OK. So every Monday, going back a long time, I’ve enjoyed combing through the newly released ATP world rankings to see who’s achieved their new career highs, usually on the backs of a good/great performance the week before. I’ve occasionally shared this list from week to week with a few of my tennis junkie friends through emails and the like, but now that I have this site I thought it’d be nice to share it with you fine internet folk.
Unfortunately, right when I went to do this, I saw that our friends from Shank Tennis had just published a similarly themed article, complete with my snappy WATCH (Who’s Achieved Their Career High?) acronym in their title. What to do? It totally looks like I’m stealing ideas from our Shanky colleagues here, but I swear I’ve been doing this for a while and just wanted to make it public in the new year. *throws self on mercy of the jurgement court* The best I can do is hope my friends back up my assertions in the comments section, sheepishly link to the Shank Tennis article, and hope they don’t shank me. Haha, life is so absurd. (or maybe it’s just me.)
Anyway, without further ado (’cause we’ve had plenty of ado already), here is today’s list. Wait! More ado: I arbitrarily start this list at #80 in the world and go up to #350, just because that’s about the range in which most Challenger Tour players are found. If I’m leaving out a fave of yours, make yer own damn list (heh). So here, finally, is the WATCH list; this is who’s achieved their career highs this week:
|Player||NATIONALITY||New High||(Previous High)|
Great looking week for France, eh? Five players at new career highs (not even counting Michael Llodra, who also is WATCH-worthy at #22). Most of this is attributable to the Noumea Challenger, a French-territorial event in which Millot, Burquier, Gensse, and Reix all thrived. Fabbiano and Camilo appear courtesy of standout showings at the Sao Paulo Challenger.
So that’s this week’s WATCH list done with. I plan to make it a weekly Monday feature, assuming I don’t get shanked. :-0