Nicolas Almagro of Spain got in some serious playing time last week by qualifying and winning Portugal F6. Because this event had 128 draw qualifying, Almagro had to play 4 qualifying matches and then 5 main draw matches on his way to victory. He was in second place but now has sole possession of the lead with 40 matches on the year. Roko Karanusic was also in action but lost in the first round at France F7. He now has 36 matches on the year. Jean-Michel Pequery qualified and reached the quarterfinals in France F7, propelling him into 3rd place with 33 matches. And Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland has been on fire as of late, reaching the quarterfinals in each of the first two weeks in Spain #2 satellite and then winning the third week. He now has 32 matches.
Zbynek Mlynarik of Austria saw his first action of the year and made it count by qualifying and winning the title in India F4. With that effort, Mlynarik is now at 8-0 and atop the percentage list. In early action in Miami (included through Sunday's matches), Andre Agassi has gotten one more win while Lleyton Hewitt lost his opening match. So Hewitt falls to 15-2 and Agassi moves back into 2nd place. Ingo Neumuller of Austria has been benefiting from qualifying success at the Croatia #1 satellite. There has only been two weeks (he had not played this year previous) but he has already amassed a record of 11-2.