Londero Wins First Title, Cracks Top 100


MOVER OF THE WEEK: Juan Ignacio Londero

Londero needed a wild card to play in the Cordoba Open. Prior to this tournament, the Argentinian had never won a match on the ATP Tour. He did not drop a set until the final, and that was understandable. Down a set and a break, it looked like Guido Pella would finally win his first title in his fourth attempt. However, one must never underestimate the power of desire and determination; Londero showed us his desire to prove this wild card opportunity was not a mistake and he broke back and broke again to force a decider. He wobbled slightly in the third set; however, it was not enough to prevent him from winning his first ATP Tour title in his first attempt. Pella will have to wait for another chance to win that first title.

Juan Ignacio Londero

In addition to his first tour title, Londero gets to a career high of sixty-nine and cracks the top hundred barrier for the first time in his career.

Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) UP  43 69                CAREER HIGH
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) DOWN  25 96
Tomas Berdych (CZE) UP  20 59
Marius Copil (ROU) DOWN  16 72
Pablo Cuevas (URU) UP  14 78
Federico Delbonis (ARG) UP  13 64
Radu Albot (MDA) UP  11 79
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) DOWN  11 68                CAREER HIGH

ATP: all top ten members remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous week. Novak Djokovic is still number one.

WTA: there was no activity amongst the top hundred on the WTA Tour due to Federation Cup matches. Naomi Osaka remains at number one for the third consecutive week.

FYI: there are twelve American women in the top hundred. Sloane Stephens leads the way at number four. Of the twelve women, two are over thirty-five, three are twenty-three and younger and one is still a teenager. There are eleven American men in the top hundred and John Isner leads the way at number nine. Of the eleven men, two at older than thirty and four are twenty-three and younger.

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