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.
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