after Roland Garros
Roland Garros was not only the second Grand Slam of the year but with it , saw a complete change in the PAW 2004 ranking system. The top 10 of Roland Garros consisted of the usuals, the promising and damn right unexpected.
12th seed Hantuchov
had one of the best Clay court seasons of the year. Showing his amazing skills in PAW he finished just outside the Top 2, landing a respectable 3rd. Previously coming into Roland Garros he was ranked at 10, after Roland Garros this Brazilian sensation now sits at number 3 reflecting the claycourt specialists amazing picking skills.
Joining fellow South American, Hantuchov is spencercarlos
. The Venezuelan, seeded 7th at Roland Garros further adding to the South American juggernaut of claycourters jumped up to 2nd behind SpikeyAidanm. Now trailing 156 points from the number one rank, spencercarlos will commence his grass campaign with only the number one position to contend for.
The other PAW player worth mentioning is the Israeli spectacle, Nir
. A dangerous PAW player, Nir, uses tactics of not picking too many PAWS in the first rounds to then explode into the top with carefully picked and intelligent PAWs. With a semi-final finish in Roland Garros, Nir jumped up into the Top 10 for the first time in his career to sit at 8th.
finished in the top 5 at Roland Garros and signaled to be a promising player after a strong clay season with strong finishes in Berlin, Rome and Amelia Island. After Roland Garros she moves up from 47 to 35.
Just outside of the Roland Garros Top 10 sits Camoya
. Proving upcoming talent from Israel, Camoya finished a strong 11th in the Clay grand slam with impressive Clay performances with a top 10 finish in Charleston. Camoya moved up 9 spots from 52 to 43.
the Bulgarian wonder also makes a promising rise in the rankings after a strong Roland Garros campaign. Finishing 10th and moving up 23 spots from 95 to 72. Bgbgbg has had a strong year so far, with a tournament win in Estoril and a top fifteen finish in Strasbourg.
Being as low as 224 earlier this year, it was a surprise to see that before coming into this tournament a player ranked 118 would take the Roland Garros title. Crazillo
, from Germany was the highest riser this week, moving up 88 positions after his Roland Garros win to number 30.
Being ranked in the 100+ you may not make a big mark on the higher players. Reichen
however caused a stir after making it into the Roland Garros Quarterfinals. He moved up from 161 to 109 this week after his impressive selections.
With nearly 600 points to defend, Sandg
had to have something impressive in the clay grand slam. The Indonesian was closing in on Australian SpikeyAidanm
and had the number one rank after Amelia Island. However, with a 83rd finish in Roland Garros, sandg has dropped from second to 7th. We all know a tournament isn’t one without sandg carefully placing his PAWs so we wish sandg well for the grass season to hopefully climb back up there.
Continuing the disappointing performance of Indonesians at Roland Garros saw speedster_
fall down to number 6 after an average Roland Garros placing of 40th.
dropped from 6th to 22nd after a dismal Roland Garros campaign, placing only 21 out of the 16 PAWS and finishing 86th. Rtael had managed to stay within the Top 10 for most of the year but now isn’t even in the Top 20.