Gianluca Mager At A Career High
Mover of the week honors go to twenty-five-year-old, Gianluca Mager. Mager broke unto the scene in 2013 and en route to his first ATP Tour final, he defeated the heir apparent on clay, Dominic Thiem. Perhaps it was a bit too much to ask of the Italian, to win his first title in his first final appearance. On any other surface perhaps, but on clay where each point can be so long and physically demanding, his chances were decreased simply because of fatigue. If he was not physically drained, he more than like was mentally fatigued. He had to go through the qualifying rounds and then beat some very good players on clay to get to the final. Bravo to him, so while he did not win the Rio Open title, this is a huge step for him and hopefully he will build on this result and keep climbing up the rankings.
Top 100 Ranking Changes
|PLAYER||RANKING CHANGE||CURRENT RANK|
|Gianluca Mager (ITA)||UP 51||77 CAREER HIGH|
|Laslo Djere (SRB)||DOWN 31||67|
|Attila Balazs (HUN)||UP 27||79 CAREER HIGH|
|Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)||DOWN 20||89|
|Hugo Dellien (BOL)||DOWN 16||94|
|Reilly Opelka (USA)||UP 15||39|
|Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)||UP 15||48 CAREER HIGH|
|Aljaz Bedene (SLO)||DOWN 14||61|
|Pablo Cuevas (URU)||DOWN 14||60|
|James Duckworth (AUS)||DOWN 12||83|
|Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK)||DOWN 20||85|
|Anastasia Potapova (RUS)||DOWN 16||97|
|Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL)||DOWN 14||62|
|Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)||DOWN 13||53|
|Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)||DOWN 11||70|
|Kateryna Kozlova (UKR)||DOWN 10||99|
Top 10 ATP & WTA Ranking Changes
ATP: there were no changes in the top ten members, and they all maintained their rankings of the previous week. Novak Djokovic is still #1.
WTA: while the top ten members remained the same, there were a lot of shuffling around in their positions. The top three members remained the same. Bianca Andreescu and Serena Williams both moved up one spot to #4 and #8 respectively. Elina Svitolina fell one spot to #7. Sofia Kenin and Kiki Bertens both moved up two spots to #5 and #6 respectively. This is a career high for the American Kenin. Belinda Bencic fell five spots to #9, Naomi Osaka remained at #10 and Ashleigh Barty continues to reign at #1.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: SERVE AND RALLY ORIGINALS