MOVER OF THE WEEK: Paolo Lorenzi

Lorenzi week ranking

SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF 06.18.2018 Paolo Lorenzi gets the honors of mover of the week; however, the honors are bitter-sweet because his ranking has fallen and continues to slide after a string of early round losses. He lost in the first round of Quito, Marrakech and Budapest. These are all tournaments where…

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Cecchinato Vaults 45 Spots to a New High

A new career high

SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF 06.11.2018 The mover of the week honors go to Marco Cecchinato. The Italian dismissed three seeded players, including a top ten player (David Goffin) and Novak Djokovic en route to his first major semifinals. Perhaps if not fatigue, the Italian may have also upset Dominic Thiem; however, the…

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Nadal Reigns In France, Wins 11


ROLAND GARROS, France Men’s Championship Match: [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [8] Dominic Thiem (AUT) Given his recent loss to the Austrian on clay last month, Nadal had to be focused and he was, jumping out to an early break lead only to lose it because of some ferocious forehand winners from Thiem. The Austrian…

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FRENCH OPEN: Nadal vs. Thiem

Nadal Thiem 2018 RG final

It was inevitable that they would contest a final at Roland Garros; after all, Dominic Thiem is considered by many to be the heir to the throne of clay, once Rafael Nadal steps down. The question that many have, “Will it happen on Sunday?” With eight of his ten titles coming on clay, the Austrian…

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Who Is Marco Cecchinato?


Marco Cecchinato is a twenty-five year old Italian tennis player, who turned professional in 2010. However, there is much more to this Italian than that simple introductory statement. Like most Italian tennis players there is “a certain flair” to his game. Two years ago Cecchinato was suspended 18 months for match-fixing, which was subsequently reduced…

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