Aussies Abroad in the WTA and ATP – 23/12/2012 – 29/12/2012

With the start of the Australian summer and 2013 kicking into gear next week, this week is a quiet week on the ATP and WTA tour with no Aussies involved in any action.

As a result, this week we will look at the movers and shakers on the rankings for season 2012 and also look at latest news and player announcements as the season prepares to start in Brisbane and Perth for many of Australia’s best players.

Before all that though, here is a look at what happened last week in Aussies Abroad.

* A finalist appearance for Alex Bolt at the Hong Kong F3 Future event.

You can view the rest of the results for last week at the link below:

https://shanejonessport.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/aussies-abroad-in-the-wta-and-the-atp-16122012-22122012/

You can also check the latest rankings of the Aussie ATP players at this link

https://shanejonessport.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/australian-atp-player-ranking-for-year-2012/

And the WTA from this link here:

https://shanejonessport.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/australian-wta-ranking-for-year-2012/

Now onto this week and we start by looking at the Aussies in the ITF future events.

DISCLAIMER: Rankings are as of the 17th of December, 2012.

ITF:

MEN:

Turkey F50 Future event:

NO AUSSIES INVOLVED:

WOMEN:

10,000 tournament in St Petersburg in Russia:

NO AUSSIES INVOLVED:

25,000 Pune tournament in India:

NO AUSSIES INVOLVED:

10,000 Istanbul tournament in Turkey:

NO AUSSIES INVOLVED:

NEWS:

* First up in the news this week is the ITF have announced the first quarter of their 2013 season and four Australian events are confirmed to be on the list.

In February, the ATP and WTA will travel to Mildura on the 18th for the Australia F1 tournament and the 25,000 Mildura tournament before going to Sydney the next week after for the Australia F2 tournament and the 10,000 Sydney tournament.

Then in March, on the 18th the field will travel to Ipswich for the Australia F3 tournament and the 25,000 Ipswich tournament before heading to Bundaberg the week after for the Australia F4 tournament and the 25,000 Bundaberg tournament.

Based on this year’s events their should be 8 more events for the year, and they will be announced on Aussies Abroad as soon as the ITF release their other quarters for the year.

* In further big news for tournament’s in Australia the ATP Challenger series will have two events in Australia with the Burnie event in Tasmania returning for the 10th year and a new event in Adelaide to be held at the tennis courts of West Lakes.

On the women’s side, the Burnie tournament is also on the list with another tournament in Launceston set to take place on the 4th of February.

Expect many of Australia’s players between 150-250 in the rankings to compete in these key tournament’s in the Australian summer.

*Finally here is the confirmed Australian entrants or those who have nominated for the respective tournaments in the upcoming Australian summer. Some will have to qualify, while others are already guaranteed an entry. Here they are:

BRISBANE:

WOMEN:

Sam Stosur (9)

Jarmila Gajdosova WC (184)

MEN:

Marinko Matosevic (49)

Lleyton Hewitt WC (83)

Matthew Ebden WC (105) 

Those who have outlined aims to qualify and are currently alternatives:

James Duckworth (209)

Sam Groth (218)

Matt Reid (313)

Luke Saville (344)

Greg Jones (372)

Chris Guccione (566)

John Peers (646)

AUCKLAND:

Currently listed as Alternatives:

James Duckworth (209)

Sam Groth (218)

Greg Jones (372)

Carsten Ball (480)

 CHENNAI:

Currently listed as Alternatives:

James Duckworth (209)

Sam Groth (218)

DOHA:

Currently listed as Alternatives:

James Duckworth (209)

Sam Groth (218)

Challenger event in NOUMEA:

Currently listed as Alternatives:

Isaac Frost (831)

Leon Frost (1209)

SYDNEY:

WOMEN:

MAIN DRAW:

Sam Stosur (9)

QUALIFYING:

Casey Dellacqua (101)

MEN:

MAIN DRAW:

Marinko Matosevic (49)

Bernard Tomic (52)

Listed as Alternatives:

Matt Ebden (105)

James Duckworth (209)

Sam Groth (218)

Matt Reid (313)

Luke Saville (344)

Greg Jones (372)

Carsten Ball (480)

Chris Guccione (566)

John Peers (646)

HOBART:

NO ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN MADE ON AUSSIES INVOLVED:

AUSTRALIAN OPEN:

