Garin Breaks Into Top 20, Mover Of The Week
ATPTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the FedEx ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 24 February 2020
No. 18 Cristian Garin (Career High), +7
The Chilean extended his winning streak to a personal-best nine matches to capture his second ATP Tour title in three weeks at the Rio Open presented by Claro. After lifting his third tour-level crown at the Cordoba Open, Garin continued to produce his best tennis in South America to beat Andrej Martin, Federico Delbonis, Federico Coria, Borna Coric and Gianluca Mager and claim his maiden ATP 500 crown.
Just 10 months ago, Garin did not own an ATP Tour trophy. The 23-year-old, who improves to 4-1 in tour-level finals, leaps seven positions to crack the Top 20 in the FedEx ATP Rankings for the first time at No. 18. Read More and Watch Highlights.
No. 39 Reilly Opelka, +15
As the fourth seed, Opelka became the fourth American champion in the past five editions of the Delray Beach Open presented by VITACOST.com. The 6’11” right-hander overcame two-time champion Ernests Gulbis, Mackenzie McDonald and Soonwoo Kwon to reach the semi-finals.
Due to rain, Opelka was forced to contest his semi-final on the same day as the championship match. The American saved match point against Milos Raonic in that contest, before completing double duty to take the title against Yoshihito Nishioka. Opelka climbs 15 spots to No. 39 in the FedEx ATP Rankings. Read More.
No. 48 Yoshihito Nishioka (Career High), +15
The Japanese star reached his second ATP Tour championship match at the Delray Beach Open presented by VITACOST.com. Nishioka defeated fifth seed John Millman, Noah Rubin, Brandon Nakashima and sixth seed Ugo Humbert to reach the final. After his three-set loss to Opelka in the championship match, the 24-year-old jumps 15 places to a career-high No. 48 in the FedEx ATP Rankings.
No. 77 Gianluca Mager (Career High), +51
Mager entered the Rio Open presented by Claro with just two tour-level victories to his name. But the Italian enjoyed a breakthrough week in Brazil, winning 12 of 13 sets from qualifying to reach his first ATP Tour final. En route to the championship match, Mager stunned Buenos Aires champion Casper Ruud and World No. 4 Dominic Thiem in straight sets. The 25-year-old soars 51 spots to a career-high No. 77 in the FedEx ATP Rankings.
Other Notable Movers
No. 28 Borna Coric, +4
No. 32 Milos Raonic, +5
No. 47 Alexander Bublik (Career High), +8
No. 60 Pablo Cuevas, -14
No. 61 Aljaz Bedene, -14
No. 65 Egor Gerasimov (Career High), +7
No. 67 Laslo Djere, -31
No. 69 Radu Albot, -18
No. 79 Attila Balazs (Career High), +27
No. 83 James Duckworth, -12
No. 89 Mikhail Kukushkin, -20
No. 94 Hugo Dellien, -16