev Devvarman
Somdev came with lots of promise and made India hopeful for another great talent. He has reached the finals of the ATP Chennai Open. He also won a Gold Medal in the Commonwealth Games for India. He is the proud recipient of the Arjuna Award and has qualified for all the four major Grand Slams including Australian Open, US Open, Wimbledon and French Open. He is currently ranked 175 in ATP Ranking.
5. Saketh Myneni
He is considered as one of the promising talents as well in India. He is currently ranked 168 in ATP Ranking. He has been part of Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open but unfortunately yet to clear the qualification rounds. He is known for his Junior Tennis Performance and presently represents India in Davis Cup as well.
4. Yuki Bhambri
Yuki Bhambri is one of the top Tennis Player who is considered as one of the most promising talents in India. He came to the headlines for his standout performance for in the Junior Tennis where he won Australian Open Junior Championship. He is currently ranked 95 in the ATP Ranking. He has been part of many Grand Slam competition including Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. However, he is yet to make a mark in the grand slams. He also plays Davis Cup for India.
3. Rohan Bopanna
He is a double specialist and has won many tournaments. He has 14 Career Titles for Doubles. He was the finalist in the US Open and reached Semi Finals and Quarter Finals in Wimbledon and French Open respectively. He is a member of Indian Davis Cup. His current Double Ranking in ATP is 9.
2. Leander Paes
He is one of the most successful Tennis Players for India and has won many awards and Grand Slams as well. Leander Paes jas won 8 Doubles Grand Slams and 9 Mixed Doubles Grand Slams. He is the oldest man to win a Grand Slam and is also the second man to win Wimbledon Grand Slam in three decades. He is the recipient of Arjuna Award, Rajiv Khel Ratna, Padma Shri and Padma Bhusan Award. His present ATP Ranking is 41.
1. Sania Mirza
She is not only the best Tennis Player in India but also the best in the world in Double’s for women. Sania Mirza has the WTA Rating 1 in Double’s and has just won yet another Grand Slam in US Open. She is considered as the big thing in Indian tennis and became the first Indian Woman to win a grand slam. She has been conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri by Government of India.
These are the Tennis Players who have made the country proud and are considered as the best.