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ATP Rankings: Davidovich Fokina hits career-high, Korda and Rune on the rise

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina reaps the rewards of a sensational week in Monte-Carlo. The Spaniard is the biggest riser inside the ATP’s top-100 this week.

TENNIS : ATP Masters 1000 - Monte Carlo Masters - 17/04/2022 Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 17, 2022 Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina reacts during the final match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas || 228146_0056

While there are no changes inside the ATP’s top-10 this week, there is considerable upheaval inside the top-100. Several players are up to new career-highs, with the most notable among them Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

Biggest Rise – Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

The Spaniard parlayed his dramatic victory over world No 1 Novak Djokovic into a run to his first ATP – and Masters 1000 – final last week at Monte-Carlo. The 22-year-old entered the week at 46 in the ATP rankings, but after several world-class victories – and dives! – Davidovich Fokina has climbed to a new career-high perch of 27 in this week’s ATP rankings.

The Spaniard’s rise is the biggest inside the top-100 this week, but not the only significant jump.

Musetti jumps 17, Djere 12, Johnson 10

Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti negotiates the second biggest jump inside the top-100, the Italian landing at 66 (from 83) after reaching the round of 16 at Monte-Carlo. The 20-year-old, who defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime in the third round to match his biggest career win, is 12 spots shy of his career-high of 56.

Laslo Djere, also fresh off a round of 16 appearance at Monte-Carlo, climbs 12 spots to No 50. The Serb defeated Lorenzo Sonego in the third round before falling to eventual champion Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets.

Also rising double digits in the rankings is American Steve Johnson. The American climbs 10 spots to No 97 after reaching a Challenge final at Sarasota.

Additionally, Diego Schwartzman rose one spot to No 15 thanks to his Monte-Carlo quarter-final, while Grigor Dimitrov is up six spots to No 23 after reaching the semis at Monte-Carlo.

Career-High for Holger Rune

Denmark’s Holger Rune continues to make big strides on tour. The 18-year-old jumps seven more spots after reaching the third round at Monte-Carlo. Rune made his top-100 debut on January 17 – three months later he’s knocking on the door of the top-70, after sandwiching a Challenger title at Sanremo with his first two Masters 1000 victories (at Indian Wells and Monte-Carlo).

Another week, another record for Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic didn’t win a match at Monte-Carlo – he was upset by Davidovich Fokina in his first match – but the Serb stays at No 1 regardless. By doing so, Djokovic stretches his record number of weeks at No 1 to 366 weeks. Djokovic, who will take the court at Belgrade this week as the top seed, is now 11 weeks shy of the all-time record for weeks at No 1 (Martina Navratilova, 377).

That sinking feeling for Fabio …

The news wasn’t all good in terms of rankings this Monday. Italy’s Fabio Fognini lost his points from 2019 at Monte-Carlo and dropped 30 spots to No 62. The Italian is outside of the top-50 for the first time since September 17, 2012.

Dusan Lajovic drops 29 points to No 78, while Roberto Carballes Baena falls 18 spots to No 96.

New career-high rankings – Davidovich Fokina, Rude, Korda and more

There are nine new career-high rankings inside the ATP’s top-10 this week. Here’s a list of them all…

  • Davidovich Fokina | +19 | No 27
  • Sebastian Korda | + 5 | No 37
  • Pedro Martinez | + 2 | No 43
  • Alex Molcan | + 3 | No 47
  • Francisco Cerundolo | + 4 | No 48
  • Federico Coria | + 3 | No 52
  • Oscar Otte | + 2 | No 70
  • Holger Rune | + 7 | No 72
  • Alejandro Tabilo | + 6 | No 91
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