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ATP Rankings Report – as of April 11, 2022

Only a couple of 250-level ATP Tour events this past week, as the tour (briefly) takes a pause before a stacked clay-court season.

But as ever, those tournaments are a great opportunity for players outside the top 20 to make rankings moves. And for the American players to make some hay on clay at home.

And so it was.

There are no changes in the top 15.

For the full, updated ATP Tour rankings, click here.

ON THE UPSWING

Reilly Opelka (USA): No. 18 =========> No. 17 (Ties a career high with his fourth career title, his second of 2022).

John Isner (USA): No. 27 =========> No. 23 (As Opelka pointed out in his trophy speech, there are four players who spent a full decade in the top 20 – Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and … Isner. He’s close to getting there again after the Houston final).

Frances Tiafoe (USA): No. 30 =========> No. 28 (A relatively small move, but a significant one as Houston quarterfinalist Frances Tiafoe moves to a new career high. Tommy Paul and Jenson Brooksby, at No. 33 and No. 35 after moving up a spot, also hit new highs).

David Goffin (BEL): No. 74 =========> No. 47 (It must have seemed like a long slog to get back into the top 50. But Goffin did it Sunday with his title in Marrakech).

Alex Molcan (SVK): No. 65 =========> No. 50 (Molcan gets to the top 50 for the first time, with his impressive effort in getting to the Marrakech final).

Federico Coria (ARG): No. 60 =========> No. 55 (The Argentine also hits a career high after making the Marrakech semifinals).

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Nick Kyrgios (AUS): No. 94 =========> No. 77 (His run to the Houston semis included his traditional drama. But Kyrgios moves up 17 spots, and now will reload as he skips the clay-court season and returns for the grass).

Holger Rune (DEN): No. 91 =========> No. 79 (Another career high for the 18-year-old, who won the San Remo Challenger on Saturday with an 11 a.m. start, made the quick commute to Monte Carlo for the first round of qualifying later in the day– a ‘not before 5 p.m.’ start – and made the main draw qualified for Monte Carlo Sunday. Nice work).

Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG): No. 106 =========> No. 95 (Another Argentine joins the top 100 as Etcheverry reaches the Mexico City Challenger final. It’s just in time to guarantee himself a spot in the Roland Garros main draw. Well done for the 22-year-old).

Emilio Gomez (ECU): No. 148 =========> No. 131 (The 30-year-old, whose career has mostly been on the Challenger circuit, wins the Salinas Challenger and rises to a new career high).

Marc-Andrea Huesler (SUI): No. 176 =========> No. 140 (The 25-year-old form Switzerland wins in Mexico City, and rises to a new career high).

Gijs Brouwer (NED): No. 361 =========> No. 286 (A new career high for the 26-year-old, who went from dramatic qualifying to the Houston quarterfinals, basically out of nowhere. He’s back to reality this week as he’s in the qualifying of a Challenger in Sarasota).

ON THE DOWNSWING

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP): No. 17 =========> No. 19 (Carreño Busta won a pop-up 250 in Marbella a year ago, with nothing to replace those points with).

Lorenzo Sonego (ITA): No. 21 =========> No. 26 (Sonego won an ATP Tour pop-up event in Cagliari, Italy a year ago. Those points drop off. He has a semifinal at the Masters 1000 in Rome to defend coming up all too soon, as well).

Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP): No. 33 =========> No. 37 (Ramos-Viñolas made the semis of a 250 ATP event in Marbella a year ago, but those points drop off).

Benoit Paire (FRA): No. 49 =========> No. 61 (Paire snuck into Monte Carlo with his earlier ranking, but he’s out of the top 60 and has to play Lorenzo Musetti in the first orund).

Laslo Djere (SRB): No. 55 =========> No. 62 (Djere made the Marrakech semis, but it wasn’t enough to stop the drop …)

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Jaume Munar (ESP): No. 78 =========> No. 105 (A drop in the rankings at just the wrong time, as the Roland Garros deadline hits on Monday. He might well squeeze in; on the plus side, he qualified for Monte Carlo over the weekend. He made the final at a pop-up 250 in Marbella a year ago; he won a Challenger in Marbella last week, but it wasn’t enough to balance it out).

Gilles Simon (FRA): No. 136 =========> No. 154 (Simon, at 37, keeps plugging along; he’s playing the Barletta Challenger this week as just about all of his countrymen are in Monte Carlo).

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA): No. 220 =========> No. 254 (It’s not going the right way, but it’s pretty irrelevant as Tsonga plays his final tournaments before saying adieu in Paris. He meets Marin Cilic in the first round of Monte Carlo).

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