Tsitsipas rises to career-high ranking of world number 5
Following a run to the semi-final at the Washington Citi Open, Stefanos Tsitsipas moved up to a career-high ATP ranking of number five in the world.
Tsitsipas previously held a career high ATP singles ranking of number six in the world before moving up one spot to world number five this week. Tsitsipas now has a total of 4,045 ranking points.
Tsitsipas had a successful start to the US hard court swing, winning three matches this week as the top seed at the ATP 500 event. The Greek had a bye in the first round being the top seed in the tournament.
Tsitsipas defeated American Tommy Paul in the second round in straight sets 6/3, 7/5 and then downed Australian Jordan Thompson in straight sets, 6/3, 7/6, to advance to the quarter-finals. In the quarterfinals, the Greek tennis sensation defeated the 10th seed of the tournament Benoît Paire 7/5, 6/0, however, the 20-year-old fell in the semi-finals to Australian Nick Kyrgios in an epic three set encounter 6/4, 3/6, 7/6.
In the ATP Race to London singles ranking (year-to-date rankings), Tsitsipas is currently fifth in the world, behind Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Dominic Thiem. The top-8 players at the end of the season will qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals, the end of year championship event.
This week, Tsitsipas will play in the Rogers Cup ATP 1000 event in Montreal, Canada, where he will be the fourth seed.
CURRENT TOP 10 OF THE ATP SINGLES RANKINGS:
1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) - 12,415 points
2. Rafael Nadal (Spain) - 7,945 points
3. Roger Federer (Switzerland) - 7,460 points
4. Dominic Thiem (Austria) - 4,755 points
5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) - 4,045 points
6. Kei Nishikori (Japan) - 4,040 points
7. Alexander Zverev (Germany) - 4,005 points
8. Karen Khachanov (Russia) - 2,890 points
9. Daniil Medvedev (Russia) - 2,745 points
10. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) - 2,500 points