|Milos Raonic watches his return hit to Benjamin Becker during their Memphis Open men's singles match in Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 25, 2012. (NIKKI BOERTMAN/Reuters)
A week after a win in San Jose resulted in Milos Raonic plunging in the ATP rankings, a loss in the final of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships Sunday led to a big jump up for the Canadian tennis sensation.
Raonic, a 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) loser to Jurgen Melzer of Austria in Memphis, climbed 11 spots to 24th in the world rankings, a career high. The previous best for the 21-year-old from Thornhill was 25th.
Raonic is now seventh in the race for the ATP's post-season tournament. The top eight players qualify for the event, which is set for November in London.
Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver slipped to 112th in the rankings while Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls rose three spots to 171st.
In the women's rankings, Aleksandra Wozniak of Blainville, Que., is 80th, Stephanie Dubois of Laval, Que., is 90th and Rebecca Marino of Vancouver is 114th.