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First player who could be new Top 100 in the year, Luca Vanni. He never won an ATP match before this week now he is in the final against Cuevas. If he beat him tomorrow he will be around #80 in the world.

Hyeon Chung is matter of time to be in the Top 100 too.

New Top 100 for 2015:
1 - Damir Dzumhur - February 23rd 2015

2 - Farrukh Dustov - February 23rd 2015

3 - James Duckworth - March 23rd 2015

4 - Ruben Bemelmans - April 13th 2015

5 - Lucas Pouille - April 20th 2015

6 - Hyeon Chung - April 27th 2015

7 - Thanansi Kokkinakis - May 11th 2015

8 - Luca Vanni - May 11th 2015

9 - Alexander Zverev - May 18th 2015

10 - Kimmer Coppejans - June 15th 2015

11 - James Ward - July 13th 2015

12 - John Millman - July 13th 2015

13 - Marco Cecchinato - July 20th 2015

14 - Radu Albot - July 27th 2015

15 - Nikoloz Basilashvili - July 27th 2015

16 - Kyle Edmund - August 17th 2015

17 - Daniel Munoz-de la Nava - August 31st 2015

18 - Pierre-Hugues Herbert - August 31st 2015

19 - Austin Krajicek - October 12th 2015

20 - Yuki Bhambri - October 19th 2015

21 - Taro Daniel - November 23rd 2015
22 - Inigo Cervantes - November 23rd 2015
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2014 [11 and counting]

First player who could be new Top 100 in the year, Luca Vanni. He never won an ATP match before this week now he is in the final against Cuevas. If he beat him tomorrow he will be around #80 in the world.

Hyeon Chung is matter of time to be in the Top 100 too
Vanni get over the line even just with finals points I think?

Chung has certainly made a quick jump up to 120ish now (after losing Launceston final) but still a live race to the line between him and some of the other teens I think...
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2014 [11 and counting]

Vanni get over the line even just with finals points I think?

Chung has certainly made a quick jump up to 120ish now (after losing Launceston final) but still a live race to the line between him and some of the other teens I think...
No, he need to win the final to reach the Top 100, I guess Chung is the best of his year with the expception of Coric
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2014 [11 and counting]

No, he need to win the final to reach the Top 100, I guess Chung is the best of his year with the expception of Coric
Yes looked at it again, realised you are right on Vanni, pity not sure he can pull it off.

But competition for best of the 1996ers is still live I think - and my money is on Kokkinakis! Whichever of them gets over the line next (and Coric's jump was largely luck of the draw; Coric , Kokk and Chung have been jumping past each other as they race down the rankings for months) I think will be irrelevant in the longer run. But odds are that Chung, Kokk, Donaldson, Garin and Ymer will all get into to 100 this year - all moving quite fast rankings wise, and jumping over a lot of older players.

Though I suppose Vanni's jump from nowhere shows pretty hard to predict these things!
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2014 [11 and counting]

Yes looked at it again, realised you are right on Vanni, pity not sure he can pull it off.

But competition for best of the 1996ers is still live I think - and my money is on Kokkinakis! Whichever of them gets over the line next (and Coric's jump was largely luck of the draw; Coric , Kokk and Chung have been jumping past each other as they race down the rankings for months) I think will be irrelevant in the longer run. But odds are that Chung, Kokk, Donaldson, Garin and Ymer will all get into to 100 this year - all moving quite fast rankings wise, and jumping over a lot of older players.

Though I suppose Vanni's jump from nowhere shows pretty hard to predict these things!
6 players from 1996 to be Top 100 would be nice I also expect Khachanov to be at least in top 150 by the end of the year, from 1997 Zverev, Rublev and Safiullin could have a shot to make it but it would be hard for Zverev to have the same results as in 2014. Rublev looks like a great player and Safiullin had a great end of season.
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2014 [11 and counting]

Can we have new thread for 2015 new entries please?
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2015 [0]

Yes, he'll be there. To secure it, he needs two wins. There are still players who can pass him (Falla, Darcis, Dustov and Paire).
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2015 [0]

He's there now.

Darcis can still pass him though based on how the rest of the week plays out.

Dustov can pass him as well but it is less likely.
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2015 [0]

Dzumhur won his semi, putting him at 87 in the live-rankings. He's over the line now and can't be displaced this week, the first for the year. Hopefully he'll win the Morelos Challenger to clinch the deal in style!

Have to admit I didn't think he would make it any time soon - started the year second closest to the line (after Ward) but had 115 points from the 2014 AO to defend and when he didn't qualify is campaign seemed to be over for the moment. But winning Santo Domingo put him back in the running, and now we have our first for the year...
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2015 [1] │ First Damir Dzumhur

And we could have another one this week - Dustov now into final for Wroclaw. If he wins will just scrape over the line I think...
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2015 [2] │ Dzumhur and Dustov enter

Duckworth is one match away, if he defeat Albot tomorrow he would be in 95~
Not this week it seems, another bizarro loss. Has no points to defend until April though so could still make it, but seems to be choking away his chances at the rate of knots.
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2015 [2] │ Dzumhur and Dustov enter

So two months into the year I thought it might be interesting to reflect on the prospects.

So far two in, neither teenagers. So will 2015 be like 2014 or will the number of new entrants pick up as the fast moving teens overtake their older peers? My view is the latter.

All of the teens with the exception of Zverev (who did gain points but didn't change position) moved significantly closer to the line. There were three new entrants to the top 200 in Jarry, Ymer and Donaldson; all the teens already there made quite significant jumps in ranking over the two months:

*Donaldson +88 places
Chung +52
*Ymer +39
[Edmund +40] - turned 20 in January
*Jarry +30
Kokkinakis +17
Nishioka +16

If you look at the older contenders though, the story was more mixed. Of those who have never been in the top 100 and who were ranked 100-150 at the end of 2014:

• two now in;
• six moved closer to the line - Gombos, Duckworth, Elias, Pouille, Menendez-Maceiras, *Kokkinakis
• five moved backwards - Herbert, Kudryavtsev, Sugita, Kubler, Moriya
• three more or less unchanged (plus or minus five places) - Ward, *Zverev, Arguello

Over the two months 7 more contenders moved into the top 150 - Vanni, Krajicek, Millman, *Chung, *Nishioka, Albot, Bemelmans.

By way of a footnote, seven contenders dropped out of top 200 altogether, viz McGee, Travaglia, Mecir, Jenkins, Millot, Daniel, Polansky.
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2015 [2] │ Dzumhur and Dustov enter

James Ward could be the 3rd player of the year to make it, if he defeats Young in a live rubber he would have 562 points enough to be 95~
 
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