Lopez Returns To Top 30 After London-Queen's Triumph
ATPWorldTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the Top 100 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 26 June 2017
Spaniard Feliciano Lopez admitted he was playing “the best tennis of my career” after he captured his biggest title at the prestigious Aegon Championships. He completed a magical run by saving a match point in a thrilling deciding tie-break against Marin Cilic in a 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(8) final victory. Read Report & Watch Highlights
Lopez rose seven spots to No. 25 in the Emirates ATP Rankings after he captured his third grass-court crown and the sixth ATP World Tour trophy of his career. Three months shy of his 36th birthday, Lopez is at his highest ranking since 20 February 2017 (No. 28). He was competing at The Queen’s Club in London for the 12th straight year, having made his tournament debut in 2006.
A number of #NextGenATP players also had standout performances on grass courts last week at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle and also in London.
The 21-year-old Karen Khachanov moved to a career-high No. 34, with a four-place rise, after he reached the Halle semi-finals (l. to Federer). He beat Russian compatriot Andrey Rublev, 19, in the last eight, who also jumped up 14 spots to a career-high No. 92 – his breakthrough into the Top 100. Elsewhere, Daniil Medvedev, 21, moved eight positions to a career-high No. 52 after he advanced to The Queen’s Club quarter-finals (l. to Dimitrov).
Damir Dzumhur clinched his seventh ATP Challenger Tour crown at the Internationaux de Tennis de Blois (d. Heremy) and surged up 11 spots to No. 83, 17 places off his career-high of No. 66 (20 March 2017). The No. 97-ranked Federico Delbonis, rose 12 places after his eighth Challenger trophy at the Internazionali Di Tennis Dell Umbria (d. Cecchinato).