MOVERS OF THE WEEK: Casper Ruud and Iga Swiatek


Casper Ruud came so close to winning his first ATP Tour singles title in Houston and tying his dad’s record, unfortunately the pressure of the occasion and a determined opponent got the better of him. There is no consolation for missing an opportunity to claim that first singles title; however, he can take solace in a new career high ranking. Ruud can also learn from this loss and build on what he has learned going forward. I expect to see him winning many titles in his career.

Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe-Iga Swiatek

There are currently six teenagers ranked in the top hundred of the WTA, and one of them is seventeen-year-old Iga Swiatek. The young Polish player came very close to winning her first WTA title in Lugano this past weekend at the Samsung Open; unfortunately, she ran into a red-hot Polona Hercog and lost in three sets to the Slovenian. I liked her demeanor and her game; I am curious to see how her game matures and how far she goes in her career (she was the 2018 junior Wimbledon champion).

Casper Ruud (NOR) UP  27 68                CAREER HIGH
Cristian Garin (CHI) UP  26 47                CAREER HIGH
Benoit Paire (FRA) UP  26 43
Steve Johnson (USA) DOWN  20 59
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) DOWN  20 97
Pablo Andujar (ESP) DOWN  16 86
Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) DOWN  13 79
Iga Swiatek (POL) UP  27 88                CAREER HIGH
Polona Hercog (SLO) UP  25 64
Amanda Anisimova (USA) UP  22 54                CAREER HIGH
Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) UP  22 73               
Fiona Ferro (FRA) UP  16 92                CAREER HIGH
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) UP  14 87

ATP: there were no changes amongst the top ten members, they all remained the same and maintained their positions from the previous week. #1 Novak Djokovic (SRB).

WTA: there were also no changes in the top ten members as well, they all maintained their exact positions from the previous week. #1 Naomi Osaka (JPN).

SOURCE OF IMAGES: (Pat Scala/Getty Images AsiaPac-Casper Ruud and Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe-Iga Swiatek)

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