Ugo Humbert makes a nice move into the top 25 with his win in Halle, and will get himself a top-24 seed that will avoid some potential damage in the third round.
Meanwhile, Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime moves back into the top 20 with his semifinal effort. And countryman Denis Shapovalov also moves up two spots after making the semifinals at Queen’s Club.
It could have been more. But it’s a whole lot better than nothing. And Shapovalov is awfully close to the top 10 at the moment.
ON THE UPSWING
Denis Shapovalov (CAN): No. 12 ========> No. 10 (Semis at Queen’s. Is a Wimbledon run ahead?)
Alex de Minaur (AUS): No. 22 ========> No. 18 (Back into the top 20 for the first time since Jan. 2020 with his effort at Queen’s Club).
Felix Auger-Aliassime : (The Canadian reached the final in Stuttgart and the semis in Halle last week. After hovering around the top 20 for two years now, it could be time to make the next leap).
Ugo Humbert (FRA): No. 31 ========> No. 25 (A career-high ranking after his great run in Halle, and a top-24 seed at Wimbledon to try to cause more havoc).
Cameron Norrie (GBR): No. 41 ========> No. 34 (A career high for the Queen’s Club finalist, who is having a pretty terrific spring).
Sebastian Korda (USA): No. 52 ========> No. 50 (The 20-year-old American is officially back in the top 50, after getting to No. 50 on May 31).
Frances Tiafoe (USA): No. 65 ========> No. 56 (A good effort to reach the quarters at Queen’s Club, where he lost to Denis Shapovalov in a two-day match).
Marcos Giron (USA): No. 75 ========> No. 65 (A career high for the 27-year-old American)
Corentin Moutet (FRA): No. 94========> No. 85
Federico Coria (ARG): No. 103 ========> No. 89
Arthur Rinderknech (FRA): No. 119 ========> No. 109 (The 25-year-old Frenchmen, relatively late on, is playing the best tennis of his career).
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER): No. 128 ========> No. 113 (And you thought the 37-year-old was done? He’s still kickin’).
Alex Bolt (AUS): No. 195 ========> No. 150 (Not only did the 29-year-old Aussie win the Challenger in Nottingham, he also earned himself a main draw wild card into the big dance).
Viktor Troicki (SRB): No. 230========> No. 196 (The 35-year-old Serb is about to call it a day, but not without a few more kicks at the can).
Jack Draper (GBR): No. 309 ========> No. 250 (The 19-year-old lefty opened some eyes at Queen’s this week).
ON THE DOWNSWING
David Goffin (BEL): No. 13 ========> No. 15
Milos Raonic (CAN): No. 18 ========> No. 22 (A long period dealing with an ankle injury, then a setback with a calf injury, and the grass-court season Raonic has pointed to for months is down the drain).
Borna Coric (CRO): No. 34 ========> No. 37 (The 24-year-old Croat has been out awhile – and will miss Wimbledon as he missed Roland Garros).
Dominik Koepfer (GER): No. 53 ========> No. 63
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA): No. 80 ========> No. 83
Feliciano Lopez (ESP): No. 64 ========> No. 90 (Lopez, who lost in the second round at Queen’s to Shapovalov, drops his points from winning the title in 2019).
Gilles Simon (FRA): No. 71 ========> No. 93 (Simon loses his points from reaching the final at Queen’s Club in 2019).
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA): No. 87 ========> No. 101 (He’s a much better singles player than that ranking. But the Frenchmen has a Roland Garros AND a Queen’s Club title to show for the last three weeks of his life. So that helps).
Tommy Robredo (ESP): No. 259 ========> No. 290 (The 39-year-old squeezed into Wimbledon qualifying. But being out of the top 300 would probably make a decision for him).
Juan Martin del Potro: (ARG): No. 593 ========> No. 744 (Most of what ranking points he had left on the docket – from Queen’s Club in 2019 – are gone now).
Road to Turin