December 1, 2023 06:56:10

Top Four Indian Men’s Singles Tennis Player In 2022

Sidharth Rawat

New Delhi lad Sidharth Rawat is currently ranked 496 in the ATP world rankings. Rawat has accumulated 68 ranking points already. Points and will look to make it into the top 200 in the coming years. The 28-year-old has a 76% win rate this year, a significant increase from 44% last year.

Rawat, who loves to play on the hard court, has dominantly started the year. He has won 16 of his 21 matches this year and will look to keep the form going for the rest of 2022. He has also represented India in the doubles category.

Mukund Sasikumar

Mukund Sasikumar made his ATP main draw debut as a wild-card at the 2020 Maharashtra Open. Mukund achieved his career-high ATP ranking of 229 in October 2019. However, things have taken a turn since then.

Sasikumar’s ATP ranking dropped to 321 in late August last year. Currently, he is ranked 408 in the world. The man from Chennai is currently on a three-match losing streak. His last loss came at Citta de Forli in Italy at the hands of Luca Nardi in straight sets. However, Sasikumar has the potential to come out of this slump in form soon enough.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran

Prajnesh Gunneswaran is the only one on this list who has been in the top 100 in the ATP rankings. Moreover, he has also played in the main draw of four major Grand Slams. In addition to this Gunneswaran has also won a bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

He has won two ATP Challenger titles and eight ITF singles titles. The lanky Indian came through the qualifying of the 2019 BNP Paribas Open and defeated Benoit Paire in straight sets. The win got him into the second round of the competition. In the second round, he scored a major upset over the 17th seed Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili. He also had a decent run in the Indian Wells Masters and Miami Open.

Sumit Nagal

Sumit Nagal is one of the big rising prospects in Indian tennis. The 24-year-old is currently ranked 259th in the ATP rankings with 196 ranking points.

Despite making an early mark as a doubles player in the Wimbledon Juniors in 2015 he has transitioned into a very successful singles player. Sumit’s seven-year-long professional career has seen him accumulate multiple achievements. He has won medals at the ITF Future Tours, ATP Challengers, Asian Games, and Davis Cup.