Rising star Arnaud Genin has taken a step closer to entering the top-10 for the first time in the latest Racketlon World Rankings.
After winning the Thailand Open, Genin moves to No.16 in the World. Jesper Hougaard also rose two spots after finishing runner-up at the Thailand Open.
In the Women’s rankings, Nicole Eisler rises back up to World No.3, replacing Bettina Bugl who falls one place to World No.4.
Arnaud Genin continues his march up the rankings
With the Thailand Open the only tournament held in January, Arnaud Genin is the big-rankings winner. The Frenchman picks up 844 points for winning the tournament, moving him inside the top-20 for the first time. He is also set for another rankings rise next month after winning the Vienna Classics last weekend.
Runner-up Jesper Hougaard has moved up two spots to No.12 as he edges closer to the top-10 once again. Australia’s Leigh Sands also makes a leap back up the rankings after finishing third. He moves up 79 spots to 124 following his return to the World Tour stage.
Elsewhere there is a landmark moment for Racketlon Hong Kong as Chun Cheung becomes the first male player from Hong Kong to break into the top-100. He rises 60 places to No.86. Sweden’s Gustaf Moller also moves to a career-high No.52 after finishing 5th.
Nicole Eisler moves to No.3 for the first time
The major changes in the Women’s World Rankings come as a result of the 2017 Vienna Classics points dropping off the rankings system.
Bettina Bugl’s runner-up points from Vienna disappearing means that former World No.1 Nicole Eisler rises back up to World No.3.
Germany’s Silke Altmann also moves up two spots to No.11 as points also drop off for Elisabeth Seehofer and Anastasiya Bruzgina.
There is another big moment for Hong Kong as Ho Ching Chan rises over 50 places to No.59 in the rankings. Thailand Open champion Sin Ming Cindy Ho enters the rankings at No.68 with runner-up Elif Wong in at No.75. Germany’s Anette Kleiber is now ranked No.83 in the World Rankings.
The next set of rankings will see points added on from the 2019 Vienna Classics. Lukas Windischberger and Amke Fischer will be the big losers in the February rankings as they lose their points for winning the 2017 Swedish Open.
The full Racketlon World Rankings are available here.
The full list of 2019 Racketlon World Tour events is available here.
Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer
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