ATP Rankings: Stefanos Tsitsipas climbs to career high standing despite Rafael Nadal loss

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas has climbed to a career-high position of sixth in the ATP rankings after another impressive showing in Rome.

The Greek youngster defeated Jannik Sinner and Fabio Fognini en-route to the semi-finals before falling to eventual winner Rafael Nadal.

Tsitsipas has swapped places with Kei Nishikori, who drops to seventh, and it’s the only movement inside the top ten.

Lower down the rankings, Diego Schwartzman was rewarded for a solid month by regaining his spot inside the world’s top 20.

The Argentinian shocked Nishikori in the last eight in Rome but sound Novak Djokovic too strong in the semis.

Fernando Verdasco jumped twelve places to 26th, his highest position for five years, after fine wins over Kyle Edmund, Dominic Thiem, and Karen Khachanov in the Italian capital.

ATP rankings (May 20, 2019)

1. Novak Djokovic 12,335 pts
2. Rafael Nadal 7,945
3. Roger Federer 5,950
4. Dominic Thiem 4,845
5. Alexander Zverev 4,155
6. Stefanos Tsitsipas 4,080 (+1)
7. Kei Nishikori 3,860 (-1)
8. Kevin Anderson 3,745
9. Juan Martin del Potro 3,235
10. John Isner 2,940

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