Biggest Movers: Thompson emerges
Jordan Thompson, Alex Bolt, Harry Bourchier and Anastasia Rodionova were among the most notable movers this week, as were stars Bernard Tomic and Sam Stosur.
Jordan Thompson is now firmly entrenched as a member of Australia’s top 10 after a surge in the latest ATP rankings.
The Sydneysider, who last week reached the final of a Challenger event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, soared 22 places to a career-high ranking of 167th.
He’s now the ninth-ranked Aussie in a group headed by Bernard Tomic.
Tomic rose two places to world No.18 thanks to his quarterfinal run at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, the continuation of what has been a career-best season for the Queenslander.
Another player making a move up the rankings was Alex Bolt, who leapt 28 placed to No.276 following his success on the Australian Pro Tour, which included reaching the final of the Cairns Tennis International.
Also rising was Harry Bourchier, whose semifinal finish at the recent ITF Futures event in Manila, Philippines pushed him up 29 places to world No.493.
On the women’s side, Sam Stosur rose three places this week to return to the top 25 after storming to the semifinals of the Hong Kong Tennis Open.
Anastasia Rodionova, who reached the second round in Hong Kong, vaulted 29 spots to 226th.