Andrej Martin gets top honors this week. His impressive showing in Umag, which resulted in his getting to his first career ATP World Tour final, also propelled him into the top 100 for the first time. This is a career high for the Slovak. Hopefully he will build on this and get to many more finals and get to lift many trophies. I was impressed by his fitness and his determination. He seems to have a very high tennis IQ as well, which can only work in his favor as he gains more experience. He appeared mentally strong and was done in because he was exhausted; thus, despite his will he was physically incapable of mounting the resistance necessary to compete against his gifted opponent, Fabio Fognini, in the final.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Andrej Martin (SVK)||UP 26||98|
|Robin Haase (NED)||UP 19||76|
|Gerald Melzer (AUT)||UP 17||90|
|Kyle Edmund (GBR)||DOWN 16||84|
|Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM)||DOWN 14||88|
|Carlos Berlocq (ARG)||UP 13||74|
|Adrian Mannarino (FRA)||DOWN 13||68|
|Dustin Brown (GER)||UP 12||87|
|Dusan Lajovic (SRB)||UP 12||71|
|Illya Marchenko (UKR)||UP 12||72|
|Alison Riske (USA)||UP 20||58|
|Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)||DOWN 18||60|
|Katerina Siniakova (CZE)||UP 13||79|
|Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)||DOWN 13||78|
|Johanna Larsson (SWE)||UP 12||70|
ATP Tour: the top ten members remained the same and maintained their positions from the previous week.
WTA Tour: Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka traded places. Dominika Cibulkova is back in the top ten once again at 10, taking Svetlana Kuznetsova’s position. All other members remained the same.
SPOTLIGHT PLAYER: Alexander Zverev reaches another new high at 25. CONGRATULATIONS!