Mayer Jumps 89 Spots, 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, 31 July 2017
No. 49 Leonardo Mayer, +89
The Argentine (pictured) soars back into the Top 50 for the first time since May 2016 after becoming the second lucky loser in as many weeks (following Andrey Rublev’s triumph in Umag) to clinch an ATP World Tour title, with victory in the German Tennis Championships 2017. Despite bowing out in the final round of qualifying to 16-year-old Rudolf Molleker last Sunday, Mayer received a call-up to the main draw and went all the way as he held off German Florian Mayer to claim his second title in Hamburg. Read Report & Watch Highlights
No. 25 Fabio Fognini, +6
The former World No. 13 welcomed his first child in May and on Sunday, he celebrated his first ATP World Tour title as a dad with victory in the J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad final. The Italian took down first-time finalist Yannick Hanfmann 6-4, 7-5 to land his fifth ATP World Tour title, his first since Umag in 2016. The 30-year-old Fognini is coming off third-round showings at Roland Garros and Wimbledon and a quarter-final finish in Umag. Read Report
No. 47 Philipp Kohlschreiber, +11
A left leg adductor strain cost the former World No. 16 the chance of reaching a 17th career final last week when he retired while leading countryman Florian Mayer 6-4, 2-3 in the German Tennis Championships 2017 semi-finals. Kohlschreiber’s run, which included a second-round win over No. 4 seed Gilles Simon, was enough to see him return to the Top 50. The German finished runner-up on clay earlier in the season in Marrakech.
No. 59 Florian Mayer, +42
Florian Mayer surged back into the Top 100 with a run to the German Tennis Championships 2017 final, where he fell to Leonardo Mayer (not related). He was bidding to become the first German to win in Hamburg since Michael Stich in 1993. The 33 year old triumphed at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle last year, ranked No. 192 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.
No. 61 Federico Delbonis, +20
The left-handed Argentine rode a five-match winning streak through qualifying to reach his first ATP World Tour semi-final of the season in Hamburg. He took down third seed and #NextGenATP Karen Khachanov before he fell to eventual champion Leonardo Mayer. It was the 26 year old’s best result of the year, having reached the quarter-finals in Sao Paulo.