SEASON REVIEW 2014
ATP Challenger Tour 2014: First Quarter Review
by ATP Staff|
American Bradley Klahn has had a successful start to his season on the ATP Challenger Tour. The 23 year old remains undefeated through 10 matches, a run that includes hoisting trophies in Maui (d. Yang) and West Lakes (d. Ito). Last season, the World No. 65 picked up his other two trophies, going 2-5 in finals.
ATPWorldTour.com looks back on Klahn and the major players in the first quarter of the 2014 season on the ATP Challenger Tour.
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2014 Win-Loss Leaders
Of players with 10 or more victories in 2014, Klahn and Colombian Alejandro Falla lead the list of players with the highest winning percentages on the ATP Challenger Tour.
|Victor Estrella Burgos||12-5||.706|
BIGGEST RANKINGS MOVERS
Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, now No. 197, has made a significant leap in the Emirates ATP Rankings since the beginning of 2014. He won the Guadalajara Challenger (d. Kudla) as a qualifier and finished runner up to Golubev in Astana. Below are the players who have made big jumps in the Emirates ATP Rankings in the first quarter.
|PLAYER||RISE||EMIRATES ATP RANKING|
|Gilles Muller||+171||No. 197|
|Blaz Rola||+66||No. 118|
|Steve Johnson||+58||No. 98|
|Gerald Melzer||+52||No. 150|
|Victor Estrella Burgos||+45||No. 99|
CHALLENGER YEAR-TO-DATE TITLE LEADERS
Klahn and Falla (Noumea, Bucamaranga) are the two players with multiple titles on the ATP Challenger Tour in 2014. There are 22 other players who have each won one title.
CAREER CHALLENGER TITLE LEADERS
Yen-Hsun Lu leads the list of players with the most titles won on the ATP Challenger Tour with 20. The Taipei native, who last hoisted a trophy at this level in Kaohsiung (d. Bhambri) last September, reached a career-high No. 33 in the Emirates ATP Rankings in 2010. Below are the Top 5 career Challenger title leaders:
|1. Yen-Hsun Lu||20||No. 33 (1/11/2010)|
|2T. Takao Suzuki||16||No. 102 (23/11/1998)|
|2T. Dudi Sela||16||No. 29 (20/7/2009)|
|4T. Michael Russell||15||No. 60 (13/8/2007)|
|4T. Ricardo Mello||15||No. 118 (11/7/2005)|
|4T. Younes El Aynaoui||15||No. 14 (3/11/2003)|
|7T. Marcos Daniel||14||No. 56 (14/9/2009)|
|7T. Carlos Berlocq||14||No. 37 (19/3/2012)|