A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE TOP 100 ON THE ATP AND WTA TOURS
There are thirty-five (35) players who are thirty years or older on the ATP Tour and nineteen (19) on the WTA Tour. In the twenty-five year old to twenty-nine year old bracket, both the ATP and WTA Tours have forty (40) players. The WTA Tour has thirty-six (36) women between the age of twenty and twenty-four; while the ATP only has twenty-three (23) men in this age bracket. Both Tours have few players below twenty; there are two (2) men and five (5) women. What can we make of this data? Clearly, more men are playing tennis in their thirties; however, these statistics can change weekly as players win or lose tournaments, so perhaps much should not be made of these numbers.
SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF 10.08.2018
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Denis Istomin (UZB)||UP 16||87|
|Adrian Mannarino (FRA)||DOWN 13||46|
|Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO)||UP 11||23 CAREER HIGH|
|Cameron Norrie (GBR)||DOWN 11||89|
|Nick Kyrgios (AUS)||DOWN 11||38|
|Federico Delbonis (ARG)||UP 10||81|
|Daniil Medvedev (RUS)||UP 10||22 CAREER HIGH|
|Sorana Cirstea (ROU)||DOWN 19||80|
|Ons Jabeur (TUN)||UP 16||100|
ATP TOUR: the top ten members remained the same; however, Kevin Anderson and Grigor Dimitrov traded places to #8 and #9 respectively. Rafael Nadal remains atop the rankings; however, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are both knocking at the door.
WTA TOUR: Nine of the top ten members remained the same with a few changes in positions. Karolina Pliskova, Sloane Stephens and Julia Goerges each moved up one spot to #6, #8 and #9 respectively. Naomi Osaka moved up two spots to a career high at #4. Petra Kvitova fell three places to #7 and Kiki Bertens made her top ten debut at #10. Caroline Garcia fell out of the top ten to #16 and Simona Halep remains at #1.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: serveandrally original (Petra Kvitova)