Borna Coric climbs up 123 places to 29 in the world after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Cincinnati final
Caroline Garcia won the women’s event in Ohio and climbs up 18 places to 17 in the world.
Cameron Norrie and Emma Raducanu climb up rankings after positive results in Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI, USA – Borna Coric and Caroline Garcia sealed a seeding place at the US Open after impressive title wins in Cincinnati as they made massive ranking gains ahead of the last grand slam of the year.
On the men’s side this week’s main headline was the story of Borna Coric who’s incredible comeback from shoulder surgery wasn’t successful until this week. That’s because the Croatian claimed his maiden Masters 1000 title this week and did it in impressive style by defeating the likes of Rafael Nadal, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Stefanos Tsitsipas. As a result Coric is now seeded for the US Open as he climbed up 123 places up the rankings to number 29 in the world. There will be no doubt that the Croatian will cause more damage in New York as he has momentum on his side heading into the last grand slam of the season.
As for Cincinnati finalist Tsitsipas, the Greek achieved a good week for results including defeating arch nemesis Daniil Medvedev in only his third win in ten meetings against the world number one. As a result of Tsitsipas’ positive week, he climbs up two places to number five in the world and will likely be a top four seed presuming that Alexander Zverev confirms his US Open withdrawal.
In other ranking news, Casper Ruud dropped down two places to seven in the world after Tsitsipas’ run to the final while Auger-Aliassime climbed up one place to eight in the world. Meanwhile Alexander Bublik, Yoshihito Nishioka and Lorenzo Sonego were the most significant ranking falls outside the top ten. Bublik and Nishioka dropped down five places to number 47 and 56 respectively while Sonego dropped down seven places to 63 in the world.
As for the Brits, Cameron Norrie’s run to the semi-finals sees him climb up one place to number nine in the world as he is likely to take a top eight seeding at the US Open. While Dan Evans climbed one place to 22 in the world while Andy Murray’s second round exit sees him drop two places to 49 in the world.
On the women’s side, the surprise package this week was Caroline Garcia who won the Cincinnati title as a qualifier, beating the likes of Maria Sakkari, Jessica Pegula, Aryna Sabalenka and Petra Kvitova on the way to winning her third WTA 1000 title of her career. It’s also the third title on three different surfaces over the space of a couple of months as she has made significant process over the summer. Garcia’s consistency sees her climb up 18 places in the rankings to 17 in the world.
As for Kvitova, her run to the final showed that on her day she can match any player in the world and still has it in her to go deep at grand slams. The Czech Republican’s strong week in Cincinnati sees her rise up seven places to 21 in the world as she will look to cause more damage at the US Open.
In other ranking news, Sabalenka replaced Simona Halep as the new world number six, while Ajla Tomljanovic made a big jump up the rankings as her run to the quarter-finals sees her jump up 15 place to 48 in the world. However Angelique Kerber dropped down the rankings by 20 places as she is now outside the world’s top 50 having not played since Wimbledon.
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