Monday, September 25, 2023

Weekly Move: Ben Shelton Enters Top 20

The last Grand Slam of the US Open season left us with many stories, from Novak Djokovic’s title to Ben Shelton’s great performance. analyzes the movements of the week of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, as of Monday, September 11, 2023.

No. 19 Ben Shelton, +28 (Major ranking)
The American jumped into the Top 20 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings for the first time, after reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final at the US Open. At the age of 20, he defeated compatriots Tommy Paul and Frances Tiafoe on his way to the semi-finals. He also became the youngest American in New York since Michael Chang in 1992.

No. 1 Novak Djokovic, +1 (Same as best ranking)
At the age of 36, the Serbian continued to make history in New York, where she equaled the all-time record of 24 Grand Slams previously held by Margaret Court. Balkan, who has won the US Open four times, dropped just two sets on his way to his fifth title of the season. He defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final, avenging his defeat in the final in 2021. His title allowed him to displace Alcaraz from No. 1 and began his 390th week at No. 1 this Monday.

No. 6 Andrey Rublev, +2
Rublev continued his Grand Slam consistency at this US Open, where he made his third quarterfinal appearance of the season. The 25-year-old, who has a 44-18 record this year, conceded against Medvedev.

Number 10 Alexander Zverev, +2
The German returned to the Top 10 for the first time since October, after reaching the quarterfinals of the US Open. Zverev, 26, showed signs of his best at Flushing Meadows, beating Jannik Sinner in a fine fourth-round match.

No. 90 Dominic Stricker, +38 (Best rank)
The #NextGenATP Swiss breaks into the Top 100 for the first time, after his big performance at the US Open. At the age of 21, Stricker advanced through qualifying to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time, defeating opponents such as Stefanos Tsitsipas. He had won only one match in a tournament in this category before New York.

Some notable moves from the Top 100
No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas, +2
No. 8 Taylor Fritz, +1
No. 22 Nicolás Jarry, +3 (Best rank)
No. 28 Sebastián Báez, +4 (Best rank)
No. 40 Stan Wawrinka, +9
No. 47 Matteo Arnaldi, +14 (Best rank)
No. 49 Daniel Altmaier, +4 (Best rank)
No. 53 Christopher O’Connell, +16 (Major ranking)
No. 73 Dominic Thiem, +8
No. 76 Thiago Seyboth Wild, +30 (Best rank)
No. 77 Yosuke Watanuki, +7 (Major ranking)
No. 81 Michael Mmoh, +8 (Best rank)
82 Rinky Hijikata, +28 (Major ranking)

No. 87 Hugo Gaston, +12

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