Twenty-three-year-old Laslo Djere, turned professional in 2013, and he has been quietly working his way up the rankings. The Serbian put it all together with an excellent performance at the Rio Open over the weekend. He took out the number one seed, Dominic Thiem, in the first round and he never looked back. Building on that win, he confidently dispatched of all subsequent opponents. In getting to his first   final, Djere did not lose a set and he took home the title along with a major boost in his rankings. Now the key for the young Serbian is to continue building on this win and I am certain that is exactly what he will do. He is now at a career high of thirty-seven, which will get him into all the tournaments without the need for going through the qualifying rounds. CONGRATULATIONS to Djere on his first career singles title.

Laslo Djere
Laslo Djere (SRB) UP  53 37                CAREER HIGH
Felix Auger-Aliassime UP  44 60                CAREER HIGH
Radu Albot (MDA) UP  30 52                CAREER HIGH
Peter Gojowczyk (GER) DOWN  27 87
Nicolas Jarry (CHI) DOWN  20 67
Hugo Dellien (BOL) UP  18 95                CAREER HIGH
Tomas Berdych (CZE) DOWN  17 88
Ilya Ivashka (BLR) DOWN  17 98
Aljaz Bedene (SLO) UP  14 69
Mackenzie McDonald (USA) UP  13 71                CAREER HIGH
Ugo Humbert (FRA) UP  12 63                CAREER HIGH
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) UP  11 39                CAREER HIGH
Jordan Thompson (AUS) DOWN  11 79
Mischa Zverev (GER) DOWN  11 76
Jennifer Brady (USA) UP  23  
Belinda Bencic (SUI) UP  22 23
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) UP  19 62
Mona Barthel (GER) DOWN  17 97
Anastasia Potapova (RUS) UP  15 72                CAREER HIGH
Lin Zhu (CHN) UP  14 93                CAREER HIGH
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) UP  10 98

ATP: there were no changes amongst the top ten members; they all remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous week. Novak Djokovic remains the number one ranked male player.

WTA: the top ten members remained the same; however, there were a few minor changes. Petra Kvitova and Sloane Stephens switched places to #3 and #4 respectively. Kiki Bertens and Angelique Kerber also traded places to #7 and #8 respectively. Naomi Osaka remains the number one ranked female player.

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