Zverev Reaches Career-High Ranking
ATPWorldTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the Top 100 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 13 February 2017
#NextGenATP's Alexander Zverev’s star continues to rise with the 19-year-old surging to a career-high ATP World Tour Ranking this week. The German won his first ATP World Tour title of the season – the second of his career – with a 7-6(4), 6-3 victory over home favourite Richard Gasquet in the Open Sud de France final on Sunday. Read Report
The win sees Zverev climb three places, surpassing his previous best mark of No. 20 set on 17 October last season. He rose to No. 1 in the , with the Top 7 singles players aged 21-and-under automatically qualifying for the Next Gen in Milan in November.
Gasquet made a return to the Top 20, cutting three spots off his ranking. He now stands at No. 19 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, following his runner-up showing on home soil.
Elsewhere, Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic, soared 63 spots to make a return to the Top 100 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. The 36-year-old claimed his third straight Ecuador Open title in Quito to jump from No. 156 to No. 93.
In the semi-finals in Quito, Estrella Burgos defeated Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, who shaved 25 places off his ranking to return to No. 75, having started the week ranked No. 100. Nikoloz Basilashvili’s impressive run to the Sofia Open semi-finals saw the Georgian climb 20 places to a career-high No. 67 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.