Spain's Daniel Caverzaschi has moved up to 21st in the men's singles wheelchair tennis world rankings ©ITF Wheelchair Tennis/Mathilde Dusol

Spain's Daniel Caverzaschi and Russia's Viktoriia Lvova have both reached career-highs in the respective men’s and women’s International Tennis Federation (ITF) wheelchair tennis world rankings after productive weekends at the Swedish Open in Uppsala.

Caverzaschi  lost 0-6, 2-6 to home favourite Stefan Olsson in the men’s singles final, but has nevertheless moved up one place to 21st, while Lvova has risen six places to 18th after beating compatriot Ludmila Bubnova 6-2, 7-6 in the women’s singles showdown.

Meanwhile, Italy’s Alfredo di Cosmo is the highest-ranked player in the quad singles to show progress in this week’s rankings, edging up two places to 33rd.

The 43-year-old lost his last-four encounter against Great Britain’s Richard Green, who went on to suffer defeat at the hands of Sweden’s Anders Hard.

Japan’s Shingo Kunieda remains comfortably at the top of the men’s rankings, followed by France’s Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer.

The Netherlands’ Jiske Griffioen leads the women’s rankings ahead of fellow countrywoman Aniek Van Koot, and then Japan’s Yui Kamiji in third.

Russia's Viktoriia Lvova is up six places to 18th in the women's world rankings
Russia's Viktoriia Lvova is up six places to 18th in the women's world rankings ©ITF Wheelchair Tennis/Richard van Loon

As for the quads rankings, Australia’s Dylan Alcott is at the summit with the United States’ David Wagner in second and South Africa’s Lucas Sithole completing the top three.

The UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour consists of more than 160 tournaments in over 40 countries, covering all parts of the world.

NEC was the title sponsor from its inception in 1992 through to the end of 2013, before UNIQLO took up the mantle in June 2014.

The tour is divided into multiple grades from the lowest level of Futures, of which there are the greatest number of tournaments each year, up to the four Grand Slam events.

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