Carlo AlcarazIt’s running for the championship game at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag lifts the 19-year-old to a career high of No. 4 on the Pepperstone ATP rankings. Although he came up short when defending his title with a defeat Jannik sinner In a #NextGenATP heavyweight final in Croatia, the Spaniard’s upward trend shows little sign of slowing down.
ATPTour.com takes a look at the climbers of the week as of Monday 1st August.
number 4 Carlo Alcaraz+1 (career high)
Playing for the first time as the defending champion at an ATP Tour event, Alcaraz once again impressed Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag when defeating Norbert Gombos, Facundo Bagnis and Giulio Zepieri to reach a Tour-leading sixth final in 2022. It was Sinner who prevailed in the first top-10 championship game in tournament history at the ATP 250 tournament on clay, but Alcaraz’s efforts see him move up a spot to a career-high. 4 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings. Read Umag’s final report and see the highlights.
#18 Roberto Bautista Agut+2
Roberto Bautista Agut‘s summons to his 11th tour-level title at the General open in Kitzbühel, the Spaniard climbs two places to 18th in the Pepprstone ATP rankings. The 34-year-old’s run included hard-fought victories Jiri Lehecka and countryman Albert Ramos Vinolas before ascending to the title with a win over #NextGenATP Austrian Filip Misolic – a wild card playing in the championship game in his first main draw appearance at tour level. Read the Kitzbühel final report and view the highlights.
#21 Alex from Minaur+9
Some brand combat performances by Alex from Minaur In the Atlanta open saw the Australian claim his sixth ATP Tour crown in Georgia, a feat that propels him up nine places to No. 21 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings. De Minaur recovered from a serve against Adrian Mannarino and Ilya Ivashka en route to the finals, where he won in straight sets Jenson Brooksby to recapture a title he also won in 2019. Read the Atlanta final report and see the highlights.
No. 37 Jenson Brooksby+6
Brooksby jumps back into the top 40 of the Pepperstone ATP rankings with his run into the final in Atlanta, where the 21-year-old defeated a trio of high-profile compatriots Mackenzie McDonald, John Isner and Frances Tiafoe. Brooksby’s clash with De Minaur was his third tour-level final and second of 2022, but the world No. 37 is still chasing his first ATP Tour crown.
No. 137 Filip Misolic+68
Misolic had not played an ATP Tour main draw game before last week. The #NextGenATP Austrian showed little inexperience in the final sprint General open in Kitzbühel, on the other hand, a run that, among other things, accounted for a dramatic, rain-affected semi-final victory Yannik Hanfman over two days. Misolic’s exploits lift him 68 spots to a career high of 137 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings.
Other notable top 100 movers
#27 Frances Tiafoe+2
No. 34 Thomas Paul+2
No. 43 Albert Ramos Vinolas+9
No. 49 Ilya Ivashka+4
No. 67 Adrian Mannarino+11
No. 70 Dusan Lajović+10
No. 80 Roberto Carballes Baena+6
No. 90 Constant Lestienne+15 (career high)
No. 97 Juan Pablo Varillas+12 (career high)