SA tennis star Lloyd Harris jumps 10 spots in ATP rankings

Lloyd Harris. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Lloyd Harris. (Photograph by Paul Kane/Getty Photographs)

South African tennis ace Lloyd Harris has jumped 10 spots to No 80 within the newest ATP rankings launched on Monday.

This follows Harris’ run to the quarter-finals of final week’s European Open in Antwerp the place he misplaced 6-Three, 7-6 (7/2) to eventual champion Ugo Humbert of France.

The 23-year-old needed to make his means via qualifying after which gained two major draw matches to achieve the final eight of the ATP 250-level occasion.

Harris is now closing in on his career-high ATP rating of 72 which he achieved in January this yr after reaching the Adelaide last.

The Capetonian will likely be in motion on the Astana Open in Kazakhstan this week the place he’ll face 83rd-ranked Belarusian Egor Gerasimov within the first spherical on Tuesday.

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In the meantime, South Africa’s different singles contestant on the ATP Tour, Kevin Anderson, stays 111th within the rankings.

ATP high 20:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,740 pts

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9,850

Three. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 9,125

four. Roger Federer (SUI) 6,630

5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5,925

6. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,890

7. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5,015

eight. Andrey Rublev (RUS) Three,429

9. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) Three,285

10. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) Three,075

11. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,860

12. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2,830

13. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 2,710

14. David Goffin (BEL) 2,555

15. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2,400

16. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2,400

17. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,265 (+2)

18. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2,245 (-1)

19. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 2,230 (-1)

20. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2,215


80. Lloyd Harris (RSA) 793 (+10)

111. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 600

– Compiled by Herman Mostert

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