Lima stands alone on top with Sanyo and Maxi creeping closer

Find out about the main changes to the rankings after Andorra

Lima stands alone on top with Sanyo and Maxi creeping closer

The eighth tournament of the season, the Vallbanc Andorra La Vella Open 2018has provoked some changes in the rankings of both categories. After visiting the Pyrenees, things are getting tighter and the Lugo Open 2018 is just around the corner. Here are the main changes in the men's and women's rankings:

Men's rankings

There's been a historic change in the men's rankings this week; for the first time in 16 years, Fernando Belasteguín isn't the world number one. After suffering another elbow injury at the Mijas Open, the legendary player from Pehuajó missed out on Andorra and fell to third place on 13,260 points. The solitary number one ranked player is now his partner, Pablo Limawho played in Andorra with Marcello JardimLima now has 13,440 points. His advantage over second ranked Sanyo Gutiérrez is only 165 points. The player from San Luis is on 13,275 points after his fifth title of the season. And his partner Maxi Sánchez is fourth with 12,180. After their second final of 2018, Franco Stupaczuk and Cristian Gutiérrez move up one spot from 8th to 7th on 5550 points each. The biggest climber of the week is Uruguayan Diego Ramos who has improved seven places to 49th.

Women's rankings

After their third consecutive title (their fourth so far this season), Majo and Mapi Sánchez Alayeto continue on top on 11,170 points in front of Gemma Triay and Lucía Sainz. Four players have improved one spot in the top ten: Marta OrtegaAriana SánchezPatricia Llaguno and Elisabet AmatriaínCecilia Reiter and Carolina Navarro reached their first semifinals of the year in Andorra and move up two places from 14th to 12th with a total of 3220 points. The biggest climber this week is Raquel Piltcherwho has gone up spots from 85th to 76th.

You can view the entire rankings here.

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