Nishioka Rockets Up The Rankings

Yoshihito Nishioka


The mover of the week honors go to twenty-three year old Yoshihito Nishioka; he defied the odds to claim his first career singles ATP World Tour title in his first attempt. It was a battle, but he defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert in three sets to claim the Shenzhen Open title. He was also rewarded with cracking the top hundred for the first time in his career. Now comes the challenge for this young Japanese player, keep that level of play up week in and week out. Yet, I got the impression that he would not let it get to his head and rather would use it as a stepping stone to bigger titles. Unfortunately, he has drawn Nick Kyrgios as his first round opponent in his next tournament, the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships. His confidence will certainly be tested, and who knows, he may just pull off another upset.

PLAYERS (within the top 100) SPOTS MOVED NEW RANK
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) UP  76 95                CAREER HIGH
Bernard Tomic (AUS) UP  47 76
Aljaz Bedene (SLO) UP  14 64
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) UP  14 53                CAREER HIGH
Michael Mmoh (USA) UP  12 96                CAREER HIGH
Anastasia Potapova (RUS) UP  39 93                CAREER HIGH
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) DOWN  15 56
Magda Linette (POL) DOWN  14 84
Maria Sakkari (GRE) DOWN  14 43
Elena Vesnina (RUS) DOWN  13 96
Timea Babos (HUN) DOWN  12 68
Mona Barthel (GER) UP  11 83
Viktorija Golubic (SUI) UP  11 89
Sofia Kenin (USA) UP  11 51                CAREER HIGH
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) DOWN  10 65

ATP TOUR: there were no changes in the top twenty members. They all maintained their exact positions from the previous week and Rafael Nadal is still atop the rankings.

WTA TOUR: the top ten members remained the same; however, there were some changes in their ranking positions. Petra Kvitova and Elina Svitolina each moved up one spot to #4 and #5 respectively. Naomi Osaka moved up two places to #6 and Caroline Garcia fell four places to #8. Simona Halep remains at #1.

SOURCE OF IMAGE: (Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images AsiaPac: Yoshihito Nishioka)

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