Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Rankings mover of the week: Dmitry Tursunov (down)

Dmitry Tursunov, a Russian who trains
in the Sacramento area, remains sidelined
by a left foot and ankle injury. 2014 photo
by Paul Bauman
 
   Dmitry Tursunov, who remains sidelined by a left foot and ankle injury, tumbled 23 more places to No. 128 in this week's world rankings.
   The 32-year-old Russian, who trains in the Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay, lost the 90 ranking points he earned for reaching the Sydney semifinals during the corresponding week last year.
   Tursunov has played only one tournament since falling in the first round of Wimbledon in 2014 to nemesis Denis Istomin. Tursunov lost to Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in the opening round of the U.S. Open. 
   A key member of Russia's Davis Cup championship team in 2006, Tursunov climbed to a career-high No. 20 that year during his injury-plagued career. He was No. 26 at this time last year and No. 30 as recently as July.
WORLD RANKINGS
   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses):
Men
   Collin Altamirano, 19-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 745 in singles (no change), No. 883 in doubles (-4).
   Bob Bryan, 36-year-old former Stanford star -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 36-year-old former Stanford star -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Bradley Klahn, 24-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 150 in singles (-6), No. 134 in doubles (+16).
   Scott Lipsky, 33-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 32 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mackenzie McDonald, 19-year-old Piedmont resident -- No. 642 in singles (-1), No. 586 in doubles (-4).
   Dennis Novikov, 21-year-old San Jose resident -- Career-high No. 287 in singles (+1), No. 424 in doubles (-5).
   Sam Querrey, 27-year-old San Francisco native and former Sacramento Capital in World TeamTennis (2012-13) -- No. 35 in singles (no change), No. 62 in doubles (+2).
   Matt Seeberger, 30-year-old Los Altos resident -- No. 399 in doubles (-8).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 32-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area -- No. 128 in singles (-23), No. 196 in doubles (no change).
Women
   Kristie Ahn, 22-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 638 in singles (-3), No. 699 in doubles (-2).
   CiCi Bellis, 15-year-old resident of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area -- Career-high No. 251 in singles (+1), No. 813 in doubles (-2).
   Hadley Berg, 18-year-old resident of Greenbrae in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 933 in doubles (-2).
   Alexandra Facey, 21-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 727 in doubles (-2).
   Kat Facey, 21-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 727 in doubles (-2).
   Nicole Gibbs, 21-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 97 in singles (-5), No. 823 in doubles (-1). 
   Michaela Gordon, 15-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area -- Career-high No. 694 in singles (+2).
    Lejla Hodzic, 28-year-old former Stanford standout -- No. 733 in doubles (-2).
    Raquel Kops-Jones, 32-year-old San Jose resident and former Cal star -- No. 12 in doubles (no change), No. 809 in singles (-19).
   Maria Sanchez, 25-year-old Modesto product -- No. 98 in doubles (-1), No. 235 in singles (no change).
   Karina Vyrlan, 16-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 954 in singles (+2).
   Allie Will, 23-year-old native of San Mateo in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 158 in doubles (-3), No. 531 in singles (-2).
   Carol Zhao, 19-year-old Stanford sophomore -- No. 293 in singles (no change), No. 510 in doubles (-2).
TV SCHEDULE
(All times in California)
Wednesday
   Sydney (women), quarterfinals, Tennis Channel, midnight-4 a.m. (live). 
   Auckland (men), Sydney (men and women), quarterfinals, Tennis Channel, 3 p.m.-midnight (live).
Thursday
   Sydney (women), semifinals, Tennis Channel, midnight-3 a.m. (live), 2-5 p.m. (delay).
  Auckland (men), Sydney (men), Hobart (women), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 5:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Friday (live).
Friday
   Sydney (women), final, Tennis Channel, 2-4 p.m. (delay).  
   Australian Open preview, Tennis Channel, 4-5 p.m. (premiere).
   Auckland (men), Sydney (men), Hobart (women), finals, Tennis Channel, 5:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Saturday (live).
Saturday
   Australian Open preview, Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-noon and 10:30-11:30 p.m. (repeat). 
Sunday
   Australian Open preview, Tennis Channel, 2-3 p.m. (repeat).
   Australian Open (men, women), first round, ESPN2, 4 p.m.-4 a.m. Monday (live).
   Sydney (men), final, Tennis Channel, 7-9 p.m. (delay).
CALENDAR
     Sunday-Feb. 1 -- AUSTRALIAN OPEN. 2014 champions: Stan Wawrinka, Li Na, Lukasz Kubot/Robert Lindstedt, Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci, Kristina Mladenovic/Daniel Nestor. ausopen.com
   Feb. 7-8 -- Fed Cup first round, United States at Argentina. fedcup.com
   Feb. 13-16 -- Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Indoor Championships, Chicago. itatennis.com
   March 6-8 -- Davis Cup first round, United States at Great Britain. daviscup.com
   March 9-22 -- BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, Calif. 2014 champions: Novak Djokovic, Flavia Pennetta, Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan, Hsieh Su-Wei/Peng Shuai. bnpparibasopen.com 

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