Nearly all the big guns are taking a post-Wimbledon break.
But with three ATP Tour events on the schedule last week – Newport, Bastad and Umag – there were plenty of big moves up the charts for the rest of the men.
Notable was the first career Tour title for 19-year-old Andrey Rublev.
The Russian, who trains in Spain under the direction of Fernando Vicente (another rising Russian, Karen Khachanov, works with Vicente’s academy partner Galo Blanco) went from lucky loser to champion in Umag.
Notable was a third-set tiebreak win over No. 3 seed Fabio Fognini in the quarter-finals.
On the other side of the spectrum, 35-year-old David Ferrer won his first title in two years in Bastad, as the No. 8 seed.
There was no change in the top 12. But the three-spot drop by France’s Gaël Monfils allowed David Goffin (No. 13), Tomas Berdych (No. 14) and Pablo Carreño Busta (No. 15) to move up a spot.
Players on the Upswing:
Mischa Zverev (GER): No. 28 —————–> No. 25**
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG): No. 32 —————–> No. 30
David Ferrer (ESP): No. 46 —————–> No. 33
Andrey Rublev (RUS): No. 74 —————–> No. 49*** (Rublev is the only teenager in the top 50)
Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR): No. 89 —————–> No. 67
Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS): No. 88 —————–> No. 71 (Semifinalist in Bastad)
Alessandro Giannessi (ITA): No. 104 —————–> No. 84** (career high for the 27-year-old, a semifinalist in Umag)
Laslo Djere (SRB): No. 106 —————–> No. 91** (Top-100 debut for the Serbian 22-year-old after Challenger final)
Bjorn Fratangelo (USA): No. 142 —————–> No. 117
Peter Polansky (CAN): No. 128 —————–> No. 118** (Veteran Canadian was a finalist at Gatineau Challenger)
Denis Shapovalov (CAN): No. 161 —————–> No. 130** (Another big leap for the Canadian teenager after winning Gatineau)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP): No. 163 —————–> No. 131 (a step in the first direction for the 34-year-old veteran)
Matthew Ebden (AUS): No. 249 —————–> No. 154 (Newport final helped his ranking big time).
(** = career highs)
On the Downswing:
Gael Monfils (FRA): No. 13 —————–> No. 16
Jack Sock (USA): No. 17 —————–> No. 19
Ivo Karlovic (CRO): No. 25 —————–> No. 29
Fabio Fognini (ITA): No. 27 —————–> No. 31
Robin Haase (NED): No. 42 —————–> No. 50
Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO): No. 51 —————–> No. 62
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP): No. 68 —————–> No. 75
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS): No. 76 —————–> No. 85
Carlos Berlocq (ARG): No. 78 —————–> No. 94
Dustin Brown (GER): No. 93 —————–> No. 113 (he squeezed into the US Open main draw, but he has work to do)
Race to London
Race to Milan