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With the cancellation of this week’s BNP Paribas Open, we’ll use the free time to give an update on the ATP rankings while at the same time wishing tennis—and the globe—good health and prosperity during these uncertain times.

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Hopefully all will be back to normal soon. For now let’s look at the players that have made the most notable achievements on the ATP ranking ladder.

Nole’s No.1

It has been a whirlwind 70 days of ATP tennis that has seen Novak Djokovic reclaim--and hold--the ATP’s top ranking after his title at the Australian Open. Today Djokovic is in the midst of his 281st week at No.1, which puts him just five weeks behind Pete Sampras for second place on the all-time list. If Djokovic can hold on to the top spot for another 24 weeks after that (29 from now), he will tie Roger Federer for the most weeks on top of the ATP rankings all-time at 310—mark your calendars as Djokovic could tie Federer on September 29 and pass him on October 6.

Thiem breaks into Top 3

Dominic Thiem achieved the difficult task of breaking up the Top 3 dominance of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for the first time since 6 May 2019 and he also reached his first major hard court final, pushing Novak Djokovic to five sets in the Aussie Open final.

Rublev Surges into Top 15

It’s been a really solid start to 2020 for Russia’s Andrey Rublev. If you count last year’s Davis Cup, Rublev began the year by stretching his career-best winning streak to 15. He has since lost but is now up to a career-high ranking of 14 with a record of 15-3 on the season. He’s also fifth in the ATP’s Race to London right now.


Garin Rising

Cristian Garin has jumped into the Top 20, powering up 15 ranking spots since the start of the season and claiming his first ATP 500 title at Rio.

He carried a ten-match winning streak into Santiago, where he was finally forced out of the tournament due to injury.

Ruud’s Awakening

Norway’s Casper Ruud won the title at Buenos Aires, his first, and became the highest-ranked player in Norway’s history, surpassing his father and rising to No.34 in the world. His father (and current coach) Christian, reached a top ranking of 39.

Here Comes the Youth of France

France’s Ugo Humbert started the year on a high note by winning the title in Auckland and since then he has made his Top 50 debut and reached a career-best ranking of 42. The future looks to be bright for the 21-year-old.

Other notable rankings movers:

Taylor Fritz has jumped inside the Top 25 to a career-high 24 after reaching the final in Acapulco. The 22-year-old is three spots shy of becoming the top-ranked American. … Yoshihito Nishioka makes his Top-50 debut after rising from 73 to 48 in a two-month span. … Brazil's Thiago Seyboth Wild climbed from 211 to 114 in just over two months and claimed his first career ATP title at Santiago. ... Kyle Edmund won the title in New York and has risen from 69 back to 44 since the start of the season. … American Tommy Paul earned his first two main draw victories at the majors and climbed 43 spots from 90 all the way to his career-high perch at 57. He also reached a semifinal in Adelaide and a quarterfinal at Acapulco. … Dan Evans jumped inside the Top 30 from 42 and now sits at 28 in the world, a career-high for the Brit. … South Korea’s Soonwoo Kwon reached four consecutive quarterfinals and rises to a career-high of No.70 in the world.

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