Cecchinato Soars To Career-High In ATP Rankings
ATPWorldTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 30 April 2018
No. 59 (Career-high) Marco Cecchinato, +33
Having lost to Jurgen Zopp in the Gazprom Hungarian Open qualifying round, the Italian gained a lucky loser spot and bounced back to capture his first ATP World Tour trophy after beating fellow first-time finalist, John Millman, 7-5, 6-4. As a result, the 25-year-old Cecchinato jumped 33 places to a career-high No. 59 in the ATP Rankings. He began the year at No. 109. Read & Watch Highlights
No. 44 (Career-high) Stefanos Tsitsipas, +19
The Greek rose 19 places to a career-high No. 44 in the ATP Rankings after becoming the first player from his country to reach an ATP World Tour final since Nicholas Kalogeropoulos at Des Moines, Iowa on 4 February 1973 (l. to Clark Graebner). In beating Dominic Thiem in the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell semi-final, it was his second Top 10 victory of his career (d. No. 10 David Goffin at 2017 European Open). Coming into last week’s ATP World Tour 500-level tournament, Tsitsipas had won only one clay-court match. Read & Watch Highlights
No. 48 Andreas Seppi, +7
Former World No. 18 Andreas Seppi continued his run of form by advancing to Gazprom Hungarian Open semi-finals, losing to fellow Italian Marco Cecchinato. The 34-year-old broke back into the Top 50 of the ATP Rankings (at No. 48), with a seven-place rise, for his highest position since 27 June 2017 (No. 45).
No. 69 John Millman, +25
The Australian earned the biggest win of his career by beating World No. 14 and defending champion Lucas Pouille in the Gazprom Hungarian Open second round and used that confidence to progress to his first ATP World Tour final. In moving up 25 spots to No. 69, Millman is now nine positions off his career-high (No. 60 on 16 May 2016). The 28-year-old was ranked as low as No. 235 (on 28 August 2017), but won an ATP Challenger Tour title in Hua Hin, Thailand, last November and another in Kyoto, Japan earlier this year.