Tennis Nicolás Jarry is on the up. Photo: John Lyons

Published on June 22nd, 2014 | by Daniel Boyle


Jarry Takes Giant Leap in Tennis Ranks

Nicolás Jarry led the way for improvements in Chilean tennis rankings, jumping 92 places to join Christian Garín, Gonzalo Lama and Bastián Malla at their best personal ranking.

Lama remains on top of the Chilean pile, just missing out on his goal of reaching the top 200 during his successful European tour. He is currently ranked 204, with Hans Podlipnik remaining at 211. Garín is next in line at 366, while Jarry has powered into the top 400, reaching 388 in the rankings after reaching his first Challenger semi-final in Morocco.

The lanky Jarry, who started the year ranked 829 in the world, has had a phenomenal rise, reaching four finals at the Futures level and taking his first title along the way.

Cristobál Saavedra rounds out the top 5 at number 399. The retired Paul Capdeville continues to slide down the charts, now ranked 472.

Jorge Aguilar was unable to capture the final of the F2 tournament in The Netherlands, going down to Sweden’s Elias Ymer in three sets in the decider. The veteran did rise in the rankings to 515, a jump of thirteen places. Bastián Malla reached his best place at 659, up 19 places.

Despite his drop in the singles ranking, Aguilar is Chile’s best ranked player in doubles at 267. He is followed by Ricardo Urzúa (331) and Saavedra (345). The Chilean duo took the title in Hungary. Jarry (347) and Podlipnik (357) round out Chile’s top 5.

Podlipnik will look to take back his crown as top Chilean at the Challenger tournament in Marburg, Germany.

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