Alcaraz Rises To No.4, Mover Of Week
Carlos Alcaraz’s run to the championship match at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag lifts the 19-year-old to a career-high No. 4 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. Despite falling just short in his title defence with defeat to Jannik Sinner in a heavyweight #NextGenATP final in Croatia, the Spaniard’s upward trajectory shows little sign of slowing.
ATPTour.com looks at the movers of the week, as of Monday, 1 August.
No. 4 Carlos Alcaraz, +1 (Career High)
Playing as the defending champion at an ATP Tour event for the first time, Alcaraz again impressed at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag in defeating Norbert Gombos, Facundo Bagnis and Giulio Zeppieri to reach a Tour-leading sixth final of 2022. It was Sinner who prevailed in the first Top 10 championship match in tournament history at the clay-court ATP 250 event, but Alcaraz’s efforts see him rise one spot to a career-high No. 4 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. Read Umag Final Report & Watch Highlights.
No. 18 Roberto Bautista Agut, +2
Roberto Bautista Agut’s charge to his 11th tour-level title at the Generali Open in Kitzbühel lifts the Spaniard two spots to No. 18 in the Pepprstone ATP Rankings. The 34-year-old’s run included hard-fought wins against Jiri Lehecka and countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas before he eased to the title with victory against #NextGenATP Austrian Filip Misolic — a wild card playing in the championship match in his first tour-level main draw appearance. Read Kitzbühel Final Report & Watch Highlights.
No. 21 Alex de Minaur, +9
Some trademark battling performances from Alex de Minaur at the Atlanta Open saw the Australian clinch his sixth ATP Tour crown in Georgia, a feat that propels him nine spots up the Pepperstone ATP Rankings to No. 21. De Minaur rallied from a set down against Adrian Mannarino and Ilya Ivashka en route to the final, where he was a straight-sets winner against Jenson Brooksby to recapture a title that he also won in 2019. Read Atlanta Final Report & Watch Highlights.
No. 37 Jenson Brooksby, +6
Brooksby jumps back into the Top 40 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings with his run to the final in Atlanta, where the 21-year-old took out a trio of top-quality fellow Americans in Mackenzie McDonald, John Isner and Frances Tiafoe. Brooksby’s clash with De Minaur was his third tour-level final and his second of 2022, but the World No. 37 is still chasing his maiden ATP Tour crown.
No. 137 Filip Misolic, +68
Misolic had not played an ATP Tour main draw match before last week. The #NextGenATP Austrian showed little inexperience in storming to the final at the Generali Open in Kitzbühel, however, a run that included a dramatic rain-affected semi-final win against Yannick Hanfmann across two days. Misolic’s exploits lift him 68 spots to a career-high No. 137 In the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.
Other Notable Top 100 Movers
No. 27 Frances Tiafoe, +2
No. 34 Tommy Paul, +2
No. 43 Albert Ramos-Vinolas, +9
No. 49 Ilya Ivashka, +4
No. 67 Adrian Mannarino, +11
No. 70 Dusan Lajovic, +10
No. 80 Roberto Carballes Baena, +6
No. 90 Constant Lestienne, +15 (Career High)
No. 97 Juan Pablo Varillas, +12 (Career High)