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Default Top 500 - Japan, China, Korea, Chinese Taipei and India

Thought it would be interesting to follow the progress of japanese, chinese and korean (top500) players in one thread. I'll start of with Japan (chinese and korean players will be added soon). Feel free to add comments or further information about those players, if you're interested...


JAPAN


Go Soeda

Age: 25
Height: 178 cm
Current ranking: 109
Career high ranking: 106
Career high junior ranking: 20

Titles 2010: Manta Challenger, Japan F2 and F3
Other noteable performances 2010: F at Nottingham Challenger, SF at Busan, Baton Rouge and Granby Challenger
Outlook: might crack the top 100 someday

Kei Nishikori

Age: 20
Height: 178 cm
Current ranking: 148
Career high ranking: 56
Career high junior ranking: 7

Titles 2010: Sarasota Challenger, Savannah Challenger, Binghamton Challenger,
Other noteable performances 2010: -
Outlook: should be back in top 100 soon, has enough talent to reach the top 20

Tatsuma Ito

Age: 22
Height:
Current ranking: 189
Career high ranking: 189
Career high junior ranking: 75

Titles 2010: Brasilia Challenger, Guam F1
Other noteable performances 2010: QF at Busan Challenger
Outlook:

Yuichi Sugita

Age: 21
Height:
Current ranking: 247
Career high ranking: 186
Career high junior ranking: 73

Titles 2010: Kyoto Challenger
Other noteable performances 2010: SF at Burnie Challenger
Outlook: -

Takao Suzuki

Age: 33
Height: 175 cm
Current ranking: 308
Career high ranking: 102
Career high junior ranking: -

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: -
Outlook: past his prime

Yuichi Ito

Age: 23
Height: 182 cm
Current ranking: 368
Career high ranking: 325
Career high junior ranking: 286

Titles 2010: Japan F1
Other noteable performances 2010: SF at Japan F2, F3, F4 and F6
Outlook: -

Hiroki Kondo

Age: 27
Height: 178 cm
Current ranking: 386
Career high ranking: 358
Career high junior ranking: 23

Titles 2010: Japan F7
Other noteable performances 2010: QF at Busan Challenger, F at Korea F2, Japan F2 and F6 and Thailand F2, SF at Japan F8
Outlook: -

Hiroki Moriya

Age: 19
Height: 168 cm
Current ranking: 434
Career high ranking: 382
Career high junior ranking: 17

Titles 2010: Japan F8
Other noteable performances 2010: F at Japan F1 and F5, SF at Japan F6
Outlook: -

Junn Mitsuhashi

Age: 20
Height: 163 cm
Current ranking: 447
Career high ranking: 295
Career high junior ranking: 78

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: F at Guam F1, SF at Korea F1
Outlook: -

Toshihide Matsui

Age: 32
Height: 180 cm
Current ranking: 477
Career high ranking: 261
Career high junior ranking: 192

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances: F at Japan F7, SF at Guam F1
Outlook: -

others:

Shuichi Sekiguchi

Age: 18
Height: 160 cm
Current ranking: 703
Career high ranking: 687
Career high junior ranking: 5

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: F at Japan F4, SF at Japan F1 and F3
Outlook: -

Yasutaka Uchiyama

Age: 17
Height: 183 cm
Current ranking: 723
Career high ranking: 709
Career high junior ranking: 12

Titles 2010: Japan F4
Other noteable performances 2010: -
Outlook: -


KOREA


Young-Jun Kim

Age: 30
Height: ???
Current ranking: 279
Career high ranking: 255
Career high junior ranking: 335

Titles 2010: Indonesia F1 and F3
Other noteable performances 2010: SF at Fergana Challenger, 2nd round at Busan Challenger, F at Malaysia F1
Outlook: past his prime (well maybe not... he's about to top his career high ranking)

Yong-Kyu Lim

Age: 18
Height: ???
Current ranking: 317
Career high ranking: 298
Career high junior ranking: 49

Titles 2010: Busan Challenger
Other noteable performances 2010: F at China F5, QF at Korea F2, QF at Korea F4
Outlook: after the Busan CH win if he keeps the steam he can get to 150 this season

Kyu-Tae Im

Age: 29
Height: 185 cm
Current ranking: 349
Career high ranking: 160
Career high junior ranking: -

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: SF at Manta Challenger, QF at Leon Challenger
Outlook: come back to top 200 by any chance?

