Melbourne, VIC, 25 June 2019 |

Alexei Popyrin rose two places this week to set a career-high ranking of No.99 – becoming the sixth Aussie in the ATP top 100.

Popyrin’s ascent saw the 19-year-old Aussie achieve a goal he had set at the start of the 2019 season.

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“At the start of the year the goal was to crack the top 100 has quickly as possible – took me half a year,” he laughed when chatting with

“But now my team and I are going to set new goals and we’ll try and crack those.

“(I’d been) just outside top 100 for a couple of months already. So to get into the top 100 was definitely a relief. It just shows how I work hard and I kept positive and I kept just grinding away and trying to get that goal that I set at the start of the year.”

It was another notable rankings achievement on a week where Ash Barty became the first Aussie women in more than 40 years to rise to world No.1.

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Also making a big move this week in the ATP rankings was Aleksandar Vukic, who jumped 17 places crack the top 300 for the first time.

The Sydneysider is now at a career-high ranking of No.292 after reaching the quarterfinals of the ATP Challenger tournament in Fergana, Uzbekistan.

Australia’s biggest movers this week

Player Ranking Move Countable activity
Ash Barty No.1 +1 W Birmingham WTA
Astra Sharma No.85 +3 R3 Birmingham qualifying WTA
Alexei Popyrin No.99 +2 R1 Queen’s ATP
Alex Bolt No.143 +4 R2 Ilkley CH
James Duckworth No.147 +4 R2 Ilkley CH
Destanee Aiava No.192 +5 R2 Birmingham qualifying WTA
Maverick Banes No.250 +7 R3 Parma CH
Aleksandar Vukic No.292 +17 QF Fergana CH
Jacob Grills No.369 +10 R3 Parma CH