Biggest movers: Popyrin cracks top 150
Alexei Popyrin continues his rapid ascent in the rankings after reaching the second round of the ATP Basel event as a qualifier. Priscilla Hon is also nearing the top 150 after her title run in Bendigo.
Alexei Popyrin has set another rankings milestone after advancing to the second round of last week’s ATP Swiss Indoors in Basel.
The teenager qualified for the tournament and then won his first career tour-level match before pushing No.2 seed Alexander Zverev to two tight sets in the second round.
His reward was a jump of 24 places to No.150 – a career-high ATP ranking.
On the women’s side, Priscilla Hon sits on the verge of the top 150 herself after winning the Pro Tour title in Bendigo – an ITF $60,000 event.
Hon vaulted 29 places to a career-best mark of No.156 and is now the new Australian No.5 behind Ash Barty (19), Daria Gavrilova (37), Ajla Tomljanovic (43) and Sam Stosur (72).
She has won 11 of her past 14 matches dating back to early September.
The woman she beat in the Bendigo final, Ellen Perez, cracked the top 200 for the first time after rising 36 places to No.178.
Below is a look at who made the biggest moves in the latest edition of the ATP and WTA rankings:
|Jordan Thompson||No.87||+14||W Traralgon Challenger|
|Marc Polmans||No.137||+8||SF Traralgon Challenger|
|Alexei Popyrin||No.150||+24||R2 Basel ATP (qualifier)|
|Thanasi Kokkinakis||No.154||+38||W Las Vegas Challenger|
|Priscilla Hon||No.156||+29||W Bendigo ITF|
|Ellen Perez||No.178||+36||F Bendigo ITF|
|John-Patrick Smith||No.205||+30||SF Las Vegas Challenger|
|Destanee Aiava||No.208||+11||QF Bendigo ITF|
|Lizette Cabrera||No.222||+18||SF Bendigo ITF|
|Astra Sharma||No.244||+10||QF Bendigo ITF (qualified)|
|Aleksandar Vukic||No.487||+71||QF Traralgon Challenger|