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The last seven days on the ATP Tour have been nothing short of remarkable for a handful of players. In fact, the ATP rankings updates given here will show you exactly who has made major inroads as we approach the 4th Grand Slam of the year. Of course, the three title winners this week, as noted, include Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dan Evans, and Sebastian Baez. These guys won the Los Cabos 250, Citi Open 500, and Generali Open 250 events, respectively. And all three of them played quite sensational tennis to capture these titles.
Furthermore, you can’t really get a better start to the hard-court swing than winning the tournament, so you’ve got to take your hats off to these individuals. Yet this is just the beginning of a long run toward the 2023 US Open. And the road ahead gets immediately tougher with the Canadian Open tournament being held this week.
In fact, if you wish to check any of these guys out in the 1000-level tournament in Toronto this week, make sure you investigate the Canadian Open schedule that we are updating daily. But let’s not lose focus on the purpose here. Since this post is all about the latest ATP rankings updates, this is the information that you are no doubt interested in.
So below, let me reveal the rankings adjustments for the most extreme movers as of August 7th, 2023.
ATP Rankings Updates – Week Commencing August 7th
- 1 ATP Rankings Updates – Week Commencing August 7th
- 2 The Week’s Biggest Climbers
- 3 The Week’s Biggest Fallers
- 4 Top ATP Rankings Story – Evans Takes Biggest Career Title and Reaches Career High Ranking
If this is your first time checking out my weekly ATP rankings updates, let me share what’s coming up. With each update, I discuss the week’s highest climbers in terms of their rankings movement. Additionally, I discuss those individuals that find themselves moving the wrong way down the ATP rankings ladder. It’s always good fun to see who has moved where based on recent tournaments and results.
So without further ado, let’s begin by talking about the players who have risen by the most places based on last week’s rankings changes.
The Week’s Biggest Climbers
Given the blend of hard-court and clay-court tournaments last week, the results have been more mixed than usual. As a result, the top three climbers this week might surprise you. For specifics, check out the following three players, their rankings leap, and how this has happened below.
Dominic Thiem: +32
Finally, Dominic Thiem is starting to show signs of his former self. The former ‘Prince of Clay’ demonstrated exactly why he has done serious damage on this surface in his career. As you might be aware, Thiem played in the ATP 250 event, the Generali Open, last week, and he made it through to the finals as a wildcard. He beat the likes of Djere, Bagnis, and Rinderknech on his way to the finals, but he lost to Sebastian Baez quite convincingly in the final. However, due to this run to the final, Thiem is the official climber of the week with a leap of 32 positions – taking him back inside the top 100 to 84 in the world.
Sebastian Baez: +30
Interestingly, the second-highest riser of the week is the man who beat Dominic Thiem in the final of the Generali Open. Sebastian Baez played some excellent tennis last week to capture this 250 title, and this reverses a streak of relatively poor form for the Argentinian. Anyway, this title run is huge for Baez going into the hard-court swing. And due to this tournament win, Baez has moved 30 places up the ATP rankings to number 42.
Jordan Thompson: +16
It’s crazy to think that the man that is third in line this week jumped by almost half the number of spots as Baez. And as it happens, the rise of 16 spots is exactly half of what Dominic Thiem achieved by making the finals of the Generali Open. However, moving 16 spots up the ladder is still an awesome week, and Thompson made this happen by reaching the quarter-finals of the Citi Open. Of course, since that was a 500-level tournament, he picked up plenty of points there – enough to put him at 55 in the rankings, in fact.
The Week’s Biggest Fallers
Let’s now switch the focus to the week’s biggest fallers. This is a spot that no player wishes to find themselves in with any ATP rankings updates. However, due to the nature of tennis, somebody has to be here! And the following three players are the unfortunate ones this week:
Nick Kyrgios: -57
With Nick Kyrgios staying away from the ATP Tour due to continuous injuries, he has fallen by a huge number this week. As you can see, Kyrgios has slid from 35 in the world down to number 92 as per the latest update. Such a slide comes because he lost a bunch of points due to his previous success at this point in the 2022 season. And with the dip of 57 spots, this eclipses even the 41-place slide seen with Shelby Rogers in the WTA rankings updates this week!
Mikael Ymer: -26
Mikael Ymer is another man that finds himself on the rough end of the ATP rankings cycle. Since his points from this time last year have fallen away with the latest update, his cumulative total has fallen by -160. This is enough to take him 26 spots down the rankings to number 82, even though he didn’t compete last week.
Yoshihito Nishioka: -14
Thankfully, Nishioka hasn’t experienced a rankings slide that is anywhere close to that of Nick Kyrgios. Nevertheless, he is still the third biggest faller of the week, posting a slide of 14 places down to 45 in the world. Now, Nishioka is the only one of these three guys that did actually compete last week. He played in the Citi Open, but sadly, he lost in the first round.
Top ATP Rankings Story – Evans Takes Biggest Career Title and Reaches Career High Ranking
Quite a few stories deserved to be the ‘story of the week’ this week. But for me, Dan Evans winning the 500-level Citi Open is the most surprising of them all. As the 9th seed, Evans was by no means expected to win the tournament. Yet that’s exactly what he did, and he played incredible tennis to do so. This is just his 2nd ATP title, yet it’s the first at this level. And given that he is now ranked 21 in the world (a career-high), I feel he deserved recognition for his efforts last week.
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