Twenty-four-year-old Lorenzo Sonego gets the honors of mover of the week with his gutsy performance in Antalya over the weekend. He had to play twice on the final day to win the title. Everyone of his opponents were in the top hundred; thus, it was not a give-away title. Two tiebreaks and a 6-1 third set, and Sonego claimed his first career singles title on the ATP Tour at the Turkish Airlines Open. The young Italian had to bring his game to secure the grueling three-set victory. Now he hopes that he did not deplete his mental reserves and that he will be able to take this brilliant form into Wimbledon.
He would be thrilled if her can get to the second week of a major. Sonego gets his 2019 Wimbledon campaign underway later on today against Marcel Granollers. The Italian has a good chance of getting to the second round as Granollers has traditionally not done well at Wimbledon, losing six times in the first round and five times in the second round; yet, the Italian may be fatigued.
Weekly Ranking Changes-top 100
|NAME||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANKING|
|Lorenzo Sonego (ITA)||UP 29||46 CAREER HIGH|
|Damir Dzumhur (BIH)||DOWN 28||91|
|Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)||UP 15||67 CAREER HIGH|
|Sam Querrey (USA)||UP 14||65|
|Thomas Fabbiano (ITA)||UP 13||89|
|Taylor Fritz (USA)||UP 11||31 CAREER HIGH|
|Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)||DOWN 11||58|
|Hugo Dellien (BOL)||UP 10||83|
Top 20 ATP and WTA Tours Changes
ATP: there were no changes in the top twenty members; they all maintained their exact positions from the previous week. Novak Djokovic is still #1.
WTA: Serena Williams is back in the top ten at #10; she replaced Aryna Sabalenka, who fell out of the top ten to #11. All other top ten members remained the same, maintaining their exact positions from the previous week. Ashleigh Barty remains at #1.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (Getty Images Europe-Lorenzo Sonego)