Re: Simone Bolelli aka Superbol
Simone won the Florianopolis title without losing a set, for his 7th career challenger title. He's approaching 100 clay court challenger wins and tied his finals record at 7-7 in finals. He rose twenty-five spots in the official rankings and provisionally ranked #106. This is the highest he's been ranked since exactly one year ago when he was #97 in the rankings. Simone only defends 16 points until the French Open cutoff, so he's essentially one good result away from clinching a spot in the RG MD, which is important as he is defending 61 points there.
Things are starting to come together, but unfortunately he lost 4-6 0-6 to Eduardo Schwank in Santiago challenger R1. Let's chalk this down as a tank, and hope we don't see more of this to come. His next scheduled events are the Dallas challenger next week and Miami qualifying. Hopefully he can win some matches on hard court before the tour turns full-time to clay.