September 21, 2023

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ATP Rankings Report – As of Aug. 14, 2023

(Peter Power/Tennis Canada)

TORONTO – A surprise final in Toronto, where No. 7 seed Jannik Sinner defeated unseeded Alex de Minaur as both reached new career highs.

They were among a number of players to make solid moves this past week, with another Masters 1000 coming right up in Cincinnati.


(For the complete, updated ATP Tour rankings picture, click here).


Holger Rune (DEN): No. 6 ========> No. 5 (Rune moves into the top five for the first time not because he did much, losing to Marcos Giron in the second round in Toronto, but because Casper Ruud dropped way down)

(Peter PowerTennis Canada)

Jannik Sinner (ITA): No. 8 ========> No. 6 (A career-high ranking for Sinner, who wins his first Masters 1000 title in Toronto Sunday.

Alex de Minaur (AUS): No. 18 ========> No. 12 (A stellar week for the Aussie, as he reaches his first Masters 1000 final and leaps to a career high. He gets American J.J. Wolf in the first round in Cincinnati).

(Tyler AndersonTennis Canada)

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP): No. 37 ========> No. 23 (The 24-year-old from Spain makes the semis in Toronto and moves up to a career high – and helps himself with a seed at the US Open that will avoid some early-round traps. He draws Tomas Etcheverry in Cincinnati).

Andy Murray (GBR): No. 40 ========> No. 36 (Murray had to pull out of his Toronto match against Sinner with an abdominal issue, but he remains in the Cincinnati draw against Karen Khachanov, who himself is just coming back from injury. We’ll see if he plays).

(Tyler AndersonTennis Canada)

Mackenzie McDonald (USA): No. 59 ========> No. 43 (McDonald had a nice run to the quarterfinals in Toronto, which gave his ranking a nice boost. He faces Yannick Hanfmann in Cincinnati).

Aleksandar Vukic (AUS): No. 62 ========> No. 48 (Into the top 50 for the 27-year-old Aussie, who went from lucky loser to the third round in Toronto. He began the season ranked No. 130).

Marcos Giron (USA): No. 70 ========> No. 54 (Giron took care of Rune on the way to the round of 16 in Toronto).

Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS): No. 86 ========> No. 78 (Kokkinakis is having to qualify for these Masters 1000s. But he’s making it, and slowly but surely his ranking is creeping up. Tough draw in Cincinnati, though, as he plays Hubert Hurkacz).

Taro Daniel (JPN): No. 115 ========> No. 95 (Back in the top 100, which has been elusive of late, for Daniel after a second-round effort in Toronto).

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Alejandro Tabilo (CHI): No. 125 ========> No. 112 (The Canadian-born Chilean made the quarterfinals at the Santo Domingo Challenger).

Genaro Alberto Olivieri (ARG): No. 193========> No. 145 (The 25-year-old Argentine won the Santo Domingo Challenger)

Marco Trungelliti (ARG): No. 222 ========> No. 172 (The Argentine clay-courter is back into the top 200 after getting to the Santo Domingo Challenger final).

Dino Prizmic (CRO): No. 241 ========> No. 175 (one of the younger ones in the top 200, the 18-year-old Croat wins the Banja Luka Challenger and soars into the top 200).

Gael Monfils (FRA): No. 276 ========> No. 211 (Encouraging signs from the 36-year-old Monfils as he makes the quarterfinals in Toronto and takes Jannik Sinner to three sets. It doesn’t get any easier as he drew Cameron Norrie in the first round in Cincy).

(Tyler AndersonTennis Canada)

Bernard Tomic (AUS): No. 326 ========> No. 293 (Tomic’s Futures and Challenger odyssee continues, but he’s getting somewhere as he’s back in the top 300 after making the Santo Domingo quarterfinals).

Milos Raonic (CAN): No. 545 ========> No. 336 (Another leap for the man with the protected ranking of No. 33, after he wins two matches in Toronto. He’s skipping Cincinnati, and hopefully will be able to make a run at the US Open).

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Casper Ruud (NOR): No. 5 ========> No. 7 (A bit of a shocker at the hands of Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the third round in Toronto drops Ruud out of the top five).

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN): No. 12 ========> No. 14 (Despite his struggles, Auger-Aliassime’s ranking hasn’t fallen a ton. That’s mostly because of the big accumulation points that will only come up for renewal in the latter part of the season. He gets Berrettini in the first round of Cincinnati Monday).

(Peter PowerTennis Canada)

Hubert Hurkacz (POL): No. 17 ========> No. 20 (Hurkacz has been in the top 20 for a long time. But he’s barely holding in after the last two weeks and is actually unseeded in Cincinnati, where he faces Thanasi Kokkinakis).

Daniel Evans (GBR): No. 21 ========> No. 28 (Evans gets Lorenzo Musetti in Cincinnati, after losing to Canadian wild card Gabriel Diallo in the first round in Toronto – a quick turnaround after his title in D.C.. Evans was a semifinalist in Montreal a year ago, so the drop isn’t what it might have been because of his D.C. result).

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Roman Safiullin (RUS): No. 51 ========> No. 63 (He didn’t play Toronto, and his points from winning a Challenger in Chicago drop off. Safiullin will face Nicolas Jarry in the first round in Cincinnati).

Marin Cilic (CRO): No. 99 ========> No. 121 (Cilic keeps saying he’s on the way back, but it hasn’t quite happened yet beyond the clay event in his home country of Croatia last month).

Jack Draper (GBR): No. 83 ========> No. 123 (Draper has been out, but he’s back this week at the Winnipeg Challenger to get a little prep in for the US Open).

2022 National Bank Open champion Pablo Carreño Busta (Photo: Tennis Canada)

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP): No. 24 ========> No. 124 (Carreño Busta won Montreal last year. But he’s been injury-plagued this season and could not defend his title. So 1,000 of his 2,500 points fell off the charts – which translated into exactly 100 spots in the rankings).

Nick Kyrgios (AUS): No. 92 ========> No. 127 (If Kyrgios wants to or can play, his ranking will be pretty immaterial. But he’s pulled out of all the summer hard-court events).





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