The end of Roland Garros, and some nice moves on the charts as finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas moves up to a career high No. 4 in the rankings despite his loss in the final.
He bumps Dominic Thiem down to No. 5.
If he’d managed to win one more set, he’d have jumped past Rafael Nadal and into the No. 3 spot.
Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic wins major No. 19, putting him within one of both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer after an extraordinary Roland Garros.
ON THE UPSWING
Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE): No. 5 =========> No. 4 (His first Grand Slam final didn’t go the way he wanted. But he will have plenty more).
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP): No. 11=========> No. 10 (2020 semifinalist Diego Schwartzman doesn’t quite defend, so the veteran Spaniard moves up a spot).
Hubert Hurkacz (POL): No. 20 =========> No. 17 (In five tournaments since his breakthrough victory in Miami, Hurkacz has won just one match).
Cristian Garin (CHI): No. 23=========> No. 19 (The Chilean’s run to the second week in Paris included a dramatic overtime five-set win over Mackenzie McDonald).
Aslan Karatsev (RUS): No. 26 =========> No. 24 (The Russian hits another career high. Let’s see what he’s capable of on the grass).
Reilly Opelka (USA): No. 35 =========> No. 32
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP): No. 46 =========> No. 35 (The 22-year-old from Spain impressed in his best Roland Garros run. He’s less than 100 points away from a seed at the US Open).
Marin Cilic (CRO): No. 47 =========> No. 37 (Cilic wins Stuttgart and gets himself 10 spots in the rankings).
Cameron Norrie (GBR): No. 45 =========> No. 41 (A super-successful clay-court swing for the Brit, who went 16-5 and upped his ranking 17 spots to tie a career high reached two years ago).
Dominik Koepfer (GER): No. 59 =========> No. 53 (The former NCAA college star made the third round in Paris, giving Roger Federer a tough time before bowing out)
Steve Johnson (USA): No. 88 =========> No. 72 (Johnson won two five-setters before going down in the third round of Roland Garros to Pablo Carreño Busta).
Marcos Giron (USA): No. 84 =========> No. 75 (The 27-year-old American made the third round in Paris – and beat Vasek Pospisil in the first round of Halle Monday).
Carlos Alcaraz (ESP): No. 97 =========> No. 78 (After roaring through the qualies, the next Spanish star got to the third round in Paris and reached another career high).
Soonwoo Kwon (KOR): No. 91 =========> No. 79 (The Korean’s career high of No. 69 came just before tennis shut down in March 2020. But with his third-round effort in Paris, he leaps 12 spots)
Jack Sock (USA): No. 248 =========> No. 226 (The former No. 8 hasn’t played an ATP Tour level event in 2021. But he rises with a win at the Little Rock Challenger).
Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune (DEN): No. 291 =========> No. 231 (At 18, the Swede is at a career high after winning a Challenger in Biella and making the quarters in Lyon during the two-week Roland Garros period. He began the season at No. 475).
ON THE DOWNSWING
Diego Schwartzman (ARG): No. 10 =========> No. 11 (The Argentine doesn’t quite defend his semifinalists points from last year. But considering the form he brought into Paris, that’s a pretty good outcome).
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL): No. 17 =========> No. 20
Jannik Sinner (ITA): No. 19 =========> No. 23 (The teenager drops out of the top 20 after not defending his quarterfinal result fro last fall. But he still made the second week in Paris . He’ll be back. But a first-round loss to young British wild card Jack Draper at Queen’s Club Monday was a not a great start to the grass season).
Stan Wawrinka (SUI): No. 24 =========> No. 28 (The 36-year-old Swiss star has already cross grass off his list in 2021. So hopefully he’ll be back for the Olympics
Kei Nishikori (JPN): No. 49 =========> No. 57 (The king of the five-setters battled hard to win a pair of them in the first two round in Paris, but eventually bowed out in straight sets to Alexander Zverev in the round of 16).
Kyle Edmund (GBR): No. 70 =========> No. 77 (Ranked X in X, Knee surgery has meant a long absence – he’ll miss the grass season at home, as well.
Jordan Thompson (AUS): No. 64 =========> No. 81 (A first-round loss in Paris after defending third-round points from 2019 means a drop for the 27-year-old Aussie).
Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG): No. 102 =========> No. 127
Martin Klizan (SVK): No. 176 =========> No. 197 (The 31-year-old lefty announced that he’ll retire at Wimbledon. But a semifinal run last week at the Challenger didn’t balance out his first-round qualifying loss in Paris, after reaching the third round of the main draw in 2019).
Leonardo Mayer (ARG): No. 157 =========> No. 229 (At 34, Mayer is another player who appears to have retirement plans. He made the round of 16 at Roland Garros in 2019, but lost in the first round of qualifying this year).
Tommy Robredo (ESP): No. 234 =========> No. 259 (It’s not going great. But Robredo is still going).
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG): No. 265 =========> No. 593 (The 180 points from his fourth-round effort in Paris in 2019 finally drop, leaving del Potro with basically 45 points from a run at Queen’s Club, also two years ago).
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