The September World Rankings are updated with results from the IWT German Open and CH London Open.
The September World Rankings have been released with Hannah Boden and Oliver Buhler the highest-ranked players to hit career highs.
After taking part in both the IWT German Open and CH London Open, Boden rises three places to World No.7.
Buhler, who also played in both August tournaments, moves up to No.13. There was little movement in the top-10 with Benjamin Graenicher the only player rising.
Elsewhere, Zuzana Severinova is at the top of the Women’s Doubles rankings for the first time, overtaking Nicole Eisler.
Men’s World Rankings
Benjamin Graenicher is the sole mover in the top-10 of the World Rankings. After making his singles comeback at the CH London Open, Graenicher is up to World No.7, leapfrogging Rav Rykowski.
IWT German Open champion Morten Jaksland extends his lead at the top of the World Rankings. Meanwhile, runner-up Cornelius Radermacher enters the top-20 for the first time, making his debut at No 20.
In at No.16 is Christian Wiessner after the German reached the semi-finals at his home tournament. He was not the only German to reach a new career-high. Simon Vaclahovsky’s excellent year continues as he lands at No.31.
There is a small rise for CH London Open winner Leon Griffiths. The Brit moves to the cusp of the top-10 once again at World No.11. The big winner from this month though is new No.13 Oliver Buhler. The Swiss star, who is also in the top-10 for the FIR World Tour Race, moves up five places.
The biggest leap inside the top-100 comes from Koen Hageraats. The Dutch player has had a breakthrough season and rises 66 spots to No.64. He secured victories over Jack Bishop, Christian Schaefer, Steffen Neumann and Luke Griffiths, as well as almost beating World No.3 Dan Busby.
Speaking of Griffiths, the youngster also rises. He’s up to No.35 after a third sixth-placed finish in the elite singles in a row.
Women’s World Singles
Two tournaments in August for Hannah Boden sees the Brit up to No.7 in the world rankings. The U21 World Champion moves above Natalie Paul, Elisabeth Seehofer and Astrid Reimer-Kern to reach the best ranking of her young career.
Both tournaments in August were won by Amke Fischer and the German was rewarded with a healthy rankings boost. Having fallen to No.22, she is back up to No.13 and closing in on a return to the top-10.
In terms of career highs, there are two more in the top-20. French player Margaux Randjbar and Denmark’s Stine Jacobsen are up to No.15 and No.19 respectively.
One of the biggest risers in the top-100 is Matilda Parslow. The Brit won the Women’s B title at the IWT German Open and finished sixth in the Women’s A at the CH London Open. She’s up 18 places to No.33.
Alison Waters, who reached the CH London Open final on her racketlon debut, enters the rankings at No.71. Kim Hay, who finished third in London, rises up 39 places to No.58.
Women’s World Doubles Rankings
The only other rankings list to see big change at the summit is the Women’s Doubles. Nicole Eisler has been replaced at the top of the rankings by Zuzana Severinova. The Czech youngster moves to the top of the rankings after winning the IWT German Open and CH London Open women’s doubles titles.
The breakthrough for Severinova puts her at the top of four different World Ranking lists. She is now top of the Women’s Doubles, Girls Juniors, Girls Junior Doubles and Juniors Mixed Doubles. Severinova is also No.2 in the Women’s Singles list and No.3 in the Mixed Doubles rankings.
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Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer
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