Schwartzman Returns To Top 20, Mover Of The Week
ATPTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 20 May 2019
No. 20 Diego Schwartzman, +4
The Argentine did not drop a set en route to his maiden ATP Masters 1000 semi-final at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome. Schwartzman defeated Yoshihito Nishioka, Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Matteo Berrettini, before shocking Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals. After falling to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in three sets in the last four, the 26-year-old re-enters the Top 20 of the ATP Rankings, at No. 20, for the first time since 24 February.
For the sixth time this season, Tsitsipas rises to a career-high ATP Ranking. After a runner-up finish at the Mutua Madrid Open (l. to Djokovic), the #NextGenATP Greek defeated home favourites Jannik Sinner and Fabio Fognini en route to the semi-finals in Rome. Tsitsipas did not manage to join Novak Djokovic (2011 Madrid & Rome) as the second man to defeat Rafael Nadal in back-to-back clay-court tournaments, but jumps one spot to No. 6 in the ATP Rankings.
No. 26 Fernando Verdasco, +12
The 35-year-old reached his fourth quarter-final in Rome with three Top 30 victories. Verdasco outlasted Kyle Edmund, World No. 4 Dominic Thiem and Karen Khachanov in three sets, before a straight-sets loss to eventual champion Nadal. The Spaniard soars 12 positions to No. 26 in the ATP Rankings, his joint-highest position since 6 July 2014 (No. 24).
No. 56 Pablo Carreno Busta, -13
No. 60 Filip Krajinovic, +9
No. 63 (Career High) Casper Ruud, +13
No. 64 Matthew Ebden, -10
No. 74 Roberto Carballes Baena, +12
No. 96 Peter Gojowczyk, -14
No. 97 Aljaz Bedene, -20