Another new career-high for Tsitsipas
After reaching the semifinals in Rome, Stefanos Tsitsipas moved up to a new career-high ATP ranking of six in the world, while Maria Sakkari went up 10 spots to number 29 in the WTA rankings.
Tsitsipas, who previously held a career-high ATP singles ranking of 7 in the world, moved up from 7 to 6 this week. The 20-year-old from Athens will likely rise even more, as his some of his main rivals are defending a lot of points at the upcoming French Open. World number four Dominic Thiem is defending 1,200 points in Paris, and world number five Alexander Zverev is defending 360 points. On the other hand, Tsitsipas is only defending 45 points and has a very good chance of passing both Thiem and Zverev in the rankings within the next month.
In the ATP Race to London singles rankings (year-to-date rankings), Tsitsipas is currently third in the world, just behind Djokovic and Nadal. The top 8 players at the end of the season will qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals, the year-end championship event.
On the women’s side, Maria Sakkari moved up from 39 to 29 in the WTA rankings, which equals her career-best from September. Being in the top 32, this confirms that the Greek will be seeded at the French Open. Sakkari is currently ranked number 18 in the women’s year-to-date rankings as well.
CURRENT TOP 10 OF THE ATP SINGLES RANKINGS:
1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) - 12,355 points
2. Rafael Nadal (Spain) - 7,945 points
3. Roger Federer (Switzerland) - 5,950 points
4. Dominic Thiem (Austria) - 4,845 points
5. Alexander Zverev (Germany) - 4,155 points
6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) - 4,080 points
7. Kei Nishikori (Japan) - 3,860 points
8. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) - 3,745 points
9. Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) - 3,235 points
10. John Isner (United States) - 2,940 points