MOTW: Peter Gojowczyk
In comparison to last season when he made it to two finals, this season has been mediocre for the German. He lost in the first or second round of all the tournaments he played prior to the Citi Open, where he got to the semifinals. Like so many players, his ranking fell due to an injury and it has taken him a while to regain that confidence. The older you get, the harder it is to bounce back both mentally and physically from an injury. At thirty-years-old, if he stays healthy, Gojowczyk still has a few more productive years where he can potentially win his second ATP Tour title. If he did not believe this, he would not have put in the work to recover from his most recent injury.
ATP & WTA top 100 ranking changes
|NAME||SPOTS MOVED||NEW RANKING|
|Peter Gojowczyk (GER)||UP 37||85|
|Nick Kyrgios (AUS)||UP 25||27|
|Andrey Rublev (RUS)||DOWN 21||70|
|Martin Klizan (SVK)||DOWN 20||80|
|Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)||UP 17||52|
|Stefano Travaglia (ITA)||UP 16||79 CAREER HIGH|
|Soonwoo Kwon (KOR)||UP 15||97 CAREER HIGH|
|Alex de Minaur (AUS)||DOWN 13||38|
|Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)||UP 10||60|
|Jessica Pegula (USA)||UP 24||55 CAREER HIGH|
|Saisai Zheng (CHN)||UP 17||38|
|Paula Badosa (ESP)||UP 11||90 CAREER HIGH|
|Camila Giorgi (ITA)||UP 10||52|
|Andrea Petkovic (GER)||DOWN 10||87|
ATP & WTA top 10 ranking changes
ATP: the top four members remained the same, maintaining their exact positions from the previous week. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Kei Nishikori, and Daniil Medvedev each moved up one spot to #5, #6 and #9 respectively. Fabio Fognini fell out of the top ten (#11) and was replaced by Kevin Anderson (#10).
WTA: the top ten members remained the same, with the top eight maintaining their exact positions from the previous week. The only change occurred in the last two spots, Aryna Sabalenka and Serena Williams traded places (#9 and #10 respectively). Ashleigh Barty continues to reign at #1.
Significant Tennis News
Congratulations to the two first time WTA champions: Jessica Pegula (Citi Open) and Saisai Zheng (Silicon Valley Classic).
SPOTLIGHT PLAYER UPDATE: Alexander Zverev fell two spots in the rankings to #7 because he did bot play at the Citi Open, where he was the defending champion.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: Zimbio.com (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images AsiaPac: Peter Gojowczyk)