ROLAND GARROS – The thing about the rankings – and this will be true for awhile going forward – is that if you did well in 2019 you won’t be penalized in 2020.
So if you had a better result at Roland Garros in 2019, you could keep it.
That is going ensure there isn’t much change at the top of the rankings.
Still, a lot of players will get a nice boost from their results in Paris.
ON THE UPSWING
Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE): No. 6 =============> No. 5 (It feels like the Greek star is the real deal. And after a tough start he made things very tough for Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros semis).
Diego Schwartzman (ARG): No. 14 =============> No. 8 (After a year in the top 20, the Argentine leaps into the top 10 for the first time, at age 28, after his semifinal effort in Paris).
Andrey Rublev (RUS): No. 12 =============> No. 10 (The Russian reaches a career high and jumps into the top 10 for the first time. He lost a tough one to Tsitsipas in Paris, but he’s right back in action this week in St. Petersburg).
Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP): No. 18 =============> No. 15 (Second consecutive solid Grand Slam result for the veteran Spaniard).
Jannik Sinner (ITA): No. 75 =============> No. 46 (The 19-year-old Italian impressed in a loss against eventual champion Rafa Nadal. He beat Goffin and Zverev on his way to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal – and jumps into the top 50 for the first time).
Frances Tiafoe (USA): No. 67 =============> No. 64 (He’s a long way from his career best of No. 29, but he’s inching in the right direction after recovering from a tough first-round loss in Paris with a Challenger title in Parma).
Federico Coria (ARG): No. 99 =============> No. 86 (the 28-year-old younger brother of Guillermo reaches a career high).
Marcos Giron (USA): No. 96 =============> No. 90 (A career high for the 27-year-old after reaching the second round in Paris).
Pedro Martinez (ESP): No. 105 =============> No. 97 (The 23-year-old Spaniard hits the top 100 for the first time after qualifying in Paris. He lost in the third round of the main draw To Sebastian Korda).
Marco Cecchinato (ITA): No. 110 =============> No. 103 (It didn’t do a ton for his ranking, but the former Roland Garros semifinalist gained some confidence in getting through qualifying and De Minaur and Londero before falling to Alexander Zverev. Last week he reached the quarters at the Parma Challenger).
Kevin Anderson (RSA): No. 118 =============> No. 109 (In on a special ranking, the veteran South African won two rounds before losing in straight sets to Andrey Rublev).
Daniel Altmaier (GER): No. 186 =============> No. 122 (The 22-year-old hits a career high after upsetting Feliciano Lopez. Jan-Lennard Struff and Matteo Berrettini in straight sets before falling to Pablo Carreño Busta).
Daniel Elahi Galan (COL) No. 153 =============> No. 128 (The lucky loser from Colombia rode that all the way to the third round, where Novak Djokovic took care of him. At 24, that’s a career high).
Sebastian Korda (USA): No. 213 =============> No. 131 (A 20-year-old with solid athletic pedigree, the former Australian Open junior champion may have announced his arrival after going from the qualifying to the fourth round, where he lost to the idol he named his cat after. Yup. It’s a career high).
Hugo Gaston (FRA): No. 239 =============> No. 157 (the 20-year-old, a wild card in Paris, rises to a career high after an impressive run through Nishioka and Wawrinka, only to fall in five vs. Dominic Thiem).
Carlos Alcaraz (ESP): No. 189 =============> No. 158 (After a shock loss in the first round of Roland Garros qualifying to a fairly obscure Aussie, the 17-year-old hits a career high after winning the Barcelona Challenger final against Damir Dzumhur).
Jack Sock (USA): No. 310 =============> No. 249 (Qualifying at Roland Garros, on clay, was a good effort for the American who is slowly getting his ranking back up).
ON THE DOWNSWING
Daniil Medvedev (RUS): No. 5 =============> No. 6
Gaël Monfils (FRA): No. 9 =============> No. 11 (The popular Frenchman is in a funk – and has pulled out of the Cologne tournament this week).
Denis Shapovalov (CAN): No. 11 =============> No. 12 (A tough second-round loss to Roberto Carballes Baena in the second round in Paris – 8-6 in the fifth set after seemingly having it in hand).
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP): No. 10 =============> No. 13 (The Spanish veteran is out of the top 10 after a tough loss against countryman Pablo Carreño Busta).
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA): No. 53 =============> No. 56 (Tsonga was on the sidelines, but didn’t drop much).
Steven Diez (CAN): No. 167 =============> No. 174 (Diez qualified for his first French Open main draw – but still dropped seven spots).