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ATP Challenger Tour 2014: First Quarter Review

Klahn© Getty ImagesBradley Klahn remains undefeated on the ATP Challenger Tour in 2014.

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.

PLAYER W-L PCT.
Bradley Klahn 10-0 1.000
Alejandro Falla 14-2 .875
Somdev Devvarman 11-3 .786
Pere Riba 10-3 .769
Gilles Muller 16-5 .727
Steve Johnson 10-3 .714
Victor Estrella Burgos 12-5 .706
Evgeny Donskoy 11-4 .688
Gerald Melzer 11-5 .688
Tatsuma Ito 13-6 .684
Blaz Rola 13-6 .684

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
NOTE: Positions reflect Emirates ATP Rankings as of 31 March 2014.

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.

PLAYER TITLES
Bradley Klahn 2
Alejandro Falla 2
22 Players 1

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:

PLAYER NO. CAREER-HIGH RANKING
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)

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