Vesely Climbs Back Into The Top 100


Mover Of The Week: Vesely

Jiri Vesely once ranked as high as 35 (2015) has had to fight many battles with injuries, which has caused his ranking to suffer like so many other players. The impact that injury has on a player in multifactorial; it injures the body and damages the confidence. Sadly, as a player recovers from injury, they will often lose more than they win, which creates the vicious cycle of declining confidence, increasing doubts and more losses.

Ranking Decline Of Vesely

Some ranking changes are dramatic, while others are gradual. Vesely had a gradual decline until he saw a drastic decline in his ranking back in June 2018. It seemed like he was slowly climbing his way back up the rankings from July 2018 to June 2019 when things took a turn for the worse and his ranking fell to 142. However, as we have seen so often, the Czech player continued to work hard to slowly but surely regain his footing in the top hundred.

Jiri Vesely 2016 (defeats Novak Djokovic in Monaco)

Winning the title in Pune was a huge boost not only in confidence, but in ranking points. It gave him the satisfaction of knowing that all the hard work was not in vain and perhaps, he can get back to his career high ranking and even surpass it. He still has the weapons and he is only twenty-six-years old. Five years ago, he won his first title and winning the Tata Open title yesterday gave him his second career title, which probably meant more to him than the ranking points.

ATP Top 100 Ranking Changes

Jiri Vesely (CZE) UP  35 72
Egor Gerasimov (BLR) UP  19 71                CAREER HIGH
Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) DOWN  19 69
James Duckworth (AUS) UP  13 83
Federico Delbonis (ARG) DOWN  13 87
Marton Fucsovics (HUN) DOWN  13 66
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) DOWN  13 46
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) DOWN  11 78
Jiri Vesely 2019

No Changes In ATP & WTP Top 10

ATP: there were no changes in the top ten members and there were also no changes in their positions. Novak Djokovic remains at #1.

WTA: due to Federation Cup (ITF) tennis matches last week, there were no tournaments played on the main WTA Tour; therefore, there were no changes in to top ten members and their positions. Ashleigh Barty remains #1.

SPECIAL MENTION: Vasek Pospisil climbed 28 spots with his final showing in Montpellier yesterday. He is now four spots shy of getting back into the top hundred [104].


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