Kyrgios now only Aussie in top 20
NICK Kyrgios will be the only Australian ranked inside the top 20 after the nation’s barren Wimbledon campaign.
The Canberran led Australia’s nine-player contingent at the All England Club, with only qualifier Arina Rodionova advancing to the second round.
Kyrgios’s opening-round retirement with hip injury, coupled with difficult draws, meant there were no Australian men in the second round here for the first time since 2012 and only the second time since 1938.
Kyrgios remains at No.20, while Bernard Tomic (69) and Jordan Thompson (80) are the only others with top-100 rank- ings. James Duckworth (129), John Millman (162) and Thanasi Kokkinakis (451) are all on the comeback trail from injury.
Four youngsters have career-best rankings — Alex de Minaur (227), Max Purcell (279), Thomas Fancutt (604) and rising star Alexei Popyrin (749).
Daria Gavrilova (24), in- jured Sam Stosur (38) and Ashleigh Barty (56) head the women’s standings.
Rodionova was the biggest mover, vaulting to a careerhigh mark of 134.
Longines Future Tennis Aces winner Destanee Aiava (151), Lizette Cabrera (153), Isabelle Wallace (344) and Ellen Perez (429) all reached new heights.