Estrella Burgos’ Amazing Run In Quito

WEEK: 02.13.2017

The mover of the week is, Victor Estrella Burgos, who jumped 63 spots to number 93.  He won his first title in 2015 after being on tour since 2002.  Since then he has won this same title three consecutive years, the Ecuador Open in Quito.  Interesting facts about him, he has never lost a final and each year he has won this title he has had to beat the same player, Thomaz Bellucci, en route to the title.  It takes a lot of mental strength to defend a title and to do so three years running tells you a lot about his mental fortitude.  He has done so well at this tournament; I have often wondered why he does not do as well at other clay court tournaments.  He is the ultimate clay court player who can battle on, seemingly forever, without getting fatigued.


PLAYERS (within  the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) UP  63 93
Martin Klizan (SVK) DOWN  37 73
Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) UP  25 75
Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) UP  20 67
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) DOWN  17 99
Dustin Brown (GER) UP  13 71
Hyeon Chung (KOR) UP  12 82
Renzo Olivo (ARG) UP  11 92
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) DOWN  10 52
Donald Young (USA) DOWN  10 81

There were no significant ranking changes on the WTA Tour, perhaps a result of no WTA tournaments taking place due to Fed Cup obligations.  Regular WTA tournaments will resume today.  

ATP Tour: the top ten members remained the same; however, Gael Monfils moved down to #10 and Roger Federer moved up to #9.

WTA Tour: the top ten members remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous week.

 SPECIAL MENTION: Our spotlight player, Alexander Zverev, is at an all-time career high of #18.

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