Djokovic Closes In On Sampras; Raonic Returns To Top 20, Mover Of Week

  • Posted: Aug 31, 2020

Djokovic Closes In On Sampras; Raonic Returns To Top 20, Mover Of Week looks at the top Movers of the Week in the FedEx ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 31 August 2020

No. 1 Novak Djokovic, –
The Serbian completed a second Career Golden Masters at the Western & Southern Open (d. Raonic) to tie Rafael Nadal’s record of 35 ATP Masters 1000 titles. With the resumption of the ATP Tour after a five-month suspension, Djokovic is now on 284 weeks at No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings – two weeks shy of Pete Sampras’ mark of 286 weeks. Roger Federer has spent the most weeks at No. 1 on 310 weeks. Read & Watch W&S Open Final Report

No. 18 Milos Raonic, +12
The Canadian returned to the Top 20 of the FedEx ATP Rankings for the first time since 12 August 2019 after competing in his fourth ATP Masters 1000 final on Saturday at the Western & Southern Open (l. to Djokovic). The 29-year-old beat Sam Querrey, Daniel Evans, two-time former champion Andy Murray, Filip Krajinovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas en route to the title match. Raonic, who underwent left wrist surgery in 2017 and has suffered a number of injuries, rose to a career-high No. 3 on 21 November 2016.

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No. 35 Reilly Opelka, +4
The American is four spots shy of his career-high after reaching his first Masters 1000 quarter-final in New York, where he lost to Tsitsipas. The 22-year-old recorded the fifth Top 10 win of his career over No. 8-ranked Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 7-6(4) in the third round. He hit 54 aces in four matches.

No. 66 Marton Fucsovics, +18
The Hungarian qualified for the Masters 1000 tournament, held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, and beat 2017 titlist Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 in the second round, before falling to Krajinovic. He soared 18 spots to No. 66 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, but remains 35 positions shy of his career-high (No. 31 on 4 March 2019).

Other Notable Top 100 Movers
No. 11 Roberto Bautista Agut, +1

No. 26 Filip Krajinovic, +6 (Career High)
No. 29 Jan-Lennard Struff, +5 (Career High)
No. 48 Tennys Sandgren, +7
No. 53 Aljaz Bedene, +8
No. 65 Ricardas Berankis, +7
No. 92 Emil Ruusuvuori, +8 (Career High)

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