Biggest mover: Smith cracks top 150
John-Patrick Smith has achieved a career milestone by cracking the world's top 150 in the latest edition of the ATP rankings.
John-Patrick Smith has achieved a career milestone by cracking the world’s top 150 in the latest edition of the ATP rankings.
The Queenslander rose eight places to a best-ever ranking of No.148 after reaching the quarterfinals of last week’s Challenger event in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Since falling in the first round of Indian Wells qualifying, Smith has gone on a tear at Challenger level, winning nine of his past 11 matches.
He will attempt to build on that record this week when he contests a Challenger tournament on carpet in Taipei.
Meanwhile, Thanasi Kokkinakis continues to inch closer to the top 100, moving up one place this week to No.103.
In the latest WTA rankings, Jess Moore vaulted 17 spots to No.302 after her strong performance at ITF level in the United States.
Moore qualified for the main draw of the $50,000 event in Dothan and then advanced to the second round, where she fell to Michelle Larcher de Brito.
Australian No.1 Sam Stosur rose one place to 24th, a good result ahead of Roland Garros beginning next month.
Should Stosur remain in the top 24 until the seedings are announced for the claycourt Grand Slam, she would avoid playing a top-eight seed until at least the fourth round.