Steep fall for Somdev, slips to 89 in singles ranking

Somdev, who was advised two weeks' rest after suffering a shoulder strain during India's recent Davis Cup tie against Japan, will compete in the Malaysian Open.

He will open his campaign against a qualifier.
Another out of action player Sania Mirza has gained two places to be 86. Sania's doubles ranking was unchanged at number 10 and there was no change in her team ranking with Elena Vesnina as they stand at number four.

In the ATP doubles rankings, Mahesh Bhupathi (6), Leander Paes  (8) and Rohan Bopanna (14) also maintained their respective positions.

In the doubles race to year-end championship also, Paes and Bhupathi held on to their fourth rank and the Indo-Pak pair of Bopanna and  Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi were also static at number seven.

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