The mover of the week honors goes to the Kazakhstani. Alexander Bublik defeated two top hundred players en route to capturing the ATP Challenger title in Monterrey this past weekend. The Russian born player turned professional in 2014 and he has been talked about for a while now; however, I have never seen him play. Sadly, the young player has already suffered a major injury, in 2018 he fractured his ankle at the Indian Wells tournament; thus, it is great to see him fully recovered and winning titles again. Although this is not a career high ranking for Bublik, if he keeps winning at this rate, I expect to see him get to a career high ranking before the season ends.
|NAME||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANKING|
|Alexander Bublik (KAZ)||UP 21||99|
|Tennys Sandgren (USA)||UP 12||81|
|Petra Martic (CRO)||UP 13||40|
|Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)||DOWN 13||82|
ATP: there was minimal action on the tour this past week due to Davis Cup obligations; therefore, there were few significant changes in the rankings. The top ten members all remained the same and maintained their exact positions from the previous week. Novak Djokovic is still #1.
WTA: the top ten members remained the same; however, there were two minor changes. Elina Svitolina moved up one spot to #6 and Kiki Bertens fell one spot to #7. Naomi Osaka continues to be the #1 ranked player.
SPECIAL MENTION: Madison Keys defeated two players that she had never won a set from this past weekend to win the Volvo Car Open title in Charleston. It was her first title in two years and her second with her current coach Juan Todero. Although he is not quite new to her team; he coached her previously. Now they are back together, and it seems to be a winning combination. Note, Todero coached Keys when she won her first title in 2014 and he also coached Monica Puig when she won the 2016 Rio Olympics gold medal in singles.
SOURCE OF IMAGES: Zimbio.com (David Ramos/Getty Images Europe-Alexander Bublik)