Hello friends. It’s Monday again, that wonderful day in which we delve into a tradition unlike any other — the W.A.T.C.H. List. The time is now to see Who’s Achieved Their Career Highs this week*:
First of all, it’s really nice to see Alex Kuznetsov charting a career high again, after everything he’s been through. If you’re wondering what the hell I’m talking about, or if you’d just like a handy guide as to how one differentiates Alex Kuznetzov from Andrey Kuznetsov, you’re in luck: I wrote all the answers here.
Next of all, your Sibiu Challenger runner-up, Marco Cecchinato, upjumps 22 rungs on the rankings ladder to #162. And I continue to insist he looks like an Italian version of Stanislas Wawrinka. You be the judge: yes or no?
Thirdly, in the excellent book The Geography of Bliss, author Eric Weiner contends that (SPOILER ALERT!!) Moldova is the world’s unhappiest country. If that’s indeed the case, then maybe Moldovan Radu Albot’s continuous rise will offer some solace. The former junior combined #11 is up 46 places to ATP #179 this week, courtesy of his Fergana Challenger title.