Dimitrov Returns To Top 10, Mover Of Week
ATPWorldTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the Top 100 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 22 August 2017
No. 9 Grigor Dimitrov, +2
The Bulgarian broke back into the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings on the back of capturing the biggest title of his career, the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati (d. Kyrgios), an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament. Dimitrov first spent 15 weeks in the Top 10 starting on 7 July 2014, one further week in February 2015 and two weeks in July this year. He is at his highest position since the week beginning 25 August 2014 (at No. 8). Read Report & Watch Highlights
The 26-year-old Dimitrov also moved up three spots to No. 6 in the Emirates ATP Race To London, which determines the eight players who qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held from 12-19 November at The O2 in London. Dimitrov has never played at the prestigious season-ending tournament.
No. 1 Rafael Nadal, +1
Almost nine years to the day since he first became No. 1, the Spaniard today returned to the top of the Emirates ATP Rankings for his fourth stint at the pinnacle of men’s professional tennis. Nadal, who has already spent 141 total weeks at No. 1, replaces Great Britain’s Andy Murray, who had held the top spot for 41 weeks since 7 November 2016. Nadal, who first ascended to No. 1 on 18 August 2008 at the age of 22, last held top spot three years and 45 days ago on 6 July 2014. Read & Watch Tributes
No. 14 John Isner, +5
The giant American reached his ninth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final (or better) in Cincinnati (l. to Dimitrov), beating Viktor Troicki and three #NextGenATP compatriots – Tommy Paul, Frances Tiafoe and Jared Donaldson – along the way. In rising five spots to No. 14, Isner is up to his highest ranking since being No. 13 on 21 March 2016. This week he competes at the Winston-Salem Open, where he captured the 2011 and 2012 titles.
No. 18 Nick Kyrgios, +5
The Australian played with great control to beat David Goffin, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ivo Karlovic, Nadal and David Ferrer en route to his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final – the fifth title match of his career (3-2 record) – in Mason, Ohio. He remains five spots short of his career-high of No. 13 on 24 October 2016.
No. 25 David Ferrer, +6
The 35-year-old Spaniard continues a career resurgence by moving back to his highest position since 6 February 2017, having fallen to Kyrgios in the Cincinnati semi-finals. With a 12-3 record since Wimbledon, including his 27th ATP World Tour crown at the SkiStar Swedish Open in Bastad, former World No. 3 Ferrer is one to watch through to the end of the season.
Other Top 100 Movers This Week
No. 38 Ivo Karlovic, +6
No. 51 Jared Donaldson, +9
No. 60 Nikoloz Basilashvili, +5
No. 63 Alexandr Dolgopolov, +8
No. 67 Damir Dzumhur, +6
No. 71 Frances Tiafoe, +16
No. 90 Victor Estrella Burgos, +22
No. 99 Laslo Djere, +9