Kyrgios Back In Top 40, Mover Of Week
Nick Kyrgios’ charge to his second crown at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. propels the Australian to No. 37 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, his highest position since February 2020. Yoshihito Nishioka and Mikael Ymer also make big jumps off the back of strong showings in the U.S. capital.
ATPTour.com looks at the movers of the week, as of Monday, 8 August.
No. 37 Nick Kyrgios, +26
An impressive week in Washington saw Kyrgios lift his seventh tour-level trophy at the Citi Open and the triumph lifts the Australian 26 spots to No. 37 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. Kyrgios downed four home favourites at the ATP 500 event — including Frances Tiafoe in a quarter-final thriller during which the Australian saved five match points — before dismissing Ymer and Nishioka to claim his first Tour title since 2019. Read Washington Final Report & Watch Highlights.
No. 11 Cameron Norrie, +1
Norrie fell just short of defending his 2021 crown at the Abierto de Tenis Mifel in Los Cabos, but the Briton’s run to the championship match pushes him one spot higher to No. 11 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. Norrie breezed past Chun-Hsin Tseng and Radu Albot on the west coast of Mexico and battled past second seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in the semi-finals before World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev proved too strong in the final. Read Los Cabos Final Report & Watch Highlights.
No. 24 Frances Tiafoe, +3
Tiafoe’s quarter-final clash with Kyrgios was one of the matches of the 2022 season so far. Although the American was ultimately beaten in a meeting between two of the most exciting shotmakers on the ATP Tour, Tiafoe had already delighted his home fans with strong showings against Christopher Eubanks and Botic van de Zandschulp, wins that move him up three spots to No. 24 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.
No. 54 Yoshihito Nishioka, +42
Five hard-fought wins in five days, all against Top 40 opponents, carried Nishioka to his maiden ATP 500 final in Washington. The Japanese saw off Jenson Brooksby, Alex de Minaur, Karen Khachanov, Daniel Evans (in a three-hour, 35-minute quarter-final epic) and top seed Andrey Rublev before Kyrgios proved a step too far in the final. Nishioka’s efforts nonetheless see him jump 42 spots to No. 54 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, just six places off his career high.
Other Notable Top 100 Movers
No. 26 Holger Rune, +2 (Career High)
No. 35 Miomir Kecmanovic, +3
No. 44 Emil Ruusuvuori, +2
No. 52 Sebastian Korda, +2
No. 59 Jiri Lehecka, +6 (Career High)
No. 77 Mikael Ymer, +38
No. 84 J.J. Wolf, +15 (Career High)