In-form Aussies Kimberly Birrell and Max Purcell have both broken into the world’s top 120 in the latest singles rankings.
Australia, 2 March 2023 | Leigh Rogers
Max Purcell makes his debut inside the world’s top 120 in the latest ATP Tour men’s singles rankings.
The 24-year-old skyrockets up 39 places to a career-high world No.116 after winning back-to-back ATP Challenger titles in India.
Purcell, who began the year ranked No.220, overcame fellow Aussie James Duckworth, who rises 16 spots to world No.112, in the Bengaluru final.
Meanwhile Jordan Thompson improves 12 places to world No.81 after claiming an ATP Challenger title, without dropping a set, in America. It is the 28-year-old’s 10th career title at this level.
Starting the week on a high note 😌
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Max claims his second consecutive @ATPChallenger title and 4th of his career, with Jordan winning his 10th 👏#GoAussies pic.twitter.com/HySBuVKjEF
— TennisAustralia (@TennisAustralia) February 26, 2023
Several more Aussies have set new career-highs this week – Jason Kubler (up three spots to world No.71), James McCabe (up 40 places to world No.306) and Adam Walton (up 10 spots to world No.367).
Bernard Tomic is also on the rise, improving 56 places to world No.374 after reaching an ATP Challenger quarterfinal in Monterrey.
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Kimberly Birrell has soared to a career-high world No.116 in the latest WTA Tour women’s singles rankings.
The 24-year-old rises 17 places after reaching her first WTA quarterfinal in Mexico last week. Birrell earned her place in the draw as a qualifier and scored three consecutive top-100 wins in an impressive run.
Birrell, who was ranked No.173 at season start, has scored six top-100 wins so far in a dazzling start to the year.
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