Our Rankings Round-Up is our weekly Wednesday piece in which we discuss the rises and falls in the weekly ATP, WTA, ITF, ITA, LTA and Tennis Europe rankings.
A less successful week for Brits across the globe, but with some of the rankings systems playing catch-up from the week before, there’s still a lot of rise and fall to be analysed in the latest releases.
On the ATP Tour, the biggest rises come courtesy of the ITF $10k in Glasgow two weeks ago. Champion Liam Broady moves back into the top 300 at #287. There were also new career highs for Lloyd Glasspool at #460 and Scott Clayton at #756, while Keelan Oakley rises almost 100 places to #1192 after his excellent run in Egypt two weeks ago.
Over on the WTA Tour, despite not playing since the Australian Open, Johanna Konta rises one place to a new CH of #27. The real big news, however, is Maia Lumsden, who rises from outside the top 1000 to #876 after her exceptional run to the final in Glasgow. With her quarter-final appearance in Sunderland still to be added, that new career high will be topped again next week.
After his run to the semi-finals at the Grade 2 in Chisinau, Alastair Gray rises 31 places to junior #117, just three places behind current British Junior #5 Finn Bass. The real story, of course, in the ITF Boys rankings is the rise of Karim Najia, who won the Grade 5 event in Iran last week. The 15-year-old jumps a whopping 549 places to #751, a new junior career high. As with the Boys, the biggest rise in the Girls rankings comes via Iran, with runner-up Donia Abdel-Aziz jumping 86 places to #476.