Instead, he will have to settle for mover of the week. Dominik Koepfer got all the way to the quarterfinals of the ATP Masters 1000 Rome and even took the first set from Novak Djokovic, the eventual champion, before he faded. That performance earned his the honors of mover of the week.
Who is Dominik Koepfer? I cannot say that his name rings a bell; however, I decided to see if I had any pics of him and sure enough, I saw him playing last year at the US Open against Nicolas Mahut in the qualifying rounds. Seems he is a late bloomer, because he played college tennis from 2013-2016 before turning pro (2016).
NEW FACE ON THE COURTS
Always nice to see new faces on the tour. His favorite shot is his backhand and no surprise, his favorite surface is clay. I will be keeping an eye on this gentleman, curious to see what he can do for the rest of the season and if he can build on his performance in Rome at the French Open.
TOP 100 ATP & WTA RANKINGS
|PLAYER||RANKING CHANGE||CURRENT RANK|
|Dominik Koepfer (GER)||UP 31||66 CAREER HIGH|
|Stefano Travaglia (ITA)||UP 11||73 CAREER HIGH|
|Danka Kovinic (MNE)||UP 13||73|
|Aliona Bolsova (ESP)||UP 10||97|
TOP 10 ATP & WTA RANKINGS
ATP: the top nine players remained the same, and we have a first timer in the top 10, Canadian, Denis Shapovalov. The Canadian comes in at #10, displacing Roberto Bautista Agut (#11). Novak Djokovic remains at #1.
WTA: the top ten players remained the same; however, Elina Svitolina and Sofia Kenin traded places to #5 and #6 respectively. Ashleigh Barty is still going strong at #1.
CONGRATULATIONS to Denis Shapovalov on breaking into the top ten. We knew it would happen and he must be thrilled with his performance going into Roland Garros.
SOURCE OF IMAGE: SERVEANDRALLY ORIGINALS