Karatsev Breaks Into Top 30, Mover Of Week
ATPTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the FedEx ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 22 March 2021
No. 27 Aslan Karatsev, +17 (Career High)
The Russian has risen 15 spots to a career-high No. 27 in the FedEx ATP Rankings after capturing his first ATP Tour title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (d. Harris). The 27-year-old beat Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals and ended the 23-match ATP 500-level winning streak of World No. 8 Andrey Rublev in the semi-finals. Having started the year at No. 112, Karatsev qualified for the Australian Open and reached the semi-finals (l. to Djokovic) in Melbourne.
No. 52 Lloyd Harris, +29 (Career High)
The South African, who has jumped 38 places since the start of 2021, reached his first ATP 500 final in Dubai, following victories over World No. 4 Dominic Thiem in the first round and No. 12-ranked Denis Shapovalov in the semi-finals. The 24-year-old Harris is currently at a career-high No. 52 after his second ATP Tour final appearance (also 2020 Adelaide).
No. 54 Dominik Koepfer, +17 (Career High)
The German rose 17 places to a career-high No. 54 after reaching the Acapulco semi-finals (l. to Zverev). Koepfer, 24, also beat Gerardo Lopez Villasenor, Milos Raonic and Cameron Norrie.
No. 94 Lorenzo Musetti, +26 (Career High)
The #NextGenATP Italian qualified for the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC and reached the semi-finals, where he lost to top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. The 19-year-old beat Diego Schwartzman in the first round, Frances Tiafoe in the second round and Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals, which guaranteed his place in the Top 100 for the first time.
Other Notable Top 100 Movers
No. 11 Denis Shapovalov, +1
No. 34 Lorenzo Sonego, +3
No. 40 Marton Fucsovics, +4
No. 49 Jeremy Chardy, +4
No. 56 Cameron Norrie, +5
No. 83 Emil Ruusuvuori, +4 (Career High)
No. 87 Sebastian Korda, +5 (Career High)