Holger Rune has made his top ten debut after claiming his maiden Masters 1000 title in Paris.
Caroline Garcia is the new world number four after claiming the biggest title of her career at the WTA Finals.
Jack Draper climbs up four places to world number 41 in the rankings ahead of the Next Gen Finals.
PARIS, FRANCE – Holger Rune enters the world’s top ten for the first time after winning the title in Paris while Caroline Garcia is the new world number four after winning the WTA Finals.
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ATP Rankings and Brits Top 10
This week’s rankings update starts with Holger Runeafter the Dane continued his surge up the ATP rankings after claiming his first Masters 1000 title in Paris. Rune defeated the likes of Hubert Hurkacz, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Andrey Rublev, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic to win the title. The 19 year-old became the first player ever to beat five top ten players in the same tournament and as a result is into the world’s top ten for the first time in his career. The Dane will now end his season as the first alternate at next week’s Nitto ATP Finals as he looks forward to making a further impact next season.
Speaking of the Nitto ATP Finals, we now know the final line-up with Auger-Aliassime and Rublev both completing the line-up for Turin in Paris-Bercy. In addition an abdominal tear for Alcaraz means the Spaniard will miss out on his first ATP Finals as he looks to recover for next season. That means that Taylor Fritz will now play his first ever Nitto ATP Finals after a successful season for the American.
In other significant ranking moves, Stefanos Tsitsipas is the new world number three after losing a last set tiebreak to Djokovic in the semi-finals in Paris. There is a huge ranking drop for Alexander Zverev as the German looks to prepare for next season. Zverev dropped down six places to 12 in the world while Hurkacz moved outside the world’s top ten after Rune’s remarkable week. There was also a 13 place rise for Corentin Moutetwith the Frenchman’s run to the last 16 seeing him move to number 51 in the world.
As for the Brits Cameron Norrie will finish the season as the world number 14 after failing to secure back-to-back wins in Paris-Bercy with the Brit looking to rediscover his form during the off-season. Meanwhile there were rankings rises for Jack Draper and Andy Murray as Draper looks ahead to the Next Gen Finals in Milan.
Meanwhile on the WTA tour it was all about Caroline Garcia who claimed the biggest title of her career after defeating Aryna Sabalenka to win the WTA Finals title. The Frenchwoman has had an unbelievable second half of the season as she climbs to number four in the world and momentum on her side heading into next season.
As for Sabalenka, it was a breakthrough tournament for the Belarusian as she qualified for the semi-finals and beat the world number one Iga Swiatek in the last four to reach the biggest final of her career. As a result Sabalenka climbed up two places to number five in the world and will hope that is a platform for bigger things to come in 2023.
In other ranking news there was a rankings drop for Coco Gauff who dropped three places to number eight in the world after a dismal performance at the WTA Finals. While Belinda Bencic and Paula Badosa swapped places in the rankings at number 12 and 13 in the world respectively.
As for the Brits, Katie Boulter climbed up six places to 124 after reaching the last eight at the ITF event in Shrewsbury while Emma Raducanu finishes the season as the world number 75.
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