Zverev Storms Into The Top 10, 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, 22 May 2017
A first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title has launched #NextGenATP German Alexander Zverev into the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings.
It was a landmark week for Zverev, who added to his 2017 trophies in Montpellier and Munich, in becoming the first player born in the 1990s to win an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy. The 20 year old captured the Internazionali BNL d’Italia crown with victory over Novak Djokovic to earn a seven-place jump for a career-high No. 10 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. He is today’s ‘Mover of the Week’. Read Rome Report & Watch Highlights
By virtue of Zverev's success, he also moves up to No. 4 in the year-to-date Emirates ATP Race to London as he seeks to clinch his first trip to the season-ending ATP Finals. He also extends his lead in the Emirates ATP Race to Milan, which determines who qualifies for the 21-and-under Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan from 7-11 November. Zverev has accumulated 2,130 race points, more than triple that of second-placed Croatian Borna Coric on 631 points. Read About Rule Changes & Innovations For Inaugural Milan Event
Juan Martin del Potro worked his way past Grigor Dimitrov and Kei Nishikori in Rome to reach the quarter-finals. Eventual finalist Djokovic halted his progress, but the popular Argentine moved up four places to No. 30.
Steve Darcis rose to a career-high in the Emirates ATP Rankings, courtesy of his title run at the ATP Challenger Tour event in Bordeaux, France. The Belgian defeated Rogerio Dutra Silva to break into the Top 40 for the first time, rising 12 positions to No. 38. In doing so, Darcis became just the third player aged 33-and-over to debut in the Top 40 in the past 40 years, joining Italians Gianluca Pozzi (2001) and Paolo Lorenzi (2016).
Jan-Lennard Struff, who was toppled by Sam Querrey in the Rome second round, re-enters the Top 50 by climbing five spots to No. 47. Meanwhile, Vasek Pospisil was crowned the champion at the Busan Open Challenger to surge back into the Top 100 for the first time since July 2016. The Canadian picked up the title in South Korea without dropping a set and earned a 24-place rise to No. 82.