Biggest rankings risers of the week: Pedro Cachin and Kayla Day

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It was a great week in the rankings for Argentinian tennis players. Pedro Cachin jumped up in the ATP rankings. Meanwhile, Nadia Podoroska sprung up the WTA rankings from 80 to 66. But Podoroska wasn’t the biggest rankings riser on the WTA side.

23-year-old American Kayla Day won the ITF 100 in Granby, Canada this past Sunday to help increase her ranking from 125 to 94. This was a rise of 31. And Day has been playing some very good tennis lately without even counting what happened in Granby.

Day worked her way through the qualifying rounds at the French Open in May and made it to the round of 32 in the main draw. At the French, she defeated 15th-seeded Elina Avanesyan in the second round and then beat fellow American and 20th-seeded Madison Keys in the round of 64 before falling in the round of 32.

Kayla Day and Pedro Cachin are the biggest ranking risers in tennis this week

Left-hander Day’s ranking of 94 is her career high. One might have the feeling, though, that if she keeps playing the way she has over the last few months, she could easily make her way into the top 50.

On the men’s side, Pedro Cachin has been battling away far longer than Kayla Day has. The 28-year-old, however, might be playing the best tennis of his life currently. He is currently ranked at a career-high 49 after jumping up 41 spots. The 28-year-old also won his first tournament on the ATP tour this past Sunday when he took the Swiss Open title beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas 3-6, 6-0, 7-5.

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Before winning the clay court tournament, Pedro Cachin had a losing record on every surface. Now, clay is the one he has a winning record on. While we are a long way from the 2024 French Open, maybe Cachin can carry some new-found confidence into the clay major next year.