Carlos Alcaraz rises to world No. 1, mover of the week | TBEN | Tennis

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History was written on the US open on Sunday, when Carlos Alcaraz defeated Casper Ruud to take his first Grand Slam title and secure the No. 1 Pepperstone ATP ranking. Beaten finalist Ruud has also made a big leap forward leading up to his second major final, while Frances Tiafoe has cracked the Top 20 after reaching the semi-finals.

ATPTour.com will look at the movers of the week from Monday 12 September.


No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz, +3 (career high)
The 19-year-old made history after his title run at the US Open, becoming the youngest world No. 1 in the history of the Pepperstone ATP rankings. Alcaraz, who saved one match point against Jannik Sinner en route to his first major title, is the fourth Spanish man to climb to the top of the sport, being the youngest Grand Slam champion since Rafael Nadal, 19, triumphed at Roland Garros. in 2005. With the press, Alcaraz defeated Ruud in four hard-fought sets at Arthur Ashe Stadium to earn his sixth tour-level title. Read the US Open final report.

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No. 2 Casper Ruud, +5 (Career High)
The Norwegian has moved up five places to No. 2 after reaching his second Grand Slam championship appearance at the US Open. The 23-year-old, who had never made it past the third round in four previous appearances in New York, gathered in a striking run past seeds Tommy Paul, Matteo Berrettini and Karen Khachanov. The nine-time touring titlist now holds a 44-16 season record.

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No. 18 Karen Khachanov, +13
The 26-year-old has moved up 13 places after reaching his first Grand Slam semifinal at Flushing Meadows. Khachanov arrived in New York after a first-round exit in Cincinnati, but soon found his reach on the US Open hard courts, taking impressive wins against Montreal champion Pablo Carreno Busta and Washington titlist Nick Kyrgios.

No. 19 Frances Tiafoe, +7 (career high)
The American has risen to 19th in the Pepperstone ATP career ranking after his dream run to the semifinals on home soil in New York. The 24-year-old played light tennis to advance to his first major semi-final, beating Rafael Nadal in the process. Alcaraz eventually stopped Tiafoe in a five-set thriller under the lights of the Arthur Ashe stadium.

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Other Notable Top 100 Movers
No. 8 Cameron Norrie, +1 (career high)
No. 9 Andrey Rublev, +2
No. 11 Jannik Sinner, +2
No. 20 Nick Kyrgios, +5
No. 26 Borna Coric, +3
No. 28 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, +11
No. 29 Tommy Paul, +5 (career high)
No. 43 Andy Murray, +8
No. 46 Jack Draper, +7 (career high)
No. 61 Ilya Ivashka, +12
No. 70 James Duckworth, +13
No. 72 JJ Wolf, +15 (career high)
No. 75 Daniel Elahi Galan, +19 (career high)
No. 84 Corentin Moutet, +28
No. 95 Hugo Grenier, +24 (career high)