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ATP Rankings Report – May 3, 2021

(Photo: BMW Open/Twitter)

Even with Madrid starting on Sunday, there were ATP tournaments this past week.

So, unlike the women, for whom Madrid is a 10-day-plus event, there are new rankings for the ATP Tour.

And with surprise late-goers in both Munich and Estoril, there are some nice rankings moves.

No changes in the top 20.

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ON THE UPSWING

Casper Ruud (NOR): No. 24 ==========> No. 22 (The 22-year-old from Norway matches his age and reaches a new career high, even if his exit in the Munich semifinals was quick and painful. He draws Félix Auger-Aliassime in the first round of Madrid on Tuesday).

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO): No. 35 ==========> No. 31 (Basilashvili wins Munich, and moves up into seed territory for Paris depending on whether he can defend his 90 points from last year’s tournament in Rome. Munich is his second title of the season, and his fifth overall).

(Photo: Millennium Estoril Open)

Albert Ramos Viñolas (ESP): No. 46 ==========> No. 37 (The former No. 17 earns the second title of his career, one you might have seen coming given how well he’s played on the clay. The 33-year-old gets within reach of a Paris seed, but has 105 points to defend in Madrid and Rome).

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER): No. 44==========> No. 40 (2021 hasn’t been a great year for the big German – he was 7-9 before arriving in Munich. But making the Munich final can turn those frowns upside down).

(Photo: Millennium Estoril Open)

Cameron Norrie (GBR): No. 50 ==========> No. 48 (Only a rise of two spots for Norrie, who reached the Estoril final. It was his second career final).

Corentin Moutet (FRA): No. 73 ==========> No. 67 (A new high for the French lefty, who defeated Denis Shapovalov in Estoril to reach the quarterfinals).

(Photo: Millennium Estoril Open)

Lucas Pouille (FRA): No. 72 ==========> No. 82 (Pouille, who is making a slow comeback from injury, drops points from Bordeaux in 2019???? and 10 spots in the rankings).

Norbert Gombos (SVK): No. 95 ==========> No. 89 (The 30-year-old from Slovakia went from lucky loser to Munich quarterfinalist).

Ilya Ivashka (BLR): No. 107 ==========> No. 93 (A nice rise back into the top 100 after he came out of the qualifying to make the Munich semis. Too late to get straight into Paris, although he’ll likely be one of the top seeds. At this point he’s nine out of the main draw).

Benjamin Bonzi (FRA): No. 126==========> No. 115 (The unheralded 24-year-old Frenchman moves to a career high after winning the Ostrava Challenger).

Cerundolo

Juan Manuel Cerundolo (ARG): No. 176 ==========> No. 152 (The 19-year-old hadn’t played much, or done much, since he shocked everyone by winning the ATP Tour event in Cordoba in February. But he won his first career Challenger title in Rome last week to move to a new career high).

Emilio Gomez (ECU): No. 204 ==========> No. 190 (Reaching the Salinas Challenger final means at least 14 spots and maybe much more for the 29-year-old son of former French Open champion Andres Gomez. The Salinas Challenger final between he and Nicolas Jarry was halted at 3-3 in the third set Sunday because of fading light. It will be finished Monday at 11 a.m., and we’ll update then).

Nuño Borges (POR): No. 331 ==========> No. 301 (Big week for the 24-year-old, who played NCAA tennis for Mississippi State and left a legend.. He qualifies and wins a round at his home-country event in Estoril, and reaches a career high – technically, tied for No. 300 with American Christian Harrison).

Nuno Borges
Huge moment in 24-year-old Nuño Borges’ life when he qualifies for his first career ATP Tour main draw. (Photo: Millennium Estoril Open)

Nicolas Jarry (CHI): No. 370 ==========> No. 327 (Coming back from a drug suspension from scratch, the Chilean makes a big leap by making the Salinas Challenger final. The match was halted at 3-3 in the third Sunday, because of fading light. If Jarry can win it, he would move up to about No. 306).

Flavio Cobolli (ITA): No. 639 ==========> No. 450 (Another young Italian coming up as 18-year-old Cobolli makes the Rome Challenger final and moves up nearly 200 spots. Cobolli, who ended his junior career a year ago, got to No. 8 in the ITF junior rankings).

ON THE DOWNSWING

Christian Garin (CHI): No. 22 ==========> No. 25 (Garin reaches the Estoril QFs – with a bye and a walkover, it was only one match – but drops 103 points from not defending his Munich title from 2019).

Marton Fucsovics (HUN): No. 39 ==========> No. 45

Lucas Pouille (FRA): No. 72 ==========> No. 82 (Pouille, who is making a slow comeback from injury, drops points from Bordeaux in 2019???? and 10 spots in the rankings).

Pablo Cuevas (URU): No. 85 ==========> No. 96 (Just back from a broken bone in his foot, Cuevas couldn’t defend his Estoril final from 2019).

Cuevas at the Australian Open in February – shortly before he broke a bone in his foot and was out for two months, missing the entire South American clay-court swing.

Marco Cecchinato (ITA): No. 94 ==========> No. 104 (He’s safe for Paris, but losing in the second round of Estoril meant a drop after his points from a semifinal in Munich in 2019 fell off).

Juan Martin del Potro (ARG): No. 172 ==========> No. 173 (Did you know? Del Potro is still at No. 173 in the world, even though he hasn’t played since Queen’s Club in 2019).

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