Sela’s Ranking Takes A Dive

WEEK:  10.31.2016

Dudi Sela gets the mover of the week honors; unfortunately his ranking went down due to his inability to defend valuable ranking points on the Challenger circuit. You have to give him credit though; he continues to fight despite being on the tour since 2002 without ever winning an ATP World Tour singles title.  He came close twice, in 2008 and 2014 when he made it to the final.  Why does Sela persist despite the odds and the declining return of positive results?  Some players simply love the game, perhaps that’s his reason.  He has been doing well on the Challenger circuit; however, how long can he sustain this as he gets older and the positive results start to decline there as well?  For now he continues and we know that he can always make things difficult on court for many players on the ATP World Tour.


PLAYERS (within  the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
Dudi Sela (ISR) DOWN  23 94
Mischa Zverev (GER) UP  19 53
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) UP  17 65
Ricardas Berankis (LTU) UP  15 76
Damir Dzumhur (BIH) UP  12 80
Dusan Lajovic (SRB) DOWN  12 89
Jordan Thompson (AUS) UP  10 85
Donald Young (USA) DOWN  10 93
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) DOWN  15 95
Oceane Dodin (FRA) UP  12 71
Lauren Davis (USA) UP  10 72

ATP Tour: there was some shuffling around of the members of the top ten with Tomas Berdych falling out of the top ten to be replaced by Marin Cilic.

WTA Tour: there were no changes in the top ten members from last week; however, there was some shuffling around.  Dominika Cibulkova gets to a career high of number 5 (she won the WTA Finals title over the weekend).  Karolina Pliskova, Garbine Muguruza and Madison Keys all dropped down one spot.


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