WOMEN:

Sam Stosur (9)

Casey Dellacqua (101)

Bojana Bobusic WC (334)

MEN:

Marinko Matosevic (49)

Bernard Tomic (52)

Lleyton Hewitt (83)

Matt Ebden (105)

Ben Mitchell WC (326)

QUALIFYING:

John Millman (198)

James Duckworth (209)

Sam Groth (218)

Brydan Klein (233)

John-Patrick Smith (245)

Matt Reid (312)

Adam Feeney (321)

Luke Saville (344)

Greg Jones (372)

Carsten Ball (480)

Chris Guccione (566)

John Peers (646)

Thanasi Kokkinakis (750)

Jack Schipanski (923)

We’ll get more of an idea of who’s actually competing next week, when the official lists are released. Stay tuned to Aussies Abroad next week for all the information on who’s competing.

RANKINGS OVERVIEW:

2012 has seen some Aussies climb up the rankings while other have spiralled the wrong way, creating a big 2013 for those who did. Aussies Abroad looks at those who have climbed and those who have fallen this year.

MEN:

HIGHEST RISERS IN ATP:

1. ADAM FEENEY: 1190 – started year at 1511 and ended year at 312

2. SIMON EDE – 1097 – started year at 1937 and ended year at 840

3. THANASI KOKKINAKIS – 865 – started year at 1620 and ended year at 755

4. LUKE SAVILLE – 828 – started year at 1176 and ended year at 348

5. AARON LEEDER-CHARD – 637 – started year at 1887 and ended year at 1250

6. SAM GROTH – 568 – started year at 786 and ended year at 218

7. ALEX BOLT – 496 – started year at 892 and ended year at 396

8. RYAN AGAR – 490 – started year at 1319 and ended year at 829

9. JOHN MILLMAN – 342 – started year at 541 and ended year at 199

10. YURI BEZERUK – 282 – started year at 1049 and ended year at 767

NOTABLE MENTION TO MARINKO MATOSEVIC WHO ROSE 154 POSITIONS TO MOVE INTO THE TOP 50.

BIGGEST RISERS WITHOUT AN ATP RANKING IN 2011:

1. MATHESTON KLEIN – Current ranking of 596

2. NICK KYRGIOS – Current ranking of 834

3. STEPHEN HOH – Current ranking of 1043

4. JACOB GRILLS – Current ranking of 1110

5. BRADLEY MOUSLEY – Current ranking of 1149

BIGGEST FALLERS IN 2012:

1. DAYNE KELLY – 904 – started year in 581 and ended year at 1485

2. PETER LUCZAK – 732 – started year at 271 and ended year at 1003 after retiring after the Australian Open.

3. ISAAC FROST – 361 – started year at 476 and ended year at 837

4. LEON FROST – 338 – started year at 876 and ended the year at 1214

5. CHRIS GUCCIONE – 313 – started the year at 256 and ended the year at 569

ACHEIVED CAREER HIGHEST RANK THIS YEAR:

