Wu Breaks New Ground For China, Mover Of Week
Wu Yibing has become the highest-ranked Chinese player in Pepperstone ATP Rankings history thanks to his title run at the Dallas Open, while Jannik Sinner and Sebastian Baez also made jumps after their triumphs at the Open Sud de France – Montpellier and Cordoba Open, respectively.
ATPTour.com looks at the movers of the week in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings after a trio of action-packed ATP 250 events.
No. 58 Wu Yibing, +39 (Career High)
Wu knocked off a series of milestones during his title run at the Dallas Open. He became the first Chinese player in history to defeat a Top 10 opponent with his semi-final win against Taylor Fritz, and then held off John Isner in a nerve-wracking final to become the first to win an ATP Tour title.
Wu has risen 39 spots to No. 58 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings as a result, the highest position ever held by a Chinese player. The 23-year-old has plenty of capacity to continue his climb, as he has only 39 Pepperstone ATP Ranking Points to defend between now and the start of June. Read Dallas Final Report & Watch Highlights.
No. 7 Taylor Fritz, +1 (Career High)
Despite his three-set defeat to Wu in Dallas, Fritz has climbed to a career-high No. 7 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings after reaching his first individual semi-final of the 2023 season. The 25-year-old Fritz defeated fellow Americans Jack Sock and Marcos Giron en route to improve his record for the year to 7-3.
No. 14 Jannik Sinner, +3
A dominant showing from Sinner at the Open Sud de France – Montpellier has moved the Italian three spots closer to a Top 10 return. The 21-year-old, who has a career high of No. 9 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, did not drop a set in defeating Lorenzo Sonego, Arthur Fils and Maxime Cressy to seal his seventh tour-level crown. Read Montpellier Final Report & Watch Highlights.
No. 36 Sebastian Baez, +11
Baez battled past countryman Federico Coria in a hard-fought final at the Cordoba Open and the Argentine has returned to the Top 40 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings as a result. It was a second ATP Tour crown for Baez, who is now just five spots shy of the career high he reached in August last year. Read Cordoba Final Report & Watch Highlights.
No. 40 Maxime Cressy, +11
The American serve-and-volleyed his way past a series of tough opponents in Montpellier, where he dispatched Emil Ruusuvuori and Borna Coric in straight sets before downing Holger Rune in a three-set semi-final battle. Despite falling short against Sinner in the final, the 25-year-old Cressy has jumped 11 spots to No. 40 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.
Other Notable Movers
No. 44 Albert Ramos-Vinolas, +10
No. 49 Federico Coria, +18 (Career High)
No. 62 Quentin Halys, +8
No. 71 Gregoire Barrere, +4 (Career High)
No. 94 Emilio Gomez, +8 (Career High)
No. 107 Hugo Dellien, +31
No. 117 Arthur Fils, +46 (Career High)