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Re: New to the top 100 - 2018 [17] Garin enters

There are still 3 guys in contention this week - Sousa, Opelka and Jung (although he would need to be super lucky to get to the Top100)

And these are probably the last men standing in fight for Top100 (well maybe next week there will be 2-3 more, but they would also need some miracles). So let's cross fingers for Sousa and Opelka. But even if they don't advance - 2018 was very fruitful when it comes to the new entrants. I wasn't expecting that and the ones I was expecting like Halys, Ruud or Ymer - didn't make it (and I must say I am really disappointed with these three)
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2018 [17] Garin enters

There's still one more official week for the season after the ATP Finals though and I think there are some Challengers for that week maybe?
 

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Yes there is, but the guys scheduled who can make this thread are only Menendez-Maceiras, Ramanathan, Trungelliti and Ymer. And - if I count well - only a tournament win with proper other results can give them a Top100 spot.
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2018 [17] Garin enters

Sousa had to retire in his first round match :sad:

Since Karlovic won his first round match, Jung can't make it anymore. So, Opelka is the only contender remaining for this week. He has to win a second tournament in a row to make it.
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2018 [17] Garin enters

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2018 [17] Garin enters

Opelka is getting close. He needs two more wins, and the highest ranked other player remaining is Blaz Rola (198 live ranking).
 

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Wow, now Opelka is just one win away over #577 Ryan Shane to secure a Top100 position. He's made a tremendous improvement in his game, so he deserves it. Last year he was just a lumberjack, I was like :spit: when I saw him. In 2018 he is really a poor man's Isner and he will only get better. Good luck in the final, I hope he makes it, would be unfair if he was stopped by #577 in the deciding match.
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2018 [17] Garin enters

OPELKA :worship:
 

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Congrats Opelka :yeah:

Gunneswaran seems to be the only possible entry left for next week. However it is a slim chance, he has.
He needs to do an Opelka and win a second tournament in a row and hope that Humbert, Albot or Sonego don't get too many points, too.
 

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Re: New to the top 100 - 2018 [17] Garin enters

He actually did it! :eek: Congrats to Opelka! :yeah: I thought he was close to having a breakout season sooner than later but doing it at 21 is still pretty good. These NextGen are really good in hustling with back-to-back wins.
 

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Gunneswaran can't enter anymore since Humbert and Albot earned too many points themselves.
So, that's it for 2018. With 18, we've been a little above the average of the last years:

2017: 15
2016: 19
2015: 22
2014: 11

Hope to see you all back in 2019 with many new entrants. :bigwave:
 

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Can't believe some of the Opelka support. He is shocking. Must be some guys who won money on him or something
 

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So that's it, the 2018 book closes itself to 18 debutantes. Fitting I guess for the year 2018. :lol: Let's see who will have their breakthrough for the 2019 season. Have a good off-season everybody! :wavey:
 
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