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Fastest climbers in 2009

Here is a list of the fastest risers on the ATP ranking during 2009. Note the year of birth for all these players. Not a single one of these fast risers was born after 1988 and more than half of them are 25 years or older. Where is the new generation in tennis? We will have to go back a very long time, if ever, to find a Top 100 list with less youngsters. Not a single one of these players is a teenager!

Edit: I have only included players who have broken into the top 100, hence Ljubicic, Baghdatis and other comeback kids (or in Legendas case, comeback grandpas) are not included.

Third column is year end ranking in 2008 and fourth is year of birth.


34 Beck A 109 86
40 Isner 144 85
42 Zeballo 199 85
43 Becker 129 81
50 Cuevas 142 86
56 Greul 126 81
63 Mayer F 409 83
64 Mayer L 115 87
66 MGonzal 132 83
74 Kollerer 125 83
78 Beck K 145 82
80 Luczak 156 79
84 Lorenzi 207 81
86 Russell 242 78
91 Lacko 325 87
97 Ram 190 84
99 DeBakker 249 88



Funny how Lorenzi and Lacko have sneaked up the rankings by playing mug challengers. Especially Lackos ranking is a joke. I will eat my US Open cap if both are still in the top 100 at the end of 2010. Another funny thing is Beckers ranking. The guy has hardly won a match since breaking into the top 50 a in June.

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here's a tip - if you can't make the columns, post a picture made in word or photoshop or paint
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coz imo too hard to read. columns save the world
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Here is a list of the fastest risers on the ATP ranking during 2009.
is there any particular reason for ignoring Baghdatis?

i saw him rise 53 (98-45) places in the rankings, yet Köllerer is included on the list
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And some more oldsters miss in your table :

what about Chiudinelli, Haas, Hewitt, Ferrero ? even Ljubicic.

yes I was wondering about the same the other day :

2009 has quite been the year of the oldsters, which is symbolized by Federer's number 1.

Not sure it will be the same in 2010

However, there are several explaining phenomenons which I noticed :

- generations 88 and 89 are really poor, behind Del Potro and Cilic

- generation 86 has also few very good players (Nadal apart of course)

- and I will also say : generations 83-84 are not good either, which explains why generations 80-82, which were great actually, are still the most competitive.

The fact that generations 88 to 90 look poor will not help for next years for sure.

1991 doesn't look very good either.

1992 generation looks so far the most promising.

But before that, the best players fom generations 85-87 might have a good time, and the players from generations 80-82 might last for a while.

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Re: Fastest climbers in 2009

Honourable mention to Jan Hajek.

He started the year at #474 and is now #102, should join this list and he is born in 83.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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is there any particular reason for ignoring Baghdatis?

i saw him rise 53 (98-45) places in the rankings, yet Köllerer is included on the list
Baghdatis is more of a star than any of the guys mentioned, as long as he is able to remain fit for some time then he will progress easily through the rankings.

The others are less likely to do so.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Fastest climbers in 2009

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Rank	Player		2008 Rank	Born
34 	A.Beck 		109 		1986
40 	Isner 		144 		1985
42 	Zeballos 	199 		1985
43 	Becker 		129 		1981
50 	Cuevas 		142 		1986
56 	Greul 		126 		1981
63 	Mayer Flo 	409 		1983
64 	Mayer Leo 	115 		1987
66 	Maxi Gonz	132 		1983
74 	Kollerer 	125 		1983
78 	K.Beck 		145 		1982
80 	Luczak 		156 		1979
84 	Lorenzi 	207 		1981
86 	Russell 	242 		1978
91 	Lacko 		325 		1987
97 	Ram 		190 		1984
99 	De Bakker 	249 		1988
102	Hajek		474		1983

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Fastest climbers in 2009

Chiudinelli - from 603 to ??

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Re: Fastest climbers in 2009

Chiudinelli is top 100 now, finally helps having a season without major problems.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Rank	Player		2008 Rank	Born
34 	A.Beck 		109 		1986
40 	Isner 		144 		1985
42 	Zeballos 	199 		1985
43 	Becker 		129 		1981
50 	Cuevas 		142 		1986
56 	Greul 		126 		1981
63 	Mayer Flo 	409 		1983
64 	Mayer Leo 	115 		1987
66 	Maxi Gonz	132 		1983
74 	Kollerer 	125 		1983
78 	K.Beck 		145 		1982
80 	Luczak 		156 		1979
84 	Lorenzi 	207 		1981
86 	Russell 	242 		1978
91 	Lacko 		325 		1987
97 	Ram 		190 		1984
99 	De Bakker 	249 		1988
102	Hajek		474		1983

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Rank	Player		2008 Rank	Born
177     Gaudio          unranked        1978
                       (31.12.2008)

                           1094
                       (02.02.2009)



and i don't care if he hasn't leapt into the top 100 yet.

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Re: Fastest climbers in 2009

what about Alejandro Falla, he has climbed from #181 to #98 now. He has performed a rellaly good year and at least he deserves to appear in that list.
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