Christopher Bulus from Nigeria has reached his highest ever ATP ranking spot after the recently released ranking were made public on Monday, 16 October, 2023.
The 22-year-old US-based professional player had been stuck on the 1368 spot for a few weeks, but only recently moved up the ladder after the recent rankings were released.
According to the new ranking sighted by Nigeria Tennis Live, Bulus, a one-time Aces Tennis Academy, Lagos, Nigeria, upstart, is not ranked 1271 in the world after moving 81 places upwards.
The talented former University of Nevada, Las Vegas student has been putting himself out there, playing ITF Futures in the United States for a while now, and claiming valuable points in the process.
After his participation at a 15k event in New York, he took the trip down south to Georgia to play a 25k event where he played to R16 before losing to a top 400 player.
With this new ranking and the Davis Cup player still participating in other tournaments across the United States, it may not be too long before he cracks top 700 in the world.
And in a recent chat with Nigeria Tennis Live, he noted that it had been really hard on him since he stopped playing College Tennis, but he has remained resolute over the years.
“Man, just the fact that I’m able to play is good. I mean, I didn’t play ITF in 4 years, so the fact that I am back competing on the tour means a lot,” he told our correspondent.
Nigerians have been buzzing for the Kaduna-born player who has kept putting the country on the ATP rankings, and hope that he maintains this momentum in the coming weeks.