Coric Collects Masters 1000 Boost, Mover Of The Week
ATPWorldTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the Top 100 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 15 May 2017
Dominic Thiem’s relentless work ethic and superior fitness continues to be rewarded on clay courts in 2017. The Austrian has moved back up two places to his career-high of No. 7 in the Emirates ATP Rankings following another impressive week on the Spanish clay.
Earlier this month, Thiem was runner-up at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell (l. Nadal) and replicated that form at the Mutua Madrid Open to reach his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final, where he pushed Nadal once again. The Austrian is now 14-3 on clay in 2017, having also clinched the Rio Open presented by Claro trophy (d. Carreno Busta) in February.
#NextGenATP Croatian Borna Coric (pictured above) was a lucky loser in the main draw at the Mutua Madrid Open, who advanced to a second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 quarter-final. Coric toppled World No. 1 Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3 in the third round, before Thiem ended his fine run. As a result, Coric surged up 18 spots to No. 41 in the Emirates ATP Rankings and is today's 'Mover of the Week'.
Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas, another player thriving on the red dirt, edged up three places to World No. 23 courtesy of a maiden ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final in Madrid (l. Thiem). Cuevas, already a clay-court titlist in 2017 at the Brasil Open (d. Ramos-Vinolas), defeated French duo Nicolas Mahut and Benoit Paire, before a standout 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 comeback against Alexander Zverev.
Frances Tiafoe, who began the season at No. 108, moved up 14 places to No. 65 courtesy of back-to-back ATP Challenger Tour titles on clay. In Aix en Provence, France, the #NextGenATP American ousted fellow Next Gen ATP Finals hopefuls Quentin Halys and Reilly Opelka, before a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(5) triumph over Jeremy Chardy. His recent clay prowess sends Tiafoe to No. 3 in the Emirates ATP Race To Milan.
Paire’s third-round showing in Madrid earned him an eight-spot climb to No. 44. Meanwhile, #NextGenATP American Jared Donaldson has claimed a seven-position boost to No. 71, while Marius Copil broke into the Top 100 for the first time by moving up 14 places to No. 90.