Nick Kyrgios‘Charge to his second crown at the City open in Washington, DC propels the Australian to No. 37 on the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, his highest position since February 2020. Yoshihito Nishioka and Michael Ymer are also making big leaps after strong performances in the US capital.
ATPTour.com takes a look at the climbers of the week as of Monday 8th August.
No. 37 Nick Kyrgios+26
In an impressive week in Washington, Kyrgios lifted his seventh tour-level trophy City open and the triumph lifts Australia’s 26th place to 37th in the Pepperstone ATP rankings. Kyrgios has defeated four home favorites in the ATP 500 event – including Frances Tiafoe in a quarter-final thriller that saw the Australian save five match points – before ditching Ymer and Nishioka to clinch his first Tour title since 2019. Read the Washington final report and see the highlights.
#11 Cameron Norrie+1
Norrie narrowly defended his 2021 crown Abierto de Tenis Mifel in Los Cabos, but the Brit’s run to the championship game sees him up a notch at No. 11 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings. Norrie whizzed by Chun Hsin Tseng and Radu Albot on the west coast of Mexico and fought his way past the second seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in the semifinals in front of the world No. 1 Daniel Medvedev proved too strong in the final. Read the Los Cabos final report and check out the highlights.
No. 24 Frances Tiafoe+3
The quarter-final game between Tiafoe and Kyrgios has been one of the games of the 2022 season so far. Although the American was ultimately beaten in a clash between two of the most exciting goalscorers on the ATP tour, Tiafoe had already delighted his home fans with strong performances against him Christopher Eubanks and Botic van de ZandschulpWins that move him up three spots to No. 24 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings.
No. 54 Yoshihito Nishioka+42
Five hard-fought wins in five days, all against top-40 opponents, propelled Nishioka to his first ATP 500 finals in Washington. The Japanese saw off Jenson Brooksby, Alex from Minaur, Karen Khachanov, Daniel Evans (in a three-hour, 35-minute quarterfinal epic) and top seed Andrei Rublev before Kyrgios went a step too far in the final. Nishioka’s efforts nonetheless see him jump 42 spots to No. 54 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings, just six spots off his career high.
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Other notable top 100 movers
No. 26 Holger Rune+2 (career high)
No. 35 Miomir Kecmanovic+3
No. 44 Emil Ruusuvuori+2
No. 52 Sebastian Korda+2
No. 59 Jiri Lehecka+6 (career high)
No. 77 Michael Ymer+38
No. 84 JJ Wolf+15 (career high)