Tallon Griekspoor can call himself the number 61 in the world from Monday. The Dutchman has risen no fewer than 34 places in the ATP ranking thanks to his tournament victory in Pune, India. This was his very first ATP-title and a great start of the new year.
First ATP-title for Tallon Griekspoor
The 26-year-old Griekspoor track, who was the global number 95 last week, won an ATP title for the first time in his career in Pune. The North Hollander was too strong for the Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi in an exciting final. Until this year, he had never reached the last four of an ATP tournament.
Despite his big jump in the world ranking, the Dutchman’s track is still a long way from his best ranking ever. In August he was allowed to call himself the number 44 in the world. Due to a series of disappointing results – Griekspoor’s track stranded six ATP tournaments in a row in the first round – the number two in the Netherlands then dropped. It’s going to be a very interesting year for Griekspoor to see if he can built on his first ATP tour title.
Best dutch ranked
Botic van de Zandschulp also shows improvement in the world ranking, although the Veenendaler only has one spot. He is now number 34 in the world. The top five remained intact and that means that Carlos Alcaraz is still the leader. The leader who is very unfortunate to miss out on the Australian Open due to an injury.
Top 5 ATP ranking
1. Carlos Alcaraz (Spa) – 6,820
2. Rafael Nadal (Spain) – 5,770
3. Casper Ruud (Nor) – 5,720
4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gri) – 5,715
5. Novak Djokovic (Srb) – 5,070
61. Tallon Griekspoor– 789