Eighteen-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime gets the honors of mover of the week with his impressive run to the semifinals of the Miami Open. The Canadian almost made it to the final; however, his lack of experience in such a pressure packed situation was his undoing. Auger-Aliassime had both sets on his racquet but he fell victim to that age-old thing known as nerves. He played the sets brilliantly until it was time to serve for the sets. Although he did not get to the final, he made history at the Miami Open and I expect he will learn from this experience and be better prepared the next time. The Canadian soared up the rankings to number thirty-three and is currently the youngest player in the top fifty.
|NAME||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANKING|
|Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)||UP 24||33 CAREER HIGH|
|Pablo Andujar (ESP)||UP 18||70|
|Ricardas Berankis (LTU)||DOWN 16||98|
|Denis Kudla (USA)||DOWN 13||84|
|Jordan Thompson (AUS)||UP 10||67|
|Victoria Azarenka (BLR)||DOWN 21||67|
|Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)||UP 16||43 CAREER HIGH|
|Taylor Townsend (USA)||UP 13||83|
|Dalila Jakupovic (SLO)||DOWN 12||92|
|Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS)||UP 10||96|
|Samantha Stosur (AUS)||UP 10||73|
ATP: all top ten members remained the same; however, there was some reshuffling of positions. Roger Federer moved up one spot to #4; Stefanos Tsitsipas moved up two spots to #8; Dominic Thiem, Juan Martin del Potro and John Isner each fell one spot to #5, #9 and #10 respectively. Novak Djokovic continues to hold on to the #1 spot.
WTA: there is a new member in the top ten, Ashleigh Barty claimed the #9 spot by virtue of winning the Miami Open. Simona Halep moved up one spot to #2. Kiki Bertens moved up two spots to #6. Karolina Pliskova moved up three spots to #4. Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber and Aryna Sabalenka each fell one spot to #3, #5 and #10 respectively. Elina Svitolina and Sloane Stephens both fell two spots to #7 and #8 respectively. Naomi Osaka continues to cling to #1.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (Julian Finney/Getty Images North America: Felix Auger-Aliassime)