Kasper RuudThe outstanding 2022 continued with a semi-final run in Montreal that saw the Norwegian return to the top five of the Pepperstone ATP rankings. It was Pablo Carreno Busta who lifted the trophy National Bank Open Presented by Rogersand the Spaniard’s first ATP Masters 1000 crown puts him back in the top 20.
ATPTour.com takes a look at the climbers of the week as of Monday 15th August.
#5 Kasper Ruud+2 (Common Career High)
Ruud’s run to his first semifinal at the Canadian Masters 1000 event was one of contrasting wins Roberto Bautista Agut and Felix Auger-Aliassime. The Norwegian rallied for a hard-fought three-hour and 17-minute third-round triumph over Bautista Agut before blasting hopes home in style with a 6-1, 6-2 quarter-final win over Auger-Aliassime. Hubert Hurkacz proved too strong in the semifinals, but Ruud climbs two places to No. 5 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings.
#14 Pablo Carreno Busta+9
In a dream week in Quebec for Carreno Busta, the Spaniard racked up a string of high-profile wins to claim his maiden Masters 1000 crown. Matteo Berretini, Holger Rune, Jannik sinner and Jack Draper were all dealt with in straight sentences by the 31-year-old before showing his skills in decisive sentences Daniel Evans and Hubert Hurkacz to win his first tour-level trophy of the season. Carreno Busta jumps nine spots up to No. 9 in the Pepperstone ATP rankings. Read the Montreal final report and see the highlights.
#23 Daniel Evans+16
Daniel Evans‘Attacking his second Masters 1000 semifinal in Montreal lifts him 16 spots to 23rd in the Pepperstone ATP rankings, just one spot off his career high. The Brit’s strong performance in Canada included surprises from Andrei Rublev and TaylorFritz and a dramatic three-set comeback win Thomas Paulbefore the semi-final defeat by eventual champion Carreno Busta.
#28 Nick Kyrgios+9
One of the most in-form players on the ATP Tour, Nick Kyrgios achieved his second career win over a world No. 1 by retiring Daniel Medvedev in the second round in Montreal. The Australian ended up crushing himself with a massive serve Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals, but Kyrgios climbs nine spots in the Pepperstone ATP rankings to 28th, having only been outside the top 100 in March.
No. 55 Jack Draper+27 (career high)
A breakthrough week at Masters 1000 level for Draper, who qualified for his tournament debut in the main draw in Canada before earning his first top 10 win by loss Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets in the second round. The #NextGenATP Briton climbs 27 spots to No. 55 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings after his quarter-final run in Montreal, where his journey was ended by the inspired Carreno Busta.
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Other notable top 100 movers
No. 31 Thomas Paul+3 (career high)
No. 63 Adrian Mannarino+7
No. 74 Bernabe Zapata Miralles+15 (career high)
No. 90 Tomás Martin Etcheverry+4
No. 96 Camilo Ugo Carabelli+25 (career high)
No. 97 Roman Safiullin+25 (career high)