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Latest ATP Rankings 4 February 2019: Rising star Lloyd Harris cracks top 100 for the first time after winning Launceston Challenger

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Rising South African youngster Lloyd Harris has cracked the top 100 for the first time after winning his third Challenger title in Launceston, Australia.
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With the Davis Cup qualifiers taking place over the weekend, there were no ATP tournaments played, and as a result, not much movement occurred in the top 100.

However, there is a new member of the elite group after Harris defeated Lorenzo Giustino of Italy 6-2 6-2 to secure the Launceston Challenger title on Sunday. The 21-year-old Harris has now won three Challenger titles as he continues to rise rapidly up the rankings - and his latest triumph sees the South African make the significant jump into the world’s top 100, climbing 11 spots in the latest ATP rankings to No. 100.

Two more Challenger events took place last week, with French-born American Maxime Cressy causing one of the biggest upsets so far this year as he took home his first Challenger title in Cleveland. Ranked outside the world’s top 500 at the start of the week, Cressy defeated Mikael Torpegaard of Denmark in the final to rise a whopping 215 places in the rankings to No. 313.

Elsewhere, Frenchman Gregoire Barrere captured the Challenger silverware in his native Quimper, defeating Dan Evans in straight sets to move up 24 rungs on the rankings ladder to No. 131. Evans meanwhile continues to claw his way back to the top 100, rising 16 spots to No. 147.

Back to the ATP World Tour, and Novak Djokovic remains the undisputed World No. 1, leading No. 2 Rafael Nadal by 2,365 points. The Serbian doesn’t have many points to defend until the second half of the season, so that lead is likely only going to increase over the next few months, especially as Nadal has to defend the bulk of his points during the clay season.

Three ATP 250 events take place this week across the world in Montpellier, Sofia and Cordoba, which will be making its debut on the calendar, replacing the clay-court tournament that was previously held in Quito, Ecuador.

Young guns Karen Khachanov, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev headline the Sofia Open, alongside Doha champion Roberto Bautista Agut, while Fabio Fognini and Lucas Pouille lead the Cordoba and Montpellier fields respectively.

Khachanov and Tsitsipas will be aiming to continue their charge towards the top 10, while Medvedev is looking to make his second final of 2019 after a runner-up finish in Brisbane to start the season.

Latest ATP rankings, Monday February 4


1. Novak Djokovic
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Alexander Zverev
4. Juan Martin del Potro
5. Kevin Anderson
6. Roger Federer
7. Kei Nishikori
8. Dominic Thiem
9. John Isner
10. Marin Cilic
11. Karen Khachanov
12. Stefanos Tsitsipas
13. Borna Coric
14. Milos Raonic
15. Fabio Fognini
16. Daniil Medvedev
17. Lucas Pouille
18. Roberto Bautista Agut
19. Marco Cecchinato
20. Diego Schwartzman


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Latest ATP Rankings 4 February 2019: Rising star Lloyd Harris cracks top 100 for the first time after winning Launceston Challenger

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