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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday August 21, 2023

Holger Rune hasn’t won a match since Wimbledon, but the Danish 20-year-old is still rising in the rankings. Rune reaches a career-high No.4 in Monday’s ATP rankings, a week after making his Top-5 debut.

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Rune, who has lost three consecutive matches starting with his defeat at the hands at Carlos Alcaraz in the Wimbledon quarterfinal, is just ahead of fellow Scandinavian Casper Ruud, who rises to No.5 in the rankings.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was defending final points at Cincinnati and lost in the round of 16 to Hubert Hurkacz, drops three spots to No.7.

Aussies Poppin’

The two biggest risers inside the Top-50 are from Australia. Max Purcell, who had a breakout week at Cincinnati that saw him defeat Casper Ruud and reach the quarterfinals (loss to Alcaraz), rises 23 spots to a career-high No.47. Alexei Popyrin, a lucky loser in Cincinnati who also reached his maiden Masters quarterfinal (loss to Hurkacz), rises 18 spots to No.40.

Djokovic Closing in on No.1

Novak Djokovic is on the brink of reclaiming the No.1 ranking for a tenth time. Due to his victory over Carlos Alcaraz in Sunday’s Cincinnati final, Djokovic rests just 20 points behind the Spaniard in the rankings. All the 23-time major champion needs to do to become No.1 on the Monday after the Flushing fortnight is win one match.

Alcaraz is defending 2000 points at the US Open; Djokovic is defending zero points.

In the Race to Turin standings, Alcaraz leads Djokovic by 510 points.

Other Notable Risers

No.12 Alexander Zverev, +5
No. 17 Hubert Hurkacz, +3
No. 21 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, +2 (Career High)
No. 23 Adrian Mannarino, +9
No. 24 Nicolas Jarry, +2 (Career High)
No. 39 Mackenzie McDonald, +4 (Career High)
No. 52 Dusan Lajovic, +14
No. 65 Luca Van Assche, +3 (Career High)
No. 71 Corentin Moutet, +6
No. 84 Alexander Shevchenko, +4 (Joint Career High)