MOTW: Leonardo Mayer
The problem with going far in tournaments and winning titles is that the following year you must defend those points. Every player knows this, so they should have a plan or two in place to prevent their ranking from falling. Play a tournament that you did not play the previous year and go deep, do well in the majors, or simply do well at the tournament you did well at the year before. Sadly, it’s not that easy for many of the lower ranked players to play at the consistent level required to protect their rankings. Mayer’s ranking fell because he lost in the first round of the Hamburg European Open. Last year, Mayer made it all the way to the final. With the last major rapidly approaching, the US Open, he needs to be careful his ranking does not fall outside of the top hundred.
ATP & WTA top 100 ranking changes
|NAME||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANKING|
|Leonardo Mayer (ARG)||DOWN 30||81|
|Andrey Rublev (RUS)||UP 29||49|
|Nicolas Jarry (CHI)||DOWN 17||55|
|Albert Ramos Vinolas (ESP)||UP 16||69|
|Reilly Opelka (USA)||UP 14||43 CAREER HIGH|
|Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)||UP 12||47|
|Filip Krajinovic (SRB)||UP 10||48|
|Bernard Tomic (AUS)||UP 10||96|
|Jil Teichmann (SUI)||UP 28||54 CAREER HIGH|
|Bernarda Pera (USA)||UP 11||63 CAREER HIGH|
|Magda Linette (POL)||DOWN 11||71|
|Anastasia Potapova (RUS)||DOWN 10||74|
ATP & WTA top 10 ranking changes
ATP: the top ten members remained the same this week, with two minor changes. Fabio Fognini moved up one spot to #9 and Daniil Medvedev moved down one spot to #10. Novak Djokovic continues to have a strangle hold on #1.
WTA: there were no changes amongst the top ten members. Ashleigh Barty continues to reign at #1.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (main: Getty Images Europe-Leonardo Mayer)
MOTW (mover of the week)