SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF 06.25.2018
The mover of the week honors go to the Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez. Unfortunately it was not due to a positive result; Lopez lost in the quarterfinals to Nick Kyrgios, thereby failing to defend his title at the Queen’s Club. With plans to retire at the end of this season, Lopez no doubt would have loved to defend his title; however, he came up against the big serving Aussie and lost both sets in tiebreaks to lose the match. The Spaniard would love to go out on a high, as would probably any tennis player and he still has just about half of the season to make that a reality.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Feliciano Lopez (ESP)||DOWN 33||70|
|Denis Kudla (USA)||UP 26||83|
|Jeremy Chardy (FRA)||UP 15||46|
|Gilles Muller (LUX)||DOWN 14||60|
|Borna Coric (CRO)||UP 13||21 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Frances Tiafoe (USA)||UP 10||52 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Federico Delbonis (ARG)||DOWN 10||81|
|Tatjana Maria (GER)||UP 31||48|
|Dalila Jakupovic (SLO)||UP 21||92 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Catherine Bellis (USA)||DOWN 18||85|
|Sofia Kenin (USA)||UP 15||76 (CAREER HIGH)|
|Lucie Safarova (CZE)||DOWN 13||66|
|Samantha Stosur (AUS)||UP 12||86|
ATP Tour: the top ten members remained the same; however, there were a few minor changes. Marin Cilic moved up one spot to #5 and Grigor Dimitrov moved down one spot to #6. Rafael Nadal has reclaimed the #1 spot from Roger Federer.
WTA Tour: the top ten women remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous week. Simona Halep continues to reign as the number one ranked woman.
SPOTLIGHT PLAYER: Alexander Zverev continues to struggle with the left hamstring injury he sustained at the French Open; while is has not affected his ranking he lost in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open to the eventual champion, Borna Coric.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Europe: Feliciano Lopez)