Arnaud Genin has moved to No.10 in the Racketlon World Rankings, the first time the Frenchman has cracked the top-10.
He has already won the Thailand Open and Vienna Classics this year and now enters the top-10 after coming third at the Club La Santa Open.
He is not the only player to make a breakthrough as Elisabeth Seehofer joins her sister in the top-10 of the Women’s World Rankings and Zuzana Severinova reaches a new career high.
Genin Reaches the Top-10 in Under a Year
Arnaud Genin’s spectacular rise is almost unprecedented in racketlon. The Frenchman only began playing the sport in June last year but worked his way quickly up from the B to A grade.
He won two B grade titles before moving up to the A grade and coming fourth in Malta. Following that, Genin won three elite-level titles in a row; the Austrian Open, Thailand Open and Vienna Classics.
His winning streak ended in Malta after a loss to Morten Jaksland but this spectacular run has earned him a spot at No.10.
He also moves one place above Cedric Junillon to become the new French No.1.
There are no other movements in the top-10 although Morten Jaksland slightly closed the gap on World No.1 Lukas Windischberger.
There is a big jump for Malte Thyregod who climbs 26 places to No.49 after his 4th place in Lanzarote. Josselin Gade also makes a significant rise from No.99 to No.67 while Club La Santa Men’s B champion Markus Klement moves to a career-high No.40.
Severinova Hits Career High; Two Seehofer’s in the Top-10
In the Women’s World Rankings, Zuzana Severinova has reached a new career-high as the talented Czech overtakes Lieselot De Bleeckere to reach World No.6. Severinova moves up following a 3rd placed finish at the Club La Santa Open.
Anna-Klara Ahlmer continues her march back up the rankings after injury as the former World No.3 moves up two spots to No.8. She overtakes Hannah Boden and Amke Fischer as the latter leaves the top-10.
Fischer was replaced by Elisabeth Seehofer, with the Austrian breaking into the top-10 for the first time.
This is the first time two siblings have been in the top-10 together since last October when Jesper Hougaard and Kresten Hougaard were both in the top-10 of the Men’s World Rankings.
Club La Santa Open champion Izzy Bramhall rises to No.13. Further down the rankings, there are big moves for Natalia Prado after she competed in the A grade in Lanzarote, and Tanja Omlin who won the Women’s B category.
It’s early in the 2019 World Tour Race but Arnaud Genin is the understandable leader after his superb form. Kresten Hougaard is second with Morten Jaksland third in the Men’s Race.
Christine Seehofer and Izzy Bramhall are the co-leaders of the Women’s World Tour Race. Seehofer could move ahead from her rival this month though as she takes part in the Czech Open.
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