Australia, 2 March 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Men’s singles

Max Purcell makes his debut inside the world’s top 120 in the latest ATP Tour men’s singles rankings.

The 24-year-old skyrockets up 39 places to a career-high world No.116 after winning back-to-back ATP Challenger titles in India.

Purcell, who began the year ranked No.220, overcame fellow Aussie James Duckworth, who rises 16 spots to world No.112, in the Bengaluru final.

Meanwhile Jordan Thompson improves 12 places to world No.81 after claiming an ATP Challenger title, without dropping a set, in America. It is the 28-year-old’s 10th career title at this level.

Several more Aussies have set new career-highs this week – Jason Kubler (up three spots to world No.71), James McCabe (up 40 places to world No.306) and Adam Walton (up 10 spots to world No.367).

Bernard Tomic is also on the rise, improving 56 places to world No.374 after reaching an ATP Challenger quarterfinal in Monterrey.

Player Rank Move
Nick Kyrgios No.19 0
Alex de Minaur No.22 +1
Jason Kubler No.71 +3
Jordan Thompson No.81 +12
Chris O’Connell No.92 +2
Alexei Popyrin No.98 -14
Thanasi Kokkinakis No.101 -1
James Duckworth No.112 +16
Max Purcell No.116 +39
Rinky Hijikata No.123 -6
Women’s singles

Kimberly Birrell has soared to a career-high world No.116 in the latest WTA Tour women’s singles rankings.

The 24-year-old rises 17 places after reaching her first WTA quarterfinal in Mexico last week. Birrell earned her place in the draw as a qualifier and scored three consecutive top-100 wins in an impressive run.

Birrell, who was ranked No.173 at season start, has scored six top-100 wins so far in a dazzling start to the year.

Player Rank Move
Ajla Tomljanovic No.33 +1
Daria Saville No.63 -4
Kimberly Birrell No.116 +17
Olivia Gadecki No.146 -2
Jaimee Fourlis No.152 -5
Priscilla Hon No.185 +1
Storm Hunter No.196 -4
Astra Sharma No.205 +4
Lizette Cabrera No.251 +4
Alexandra Bozovic No.297 -2
Men’s doubles

Matt Ebden has improved to world No.36 in the latest ATP Tour doubles rankings.

The 35-year-old captured his eighth career tour-level title last week, teaming with Indian Rohan Bopanna to claim the Doha crown. It is their first team title.

The victory made Ebden the first Australian champion – in either singles or doubles – in the tournament’s 30-year history.

Player Rank Move
Jason Kubler No.31 -2
Rinky Hijikata No.33 -1
Matt Ebden No.36 +1
Nick Kyrgios No.40 -2
John Peers No.42 -7
Thanasi Kokkinakis No.50 -2
Max Purcell No.59 0
Luke Saville No.78 -2
John-Patrick Smith No.89 -1
Andrew Harris No.120 +3
Women’s doubles

Storm Hunter remains the top-ranked Australian, at world No.14, in the latest WTA doubles rankings.

Elysia Bolton is the biggest mover of the week, rising nine places to world No.352.

Player Rank Move
Storm Hunter No.14 -2
Ellen Perez No.18 0
Olivia Tjandramulia No.124 +2
Ajla Tomljanovic No.135 +2
Astra Sharma No.142 +1
Daria Saville No.153 +1
Talia Gibson No.219 -3
Alexandra Bozovic No.226 -9
Alana Parnaby No.230 0
Alexandra Osborne No.282 -2

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