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Lukasz Kubot Becomes Poland's First Ever No.1-Ranked Player

Poland’s Lukasz Kubot joins Brazil’s Marcelo Melo at the top of the ATP’s double rankings on Monday, becoming the first ATP player from Poland to ever hold the No.1 ranking.

Here is what Kubot said about his achievement, per ATPWorldTour.com:

"It’s great for Poland. I’m happy that I’m one of the ambassadors for tennis in the country, putting Polish tennis on the map of the world. I’m very happy and proud. I’m grateful to Wojtek Fibak, who was No. 2 in doubles [5 February 1979] and Top 10 in singles [25 July 1997]. He gave me a lot of advice, from his experience, and motivation. I learned a lot from former No. 1s to get here, such as Jonas Bjorkman. I still want to get better, remain healthy and to stay on the Tour as long as I can."

Kubot, a former Wimbledon singles quarterfinalist and a two-time doubles major champion, won Wimbledon last season with Melo as his partner. The duo claimed the ATP’s year-end No.1 doubles team ranking.


In other ATP rankings news, Andrey Rublev climbed seven spots to a career-high No.32 on the strength of the Doha final. He will be seeded at a major next week in Melbourne for the first time.

Gilles Simon (+32 from 89 to 57) was the biggest mover inside the Top 100 on the strength of his title in Pune.

19-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas rose 11 spots to a career-high ranking of No.80 based on his quarterfinal in Brisbane.


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