Jean-Rene Lisnard had a good week, qualifying and reaching the third round in Kitzbuhel. That moves him into the second spot with 64 matches played this year. Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic moves up to #5. Julien Jeanpierre took the title in Egypt F1 and moves into the top 10 at #8. And after some time off, Ferran Ventura is back at it. He got in the full complement of 5 matches, reaching the finals in Spain F7 and virtually moves back into the top 10.
Well, school's out and we already saw the #1 NCAA ranked player, Matias Boeker, get off to a good start. American Brandon Wagner of the University of Georgia is also coming out of the blocks quite strong. After finishing the year at #18 on the college ranks, Wagner started off the year with a win in Jamaica F10. He had a tight first round match against Jason Mallaiah but after that it was smooth sailing ... for 10 straight matches! He won Jamaica F11, too and now has a perfect 10-0 record. That still comes in 1 behind Cristian Villagran at 11-0 but let's see if Brandon can make it 3 in a row this week at Jamaica F12. Andre Agassi further cemented his place in the top 10 with another title in Los Angeles. Meanwhile at the Tampere challenger, it was a battle of young stars as Jarkko Nieminen took on Richard Gasquet in the final. Gasquet lost but remains in the top 10.