ATP Rankings Report – Aug. 12, 2019

After a Masters 1000, there will be changes in the ATP Tour rankings.

But as Rafael Nadal defended his 2018 Rogers Cup title, and Roger Federer once again didn’t play, there was no movement at the very top.

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Novak Djokovic maintains a lead – 4,380 points over Nadal at No. 2.

The only casualty in the top 10 was Stefanos Tsitsipas, who dropped two spots to No. 7.

The Greek star had just moved up to his career high of No. 5 last week, with his semifinal effort in D.C. 

But he reached the Rogers Cup final a year ago in Toronto, and he was out early this year in Montreal.

Meanwhile, Daniil Medvedev, on the strength of consecutive finals in D.C. and Montreal, is up to a career-best No. 8, edging out countryman Karen Khachanov (at No. 9) just as he did in the Rogers Cup semis on Saturday.

ON THE UPSWING

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP): No. 13 =========> No. 11 (Another career high for the 31-year-old Spaniard, who is just over 150 points out of the top 10).

Gael Monfils (FRA): No. 20 =========> No. 15 (Watch out, Monfils is aiming for a top-16 seed in New York. Just a shame he couldn’t answer the bell for the Montreal semi vs. Nadal).

Kyle Edmund (GBR): No. 33 =========> No. 30 (He’ll be looking for a seeded spot in New York).

Cristian Garin (CHI): No. 36 =========> No. 32 (The Chilean doesn’t appear to be doing all that much, but he has risen to another career high).

Hubert Hurkacz (POL): No. 48 =========> No. 40 (The tall 22-year-old reaches a career high, and the top 40 for the first time).

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Evans is back in the top 50

Daniel Evans (GBR): No. 53 =========> No. 44 (A third-round in Montreal puts the Brit back into the top 50).

Richard Gasquet (FRA): No. 66 =========> No. 56 (He used a protected to get into Cincinnati, where he’ll face Andy Murray. But a third-round effort in Montreal will help get him back where he belongs).

Adrian Mannarino (FRA): No. 69 =========> No. 59

Steve Johnson (USA): No. 93 =========> No. 79 (Johnson wins the Aptos Challenger, and gets a special exempt into Vancouver).

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Tomic somehow always seems to find a way to stick in the top 100 these days. (Stephanie Myles/Tennis.Life)

Bernard Tomic (AUS): No. 95 =========> No. 88 (Tomic qualifies in Montreal, loses in the first round – and gains seven spots. He dropped out after three games against Andrey Rublev in the first round of qualifying in Cincinnati Saturday).

Brayden Schnur (CAN): No. 98 =========> No. 95 (The Canadian wild card lost in the first round of the Rogers Cup. But he still reaches a career high).

Tommy Paul (USA): No. 128 =========> No. 112 (Another career high for the American, who qualified and lost in the second round in Montreal. It feels like he’s close to making that next move).

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The loosey-goosey Paul hasn’t developed as quickly as his American peer group. But it feels like he’s close to making a nice move. (Stephanie Myles/Tennis.Life)

Jannik Sinner (ITA): No. 135=========> No. 130 (Another career high for the 17-year-old from Italy).

ON THE DOWNSWING

Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE): No. 5 =========> No. 7

Kevin Anderson (RSA): No. 10 =========> No. 14 (Out of D.C., and out of Montreal with a knee issue, Anderson also is out of the top 10).

Marin Cilic (CRO): No. 16 =========> No. 18

Denis Shapovalov (CAN): No. 32 =========> No. 34 (He showed signs of better tennis in Montreal. But if he’s unseeded in New York, he could face yet another tough draw. And he gets Fognini in Cincinnati).

Frances Tiafoe (USA): No. 42 =========> No. 52 (He’s better than this, but it seems to be a rather unsettled year for the 21-year-old American).

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA): No. 60 =========> No. 64 (He got the wild card he wanted in Montreal, but slid out in the first round and isn’t playing Cincinnati).

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL): No. 54=========> No. 74 (Maybe the headband will help? The former No. 3, now 28, was a quarterfinalist in Toronto a year ago, and he has now dropped as low in the rankings as he’s been since just before the 2012 French Open. AND he gets Stan Wawrinka in the first round in Cincinnati. Again).

Alexei Popyrin (AUS): No. 87 =========> No. 108 (The 20-year-old Aussie lost in the Montreal qualifying. And his ranking pays the price in the transition to the top-level events. A year ago, he went from the qualies to the winner’s circle at a Challenger in Jinan, China).

Robin Haase (NED): No. 86 =========> No. 123 (That’s a tough blow for the 32-year-old, who was a surprise quarterfinalist a year ago in Toronto after beating both Kei Nishikori and Denis Shapovalov. This year, he lost in the first round of qualifying to Soonwoo Kwon of Korea (who jumped into the top 100 for the first time in his career as a result).

Peter Polansky (CAN): No. 172 =========> No. 193 (The 31-year-old Canadian’s ranking is just tumbling right off the table. He lost in the first round in Montreal – a match he very much had a shot at winning against Gaël Monfils. A year ago, he beat Matthew Ebden in the first round before losing to Djokovic. That’s all it takes. At the beginning of 2019, he was ranked No. 118).

Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS): No. 171 =========> No. 212 (The extended struggle with injury has dropped the Aussie out of the top 200).

Ryan Harrison (USA): No. 198 =========> No. 238 (Harrison returned in Team Tennis, but lost in the first round of the Aptos Challenger. He has a wild card into the Cincinnati doubles with another struggling American, Jack Sock).

Filip Peliwo (CAN): No. 279 =========> No. 297 (Peliwo has been injured this summer, but still got a wild card into the Montreal qualifying where he exited expeditiously. He has another wild card this week on home soil in Vancouver).

The Race to London

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The Race to Milan

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Doubles standouts

Horacio Zeballos (ARG): No. 19 =========> No. 7 (Quietly, the 34-year-old from Argentina has risen into the top 10 for the first time in his long career, after winning Montreal with Marcel Granollers Sunday as an unseeded pair).

Wesley Koolhof (NED): No. 23 =========> No. 16 (The 30-year-old Dutchman is at a career high after reaching the Montreal final).

Henri Kontinen (FIN): No. 14 =========> No. 25 (Kontinen and Peers won Montreal last year; they lost to the eventual champions in the first round this year).

John Peers (AUS): No. 15 =========> No. 27

Andy Murray (GBR): No. 116 =========> No. 110 (The Brit reached the second round with Feliciano Lopez in Montreal, upsetting the No. 2 seeds Kubot and Melo in the opener; he’ll return to singles Monday in Cincinnati).

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