Querrey Returns To Top 20, Mover Of Week
ATPWorldTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the Top 100 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 7 August 2017
No. 20 Sam Querrey, +4
The American’s second tournament victory on Mexican soil this season saw him break back into the Top 20 in the Emirates ATP Rankings for the first time since July 2013 (at No. 20). His three-set defeat of Thanasi Kokkinakis to claim the title in Los Cabos marked only the second season of his career, after 2010, in which he had won more than one title for the year. Querrey has now claimed eight of his past nine matches, losing only to Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon semi-finals. Read & Watch Highlights
No. 32 Kevin Anderson, +13
The big-serving South African finished his week in Washington, D.C. with 70 aces after he reached his first final in two years (2015 Winston-Salem). Despite going down to Alexander Zverev in straight sets, Anderson closed in on a return to the Top 30 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. It was his best result of the season after a semi-final run in Estoril and quarter-final finish in Geneva. And it is was sizeable rankings jump for the 31 year old, who fell as low as World No. 80 in January amid battles with hip and leg injuries throughout the past two seasons. Read & Watch Highlights.
No. 37 Philipp Kohlschreiber, +10
An eighth ATP World Tour title for the in-form Philipp Kohlschreiber lofted the German back into the Top 40 in the Emirates ATP Rankings on Sunday. The 33 year old was coming off a semi-final run in Hamburg the week prior before he denied Portugal’s Joao Sousa in the Generali Open final in Kitzbühel. It was his second title in the city he calls home in the past three years. It marked his first title since Munich in 2016 and improved his lifetime record in ATP World Tour finals to 8-9. Read & Watch Highlights
No. 51 Joao Sousa, +11
In his Kitzbühel debut, the 28 year old Sousa reached his second ATP World Tour final of the season before he went down to Kohlschreiber in straight sets. The Portuguese player, a former No. 28 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, is on the cusp of a return to the Top 50 following his run on the clay in Austria, which included victories over local #NextGenATP player Sebastian Ofner and defending champion Paolo Lorenzi. Sousa finished runner-up to Jack Sock in the Auckland final in January.
No. 70 Yen-Hsun Lu, +19
The Chinese Taipei player collected his second ATP Challenger Tour title in Chengdu on Sunday to surge back into the Top 70 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. His win over Russian Evgeny Donskoy in the final bagged him a second Challenger-level title of the season, having won on home soil, and a record 28th ATP Challenger Tour title. Lu has not dropped a set in his past six ATP Challenger Tour finals. Read ATP Challenger Spotlight
No. 73 Damir Dzumhur +14
The top-ranked Bosnian reached his second ATP World Tour semi-final and first since 2015, in Los Cabos, to stand just seven spots shy of his career-best Emirates ATP Ranking. Dzumhur took eventual champion Querrey to three sets, having triumphed over last year’s runner-up, Feliciano Lopez, in the quarter-finals. It was Dzumhur’s fifth career win over a Top 30 player in the Emirates ATP Rankings.