Serbian doubles pair head to top of World Ranking

The latest update to the FITEQ World Ranking has seen Serbia’s reigning world champions Nikola Mitro and Bogdan Marojevic rise to the top, overtaking their Hungarian rivals Csaba Banyik and Adam Blazsovics, who drop to 3rd and 4th respectively.

New World Number 1 Mitro, and number 2 Marojevic, became the first ever men’s doubles World Series winners in Paris last month. The pair have been in scintillating form over the past six months, with their form from the Teqball World Championships in December 2021 continuing into 2022. The rest of the top 10 remains unchanged, bar Romania’s Apor Gyorgydeak overtaking the USA’s Dennis Correia, who falls one place to number 7.

In the women’s doubles, World Series champion Lea Vasas broke into the top 5, whilst her partner Zsanett Janicsek moved up from number 8 to 6. The USA’s Carolyn Greco and Margaret Osmundson retain the top two spots, after winning bronze in Paris. Runners-up at the World Series Rafaella Fontes and Natalia Guitler, who are the reigning world champions, stayed in joint third. Hungary’s Gabriella Kota shot up 20 places to number 14, whilst her compatriot Krisztina Ács was the biggest mover after leaping from number 123 to 19.

There is no surprise that the dominant mixed doubles pair of Banyik and Janicsek kept their place as joint World Number 1. The reigning world champions have looked a class above their rivals in recent months, most recently evidenced at the Paris World Series. Brazilian duo Leonardo Lindoso de Almeida and Vania Moraes Da Cruz ran them close in the World Series final, but ultimately succumbed in straight sets. The pair retained their joint third position.

The singles rankings remained mostly unchanged, but upcoming events could lead to some interesting shifts in the next World Ranking update!

04 Apr 2022