Tiafoe Climbs In ATP Rankings, Mover Of The Week
No. 61 Frances Tiafoe, +30
The 20-year-old won his first ATP World Tour title at the Delray Beach Open, beating Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk in Sunday’s final. Tiafoe toppled second seed Juan Martin del Potro, reigning Next Gen ATP Finals champion Hyeon Chung and fellow #NextGenATP contender Denis Shapovalov to reach the championship match. Tiafoe becomes the youngest American to win an ATP World Tour title since 2002, when a 19-year-old Andy Roddick won his fifth ATP World Tour crown (Houston). The #NextGenATP American rises 30 places to No. 61 in the ATP Rankings, one place shy of his career-best mark. Read & Watch Highlights.
No. 18 (Career High) Diego Schwartzman, +5
Schwartzman breaks into the Top 20 of the ATP Rankings for the first time in his career after clinching his second ATP World Tour title at the Rio Open presented by Claro, defeating Fernando Verdasco in straight sets. The 5’7” Argentine did not drop a set en route to the title, defeating Gael Monfils, Nicolas Jarry and eighth seed Verdasco in his final three matches. Schwartzman jumps five spots to a career-best No. 18. Read & Watch Highlights.
No. 41 Karen Khachanov, +6
The 21-year-old clinched his second ATP World Tour title at the Open 13 Provence with a tight, three-set win over home favourite Lucas Pouille. Khachanov had reached the semi-finals of just one ATP World Tour event since clinching his first tour-level title at the Chengdu Open in 2016, but produced his best tennis to stun Tomas Berdych and Pouille to win the title. The Russian moves up six positions to No. 41. Read & Watch Highlights.