Biggest movers: Tomic leads Aussie men up the ladder
Australia's four highest-ranked men have all hit career highs in the wake of the French Open, with Bernard Tomic potentially the biggest winner of all.
Australia’s four highest-ranked men have all hit career highs in the wake of the French Open, with Bernard Tomic potentially the biggest winner of all.
Tomic has moved up two places to No.24 in the men’s rankings, a position that – if he can maintain it – puts him on course to avoid the top eight seeds at Wimbledon until at least the fourth round.
Nick Kyrgios is just one spot lower in the ATP rankings after his run to the third round at Roland Garros lifted him five spots, while Sam Groth, who took out a grass court challenger event in Manchester, is up six spots to 66th.
Thanasi Kokkinakis leapt 15 places to No.69 off his appearance in the third round, where he lost to finalist Novak Djokovic.
Further down, John Millman leapt 14 places to a career-high No.118 after reaching the final of the Vicenza Challenger in Italy.
There were also significant gains for Luke Saville, who rose 37 spots to 183rd after reaching the Manchester Challenger final, and Christopher O’Connell, who jumped 54 places to No.465 after qualifying for the main draw of the Gimcheon Challenger in Korea and then progressed to the quarterfinals.
It is also a career-high ranking for O’Connell.
The biggest mover within the top 500 was young gun Omar Jasika; the 2014 US Open junior champion vaulted 59 spots to world No.324 after winning his first career professional title at the ITF Futures event in Changwon, Korea.
In the women’s rankings, Melbourne-based Russian Daria Gavrilova is up to a career-high 42nd after reaching the second round at Roland Garros.
Alison Bai of the ACT rose 16 places to world No.339 after reaching the second round of the $50,000 ITF event in Eastbourne, England as a qualifier; this is a career-high mark.
Also making strides was Abbie Myers, who moved up 40 places to 473rd after reaching the quarters of the Karuizawa $25,000 ITF tournament in Japan.
It is Myers’ top 500 debut.