Federer Returns To No. 1, Mover Of The Week
ATPWorldTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the Top 100 of the ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 19 February 2018
No. 1 Roger Federer, +1
Five years and 106 days since his last reign at the top of the ATP Rankings, Roger Federer is back at No. 1 after winning his 97th tour-level title at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam (d. Dimitrov). Read & Watch Final Highlights
The 36-year-old Swiss starts his 303rd week at No. 1, more than 14 years after first rising to the top spot on 2 February, 2004. He is guaranteed to remain atop the ATP Rankings until at least 18 March. He and Rafael Nadal will resume their tussle for the top spot at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament of the year, which begins on 8 March.
No. 9 Kevin Anderson, +2
Kevin Anderson captured his fourth ATP World Tour title at the inaugural New York Open – beating Kei Nishikori and Sam Querrey in third set tie-breaks in the semi-finals and final – and is rewarded with a return to the Top 10 at No. 9. Read Final Report
No. 31 Andrey Rublev, +3
Next Gen ATP star Andrey Rublev inched towards a Top 30 breakthrough, rising to No. 31 after reaching the Rotterdam quarter-finals (l. to Dimitrov). The 20-year-old Russian, who was runner-up at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan (l. to Chung), has made a strong start to the 2018 season. He reached the quarter-finals in Montpellier one week earlier (l. to Tsonga).
No. 43 Aljaz Bedene, +8
Aljaz Bedene is celebrating a new career-high of No. 43 after rising eight places in the ATP Rankings following his runner-up showing in Buenos Aires (l. to Thiem). It was the 28-year-old Slovenian’s third final appearance on the ATP World Tour.
No. 50 Daniil Medvedev, +7; No. 59 Andreas Seppi, +22
Elsewhere, Daniil Medvedev returned to the Top 50 after a quarter-final run in Rotterdam, while former Top 20 star, Andreas Seppi, surged 22 spots to reclaim a place in the Top 60 (No. 59) after upsetting Zverev en route to the Rotterdam semi-finals (l. to Federer). The Italian is on the rise in the ATP Rankings this season, winning the Canberra Challenger title and making the fourth round of the Australian Open to claw his way back up from a position of No. 86 at the start of the season.