Musetti Breaks Into Top 50, Mover Of Week
After clinching his maiden ATP Tour title at the Hamburg European Open, #NextGenATP Italian Lorenzo Musetti has broken into the Top 50 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings for the first time. Musetti's championship match opponent, Carlos Alcaraz, has become the second-youngest player in the 21st century to crack the Top 5 with his run to the final in Germany.
ATPTour.com looks at the movers of the week, as of Monday, 25 July.
No. 31 Lorenzo Musetti, +31 (Career High)
Musetti’s run to the title in Hamburg propels him into the Top 50 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, cutting in half his ranking to No. 31. The 20-year-old overcame Alcaraz in a thrilling #NextGenATP clash on the clay at the ATP 500 event in Germany, where Musetti’s run also included wins against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Francisco Cerundolo. Read Hamburg Final Report & Watch Highlights.
No. 5 Carlos Alcaraz, +1 (Career High)
Despite losing to Musetti, Alcaraz’s upwards trajectory continues. The Spaniard’s run to the final has made him the second-youngest player in the 21st century to crack the Top 5 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, after countryman Rafael Nadal. Alcaraz’s week included wins against Karen Khachanov and Alex Molcan before he fell to Musetti in a roller-coaster three-set final.
No. 24 Francisco Cerundolo, +6 (Career High)
After lifting his first ATP Tour title in Bastad a week ago, Cerundolo backed that up with another strong display on the European clay that lifts him six spots to a career-high No. 24 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. The 23-year-old Argentine upset second seed Andrey Rublev with the loss of just six games in the second round in Hamburg, where he went on to reach his fourth semi-final of 2022 before falling to eventual champion Musetti.
No. 199 Dominic Thiem, +75
Former World No. 3 Thiem returns to the Top 200 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings after reaching the semi-finals at the EFG Swiss Open Gstaad. The Austrian backed up his quarter-final run in Bastad a week prior with victories against Hugo Gaston, Federico Delbonis and Juan Pablo Varillas in the Swiss Alps, a further sign that the 17-time tour-level titlist is rediscovering his best form after returning to action in March following a nine-month layoff due to a wrist injury.
Other Notable Top 100 Movers
No. 23 Karen Khachanov, +3
No. 38 Alex Molcan, +10 (Career High)
No. 49 Pedro Martinez, +3
No. 54 Fabio Fognini, +7
No. 59 Jaume Munar, +4
No. 88 Peter Gojowczyk, +5
No. 99 Daniel Elahi Galan, +14 (Career High)