The Association of professional tennis players (ATP) has updated the rating, so good progress was shown by the Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky.
33-year-old Ukrainian tennis player as a “lucky loser” reached the quarterfinals of the tournament in Marseille, in the course of the tournament taking revenge on the constant of Lestene, and taking off only from the Stefanos of Citibase. This result allowed Stakhovsky to climb 15 positions and now he occupies the 126th place.
In the top-10 rankings unchanged: first place at Novak Djokovic, the second Rafael Nadal, and the third line is Alexander Zverev.
THE ATP RANKINGS
1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 10955)
2. Rafael Nadal (Spain, 8320)
3. Alexander Zverev (Germany, 6475)
4. Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina, 5085)
5. Kevin Anderson (South Africa, 4595)
6. Kei Nishikori (Japan, 4190)
7. Roger Federer (Switzerland, 4100)
8. Dominique Tim (Austria, 3800)
9. John Isner (USA, 3270)
10. Marin Cilic (Croatia, 3095)
126. Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine, 454, +15)
394. Ilya Marchenko (Ukraine, 36)
510. Alexander Dolgopolov (Ukraine, 10)
In the women’s WTA rankings, the greatest progress among Ukrainians showed Katerina Kozlova, which has risen on 11 positions.
In turn, the first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina has maintained its position in the updated WTA rankings after a defeat at the tournament in Dubai.
Svitolina kept the sixth place in the ranking of the best tennis players in the world.
In the first place remained Japanese Naomi Osaka, the second Simona Halep, and the tournament winner Belinda Bencic has risen 22 places and became the 23rd player in the world.
Recall Svitolina at the Premier 5 tournament in Dubai lost in the semifinals 21-year-old Swiss Belinda Bencic with a score of 1:2 (2:6, 6:3, 6:7(3)).
Tennis players spent on the court exactly 2 hours. During this time, the Ukrainian made 7 aces, made the same number of double faults as well as realized 4 break points. Her opponent, occupying 45-e a place in rating made 4 aces, 5 times made a mistake in putting the ball in the game and won 5 games at the reception. In deciding Svitolina failed to apply for the match with the score 5:3, giving the game a zero.
.@BelindaBencic dethrones Svitolina to reach the @DDFTennis final!
Takes the thriller, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(3)! pic.twitter.com/OgSwRRVLM0
— WTA (@WTA) October 22, 2019
The account of personal meetings tennis became 2:0 in favor Bencic. In the last round she defeated second ranked Simona Halep.
In the final, Bencic will play against Petra Kvitova, who previously defeated sensational Se Chuva.
Svitolina is defending champion of the tournament in Dubai, which won the world Cup in 2017 and 2018. Despite the loss to Bencic, Ukrainian will remain the sixth racket of the world.
The first racket of Ukraine and the sixth racket of the world Elina Svitolina became the best shot in the quarterfinals of the WTA Premier event in Dubai against the Spaniard Carla Suarez-Navarro.
Recall that Svitolina won in the match of 1/4 final of the tournament in Dubai. In the match for the semi-finals 24-year-old Ukrainian was stronger than the representative of Spain Carla Suarez Navarro (No. 26 WTA).