Woong-Sun Jun

Age: 23
Height: 190 cm
Current ranking: 365
Career high ranking: 230
Career high junior ranking: 4

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: SF at Busan and Beijiing Challenger, SF at Korea F1, QF at Korea F2, QF at Korea F3
Outlook: he is still young so maybe he can reach top 200... he lost many points last season but it means this year he can win back

Daniel Yoo

Age: 24
Height: ?
Current Ranking: 422
Career high ranking: 362
Career high junior ranking: 165

Titles 2010: USA F15 and F16
Other noteable performances: F at USA F18, SF at USA F17
Outlook: -

others:

Soong-Jae Cho

Age: 19
Height: ???
Current ranking: 517
Career high ranking: 488
Career high junior ranking: 16

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: SF at China F1
Outlook: still a young player but no achievements this year; no idea where it might head him

Suk-Young Jeong

Age: 17
Height: 180 cm
Current ranking: 796
Career high ranking: 796
Career high junior ranking: 55

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances: F at Thailand F3, SF at Thailand F2
Outlook: -


CHINA


Ze Zhang

Age: 19
Height:
Current ranking: 327
Career high ranking: 317
Career high junior ranking: 28

Titles 2010: China F2
Other noteable performances 2010: F at Fergana Challenger, F at Korea F3 and Israel F2, SF at China F5
Outlook: -

Mao-Xin Gong

Age: 22
Height: 178 cm
Current ranking: 341
Career high ranking: 341

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: SF at Beijiing Challenger, QF at Fergana Challenger, F at China F4 and F6, SF at Korea F3, SF at China F5
Outlook: -

Di Wu

Age: 18
Height: 171 cm
Current ranking: 394
Career high ranking: 391
Career high junior ranking: 25

Titles 2010: China F3 and F6
Other noteable performances 2010: QF at Beijiing Challenger, SF at Israel F2
Outlook: -

Zhe Li

Age: 23
Height:
Current ranking: 492
Career high ranking: 478
Career high junior ranking:

Titles 2010: China F4
Other noteable performances 2010: SF at Korea F3 and China F6
Outlook:


CHINESE TAIPEI


Yen-Hsun Lu

Age: 26
Height: 180 cm
Current ranking: 40
Career high ranking: 40
Career high junior ranking: 3

Titles 2010: Athens Challenger
Other noteable performances 2010: QF at Wimbledon (GS) and Johannesburg (ATP 250), F at Busan Challenger, SF at Rhodes Challenger
Outlook: should be able to stay in the top 50 for some time

Tsung-Hua Yang

Age: 19
Height: 173 cm
Current ranking: 316
Career high ranking: 295
Career high junior ranking: 1

Titles 2010: Malaysia F1
Other noteable performances 2010: QF at Samarkand Challenger, SF at China F2
Outlook: had a good 2009 season but has struggled lately; he's a former Junior world No. 1 and grand slam winner (Roland Garros) but hasn't done much on clay so far at futures and challengers


Chu-Huan Yi

Age: 22
Height: 182 cm
Current ranking: 537
Career high ranking: 489
Career high junior ranking: 4

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: F at China F2, SF at Korea F2, F4 and Malaysia F1
Outlook: -


INDIA


Somdev Devvarman

Age: 25
Height: 180 cm
Current ranking: 103
Career high ranking: 96
Career high junior ranking: 40

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: QF at Johannesburg (ATP 250), SF at Aptos Challenger,
Outlook: top 100 within reach

Prakash Amritraj

Age: 26
Height: 188 cm
Current ranking: 348
Career high ranking: 155
Career high junior ranking: 43

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: QF at Leon and Rimonski Challenger
Outlook: will peak at newport :-)

Vishnu Vardhan

Age: 22
Height: -
Current ranking: 393
Career high ranking: 355
Career high junior ranking: 479

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: F at India F3 and GB F12, SF at Uzbekistan F1, SF at GB F10
Outlook: -

Rupesh Roy

Age: 21
Height: 172 cm
Current ranking: 454
Career high ranking: 454
Career high junior ranking: 23

Titles 2010: India F3
Other noteable performances 2010: F at India F1, SF at Thailand F1
Outlook: -

Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan

Age: 24
Height: -
Current ranking: 455
Career high ranking: 417

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: SF at India F2, F3, F5 and Malaysia F2
Outlook: -

Karan Rastogi

Age: 23
Height: 178 cm
Current ranking: 459
Career high ranking: 327
Career high junior ranking: 4

Titles 2010: India F2
Other noteable performances 2010: F at India F4 and F5, SF at GB F12
Outlook: just coming back from injury; shoud at least get back to his career high ranking

Rohan Gajjar

Age: 26
Height: -
Current ranking: 469
Career high ranking: 429
Career high junior ranking: 75

Titles 2010: Malaysia F2
Other noteable performances 2010: SF at India F3
Outlook: -

Yuki Bhambri

Age: 17
Height: -
Current ranking: 478
Career high ranking: 321
Career high junior ranking: 1

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: SF at India F4
Outlook: former junior no. 1 and grand slam champion; has struggled this year but should have a bright future

Rohan Bopanna

Age: 30
Height: 190 cm
Current ranking: 480
Career high ranking: 213
Career high junior ranking: 601

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: -
Outlook: focusing on doubles where he has a career high ranking of 33; still good for a couple of good DC results in singles :-)

others:

Sanam Singh

Age: 22
Height: 173 cm
Current ranking: 782
Career high ranking: 733
Career high junior ranking: 4

Titles 2010: -
Other noteable performances 2010: -
Outlook: good us college player (currently ranked no. 14); promising results at Charlottesville Challenger last year where he reached the QF beating guys like Berankis, Zemlja and Jenkins

Last edited by seulCONTREtous : 08-21-2010 at 08:06 AM. Reason: Rankings updated 21.08.2010
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