SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF 06.11.2018
The mover of the week honors go to Marco Cecchinato. The Italian dismissed three seeded players, including a top ten player (David Goffin) and Novak Djokovic en route to his first major semifinals. Perhaps if not fatigue, the Italian may have also upset Dominic Thiem; however, the physical demands in combination with the emotional strain took a toll and he had nothing left to handle Thiem. Nevertheless, he walked away from Roland Garros with a new career high as well as with the knowledge that he can compete with the best.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Marco Cecchinato (ITA)||UP 45||27 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Maximilian Marterer (GER)||UP 20||50 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Matteo Berrettini (ITA)||UP 16||80 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Jeremy Chardy (FRA)||UP 14||72|
|Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)||UP 10||77|
|Gilles Simon (FRA)||UP 10||55|
|Mischa Zverev (GER)||UP 10||54|
|Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO)||DOWN 10||87|
|Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)||UP 42||56|
|Tamara Zidansek (SLO)||UP 27||95 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)||DOWN 23||54|
|Rebecca Peterson (SWE)||UP 21||76|
|Andrea Petkovic (GER)||UP 20||87|
|Alison Riske (USA)||UP 20||63|
|Qiang Wang (CHN)||UP 18||67|
|Tatjana Maria (GER)||DOWN 15||79|
|Katerina Siniakova (CZE)||UP 14||40|
|Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)||DOWN 14||57|
|Carina Witthoeft (GER)||DOWN 14||75|
|Petra Martic (CRO)||DOWN 13||48|
|Lara Arruabarrena (ESP)||UP 11||80|
|Viktorija Golubic (SUI)||UP 11||99|
|Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)||DOWN 11||88|
|Heather Watson (GBR)||DOWN 11||91|
|Belinda Bencic (SUI)||UP 10||61|
|Catherine Bellis (USA)||DOWN 10||66|
|Magda Linette (POL)||DOWN 10||78|
ATP Tour: following the French Open, the top ten members remained the same; however, there were some minor changes in their rankings. The top three and the bottom two members remained the same. Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov and Kevin Anderson all fell one spot to #5, #6 and #8 respectively. Dominic Thiem moved up one spot to #7 and Juan Martin Del Potro moved up two spots to #4.
WTA Tour: at the end of the French Open tournament, there were some major changes in the top ten. Jelena Ostapenko fell seven spots to #12. Madison Keys is back in the top 10 at #10. Sloane Stephens is at a career high at #4. Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova each fell one spot to #5 and #7 respectively. Caroline Garcia moved up one spot to #6. Simona Halep remains at #1 after winning her first French Open title.
SPOTLIGHT PLAYER: Alexander Zverev made his first major quarterfinals at Roland Garros.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Europe: Marco Cecchinato).