Biggest movers: Mott soars after victory
Australian teen Blake Mott has vaulted up the rankings following his breakthrough victory at the ATP Challenger event in Launceston.
Blake Mott’s surprise victory at the ATP Challenger event in Launceston at the weekend has been accompanied by a staggering rise in the rankings.
The 19-year-old from New South Wales surged 356 places to a career-high ranking of No.365.
Mott was the first player in nearly six years to win a Challenger-level tournament while ranked outside the world’s top 700.
Also rewarded for a strong result in Launceston was Luke Saville, whose semifinal finish pushed him up 17 spots to No.178.
At a concurrent Challenger event in Dallas, Texas, Marinko Matosevic rose 38 places to 308th after qualifying for the main draw and then progressing to the quarterfinals.
Further up the rankings ladder, John Millman became Australia’s third-ranked player after jumping 12 places to a best-ever ranking of 66th.
Millman, who reached the third round at the Australian Open, followed that up with a quarterfinal finish at the ATP event in Montpellier last week.
Meanwhile, Jess Moore, Australia’s 10th-ranked player, returned to within striking distance of the top 300 after her exploits in Launceston.
The West Australian reached the quarterfinals at the ITF $75,000 event, and rose 31 spots to world No.314.
Naiktha Bains jumped 56 places for reaching the second round of the same tournament.