Melbourne VIC, Australia, 1 May 2018 |

Marc Polmans’ success at last week’s Tallahassee Challenger has vaulted the Victorian within range of the world’s top 150.

Polmans advanced to the final of the claycourt tournament and stretched eventual winner to Noah Rubin to three sets. It was the first time in his career that he’d advanced beyond the second round of an ATP Challenger event outside Australia.

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Jumping 38 places to a career-best mark of 168th, Polmans was this week’s biggest mover among his compatriots.

But there were several other rankings success stories following an excellent week for the Aussies on the world stage last week.

Player Rise Ranking Activity
Marc Polmans +38 No.168 Polmans reached his first career ATP Challenger final outside of Australia in Tallahassee and hit a career-high ranking. He’s now the Aussie No.7.
John-Patrick Smith +27 No.201 On the brink of a top 200 return after advancing to the final of the Leon Challenger in Mexico.
John Millman +25 No.69 Within striking distance of his career-best mark of 60th after reaching his first ATP final in Budapest; leap-frogged Matt Ebden to become the second-ranked Australian.
Max Purcell +22 No.246 Qualified for Tallahassee and progressed to the semifinals, where he fell to compatriot Polmans.
Ellen Perez +14 No.240 Returned to the Australian top 10 and hit a career-high ranking after advancing to the quarterfinals of the recent ITF event in Santa Margherita Di Pula.

Currently ranked No.268, Jaimee Fourlis is expected to jump 46 spots to No.222 in next week’s WTA rankings after her triumph at the ITF $25,000 tournament in┬áSanta Margherita Di Pula, Italy.