No change in the top 10 as few of the big guns played last week.
The exception was Daniil Medvedev, who won his first career tournament on grass in Mallorca.
Alex de Minaur, who won at Eastbourne, moves up three spots to No. 15. That’s a career high.
Meanwhile, the spotlight doubles team of the week, Novak Djokovic and Carlos Gomez-Herrera, made moves in the doubles rankings.
Djokovic moved up 41 spots, to No. 179. Gomez-Herrera, whose injury forced the team to default the Mallorca doubles final, leaped into the top 200. That’s up 61 spots to No. 197, in only his second career doubles tournament at the ATP level.
That will definitely help him get into higher-level tournaments.
ON THE UPSWING
Alex de Minaur (AUS): No. 18 =========> No. 15 (The 22-year-old Aussie’s fifth career title, his first away from the hard courts, moves him up to a career high in the singles rankings).
Sam Querrey (USA): No. 60 =========> No. 54 (The American made the Mallorca final. He will face No. 11 seed Pablo Carreño Busta in the first round of Wimbledon)
Soonwoo Kwon (KOR): No. 77 =========> No. 71 (The lucky loser in Eastbourne rode it all the way to the semifinals. And he is two spots short of his career high, reached just before the pandemic shutdown. He’ll face qualifier Daniel Masur first up at Wimbledon).
Ilya Ivashka (BLR): No. 87 =========> No. 79 (The 27-year-old, considered a pretty tough out these days, rises to a career high by going from the qualifying to the quarters in Eastbourne. He gets Jaume Munar first round at Wimbledon).
Nicolas Kicker (ARG): No. 429 =========> No. 381 (At a career-high No. 78 when a match-fixing suspension hit just over four years ago, Kicker is building it back from nothing. He won his third tournament at the $25K level (out of his last four – he made the final in the fourth one). This one was in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On the ITF and Challenger circuit so far this season, Kicker is … 28-2. He began the 2021 season with no ranking).
Luca Nardi (ITA): No. 708 =========> No. 643 (Another young Italian, this one just 17, is rising up the ranks. He won a 15K in Genova, Italy two weeks ago).
Luciano Darderi (ITA): No. 904 =========> No. 771 (And another young Italian, this one 19. Darderi also rose to a career high after winning the 15K in Monastir, Tunisia two weeks ago without dropping a set).
ON THE DOWNSWING
Taylor Fritz (USA): No. 36 =========> No. 40 (Fritz won Eastbourne two years ago. But he’s had his knee scoped, rehabbed lightning quick and is actually at Wimbledon. He’s preparing to play fellow American Brandon Nakashima, a qualifier, in the first round).
Lorenzo Musetti (ITA): No. 58 =========> No. 63 (Musetti won a Challenger in Milan two years ago last week, so those points drop off. That’s part of the growing pains of transition from the Challenger level to the big time. But instead of being at another Challenger in Recanati, as he was in 2019, Musetti is preparing his Wimbledon debut. He’ll play No. 14 seed Hubert Hurkacz in the first round).
Kyle Edmund (GBR): No. 74 =========> No. 82 (The Brit is still on the shelf after knee surgery).
Gilles Simon (FRA): No. 93 =========> No. 97 (The veteran Frenchmen gets Dusan Lajovic in the first round of Wimbledon).
Thomas Fabbiano (ITA): No. 162 =========> No. 183 (The 32-year-old Italian, whose career high of No. 70 came in 2017, had a huge result at Eastbourne in 2019. He went from the qualifying to the semis, where he lost to Querrey in three sets. This year, he played the Wimbledon qualifying instead, losing in the first round to No. 8 seed Tallon Griekspoor, 7-5 in the third set. Griekspoor ended up going all the way and earned a spot in the main draw).
Viktor Troicki (SRB): No. 196 =========> No. 213 (The 35-year-old won a round in qualifying at Wimbledon. But then he fell to Brandon Nakashima in the second round and called it a career).
Bernard Tomic (AUS): No. 224 =========> No. 241 (Who knows where Tomic will turn up next. But two years ago he made the quarterfinals of the now-relocated Antalya tournament. This year, he lost to Bernabe Zapata Miralles in the second round of Wimbledon qualifying. Tomic was directly into the main draw in 2019).
Peter Polansky (CAN): No. 246 =========> No. 251 (Polansky was a regular in the qualifying for many years. But he’s not at Wimbledon; he did get into a Challenger this week in Portugal as an alternate).