With two of the ultimate Mickey Mouse events taking place last week there wasn’t a whole lot of movement at the top of the rankings.
That Juan Ignacio Chela wasn’t even bothered showing up to defend his Houston title tells you all you need to know about the esteem in which that event is held among the players.
He slipped 14 ranking places as a result and that was enough to bump Milos Raonic up one to a new high of 34.
The next new career high on the list is Kei Nishikori who can take some consolation after his abject performance in the Houston final.
If he had taken the title he would have beaten Shuzo Matsuoka’s all-time Japanese high of 46, but sitting at 48 with nothing significant to defend this month it should only be a matter of time.
Ryan Sweeting, the man who beat Nishikori in the Houston final, unsurprisingly also has a new career best today after moving up 26 places to 67. It’s a pretty lofty position for a player who only cracked the top 100 for the first time in January.
Pablo Andujar, who took the title in Casablanca, was another tournament champion who jumped in the rankings to a new career high with the Spaniard moving up 17 places to 52.
This time last year he was outside the top 100 and at 25 so he seems to be a bit of a late developer.