The mover of the week honors go to the Russian teenager, Andrey Rublev. Rublev turned professional in 2014 and three years later he has won his first career singles title at the age of nineteen. He beat three top-tier clay-court specialists to accomplish that feat. He out hit his opponents and completely outplayed Paolo Lorenzi in the final of the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag. The young Russian, known for his powerful forehand has gotten fitter and added more consistency to his groundstrokes; he will want to build on this form as the season progresses.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Andrey Rublev (RUS)||UP 25||49 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)||UP 22||67|
|Alessandro Giannessi (ITA)||UP 20||84 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS)||UP 17||71|
|Carlos Berlocq (ARG)||DOWN 16||94|
|Laslo Djere (SRB)||UP 15||91 (CAREER HIGH)|
|David Ferrer (ESP)||UP 13||33|
|Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO)||DOWN 11||62|
|Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)||UP 20||38|
|Laura Siegemund (GER)||DOWN 16||52|
|Katerina Siniakova (CZE)||DOWN 12||56|
|Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP)||UP 11||86|
|Sara Errani (ITA)||DOWN 11||98|
ATP Tour: all top ten members remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous week.
WTA Tour: the top ten members remained the same; however, Johanna Konta fell three spots to #7. Garbine Muguruza, Elina Svitolina and Carolina Wozniacki all moved up one spot.
SPOTLIGHT PLAYER: Alexander Zverev is holding steady at number 11 and leads the NextGen race to Milan with 2710 points; the second player has only 810 points (Karen Khachanov).
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