Melbourne VIC, Australia, 2 October 2018 |

Bernard Tomic is back in the top 100 for the first time in more than a year after his stunning victory at the ATP Chengdu Open.

The Queenslander rose 47 places to world No.76 and also returned to the Australian top five behind Nick Kyrgios, John Millman, Alex De Minaur and Matt Ebden.

Another big mover was James Duckworth thanks to his continued success on the ATP Challenger Tour, while Jacob Grills rose almost 200 places after his recent victory on the Australian Pro Tour in Cairns.

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Several Aussie women also enjoyed big jumps in the latest WTA rankings after their success on the Pro Tour in both Cairns and Darwin.

Perhaps the most notable mover was Kimberly Birrell, the Darwin champ who jumped 48 places to No.259.

Below is a snapshot of the significant Australian movers in this week’s WTA and ATP rankings:


Player Ranking Rise Activity
Bernard Tomic No.76 +47 W Chengdu ATP
John-Patrick Smith No.236 +16 QF Tiburon Challenger
James Duckworth No.254 +35 SF Tiburon Challenger
Jeremy Beale No.467 +28 SF Cairns ITF
Jacob Grills No.556 +188 W Cairns ITF


Player Ranking Rise Activity
Destanee Aiava No.219 +24 F Cairns ITF, R2 Darwin ITF
Ellen Perez No.235 +30 F Darwin ITF
Astra Sharma No.239 +32 W Cairns ITF, R2 Darwin ITF
Kimberly Birrell No.259 +48 W Darwin ITF, QF Cairns
Naiktha Bains No.318 +33 SF Darwin ITF
Alison Bai No.353 +19 SF Cairns ITF
Kaylah McPhee No.355 +20 SF Cairns ITF
Seone Mendez No.514 +41 QF Cairns ITF