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SA tennis star Lloyd Harris jumps 10 spots in ATP rankings

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Lloyd Harris. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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South African tennis ace Lloyd Harris has jumped 10 spots to No 80 in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.

This follows Harris' run to the quarter-finals of last week's European Open in Antwerp where he lost 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) to eventual champion Ugo Humbert of France.

The 23-year-old had to make his way through qualifying and then won two main draw matches to reach the last eight of the ATP 250-level event.

Harris is now closing in on his career-high ATP ranking of 72 which he achieved in January this year after reaching the Adelaide final.

The Capetonian will be in action at the Astana Open in Kazakhstan this week where he will face 83rd-ranked Belarusian Egor Gerasimov in the first round on Tuesday.

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Meanwhile, South Africa's other singles contestant on the ATP Tour, Kevin Anderson, remains 111th in the rankings.

ATP top 20:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,740 pts

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9,850

3. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 9,125

4. Roger Federer (SUI) 6,630

5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5,925

6. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,890

7. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5,015

8. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 3,429

9. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 3,285

10. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3,075

11. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,860

12. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2,830

13. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 2,710

14. David Goffin (BEL) 2,555

15. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2,400

16. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2,400

17. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,265 (+2)

18. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2,245 (-1)

19. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 2,230 (-1)

20. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2,215

Other:

80. Lloyd Harris (RSA) 793 (+10)

111. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 600

- Compiled by Herman Mostert

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