Shapovalov Breaks Into Top 10 Of FedEx ATP Rankings
ATPTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the FedEx ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 21 September 2020
No. 10 Denis Shapovalov, +4 (Career High)
The Canadian has broken into the Top 10 of the FedEx ATP Rankings for the first time after reaching the Internazionali BNL d'Italia semi-finals, where he lost to Diego Schwartzman in a third set tie-break. The 21-year-old is the youngest player to break into the Top 10 since Stefanos Tsitsipas, 20, on 4 March 2019.
Shapovalov, who has been among the Top 20 since 4 April 2019 (No. 15), is the first Canadian to rank inside the elite Top 10 since Milos Raonic on 14 August 2017 (No. 10).
Shapovalov joins four other players - Alexander Zverev (2017) and Stefanos Tsitsipas, Karen Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev (all 2019) - who have qualified for the Next Gen ATP Finals and broken into the Top 10.
He is also the 19th left-hander to break into the Top 10 (since 1973) and only the fourth left-hander in the 21st century to rank among the elite after Rafael Nadal (25 April 2005), Fernando Verdasco (2 February 2009) and Jurgen Melzer (31 January 2011). Earlier this month, Shapovalov advanced to the US Open quarter-finals (l. to Carreno Busta) and he has a 13-10 record on the 2020 season.
No. 30 Casper Ruud, +4 (Career High)
The Norwegian, who beat Karen Khachanov, Lorenzo Sonego, Marin Cilic and Matteo Berrettini en route to his first ATP Masters 1000 semi-final in Rome (l. to Djokovic), moved up four spots to a career-high No. 30. So far this year, the 21-year-old has captured his first ATP Tour title at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires (d. P. Sousa) and also finished runner-up at the Chile Dove Men+Care Open in Santiago (l. to Seyboth Wild). His father and coach, Christian Ruud, ranked a career-high No. 39 on 9 October 1995.
No. 66 Dominik Koepfer, +31 (Career High)
The German qualified for his first Masters 1000 tournament and advanced to his first quarter-final (l. to Djokovic), including victories over Alex de Minaur and Gael Monfils. The 26-year-old’s run in Rome ensured he rose 31 positions to a career-high No. 66 in the FedEx ATP Rankings.
Other Notable Top 100 Movers
No. 13 Diego Schwartzman, +2
No. 19 Grigor Dimitrov, +3
No. 41 Ugo Humbert, +1 (Career High)
No. 67 Jiri Vesely, +5
No. 74 Stefano Travaglia, +10
No. 75 Jannik Sinner, +6
No. 84 Salvatore Caruso, +3 (Career High)
No. 98 Federico Coria, +6 (Career High)