Fritz Edges Closer To Top 20, Mover Of Week
ATPTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the FedEx ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 2 March 2020
No. 24 Taylor Fritz (Career High), +11
The American advanced to his fifth ATP Tour final with victory over compatriot John Isner in the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC semi-finals, and jumped 11 places to a career-high No. 24 in the FedEx ATP Rankings after losing to Rafael Nadal in the title match. It is the first time that 22-year-old Fritz has been in the Top 30 since 14 October 2019 (at No. 29).
No. 28 Daniel Evans (Career High), +9
The Briton saved three match points against Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the second round and also beat in-form Andrey Rublev en route to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semi-finals (l. to Tsitsipas), which marked the fourth tour-level semi-final of his career (also 2014 Zagreb, 2017 Sydney, 2019 Delray Beach). The 29-year-old Evans broke into the Top 30 for the first time with a nine-place rise to No. 28.
No. 57 Tommy Paul (Career High), +9
The American qualified for the ATP 500-level tournament in Acapulco and beat World No. 7 and 2019 runner-up Alexander Zverev in the second round, before losing to Isner in the quarter-finals. Having started the season at No. 90, the 22-year-old Paul has risen to a career-high No. 57.
Other Notable Movers
No. 3 Dominic Thiem (Career High), +1
No. 15 Karen Khachanov, +2
No. 40 Albert Ramos-Vinolas, +5
No. 50 Richard Gasquet, +6
No. 64 Jiri Vesely, +7
No. 67 Mikael Ymer (Career High), +5
No. 69 Soonwoo Kwon (Career High), +7
No. 85 Dennis Novak (Career High), +11