Pouille Makes Late Surge, Mover Of The Week
ATPWorldTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the Top 100 of the Emirates ATP Race To London, as of Monday, 30 October 2017
No. 16 Lucas Pouille, +8
Lucas Pouille captured the biggest crown of his career on Sunday at the Erste Bank Open 500 to rise eight positions to No. 16 in the Emirates ATP Race To London. The 23-year-old defeated fellow Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 6-4 for his fourth ATP World Tour crown. With the victory, Pouille became the first player in 2017 to win on all surfaces, adding a hard-court crown in Vienna to triumphs on the Gazprom Hungarian Open clay in Budapest and on grass at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart.
Tsonga, who is at No. 14 in the battle for the two remaining spots for next month’s Nitto ATP Finals, leads the ATP World Tour this year with a 20-3 mark indoors. He had been bidding to become the first Frenchman to win at least five singles titles in a single season since Guy Forget won six in 1991.
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Juan Martin del Potro, at No. 13 in the Emirates ATP Race To London, maintained his fine run of form following his 20th crown at the Intrum Stockholm Open by advancing to the Swiss Indoors Basel title match (l. to Federer). The popular Argentine rose one place (to 2,415 points) last week and is 190 points behind Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta (2,605 points), who sits in the final automatic qualification berth.
Other Top 100 Movers This Week
No. 29 Philipp Kohlschreiber, +5
No. 49 Kyle Edmund, +11
No. 68 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, +11
No. 81 Marton Fucsovics, +25
No. 82 Stefanos Tsitsipas, +11
No. 83 Gilles Simon, +7
No. 84 Mikhail Youhzhny, +14
No. 85 Julien Benneteau, +11
No. 100 Blaz Kavcic, +8