Rankings watch: Jones soars after Sydney success
Greg Jones' recent victory at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis International #1 has seen the 24-year-old jump 25 places in the latest ATP rankings.
Greg Jones’ recent victory at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis International #1 has seen the 24-year-old jump 25 places in the latest ATP rankings.
The Sydneysider now sits at world No.225, not far off his career-high mark of 179th set back in April 2010.
Jones was the top seed at Sydney Olympic Park, and played up to that seeding with his first ITF title in four years, and the third of his career.
It continues an excellent season for the Aussie; Jones began 2013 ranked 373rd but has risen dramatically since putting together a 27-16 win-loss record, another highlight being his run to the final at the Manta ATP Challenger in Ecuador.
Also enjoying a significant rise in this week’s rankings was Jordan Thompson, who fell to Jones in the Sydney final.
The 19-year-old rose 27 places to No.335 following his impressive week in Homebush.
Having won the Pro Tour event in Alice Springs in his previous tournament, the 2012 US Open junior boys’ doubles finalist had built a nine-match winning streak before his ultimate defeat by Jones.
Both Jones and Thompson are in action this week at the Victorian Tennis International ATP Challenger event at Melbourne Park.
On the women’s side, Sam Stosur maintained her place within the top 20 following her run to the Kremlin Cup final in Moscow for the second successive year.
Because the Australian simply maintained the same number of points from the previous year – points earned during that week in 2012 drop off to make way for points gained that week in 2013 – she remains ranked No.19.