ATP Rankings: Felix Auger-Aliassime gets a boost, Cameron Norrie drops, Kei Nishikori falls out of rankings
Felix Auger-Aliassime was the main mover in the top 20 of the ATP Rankings while further down the list Sebastian Korda and JJ Wolf had big jumps, but Kei Nishikori is no longer listed in the rankings.
Canadian Auger-Aliassime gave his chances of qualifying for the season-ending ATP Finals a big shot in the arm by winning the Firenze Open in Florence, defeating Wolf in the final.
He added 205 points to his tally to move up three places in the rankings to 10th, while he is now seventh in the Race to Turin ahead of this week’s European Open in Turin.
There are only three spots up for grabs for the season-ending tournament in Italy as Carlos Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic have already booked their tickets.
“The plan right now is to play every week, to play in Antwerp, Basel and Paris because there are still tournaments to play and the Race is very close,” Auger-Aliassime said.
“There [are] players like Taylor [Fritz] and Andrey [Rublev], and many others are competing hard right now to try and qualify, so I’m going to try to put myself in the best position possible to try and make it to Turin.”
Andrey Rublev and Taylor Fritz swapped positions this week as the former is up to No 8 after beating Korda in the Gijon Open final. The Russian now sits sixth in the ATP Finals standings behind his compatriot Daniil Medvedev.
British No 1 Norrie, meanwhile, drops four places after he missed a couple of tournaments following a positive Covid-19 test a fortnight ago. The left-hander now sits 12th in the Race for Turin and he will return to action at the Stockholm Open this week.
American Korda moves up 11 places to a No 36 – six spots away from his career-high – after reaching the final in Gijon while his compatriot Wolf climbed 19 places to No 56 following his run in Florence.
Meanwhile, former world No 4 Niskhikori is no longer listed on the ATP Rankings following a nightmare with injuries the past few years. He hasn’t played in any tournaments this year with his last competitive match a second-round defeat at the Indian Wells Masters in October last year.
It is the first time in 12 years that the former US Open champion, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip at the start of the year, is not ranked.
ATP Rankings Top 20
1. Carlos Alcaraz Spain 6,730 points
2. Rafael Nadal Spain 5,810
3. Casper Ruud Norway 5,600
4. Daniil Medvedev – 5,155
5. Stefanos Tsitsipas Greece 4,930
6. Alexander Zverev Germany 4,860
7. Novak Dkokovic Serbia 4,320
8. Andrey Rublev – 3,685
9. Taylor Fritz United States 3,110
10. Felix Auger-Aliassime Canada 3,155
11. Hubert Hurkacz Poland 3,085
12. Jannik Sinner Italy 2,950
13. Marin Cilic Croatia 2,540
14. Cameron Norrie Great Britain 2,490
15. Pablo Carreno Busta Spain 2,360
16. Matteo Berrettini Italy 2,315
17. Frances Tiafoe United States 2,195
18. Karen Khachanov – 1,990
19. Diego Schwartzman Argentina 1,975
20. Denis Shapovalov Canada 1,880
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