Daniel Gimeno retakes the lead from countryman Hector Ruiz. Ruiz suffered his second straight first round loss in a row, at Spain F18. Gimeno was at the challenger in Cordenons and won the title. Gilles Simon kept pace with Gimeno, reaching the finals in Graz, so he, too, passes Ruiz.
Last week, Henry Adjei-Darko popped into the top 10 in second place and this week makes it to the top. Adjei-Darko, a 21-year-old from Ghana and already a veteran of the futures/satellite circuit, is out to a 15-1 start. After losing his only match of the year in the quarterfinals in Togo F1, he has won two straight futures titles in Nigeria F3a and Nigeria F3b.