Garin Breaks Into Top 50 For First Time, Mover Of The Week
ATPTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 15 April 2019
No. 47 (Career High) Cristian Garin, +26
The Chilean broke into the Top 50 of the ATP Rankings with a 26-spot rise by capturing his first ATP Tour title at the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston with a 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-3 victory over #NextGenATP Casper Ruud. In February, the 22-year-old Garin advanced to his first ATP Tour final at the Brasil Open in Sao Paulo (l. to Pella). Twelve months ago, he was ranked World No. 216 (16 April 2018).
No. 43 Benoit Paire, +26
Four years after he last lifted a trophy on the ATP Tour, the Frenchman returned to the winners’ circle by beating three-time former champion Pablo Andujar 6-2, 6-3 in the Grand Prix Hassan II final in Marrakech. In winning his second ATP Tour title, Paire jumped 26 places to No. 43 in the ATP Rankings — back into the Top 50 for the first time since 2 July 2018. The 29-year-old attained his career-high of No. 18 on 11 January 2016.
No. 68 Casper Ruud, +27
Seven weeks ago, the #NextGenATP Norwegian was at No. 135 in the ATP Rankings, today he is at a career-high No. 68 on the back of his first ATP Tour final run in Houston (l. to Garin). The 20-year-old Ruud is also up to sixth place in the ATP Race To Milan, for a place at the Next Gen ATP Finals in November.
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Other Notable Top 100 Movers
No. 51 Joao Sousa, -8
No. 59 Steve Johnson, -20
No. 65 Taylor Fritz, -7
No. 66 Sam Querrey, +5
No. 73 Bernard Tomic, +6
No. 79 Juan Ignacio Londero, -13
No. 84 Guido Andreozzi, +6
No. 86 Pablo Andujar, -16
No. 95 Jiri Vesely, +6
No. 96 Lorenzo Sonego, +7
No. 97 Ivo Karlovic -20