Lloyd Harris has already shifted his goals after breaching the ATP world top-100 rankings for the first time on Monday.
It was one of the major milestones the South African rising star had set for himself in 2019.
But the grind never stops when you are chasing your dreams Harris already setting his sights on the top-50.
“It definitely helps to get one step closer to where I want to be, ultimately being a top-100 player consistently,” Harris said over the weekend.
“I would love to break into the top-50, that is my next goal, and that is something I will be working hard towards over the next year.”
Harris climbed to 100 on the latest world rankings after winning his third career ATP Challenger Tour title in Tasmania on Sunday.
The country’s second best player beat Italy’s Lorenzo Giustino 6-2- 6-2 to claim the Launceston International title after a near flawless week of tennis where he did not drop a set.
Harris has been making impressive strides cracking the top-100 just six months after he broke through the 200 mark.
South Africa’s top-ranked singles player Kevin Anderson remained in fifth place in the world.
It is the first time since 2004 that South Africa has had two players in the top-100 when Wayne Ferreira was ranked 47 and Wesley Moodie at number 88.
“I put in a lot of physical work, focusing on fitness and trying to get some better agility,” Harris said.
“I’ve been trying to get those service percentages higher, I’m coming forward more, being a bit more aggressive in my game. So those are some of the key things I’ve been working on.”