Challenger Tennis Players to Watch – a Year Later


UPDATE – I have been highlighting players from the Challenger Tennis Blog’s year end listing of players to watch. Only players outside of the top 150 are considered for this list.  I  did an update at the end of October.  While I still have one more player to highlight  – Tsung-Hua Yang – this is a good time to see how the list did for 2011.  I have to say, I am impressed.

So how did they do

There were 14 players.  Eleven of them are ranked higher than they were at the end of year,   One player, Henri Kontinen had to have season ending Arthroscopic Knee Surgery so we will see how his career goes.  The list that was made up of players outside of the top 150 in the world now has 4 players, whose singes rankings are inside the top 150 including one who is in the top 100 now. The biggest jump in singles rankings so far is Denis Kudla – an American who rose 221 spots. The highest current ranking in singles from this group is Benoit Paire at #95.  While some of the players have concentrated solely on their singles and are unranked in doubles, some have made impressive gains in their doubles rankings too.  While only 7 of the 14 players improved their doubles ranking, two of the players who dropped in doubles have not played doubles all year.  Benoit Paire rose 480 spots in doubles, Evgeny Donskey 326 spots and Facundo Arguella 365 spots.  I will do my last player soon and I look forward to the new end of year list from the Challenger Tennis Blog.

CLICK HERE for the Challenger Tennis Blog.

YEAR END YEAR END CURRENT CURRENT
PLAYER NAME Singles Ranking Doubles Ranking Singles Ranking Doubles Ranking
Andrea Collarini 580 579 489 462
Andrey Kuznetsov 231 376 222 462
Benoit Paire 152 795 95 315
Dan Cox 327 Unranked 417 388
David Goffin 229 634 175 Unranked
Denis Kudla 496 543 275 475
Evgeny Donskoy 259 560 149 234
Facundo Arguello 314 718 276 453
Henri Kontinen 273 280 495 773
Javier Marti 335 296 185 294
John Millman 204 495 438 991
Pablo Carreno-Busta 344 545 136 579
Thomas Schoorel 168 345 135 Unranked
Tsung-Hua Yang 304 252 174 231

HTM

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