SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE TOP 100 PLAYERS FOR THE WEEK OF 11.05.2018 (with a few special mentions).
It is only fitting that the two surprise finalists from the 2017 Rolex Paris Masters share the headline in this week’s rankings. Both players were unable to defend their points from their amazing run last season. Krajinovic lost in the first round to the eventual champion, Karen Khachanov. Sock’s miserable 2018 season in singles continues and he will end season outside the top hundred for the first time since March of 2014. Perhaps this will be what motivates the American in 2019. Krajinovic has the excuse of physical injuries, left foot and hand, in 2018 to explain his poor performance. No one seems to be able to explain clearly why Sock has had such a pitiful season in singles given his amazing talent. Yet, we go back to fact that being the best in your sport is not only about talent, the mental aspect plays a significant role in whether or not that talent bears fruit consistently.
|PLAYERS (within the top 100)||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANK|
|Jack Sock (USA)||DOWN 82||105|
|Filip Krajinovic (SRB)||DOWN 59||93|
|Guido Andreozzi (ARG)||UP 15||82 CAREER HIGH|
|Jordan Thompson (AUS)||UP 14||73|
|Radu Albot (MDA)||DOWN 14||100|
|Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)||UP 10||81|
|David Goffin (BEL)||DOWN 10||22|
|Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)||DOWN 9||19|
|Yafan Wang (CHN)||UP 10||73|
|Luksika Kumkhum||UP 23||80 CAREER HIGH|
ATP TOUR: there were a few changes in the top ten members and their positions. Kei Nishikori is back in the top ten at #9; John Isner fell one place to #10. Rafael Nadal is no longer #1, he fell one spot to #2. Novak Djokovic is back at #1.
WTA TOUR: there were no changes in the top ten members and they all maintained their exact positions from the previous week. Congratulations to Simona Halep, who ends the 2018 season as the number one ranked player.
SOURCE OF IMAGES: serveandrally original – Filip Krajinovic (main pic) and Jack Sock (insert- at the 2017 ATP Finals).