The mover of the week honors go to Ana Ivanovic. Unfortunately, Ivanovic joins a slew of other players whose season has been interrupted by injury. She has had an injury plagued season (knee and now wrist) and has not played tennis since her first round loss at this year’s US Open. As a result she has been unable to defend her quarterfinal round points at the Toray Pan Pacific Open; her third round points at the Wuhan Open; and her semifinal round points at the China Open. She has not won a title since 2014 and it’s unlikely that she will win one this season. However, we know she is a fighter and hope that she is recovering nicely and will come back with a vengeance in 2017.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Juan Monaco (ARG)||DOWN 19||70|
|Frances Tiafoe (USA)||UP 17||100 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)||DOWN 16||79|
|Gerald Melzer (AUT)||UP 15||72|
|Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)||UP 14||95|
|Taylor Fritz (USA)||DOWN 13||71|
|Illya Marchenko (UKR)||DOWN 13||62|
|Benoit Paire (FRA)||DOWN 10||47|
|Radek Stepanek (CZE)||UP 10||96|
|Ana Ivanovic (SRB)||DOWN 23||61|
|Sara Errani (ITA)||DOWN 12||46|
|Daria Gavrilova (AUS)||UP 11||38|
|Andrea Petkovic (GER)||DOWN 11||55|
|Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)||DOWN 10||78|
ATP Tour: Kei Nishikori and Rafael Nadal traded places; the remaining top ten members maintained their exact positions from the previous week.
WTA Tour: the top 3 players maintained their exact positions. The number 4, 5 and 6th ranked players were shuffled around a bit. Johanna Konta broke into the top ten at number 9 for the first time in her career. Carla Suarez Navarro fell out of the top 10.
SPECIAL MENTION: our spotlight player, Alexander Zverev, is at a career high of 21.
Frances Tiafoe cracks the top 100 for the first time in his career at number 100.
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