Canadian Vasek Pospisil’s ranking wasn’t high enough to earn him direct entry into the French Open.
But by the time Wimbledon rolls around, the 2014 men’s doubles champion should be fine.
Pospisil’s second-round victory against (as it happens) Brit Liam Broady at the Busan Challenger in Korea Thursday should have ensured his ranking makes the cut for the main draw. The deadline is Monday, with the new, updated rankings released on that day.
There are 104 spots available directly available in the main draw, although that doesn’t mean that the top 104-ranked players will make it. Players can enter with a protected ranking, and would bump those behind them down.
So the quarter-final victory over Tatsuma Ito Friday pretty much sealed it.
The Canadian’s live ranking as it stands Friday is No. 96. Only four players behind him can conceivably pass him. So on Monday, he should be back in the top 100. Not only is that a nice number, it also should be good enough to get him into Wimbledon.
(**Update: Benneteau and Cecchinato are out. Worst Pospisil could be on Monday is No. 99**)
(These live rankings are pretty accurate, but not perfect. They’re a good resource to give you an idea of where people are).
The Canadian has entered the Wimbledon doubles with accomplished French doubles player Julien Benneteau, who is one of the players could slip past him in the singles rankings over the next few days.
He will play Dudi Sela in the Busan semi-finals Saturday.