Tennis: Prajnesh Gunneswaran rises to career-high ranking of 80

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 15, 2019UPDATED: April 15, 2019 10:51 IST Prajnesh Gunneswaran (@ATP_Tour Photo)Continuing his good run, India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran achieved a career-high ranking of 80 in the latest ATP rankings released Monday.The 29-year-old from Chennai, who broke into the top 100 in February this year, improved two places to become the sixth highest in terms of singles ranking in the history of Indian tennis.Prajnesh had reached the third round of Indian Wells 2019 in his maiden appearance at an ATP Masters event. It was also his first apperance in the third round of an ATP 1000 Tournament.He had also entered the main draw of Miami Open to rise to 81 last month.Another Indian Ramkumar Ramanathan dropped 16 spots to slip out of the top 150. He is now at the 157th position.Also Read | Country needs to do lot more for women empowerment in sports, says Sania MirzaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Prajnesh GunneswaranFollow ATP rankings Next Tennis: Prajnesh Gunneswaran rises to career-high ranking of 80Prajnesh Gunneswaran has been in good form in 2019 having reached the main rounds of Masters 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami. advertisementlast_img read more

Kosovo UN envoy unveils plan to return divided city of Mitrovica to

“If we just leave things as they are, they will slide even further. We need to stop this slide,” Michael Steiner, the Special Representative of Secretary-General Kofi Annan and chief of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), said in a speech last night in Mitrovica. Mr. Steiner promised the Serb community living in northern Mitrovica that UN police and the international Kosovo Force (KFOR) would keep watch to ensure that there were no incursions from the southern part of the city, which he said was unlikely to happen. Serbs from northern Mitrovica, meanwhile, have begun to join the Kosovo Police Service. The UN envoy also said that what was needed was a new start for governing all of Mitrovica so that important decisions in the municipality were taken jointly. Common interests needed to be decided at the level of the municipality, while specific interests could be dealt with at a more local level. “I propose a coalition agreement after the elections, under my auspices, between Serb and Albanian political parties in the Municipal Assembly,” Mr. Steiner said. “That agreement would ensure that, irrespective of size, the communities would have their say on the municipal level.” As for the upcoming elections, he urged all Mitrovica residents to participate in the polls, warning that without taking part, “the Serb community will have excluded itself from political life for the next four years.” Mr. Steiner said that he was prepared to move an important part of UNMIK’s administration, the Kosovo Trust Agency, to northern Mitrovica, and to organize a conference of donors and potential investors specifically for the town. “This is a time when the destiny of Mitrovica is being decided,” he said. “What I have outlined is the way to recover your future.” read more