Giannessi’s Perseverance Gets Rewarded

WEEK: 06.19.2017

Alessandro Giannessi gets the mover of the week honors. He cracked the top hundred for the first time in his career by virtue of getting to the final of an ATP Challenger Tour event in Italy over the weekend.  Giannessi has been around since 2006, toiling for the most part on the ITF Circuit and the ATP Challenger Tour.  The highlights of his career to date were getting to the second round of US Open in 2016 (lost to Stan Wawrinka) and the quarterfinals of the Bucharest Open (ATP 250 event) in 2011.  His career exemplifies how difficult it is to break into the top one hundred of the ATP World Tour, but more important, his love of the sport.  It takes a lot passion to remain dedicated to your dream and he has shown that in abundance over the years.  It would be great for him to get the ultimate reward for his perseverance, an ATP World Tour title.

 




PLAYERS (within  the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
Alessandro Giannessi (ITA) UP  19 99              (CAREER HIGH)
Dudi Sela (ISR) UP  17 81
Nicolas Kicker (ARG) DOWN  14 92
Bernard Tomic (AUS) DOWN  13 61
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) DOWN  12 79
Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) UP  10 93              (CAREER HIGH)
Anett Kontaveit (EST) UP  13 36
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) DOWN  13 88
Donna Vekic (CRO) UP  12 58
Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) DOWN  12 90
Ashleigh Barty (AUS) UP  11 77
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) DOWN  11 92

 ATP Tour:  there was one change in the top ten, Alexander Zverev fell from #10 to #12 and was replaced by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.  The remaining members stayed the same and in their exact positions from the previous week.

WTA Tour:  the top ten members remained the same. There were two positional changes: Caroline Wozniacki moved down one to #8 and Johanna Konta moved up one to #7.

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