Ruud Returns To Top 5, Mover Of Week
Casper Ruud’s standout 2022 continued with a semi-final run in Montreal that sees the Norwegian jump back into the Top 5 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. It was Pablo Carreno Busta who lifted the trophy at the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers, however, and the Spaniard’s maiden ATP Masters 1000 crown powers him back into the Top 20.
ATPTour.com looks at the movers of the week, as of Monday, 15 August.
No. 5 Casper Ruud, +2 (Joint Career High)
Ruud’s run to his first semi-final at the Canadian Masters 1000 event featured contrasting wins against Roberto Bautista Agut and Felix Auger-Aliassime. The Norwegian rallied for a hard-fought three-hour, 17-minute third-round triumph over Bautista Agut before dashing home hopes in style with a 6-1, 6-2 quarter-final win against Auger-Aliassime. Hubert Hurkacz proved too strong in the semi-finals, but Ruud rises two spots to No. 5 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.
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No. 14 Pablo Carreno Busta, +9
A dream week in Quebec for Carreno Busta saw the Spaniard reel off a series of high-quality wins to clinch his maiden Masters 1000 crown. Matteo Berrettini, Holger Rune, Jannik Sinner and Jack Draper were all dispatched in straight sets by the 31-year-old, before he showed his mettle in deciding sets against Daniel Evans and Hubert Hurkacz to lift his first tour-level trophy of the season. Carreno Busta jumps nine spots to No. 9 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. Read Montreal Final Report & Watch Highlights.
No. 23 Daniel Evans, +16
Daniel Evans’ charge to his second Masters 1000 semi-final in Montreal lifts him 16 spots to No. 23 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, just one shy of his career high. The Briton’s strong showing in Canada included upsets of Andrey Rublev and Taylor Fritz and a dramatic three-set comeback win against Tommy Paul, before semi-final defeat to eventual champion Carreno Busta.
No. 28 Nick Kyrgios, +9
One of the in-form players on the ATP Tour, Nick Kyrgios notched his second career victory over a World No. 1 by taking out Daniil Medvedev in the second round in Montreal. The Australian was ultimately undone by a huge serving performance from Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals, but Kyrgios rises nine spots to No. 28 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings having been outside the Top 100 as recently as March.
No. 55 Jack Draper, +27 (Career High)
A breakthrough week at Masters 1000 level for Draper, who qualified for his tournament main draw debut in Canada before claiming his maiden Top 10 win by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets in the second round. The #NextGenATP Briton rises 27 spots to No. 55 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings following his quarter-final run in Montreal, where his journey was ended by the inspired Carreno Busta.
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Other Notable Top 100 Movers
No. 31 Tommy Paul, +3 (Career High)
No. 63 Adrian Mannarino, +7
No. 74 Bernabe Zapata Miralles, +15 (Career High)
No. 90 Tomas Martin Etcheverry, +4
No. 96 Camilo Ugo Carabelli, +25 (Career High)
No. 97 Roman Safiullin, +25 (Career High)