Biggest movers: milestones for the Special Ks
With the latest release of the ATP rankings, Nick Kyrgios has all but cemented a seeding at Roland Garros while Thanasi Kokkinakis has cracked the top 100.
Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have set new rankings milestones as they continue to ascend the professional men’s tennis ladder.
Following his third-round finish at the Madrid Masters, Kyrgios rose five places to world No.30, which would guarantee him a seeding at Roland Garros.
Kyrgios joins Bernard Tomic in the top 30, meaning Australia could have two seeded players at a Grand Slam event for the first time since 2004.
Career high ranking today of #30. Australian tennis looking bright as this is the first time since 2004… http://t.co/wvWmhCphGU
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) May 11, 2015
Meanwhile, Kokkinakis cracked the world’s top 100 after qualifying for the Madrid Masters, rising five places to 98th.
The South Australian teen began the season at No.149 but has soared after qualifying for five ATP main draws and posting an impressive win-loss record of 20-9.
— Thanasi Kokkinakis (@TKokkinakis) May 11, 2015
Another significant mover was Matt Ebden, who continues his ascent after reaching the semifinals of the Karshi Challenger in Uzbekistan.
Ebden moved up 48 places to No.236, having reached at least the quarterfinal stage of his last three Challenger events.
He has improved his ranking by more than 120 places since early April.
There was more success for Jess Moore and Storm Sanders on the women’s circuit, with the young Aussies enjoying solid results on clay in the United States.
Both progressed to the quarterfinals of the $50,000 ITF event at Indian Harbour Beach, with Moore vaulting 17 places to world No.288.
Sanders rose 45 places to 453rd; she has won nine of her past 13 matches.