07.03.2017 RANKING CHANGES
There were not many significant** changes in the rankings because most of the top ranked players took the week off in preparation for Wimbledon; nevertheless, several players on the ATP World Tour improved their rankings . A few players in particular took advantage of the weaker draw of the Antalya Open in Turkey last week to gain some valuable ranking points and get some match practice on grass before the start of Wimbledon. Leading the way was the mover of the week, Yuichi Sugita, who won the title, his first career singles title. As a result, he is now at a career high of forty-four. Sugita turned professional in 2006, since then he has been toiling on the ITF and ATP Challenger circuits. He proved that hard work and perseverance does pay off. This victory will certainly give him a boost of confidence going into Wimbledon, which he hopes will help him to make some inroads in the draw. His first round opponent will be  Brydan Klein (GBR).
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Yuichi Sugita (JPN)||UP 22||44 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Guido Pella (ARG)||UP 15||99|
|Andreas Seppi (ITA)||UP 15||87|
|Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)||UP 14||65|
|Adrian Mannarino (FRA)||UP 11||51|
|Tatjana Maria (GER)||UP 19||74|
ATP Tour: the top ten members remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous week.
WTA Tour: the top ten members remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous week; however, the race for number one is heating up. If Angelique Kerber falters at Wimbledon, she will be replaced as the number one ranked player. Very close on her heels are Simona Halep (115 points) and Karolina Pliskova (180 points). Several other players can also take over as number one if they win the title.
**SIGNIFICANT: change > or equal to ten (10) places in the rankings.
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