Monday, 18 July 2016

Halep, Golubic win titles at home

Martin Klizan won the Hamburg title, defeating Pablo Cuevas 6-1 6-4.  As a result, Klizan jumps 19 spots to 28 in the rankings and Cuevas moves from 24 to 20.

Albert Ramos-Vinolas has risen four spots to 31 with his win over Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-4 to take out the Bastad tournament.  Verdasco is back in the top fifty at 47 having moved up 12 places.

The Newport final was an epic three tie break set thriller between Ivo Karlovic and Gilles Muller.  Karlovic lost the first set but won the next two, the final tie break decided 14-12.  Karlovic and Muller are ranked 35 and 36, both improving three spots.

Simona Halep literally gave nothing away to Anastasija Sevastova in the Bucharest final, winning a home country title 6-0 6-0.  Halep remains fifth ranked in the world while Sevastova rises 17 places to 49.

Viktorija Golubic upset Kiki Bertens in Gstaad to also win a tournament in her home country, after dropping the opening set.  Golubic's win rockets her 33 places into the top 100 at 72 and Bertens rises five spots to 21.

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