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ATP Rankings Report – As of Feb. 12, 2024

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Three ATP 250 events – in Marseille, Cordóba and Dallas – and three opportunities for players to make big ranking moves in the absence of most of the top players.

And some have done just that – notably Marcos Giron, who defeated both No. 1 seed Frances Tiafoe and No. 4 Adrian Mannarino to make the Dallas final.

Australian Open champ Jannik Sinner drops 240 points from his Montpellier title by being idle last week. And he has finalist points to defend this week as he returns to action in Rotterdam. There are no changes in the top 10.

For the complete, updated ATP rankings, click here.

Ugo Humbert (FRA): No. 21 =========> No. 18 (A career high for Humbert, who moves to No. 18 and becomes the new French No. 1 with his title on Marseille Sunday. He was down outside the top 150 18 months ago, but has climbed all the way. back, and more. He’s made five ATP-level finals in his career – and won all of them).

Zhang Zhizhen (CHN): No. 50 =========> No. 47 (A career high for Zhang, who reached the Marseille quarterfinals and also makes the doubles final. He plays Alexander Shevchenko in the first round of Rotterdam).

Marcos Giron (USA): No. 67 =========> No. 52 (The 30-year-old had a long road back from two hip surgeries back in 2015 and early 2016. He beats Tiafoe and Mannarino to make a nice move and gave it is his all before falling to Tommy Paul in the Dallas final. Paul moves up one spot to No. 15).

Luciano Darderi (ITA): No. 136 =========> No. 76 (Yep, another young Italian – this one 21 – making a rise into the top 100 with an effort going from the qualifying to the title in Cordoba).

Facundo Diaz Acosta (ARG): No. 95 =========> No. 87 (A career high for the 23-year-old, who made the Cordoba quarterfinals. He plays Daniel Altmaier in Buenos Aires this week, on a wild card).

Sumit Nagal (IND): No. 121 =========> No. 98 (Nagal, 26, qualified for the main draw at the Australian Open this year, and was already at a career high. But his effort win the Chennai Challenger moves him to No. 98 – into the top 100 for the first time in his career).

Facundo Bagnis (ARG): No. 207 =========> No. 138 (Bagnis, nearly 34, qualifies and goes all the way to the final in Cordoba. His career high of No. 55 came all the way back in 2016, so he has a ways to go but he’s headed in the right direction. Overall, it’s a great for Facundos).

Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard (FRA): No. 198 =========> No. 164 (This tall drink of water might take a little longer to develop then his compatriots – Fils, Van Assche, Cazaux – purely because he’s a huge tall fellow who will need some extra time to get things together physically. But he’s coming, along with his one-handed backhand. Perricard lost in the final round of the Australian Open qualifying to older countryman Hugo Grenier. But he wins the Nottingham Challenger and moves to a career high).

Sebastian Baez (ARG): No. 26 =========> No. 30 (Baez did a good job defending his points from last year’s title in Cordoba. But by losing in the semis, he drops four spots. He can make some of it up this week in Buenos Aires, where he faces Bernabe Zapata Miralles of Spain in the first round, before defending quarterfinal points at the 500 in Rio).

J. J. Wolf (USA): No. 76 =========> No. 94 (Wolf didn’t play Dallas this week, and drops the points from his semifinal effort a year ago. He beat Frances Tiafoe in the quarters, and lost in a third-set tiebreak to John Isner in the semis, to reach his career high of No. 39. But he’s still searching for a win this year after losing first round in Brisbane to James Duckworth and Auckland to Van Assche. He retired in the fourth set of his first-round match at the Australian Open to Baez, after winning the first set and hasn’t played since; he’s also out of Delray Beach this week).

Liam Broady (GBR): No. 98 =========> No. 121 (After a brief bucket-list time inside the top 100, Broady skiips out after points from winning a Challenger in Lithuania last year drop off. He’s at Delray Beach this week, to meet Rinky Hijikata in the first round)

Maxime Cressy (USA): No. 128 =========> No. 170 (Cressy’s career high of No. 31 came just before the Canadian event in 2022. Not so long ago. But it’s been tough for the rare serve-volleyer on tour since then. He qualified in Marseille, but lost in the first round and drops all his points from making the Montpellier final a year ago. He made it in Rotterdam. And he gets a rematch from his win at Wimbledon, with Félix Auger-Aliassime on Monday night).

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Wu Yibing (CHN): No. 139 =========> No. 248 (Where is Wu? He shocked more than a few people by winning the Dallas Open a year ago. But the 24-year-old didn’t defend his title this year. He hasn’t played since last year’s US Open after suffering some serious breathing issues both at Wimbledon and at the Citi Open in D.C. involving a reported heart arrhythmia.. The former junior No. 1 has already missed nearly three years – from March 2019 through to the end of 2021 – because of injuries and the pandemic).

Isner during his career finale, a doubles match with Jack Sock at the 2023 US Open.

John Isner (USA): No. 179 =========> No. 290 (The 38-year-old, now retired, was very much present around the Dallas Open, with whom he has a close business relationship. So the ranking is immaterial, even with the points from his reaching that tournament’s final last year dropping off. It was, as it turns out … the last ATP final of his career).

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO): No. 645 =========> No. 766 (The downward spiral continues for the Georgian, one of a handful of ATP Tour players who have dealt with accusations of domestic abuse off the court. In Basilashvili’s case, it didn’t go in his favour. And although he has continued to play, constantly, all he’s doing is losing ground. He lost in the first round of the Chennai Challenger. And he got a wild card into the Manama Challenger in Bahrain this week. For whatever reason).

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