Marinko Matosevic – 47 on the 29th of October 2012

Bernard Tomic – 27 on the 11th of June 2012

Matt Ebden – 61 on the 1st of October 2012

John Millman – 179 on the 11th of October 2012

James Duckworth – 167 on the 14th of May 2012

Sam Groth – 210 on the 12th of November 2012

John Patrick Smith – 210 on the 9th of July 2012

Matt Reid – 254 on the 16th of April 2012

Ben Mitchell – 209 on the 20th of February 2012

Jason Kubler – 268 on the 29th of October 2012

Luke Saville – 340 on the 12th of November 2012

Alex Bolt – 396 on the 24th of December 2012

Dane Propoggia – 426 on the 17th of December 2012

Matt Barton – 407 on the 1st of October 2012

Michael Look – 323 on the 6th of February 2012

Chris Letcher – 508 on the 23rd of July 2012

Matheson Klein – 590 on the 10th of December 2012

John Peers – 456 on the 11th of June 2012

Thanasi Kokkinakis – 746 on the 26th of November 2012

Andrew Whittington – 749 on the 24th of September 2012

Maverick Banes – 614 on the 28th of May 2012

Ryan Agar – 821 on the 26th of November 2012

Nick Kyrgios – 827 on the 26th of November 2012

Isaac Frost – 458 on the 13th of February 2012

Simon Ede – 831 on the 26th of November 2012

Gavin Van Peperzeel – 837 on the 22nd of October 2012

Jack Schipanski – 860 on the 12th of November 2012

Zach Itzstein – 898 on the 30th of July 2012

Stephen Hoh – 1034 on the 26th of November 2012

Jacob Grills – 1103 on the 26th of November 2012

Bradley Mousley – 1138 on the 22nd of October 2012

Andrew Harris – 992 on the 23rd of July 2012

Ryan Thomas – 1203 on the 24th of September 2012

Omar Jasika – 1219 on the 15th of October 2012

Aaron Leeder-Chard – 1231 on the 22nd of October 2012

Rhys Michael Johnson – 1127 on 11th of June 2012

Ben Wagland – 1307 on the 26th of November 2012

Matt Roso – 1408 on the 22nd of October 2012

Daniel Ferretti – 1440 on the 26th of November 2012

Harry Bourchier – 1440 on the 26th of November 2012

Blake Mott – 1188 on the 18th of June 2012

Robin Marc Pfister – 1553 on the 26th of November 2012

Christopher O’Connell – 1419 on the 9th of April 2012

Jay Andrijic – 1652 on the 26th of November 2012

David Barclay – 1668 on the 15th of October 2012

Darren K. Polkinghorne – 1812 on the 26th of November 2012

Marc Polmans – 1812 on the 26th of November 2012

Paul Kramberger – 1812 on the 26th of November 2012

WOMEN:

HIGHEST RISERS IN THE WTA:

1. ASH BARTY – 507 – started year at 682 and ended year at 175

2. ABBIE MYERS – 464 – started year at 1155 and ended year at 691

3. TYRA CALDERWOOD – 417 – started year at 1208 and ended year at 791

4. ALEXANDRA NANCARROW – 291 – started year at 1208 and ended year at 917

5. VIKTORIJA RAJICIC – 263 – started year at 671 and ended year at 408

BIGGEST RISERS WITHOUT A WTA RANKING IN 2011:

1. NIVES BARIC – Current ranking of 718

2. ANGELIQUE SVINOS – Current ranking of 778

3. LIZETTE CABRERA – Current ranking of 793

4. KARIS RYAN – Current ranking of 922

5. ELIZA LONG – Current ranking of 974

BIGGEST FALLERS FOR 2012:

1. DANIELLA JEFLEA – 671 – started year at 432 and ended year at 1103

2. ISABELLA HOLLAND – 431 – started year at 183 and ended year at 614

3. JELENA DOKIC – 193 – started year at 66 and ended year at 259

4. JARMILA GAJDOSOVA – 151 – started year at 33 and ended year at 184

5. BOJANA BOBUSIC – 93 – started year at 241 and ended year at 334

ACHEIVED CAREER HIGHEST RANK THIS YEAR:

Olivia Rogowska – 108 on the 29th of October 2012

Sacha Jones – 150 on the 8th of October 2012

Ash Barty – 175 on the 17th of December 2012

Bojana Bobusic – 222 on the 17th of September 2012

Viktorija Rajicic – 361 on the 12th of November 2012

Azra Hadzic – 421 on the 19th of November 2012

Stephanie Bengson – 541 on the 8th of October 2012

Storm Sanders – 606 on the 19th of November 2012

Abbie Myers – 686 on the 3rd of December 2012

Nives Baric – 714 on the 3rd of December 2012

Angelique Svinos – 775 on the 3rd of December 2012

Lizette Cabrera – 787 on the 22nd of October 2012

Rachel Tredoux – 629 on the 22nd of October 2012

Ashley Keir – 752 on the 15th of October 2012

Alexandra Nancarrow – 881 on the 17th of September 2012

Karis Ryan – 914 on the 26th of November 2012

Eliza Long – 970 on the 3rd of December 2012

Naiktha Bains – 973 on the 29th of October 2012

Nicole Hoynaski – 1110 on the 3rd of December 2012

Samantha Harris – 1142 on the 3rd of December 2012

Elizabeth James – 1142 on the 3rd of December 2012

Brooke Rischbieth – 1142 on the 3rd of December 2012

Isabelle Wallace – 1142 on the 3rd of December 2012

That’s it for Aussies Abroad this week. Join us next week as we kick into gear with the Aussie summer of tennis, which starts next week in Brisbane and Perth.

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