Rankings watch: Millman’s rapid rise
John Millman has continued his stunning return from injury, vaulting 121 places in the latest rankings to return to the world's top 300.
John Millman has continued his stunning return from injury, vaulting 121 places in the latest rankings to return to the world’s top 300.
Also enjoy notable rises were Matt Reid and Thanasi Kokkinakis, the latter cracking the world’s top 160 and moving up to ninth in the Australian rankings.
Millman’s latest jump was the result of reaching the final of the ATP Challenger event in Tiburon, California, where he lost to Sam Querrey.
This result followed on from a quarterfinal at the Napa Challenger and a semifinal at the Sacramento Challenger in preceding weeks.
Millman only returned to tennis in April following nearly a year on the sidelines due to a shoulder injury requiring surgery; during his comeback he has won 26 of his 35 matches.
Since mid June, he has risen 908 places to his current mark of world No.285.
Reid’s rise of 50 places came after he qualified for the main draw of the Tiburon Challenger and progressed to the semifinals, where he too was stopped by Querrey.
Now back up to world No.226, he is moving to within view of his career-high ranking of 183rd, set in February this year.