Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Rankings movers of the week: Bryan brothers (down)

Bob, left, and Mike Bryan, shown at Indian Wells
in March, plunged to their lowest rankings in more
than 10 years this week. Photo by Paul Bauman
   Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan tumbled to their lowest doubles rankings in more than 10 years at No. 4 and 5, respectively, this week.
   The 37-year-old twins and former Stanford All-Americans lost in the semifinals of last week's ATP World Tour Finals in London after winning their fourth title in the tournament last year. Consequently, they fell to their lowest ranking since both were No. 5 on June 20, 2005.
   It's just the latest in a series of disappointments for the Bryans this year.
   Marcelo Melo, a 32-year-old Brazilian who stands 6-foot-8 (2.03 meters), supplanted the Bryans at No. 1 on Nov. 2. The Bryans had been No. 1 since Feb. 25, 2013, a reign of 143 weeks.
   The Bryans, who have amassed a record 16 Grand Slam men's doubles titles, failed to win one this year for the first time since 2004.
   Also, their streak of No. 1 year-end rankings ended at six.
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 Sacramento resident -- No. 815 in singles (-2), 954 in doubles (+3).
   Bob Bryan, 36-year-old former Stanford star, part-time member of Sacramento-based California Dream in World TeamTennis in 2015 -- No. 4 in doubles (-2), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 37-year-old former Stanford star, part-time member of Dream in 2015 -- No. 5 in doubles (-2), unranked in singles.
   Bradley Klahn, 25-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 512 in singles (+4), No. 747 in doubles (+3).
   Scott Lipsky, 34-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 40 in doubles (no change).
   Mackenzie McDonald, 20-year-old resident of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area -- Career-high No. 379 in singles (+82), No. 541 in doubles (+4).
   Dennis Novikov, 22-year-old resident of Milpitas in San Francisco Bay Area -- Career-high No. 133 in singles (no change), No. 174 in doubles (+5).
   Sam Querrey, 28-year-old San Francisco native -- No. 59 in singles (no change), No. 38 in doubles (no change).
   Tennys Sandgren, 24-year-old member of California Dream -- No. 257 in singles (no change), No. 193 in doubles (+4).
   Matt Seeberger, 31-year-old San Francisco native and former UC Santa Cruz star -- No. 162 in doubles (+4).
   Neal Skupski, 25-year-old member of California Dream -- No. 103 in doubles (-1).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 32-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area -- No. 262 in doubles (+1).
Women
   Kristie Ahn, 23-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 211 in singles (+1), No. 409 in doubles (+1).
   CiCi Bellis, 16-year-old resident of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 242 in singles (+8).
   Alexandra Facey, 22-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 623 in doubles (-4). 
   Kat Facey, 22-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 623 in doubles (-4).
   Jarmila Gajdosova, 28-year-old member of California Dream (2015) -- No. 106 in singles (no change), No. 141 in doubles (-2).
   Anabel Medina Garrigues, 33-year-old member of California Dream (2015) -- No. 32 in doubles (no change).
   Nicole Gibbs, 22-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 122 in singles (-1), No. 196 in doubles (-2).
   Michaela Gordon, 16-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 658 in singles (+2), No. 856 in doubles (-3). 
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 32-year-old San Jose resident and former Cal star -- No. 18 in doubles (no change).
   Maegan Manasse, 20-year-old Cal junior -- No. 528 in doubles (-10), No. 754 in singles (-1).
   Maria Sanchez, 25-year-old Modesto product -- No. 86 in doubles (+1), No. 194 in singles(-1).
   Carol Zhao, 20-year-old Stanford junior -- No. 192 in doubles (-2), No. 343 in singles (+4).

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