Tennis veteran Leander Paes drops out of top 100 in doubles ranking for the first time in 19 years.
He lost 5 places and slipped to the 101st position in the ATP doubles chart. With 856 points, Paes is on the 4th position among the Indian players, after Rohan Bopanna (38), Divij Sharan (46) and Purav Raja (93).
Before this, the 46-year-old player had slipped out of the top-100 back in 2000. He held the 118th position back then.
In August 2014, Paes slipped out of the top 10 for the first time. Two years later he did not manage to make it to the top 50 as well.
18-time Grand Slam winner Leander Pace has not played post participating in the US Open last September. He will be available for the Davis Cup tie against Pakistan. Meanwhile, Prajnesh Gunneswaran has maintained his position as the top-ranked singles player in the country. He now holds the 95th rank. Gunneswaran is followed by Sumit Nagal (127, +2), Ramkumar Ramanathan (190, +9), Sasi Kumar Mukund (250, +2) and Saket Maynani (267, -1).