Simona Halep in the fourth round of the 2020 Australian Open, Melbourne
Simona Halep in the fourth round of the 2020 Australian Open, Melbourne | (Photo by Chaz Niell/Getty Images)

Tennis | Rankings Report | Simona Halep returns to top ten with Toronto triumph, Carreno Busta masters Montreal

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Simona Halep returns to the top ten after winning the Toronto title
  • Pablo Carreno Busta moves to 14 in the world after claiming maiden Masters 1000 title in Montreal
  • Dan Evans climbs up rankings after semi-final showing while Emma Raducanu moves out of the top ten.
MONTREAL & TORONTO, CANADA – Pablo Carreno Busta and Simona Halep reap the rewards from their Canadian triumphs as they rise up the rankings on the road to the US Open.

 

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ATP Rankings and Brits Top 10

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On the men’s side this week’s main headline was the breakthrough of Pablo Carreno Busta as the Spaniard crushed the rest of the field to win his maiden Masters 1000 title in Montreal. The Spaniard defeated the likes of Matteo Berrettini, Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz to send a big statement ahead of the US Open and win the biggest title of his career. As a result of his big week, Carreno Busta climbs up nine places to 14 in the world as he will look to cause more problems in the next couple of weeks.

Montreal finalist Hurkacz gained 420 points this week as a result of his run but not ranking places as he settles for tenth in the world heading into Cincinnati. Nick Kyrgios continued his fine form this week as he reached the quarter-finals in Montreal and continues to climb up the rankings as he is now 28 in the world. A US Open seeding looks likely for the Australian as his confidence continues to grow as the weeks go by.

In terms of ranking drops, Stefanos Tsitsipasearly exit means he swaps places with Casper Ruud and drops down two places to seven in the world. There were also significant falls down the rankings for big-servers Reilly Opelka and John Isner. Opelka fell down nine places to 26 in the world while Isner is now in big danger of being unseeded for his home grand slam as he drops 17 places to 50 in the world.

Finally there were some big climbs up the rankings for Brits this week after deep runs by Dan Evans and Jack Draper in Montreal. Both lost to Carreno Busta but both also secured big wins and a big rise up the rankings ahead of the US Open. Evans climbs up 16 places to 23 in the world while Draper moves up by a massive 27 places to 55 in the world.

ATP

  1. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) – 6,885 points
  2. Alexander Zverev (GER) – 6,760
  3. Rafael Nadal (ESP) – 5,620
  4. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) – 5,045
  5. Casper Ruud (NOR) – 4,865
  6. Novak Djokovic (SRB) – 4,770
  7. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) – 4,650
  8. Andrey Rublev (RUS) – 3,630
  9. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) – 3,625
  10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) – 3,435

 

ATP Brits

  1. Cameron Norrie (11 in the world) – 3,065 points
  2. Dan Evans (23) – 1,520
  3. Andy Murray (47) – 930
  4. Jack Draper (55) – 834
  5. Ryan Peniston (129) – 427
  6. Liam Broady (130) – 417
  7. Jay Clarke (196) – 278
  8. Paul Jubb (205) – 248
  9. Alastair Gray (255) – 197
  10. Billy Harris (294) – 162

 

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WTA Rankings and Brits Top 10

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On the women’s side it was all about Simona Halep as she played her best tennis to defeat the rest of the field and win the title in Toronto. The Romanian defeated the likes of Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula and Beatriz Haddad Maia to win her 24th career singles title. As a result of the impressive week in Canada, Halep returns to the top ten and climbs to six in the world as she looks to return to the top of women’s tennis.

As for Haddad Maia, it wasn’t a bad week for her either as she managed to defeat world number one Iga Swiatek on her way to reaching the first WTA 1000 final of her career. The Brazilian has been playing some impressive tennis since the grass court season and is seeking the rewards of this as she climbed eight places to 16 in the world.

Other rises up the rankings saw Alison Riske climb up six places to 29 in the world, Yulia Putintseva moved up eight places to 38 in the world with Qinwen Zheng continuing to impress the tennis world as she moves up ten places to 41 in the world. The biggest drop in this week’s rankings comes in the form of defending champion Camila Giorgi as she dropped 36 places to 65 in the world.

Meanwhile for the Brits it wasn’t the best week as Emma Raducanu exited the world’s top ten and drops down three places to 13 in the world. Raducanu will hope to improve her ranking in Cincinnati as her US Open title defence edges closer. There was also significant ranking drops for Harriet Dart and Heather Watson. Dart dropped down eight places to 94 in the world while Watson fell by 14 places to 130 in the world.

 

WTA

  1. Iga Swiatek (POL) – 8,501 points
  2. Anett Kontaveit (EST) – 4,476
  3. Maria Sakkari (GRE) – 4,190
  4. Paula Badosa (ESP) – 4,155
  5. Ons Jabeur (TUN) – 3,920
  6. Simona Halep (ROU) – 3,255
  7. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) – 3,121
  8. Jessica Pegula (USA) – 3,116
  9. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) – 2,990
  10. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) – 2,795

 

WTA Brits

  1. Emma Raducanu (13 in the world) – 2,742
  2. Harriet Dart (94) – 661
  3. Katie Boulter (129) – 488
  4. Heather Watson (130) – 482
  5. Jodie Burrage (142) – 438
  6. Katie Swan (177) – 366
  7. Yuriko Miyazaki (202) – 323
  8. Sonay Kartal (217) – 308
  9. Sarah Beth Grey (282) – 226
  10. Eden Silva (335) – 177

 

 

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