ATP rankings: Humbert hits career-high, Nagal makes top 100 debut

Ugo Humbert hits a career-high ranking this week courtesy of his fifth title in Marseilles over the weekend, while a few debutants enter the top 100 as well

Humbert atp ranking Chryslene Caillaud / Panoramic

With three ATP 250 tournaments played across Cordoba, Dallas and Marseilles last week, there have been plenty of movements in the ATP rankings this week.

Ugo Humbert, fresh off the back of winning his fifth career title in Marseilles, re-enters the top 20 and hits a career-high of No 18 in the world. Casper Ruud also re-enters the world’s top 10, while at the other end of the rankings, Luciano Darderi and Summit Nagal both make their top 100 debuts.

Here’s a look at some of the latest changes in the ATP rankings.

Humbert hits career-high after Marseilles

Humbert is quickly developing a reputation as one of the most clutch players on the ATP Tour. The Frenchman has made five ATP Tour-level finals, and has now won all five of them. Since 2020, the 25-year-old has won titles in Auckland, Antwerp, Halle, Metz and now Marseilles, and becomes just the eighth man to win his first five finals.

His most recent title, which came courtesy of a 6-4, 6-3 win over the in-form Grigor Dimitrov, sees him move to a career-high of No 18 in the world. Previously, Humbert had been as high as No 20 in the world.

Dimitrov, meanwhile, remains at No 13 in the ATP rankings after his loss in the Marseilles final.

Darderi and Nagal break into top 100

One of the stories of 2024 so far has been Summit Nagal becoming the first Indian man in over three decades to defeat a seed at a Grand Slam. The 26-year-old told media after beating Alexander Bublik at the Australian Open that he was down to the last few dollars in his bank account and considering quitting tennis.

Now, after his impressive performance as a qualifier at the year’s first Grand Slam, the Indian player has won a Challenger on home soil in Chennai. The victory, over No 1 seed Luca Nardi, sees Nagal crack the world’s top 100 for the first time in his career, moving to No 98 in the world.

Another player to enter the top 100 this week is Luciano Darderi. The young Italian rocketed 60 places up the ATP rankings thanks to a win out of nowhere last week at the Cordoba Open in Argentina. Having only played three ATP Tour-level matches in his career, Darderi went all the way to win the title in Cordoba.

Darderi’s move up to No 76 in the rankings now means there are five Italian’s aged 21 or 22 in the world’s top 100 – Jannik Sinner, Lorenzo Musetti, Matteo Arnaldi, Flavio Cobolli and Luciano Darderi – alongside veterans Lorenzo Sonego and Matteo Berrettini.

While most of the big names in men’s had a quiet week, Casper Ruud re-entered the top 10 courtesy of Taylor Fritz dropping points and exiting the top 10. Before this year, Fritz had been in the ATP top 10 since October 2022.

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