Chris "the Gooch" Guccione has at last cracked the top 100 after reaching the QF of the challenger event in Mexico City last week. Amusingly enough, the big serving Aussie was the rare case of a player who had already an ATP final under his belt (Adelaide in January) but still hadn't managed to make it to ATP level. He appears at 98 this week. The Aussie fans finally have someone to keep Hewitt company in the top 100.
The other top 100 rookie this week is the Italian Stefano Galvani, whose ranking benefited from a title in the Rabat challenger in Morocco two weeks ago (coming on in the rankings only now because of the Miami TMS). Galvani follows the examples of fellow countrymen Sanguinetti, Bracciali and Di Mauro and is now enjoying his peak at 29, an age where most players are already facing a downfall or considering retirement. Galvani debuts in the top 100 at #99.