New Delhi:Somdev Devvarman's stellar show at the Chennai Open, where he ended runners-up, catapulted him to 154 in the latest ATP singles tennis rankings issued on Monday. The Indian leapfrogged 48 places from his earlier ranking of 202.
Somdev, with 562 points, continues to be India's numero uno singles player but the gap between him and second highest ranked Prakash Amritraj is widening as the latter is now placed 209, a loss of three places.
Somdev, playing in his maiden ATP Tour event final, lost in straight sets to Marin Cilic of Croatia, on Saturday. In the doubles, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes hung on to their sixth and 10th position respectively.
Both Bhupathi and Paes cut a sorry figure at the home event making early exits with their respective partners.
Meanwhile, Sania Mirza, who is all set to return to competitive tennis at Australian Open, was ranked 107th in the latest WTA singles rankings.