Citi Open finalists Dan Evans and Tallon Griekspoor set to be ATP Rankings winners, Nick Kyrgios the biggest loser

Nick Kyrgios during a match
Nick Kyrgios on court

Citi Open finalists Dan Evans and Tallon Griekspoor will face off for the ATP 500 title on Sunday in Washington DC with both already guaranteed a big rankings bump.

Evans and Griekspoor will be the big gainers of the week, having upset the odds to reach the championship match.

The winner of that final will, oddly enough occupy the same rankings spot regardless of whether it is Evans or Griekspoor, the victor will find themselves ranked as the world No 21.

If Evans wins he will be just four rankings points behind world no 20 Grigor Dimitrov, whom he beat to reach the final in Washington.

Griekspoor would have a slightly lower tally if he wins the tournament, having started the week ranked 37th in the world while Evans was the world No 30 and second-highest ranked British man.

The Dutchman would make a 16-place leap if he can wrap up a third title of the season and highest level win of his career.

In the only change inside the top 10, Stefanos Tsitsipas retakes the world No 4 position after winning his first title of 2023 in Los Cabos.

Losing finalist in Los Cabos, Alex de Minaur moves up one place from 19th to 18th, supplanting Lorenzo Musetti in the slot.

Meanwhile, Kitzbuhel titlist Sebastian Baez will earn himself a 30-place jump on the rankings that sees him soar into the top 50, landing as the new world No 42.

Andy Murray continues his steady climb up the rankings as he inches up to world No 40 on Monday after a run to the Round of 16 at the Citi Open.

Felix Auger-Alliassime, Cameron Norrie and Tommy Paul all let slip a good opportunity to close the gap on the top ten and secure a better seeding in Cincinnati.

As he drops the points he won at the Citi Open last season, Nick Kyrgios tumbles 57 places in the single largest drop for a player in the top 100 this week.

Kyrgios has missed most of the season with injury and hasn’t offered any concrete indication on when or indeed if he will return to the ATP Tour.

After his run to the final in Kitzbuhel, his first championship match appearance since 2020, Dominic Thiem surges back into the top 100 on Monday.

Thiem moves up 26 places to become the new world No 90 when the ATP Rankings refresh next week.

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