Ruud Makes Norwegian History, Mover Of Week
ATPTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the FedEx ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 17 February 2020
No. 34 Casper Ruud (Career High), +11
The 21-year-old became the highest-placed Norwegian in FedEx ATP Rankings history after beating Pedro Sousa for his first ATP Tour title at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires. Ruud rose 11 places to a career-high No. 34, five places higher than his father and coach, former World No. 39 Christian Ruud, who achieved his best ranking on 9 October 1995.
No. 14 Andrey Rublev (Career High), +1
The 22-year-old continued his fine start to 2020 by rising to a career-high No. 14. Having started the season at No. 23, the Russian has compiled a 13-2 match record, including two ATP Tour titles at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open (d. Moutet) and at the Adelaide International (d. Harris).
No. 18 Felix Auger-Aliassime, +3
The 19-year-old reached his fourth ATP Tour final in Rotterdam (l. to Monfils) to return into the Top 20 for the first time since 28 October 2019. He is now one spot off his career-high of No. 17, attained on 14 October 2019.
No. 45 Kyle Edmund, +17
The Briton returned to the Top 50 for the first time since 7 October 2019 (at No. 42) after he captured his second ATP Tour title at the New York Open (d. Seppi). His 17-place rise sees him at No. 45.
No. 71 James Duckworth (Career High), +12
The Australian, who compiled 49 matches wins and four titles on the ATP Challenger Tour last year, clinched the Bengaluru Open trophy (d. Bonzi) to jump 12 places to a career-high No. 71. Just two years ago, Duckworth was sitting outside the Top 1,000 as he bid to return from a litany of surgeries, including foot, shoulder and elbow operations.
Other Notable Movers
No. 27 Pablo Carreno Busta, +3
No. 33 Filip Krajinovic, +6
No. 47 Aljaz Bedene, +5
No. 62 Juan Ignacio Londero, +8
No. 68 Jannik Sinner (Career High), +11
No. 80 Andreas Seppi, +18
No. 98 Vasek Pospisil, +6