Rohan Bopanna, on Monday, returned to top-10 in the ATP ranking doubles chart, securing a direct entry into the men’s doubles event of the Rio Olympic Games.

After exiting the French Open at quarterfinal stage, Bopanna needed Marcelo Melo and Ivan Dodig to lose in the semi-finals to return to top-10. And they lost.

Veteran Leander Paes, who also made the quarterfinals, gained five places to be placed at 46.

Bopanna, being a top-10 player, not only gets a direct entry but also has the choice to pick his partner for the men’s doubles event irrespective of his ranking.

The next best players in the doubles for India are Purav Raja (103) Divij Sharan (114), Saketh Myneni (125), Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (134) and Mahesh Bhupathi (164).

In the singles, out-of-action Yuki Bhambri has slipped six more places to 147 and is followed by Saketh (150) and Ramkumar Ramanathan (224).

In the women’s doubles chart, Sania Mirza continued to be joint world No. 1 with Swiss partner Martina Hingis. Prarthana Thombare was second-highest ranked player at 209.

In the singles, Ankita Raina dropped out of top-300.
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