Rising French Arthur Rinderknech acknowledged that breaking into the top-100 was a special achievement. Rinderknech, who is enjoying a breakthrough season on the Tour, is currently ranked at a career-high ranking of No. 79 in the world.
The 26-year-old Frenchman broke into the top-10 for the first time in his career on July 19. Rinderknech's season started on a positive way, having won the Istanbul Challenger in January. Rinderknech has also had some solid results on the ATP Tour, reaching the quarterfinal in Marseille, Lyon and Bastad.
Rinderknech also made his maiden ATP semifinal in Kitzbuhel last month. "It's a very special achievement, but this is not the end of my journey," Rinderknech told the ATP website. "It is something that no one will be able to take away from me.
Doing it in a few weeks window with a good friend like Bonzi is also really cool, because we have been with each other [in the FedEx ATP Rankings] week-in and week-out for a few months now. So achieving this goal together is really great as French players.
I want to thank my team and all the people that continue to help me along the way to get better every day."
Benjamin Bonzi joins Rinderknech
Bonzi, 25, is also enjoying a career-high ranking at the moment. Bonzi, who made his top-100 debut on August 2, is now ranked at No.
94 in the world. Bonzi is happy for himself and for his fellow compatriot Rinderknech. "It's cool to have more French players in the Top 100," said Bonzi. "With Arthur, we played a lot of tournaments together this year and it's been kind of a race between us.
We always have the same results and we reached the Top 100 at the same time. I'm happy for him, but this is not the end of the race between us." Bonzi has had lots of success on the Challenger Tour this year, making four Challenger finals. Bonzi has won three Challenger titles this year, while on one occasion he ended runner-up.