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Rankings Round-Up: 23rd March 2016

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.

With two weeks’ worth of points being added on this week after Indian Wells, there’s plenty of talk about in the Men’s and Women’s rankings, and for the first time this year, we have new entries onto both the ATP and WTA Rankings. So, without further ado…:

There were four new ATP career highs for British men this week, with Lloyd Glasspool almost cracking the top 400, rising 40 places to #401 after his run to the $25k final in Canada. Luke Bambridge also benefits from a couple of falling players to rise 2 to a new career high of #484, while Scott Clayton rise up the rankings continues after a 34-place boost to #736. Most notably, perhaps, Rhett Purcell enters the rankings for the first time at #2150.

There were some huge rises elsewhere too after two great weeks for Brits: Dan Evansvictory in Drummondville puts him within two places of his career high, rising 32 places to #125. Ed Corrie, the beaten finalist in Canada, will be thanking his lucky stars he sneaked into the draw as a lucky loser, as it has led to a whopping 114 place rise back inside the top 500 at #417. Alex Ward is also not far off his career high after a rise of 29 takes him to #319 – just 14 places off his best. Also, Cameron Norrie‘s qualification for the Challenger in Irving gives him a shot in the arm, rising 38 places to #672.

Slightly less action on the Women’s side of things, but it’s definitely worth mentioning Johanna Konta rising to yet another career high after going deepest into the draw of all the Brits in Indian Wells. She’s now the world #23. Both Heather Watson and Naomi Broady fall slightly, but Laura Robson isn’t far off the top 500 again after her first round appearance as a wildcard: she’s up 47 to #504.

Lisa Whybourn‘s return to form after injury is finally paying off big time: the Brit rises a huge 96 places to hit #653 and make those entry lists a little bit kinder down in Australia. Meanwhile, fellow injury-returnee Katie Boulter finally re-enters the rankings just outside the top 1000 at #1074.

In the ITF Junior rankings, there were several steady climbs but nothing that sticks out like a sore thumb: We’re very close to having six Brits in the junior top 100 after Finn Bass rose 10 spots to #110. His performance this week could push him over the threshold. Ben Draper, Jack Molloy and James Davis also enjoy decent rises, but it’s Alexander Carlos Parker that gets the biggest rise this week of 95, rising to #456.

The big story in the Girls’ rankings is once again Nell Miller, who in the space of two tournaments has risen almost 500 places to #350 in the world after winning two consecutive titles in Scandinavia. The top five Girls all rise slightly too, while Eden Richardson breaks into the top 200 with a 31-place rise to #170 and Anna Loughlan rises 247 places to #770.

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25-year-old University of St Andrews graduate with a rather insane passion for British Tennis. Boston United fan (don't ask). Favourite tennis player: the Brummie bunch - Dan Evans and Lloyd Glasspool.

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