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Indian tennis sensation Sumit Nagal has surged to a career-high of 80 in the latest ATP Rankings after making it to the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters. Nagal has t aken massive strides in 2024 as he broke into the top 100 and hasn't looked back since. 

Ahead of the Monte Carlo Masters, Nagal was ranked 93rd after which the 26-year-old took down Italy’s Flavio Cobolli and Argentina’s Facundo Diaz Acosta to reach the main draw. Then Nagal pulled off a major upset in the opening round at Monte Carlo as he defeated world-number 38 Matteo Arnaldi. With this performance, Nagal created history by becoming the first Indian to win an ATP Masters 1000 match on clay since the series began in 1990.

Sumit Nagal jumps to career-high ATP Ranking of 80

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The 26-year-old from Jhajjar lost against WR 7 Holger Rune of Denmark in the second round. On the back of these performances, Nagal jumped 13 places in the ATP Rankings. With the WR 80, Nagal is the seventh-highest ranked Indian man after Vijay Amritraj, Ramesh Krishnan, Somdev Devvarman, Sashi Menon, Anand Amritraj and Prajnesh Gunneswaran since the computerised rankings were introduced in 1973.

 Rohan Boppana slips to 2nd after Monte Carlo Ro16 exit

Unfortunately for India's top men's doubles performer, Rohan Boppana lost his number-one rank to partner Matthew Ebden. The duo suffered a Round of 16 defeat against El Salvador's Marcelo Arévalo and Mate Pavić of Croatia in straight sets.