Rankings watch: Bourchier makes major move
Tasmanian teen Harry Bourchier has made a huge jump in the latest ATP rankings thanks to his exploits at last week's Launceston Pro Tour event.
Tasmanian teen Harry Bourchier has made a huge jump in the latest ATP rankings thanks to his exploits at last week’s Launceston Pro Tour event.
The 19-year-old beat two top 250-ranked opponents en route to the quarterfinals, where he fell to eventual finalist Hyeon Chung of Korea.
His reward was a leap of almost 250 places to a career-high ranking of No.765.
And Bourchier was not the only player making strides following strong results in Launceston, an ATP Challenger-level tournament.
Jordan Thompson, who was a semifinalist, rose 35 spots to world No.233, while Ben Mitchell moved up 21 places to 212th after falling to Thompson in the quarters, and now stands just three places off his career-high ranking of 2012.
After second-round finishes in Launceston, Matthew Barton and Chris O’Connell each vaulted more than 30 spots, and now stand at world No.499 and No.515 respectively.
On the women’s side, Ajla Tomljanovic and Daria Gavrilova both enjoyed big moves in the latest WTA rankings after impressive performances at home and abroad.
Tomljanovic cracked the top 50 – rising almost 20 places – after reaching her first career WTA final in Pattaya City.
Gavrilova, meanwhile, won the Pro Tour title in Launceston – her second straight Pro Tour crown – and vaulted 22 places to a career-high ranking of world No.111.