Hey VSFan1 <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> : Tunisia came to be 62nd. They were represented by Oualid Jallali (1309) and Selima Sfar (82).
Was anyone as surprised as me that Paraguay made the Top 20? They are the second best South American nation behind Argentina. Wow.
Interesting stat about Ireland: Kelly Liggan was ranked 2-3-7. Her male counterpart, Peter Clarke, was ranked 3-2-7.
Hi veryborednow <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> : You know, I was surprised that GB wasn't a little higher. They had Louise Latimer up around 112 last year. If she'd been as high this year, GB would've made the lower part of the Top 20. However, Tim Henman (9) and Julie Pullin (159) got them to 23rd this year. I'd say that was pretty good.
G'day Randy <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> : The highest ranked Canadian male was Daniel Nestor this year (and he is predominantly a doubles player), and unfortunately his singles rank was quite low (219), but I recall that he might have been as high as around the 50's at one stage last year. Nejedly was ranked nicely, but not as high as she could've been either. Jeyaseelan's ranking from last year might have helped. Based on potential, Canada could've been as high as the Top 20. But you're right, 35th isn't too bad.
Hi NejedlyKanepi <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> : I'll leave you to do the doubles rankings. <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> hehe.
Forgot to mention that I didn't include the rank for Roxy Dragomir-Ilie for Romania, because of her retirement.
And one (or maybe a few) last thing(s): Out of the Top 10 nations on the list, 7 will be competing at the Hopman Cup in about a week and a bits' time. And of those 7 nations, 2 have fielded their current No. 1 players. Altogether however, 3 of the 9 Hopman Cup nations have fielded their current No. 1 players (Australia, Belgium, Greece). 3 other nations (Switzerland, Spain, Argentina) have at least fielded one of their current No. 1 players (Federer, Sanchez Vicario and Suarez, respectively). The Hopman Cup nations are ranked 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13 and 31 on the list. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
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