Carlos Alcaraz’s build-up to the championship game at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag lifts the 19-year-old to a career-high No. 4 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings. Despite falling just short of his title defense with a defeat to Jannik Sinner in a #NextGenATP heavyweight final in Croatia, the Spaniard’s upward trajectory shows little sign of slowing down.
ATPTour.com will look at the movers of the week from Monday 1 August.
No. 4 Carlos Alcaraz, +1 (career high)
Playing as defending champions for the first time at an TBEN event, Alcaraz again impressed at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag by defeating Norbert Gombos, Facundo Bagnis and Giulio Zeppieri to reach a Tour-leading sixth final of 2022. It was Sinner who triumphed in the first Top 10 championship game in tournament history on the clay ATP 250 event, but Alcaraz’s efforts lift him up a spot to a career-high No. 4 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings. Read the Umag final report and watch the highlights.
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No. 18 Roberto Bautista Agut, +2
Roberto Bautista Agut’s assault on his 11th tour-level title at the Generali Open in Kitzbühel lifts the Spaniard by two places to number 18 in the Pepprstone ATP rankings. The 34-year-old racked up hard-fought wins against Jiri Lehecka and compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas before moving to the title with a win against #NextGenATP Austrian Filip Misolic – a wildcard who played in the championship game in his first tour-level main draw appearance. Read Kitzbühel Final Report & View Highlights.
No. 21 Alex de Minaur, +9
Some of Alex de Minaur’s signature fighting performance at the Atlanta Open saw the Australian take his sixth TBEN crown in Georgia, a feat that propelled him nine places in the Pepperstone ATP rankings to No. 21. De Minaur rallied from a set-down against Adrian Mannarino and Ilya Ivashka en route to the final where he was a straight-sets winner against Jenson Brooksby to recapture a title he also won in 2019. Read Atlanta’s final report and watch the highlights.
No. 37 Jenson Brooksby, +6
Brooksby jumps back into the Top 40 of the Pepperstone ATP rankings with his run to the finals in Atlanta, where the 21-year-old defeated a trio of top Americans in Mackenzie McDonald, John Isner and Frances Tiafoe. Brooksby’s clash with De Minaur was his third tour-level final and his second of 2022, but the world No. 37 is still chasing his first TBEN crown.
No. 137 Filip Misolic, +68
Misolic had not played a game in the main tournament of the TBEN last week. The #NextGenATP Austrian showed little inexperience in storming into the final at the Generali Open in Kitzbühel, but a run that included a dramatic two-day rain-stricken semi-final win against Yannick Hanfmann. Misolic’s exploits lift him 68 places to a career-high No. 137 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings.
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Other Notable Top 100 Movers
No. 27 Frances Tiafoe, +2
No. 34 Tommy Paul, +2
No. 43 Albert Ramos-Vinolas, +9
No. 49 Ilya Ivashka, +4
No. 67 Adrian Mannarino, +11
No. 70 Dusan Lajovic, +10
No. 80 Roberto Carballes Baena, +6
No. 90 Constant Lestienne, +15 (Career High)
No. 97 Juan Pablo Varillas, +12 (career high)