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Following the completion of Wimbledon 2023, several of the world’s top players have chosen to take a quick break from the tour. Then again, some of them have decided to keep going and compete in the tournaments that were contested immediately after the third Grand Slam of the year. On that note, and since these updates relate to the tournament results from the previous week, I must make you aware of what has been played before diving into these ATP rankings updates.
Immediately after Wimbledon, the ATP Tour saw three tournaments take place for the previous seven-day period. This included an outdoor grass-court tournament, as well as two outdoor clay-court tournaments. These were all graded at the ATP 250 level too, meaning that the winners of these events were able to scoop up 250 points that would contribute to their overall point totals. At the same time, anyone that competed in these events would also secure points by making a deep draw run.
Additionally, just like most other weeks on the ATP Tour, there was a selection of Challenger tournaments that have impacted the ranking as well. Anyway, there is a lot for me to get to, so let’s get started.
ATP Rankings Updates – Week Commencing July 24th
There have been some pretty huge leaps concerning the ATP rankings as of this most recent update. I say that because some players have gone and racked up their first title in a long time, and some have even snapped up their very first career title, as seen with Pedro Cachin in Gstaad. However, for other players, the previous week has been anything but a fairytale, as shown by the individuals who are deep into the red zone.
But before I get to those players, let’s focus on the green zone and discuss the players who have jumped the furthest up the ATP rankings ladder this week.
The Week’s Biggest Climbers – Ramos-Vinolas, Mannarino, Gaston, and Cachin
Due to the combination of grass court and clay court events that were played over the last seven days, there is an interesting mix of players who are in the green. And of the four players mentioned above, two of these players actually won their respective tournaments. This includes Mannarino capturing the title in Newport, and Cachin winning the title in Gstaad. As a result, both of these guys gained the full 250 points, yet it’s Pedro Cachin that is the week’s biggest climber. The Argentinian won his very first ATP title at the age of 28 last week, and he has surged by 41 places, securing a new ranking of 49 in the process.
As for Adrian Mannarino, it’s fantastic that the veteran managed to win Newport, yet since he has more points and a higher ranking than Cachin, he has only jumped up the ATP rankings by 11 places. This takes Mannarino to number 27 in the world, which is obviously a fantastic achievement. Anyway, that’s enough about the guys that claimed the ATP titles last week, which leaves two more players who are the furthest into the green zone this week.
However, Hugo Gaston was indeed a title winner – he just didn’t win one of the three ATP 250 tournaments. Instead, he won a Challenger in Italy, which saw him rise by 28 spots to number 92, also making him the 2nd biggest climber of the week. And last but not least, Ramos-Vinolas made the finals in Gstaad before losing to Cachin. This has resulted in a jump of 14 places to his new ranking of 65.
The Week’s Biggest Fallers – Karatsev, Galan, and Wu
It may have been a week in the green for the four players mentioned above. but for the three guys listed here, the current rankings chart shows nothing but a sea of red. As for the guy that has experienced the deepest shade of red this week, this goes to Aslan Karatsev. Because he hasn’t competed over the previous 7 days, the Russian has lost 90 points from his total, taking him down 17 places to 69 in the world. And when you consider that the 2nd biggest faller of the week, Galan, has slid just 11 places down the ladder, Karatsev clearly stands out.
Speaking of Galan, he has dropped 11 positions in the ATP rankings after losing in the first round of the Bastad 250 event in Sweden. He lost to Monteiro in a tight three-setter, and he now finds himself down at 67 in the world – nipping at the heels of Karatsev, and not in a good way. As for the third and final player that has slipped this week, this is Yibing Wu. Much like Aslan Karatsev, however, Wu didn’t compete in any tournament for the previous seven-day period.
He has remained on the sidelines since losing in the first round of Wimbledon to Frances Tiafoe. And as a result, he has matched Galan with an 11-place drop in the ATP rankings, which takes him down to 89. Yet with that said, there are no reports that Yibing Wu is injured, so he should be competing again in the upcoming tournaments before we know it.
Top Rankings Stories – Maiden Title for Pedro Cachin
Of the many stories that I could cover this week in relation to the ATP Tour, I feel that this one is the most heartwarming of them all. Amazingly, at 28 years of age, Pedro Cachin has finally managed to capture an ATP title. Cachin came into the event as an unseeded player, and he was forced to take out the top seed in just the second round. Yet evidently, his confidence rose sharply from there, as he then cleaned up Munar, Medjedovic, and finally, Ramos-Vinolas in the finals.
Throughout the tournament, Cachin won many fans through his grit and determination on the clay courts of Gstaad. Then again, I wouldn’t expect anything else from a clay court veteran. And because he has finally taken his very first title on the ATP Tour, one has to assume that he could well build on this momentum for the remainder of the season. Oh, and since he has now cracked the top 50, he might just grab some easier draws in some of the upcoming ATP events!
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