Biggest movers: Millman cracks top 100
John Millman has joined the burgeoning numbers of Australians in the world's top 100 after a breakthrough performance at Wimbledon.
John Millman has joined the burgeoning numbers of Australians in the world’s top 100 after a breakthrough performance at Wimbledon.
Millman, who qualified for his first Grand Slam main draw and then reached the second round at the All England Club before pushing Marcos Baghdatis to five sets, vaulted 22 spots to world No.98.
He sits behind Bernard Tomic (25), Nick Kyrgios (41), Sam Groth (68), Thanasi Kokkinakis (69) and James Duckworth (84).
Sneaking up behind Millman in seventh place on the Aussie rankings is Matt Ebden, who rose 13 places to world No.135 after also reaching the second round at Wimbledon.
Ebden should continue to climb after qualifying for the main draw at this week’s ATP event in Newport, Rhode Island.
Also making strides in this week’s rankings was Aussie teen Omar Jasika, who leapt 55 places to 285th thanks to his Futures victory in Kelowna, Canada.
It was Jasika’s second professional title in a month after claiming the crown in Changwon, Korea.
Andrew Whittington also enjoyed a significant rise; the Victorian returned to the top 500 after rising 60 places to 494th.
His improvement came after he reached the second round of the Winnetka ATP Challenger event as a qualifier.
Following the release of this week’s WTA rankings, Ajla Tomljanovic made a move north, improving 12 places to return to the world’s top 70.
The Brisbane-based Tomljanovic, who peaked at No.47 in February, sits at No.69 after progressing to the second round at Wimbledon.
Further down the list, Alexandra Nancarrow was a notable mover, rising 32 places to No.406 after winning back-to-back ITF titles in Prokuplje, Serbia.
Storm Sanders jumped 29 spots to No.451; the West Australian left-hander made her latest move after reaching the quarters of the $25,000 ITF event in El Paso in the United States.