Rankings watch: Aussie men continue climb
Australia's men have continued their climb up the ATP rankings, with the green-and-gold contingent establishing a firm presence among the game's elite.
Australia’s men have continued their climb up the ATP rankings, with the green-and-gold contingent establishing a firm presence among the game’s elite.
Aussie No.1 Bernard Tomic reversed a recent slide by jumping six places to No.43, reward for his third round finish at the Cincinnati Masters event in Ohio.
It was the best result on tour for the 19-year-old in more than three months, and puts him back on track to surpassing his career-best ranking of No.27, achieved in June.
Snapping away at his heels is Marinko Matosevic, who set his own career-high mark by rising two places to world No.62.
The Victorian 27-year-old achieved this result on the back of qualifying for the Cincinnati Masters main draw.
Lleyton Hewitt’s second-round finish in Cincinnati helped the veteran follow Tomic’s and Matosevic’s upward surge, with the South Australian jumping nine places to world No.125.
Just six weeks ago, Hewitt languished at world No.233, but impressive results post-Wimbledon have seen the 31-year-old’s ranking soar.
He has received a wildcard into the main draw at next week’s US Open, where he will try to push his ranking even higher at a tournament where he has achieved some of the best results of his career.
On the women’s side, Sam Stosur fell one place to world No.7, despite reaching the quarterfinals in Cincinnati.
The catalyst for her drop was the performance of Angelique Kerber, with the German leapfrogging Stosur after making it through to the final.
Casey Dellacqua inched closer to a return to the top 100 after qualifying for Cincinnati, jumping three places to No.106.
Jarmila Gajdosova remains Australia’s only other female member of the top 100.