Colombian tennis player Santiago Giraldo rose 22 places in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) international rankings.
Giraldo, from the central-western Risaralda department, saw his ATP world ranking rise to number 58 Monday morning.
The sharp ascent came a streak of good play, climaxing in a semi-final appearance in the Mexican open in Acapulco, only losing to David Ferrer who went on to win the tournament for the third straight time.
The loss to the Spaniard, ranked 5th in the world, should be no embarrassment to Giraldo, who managed to overcome former world no3 David Nalbandian [ARG], and higher ranked Marcel Granollers [26th, ESP] and Carlos Berlocq [38th, ARG] on his way to the semis.
Another Colombian, Alejandro Fallo, managed to make the list of the ATP’s top-100 tennis players. The player from the southwestern Cauca department was ranked 70th.
Serbian Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal [ESP], the Swiss Roger Federer [SUI], and Brit Andy Murray continued to lead an ATP ranking without major changes.
The best placed Latin American on the list was Argentine Juan Martin del Potro [9th].