This past week was an ATP domination. With the WTA Finals underway, and the end of the season nearing, there wasn't a chance for the women to make much noise in the rankings, leaving the men a chance to shine with many reaching career-high rankings in the lead-up to the Paris Masters. Here are the top ranking movers this week:
+2 — No. 11 to No. 9
Following in the footsteps of Fabio Fognini, Matteo Berrettini broke the Top-10 barrier for the first time on Monday. After reaching the semifinals in Vienna, the 23-year-old solidified his place in history by becoming only the fourth Italian to join the elite group.
Alex De Minaur
+10 — No. 28 to No. 18
De Minaur may have fallen to Roger Federer in the biggest final of his career at the ATP 500 event in Basel, but he still got to rise in the rankings, breaking into the Top 20 for the first time. He soared past his career-high ranking of No. 24.
+ 3 — No. 10 to No. 7
The Swiss solidified her place inside of the Top 10 despite not playing a tournament last week. By winning the Kremlin Cup in Moscow the week prior, Bencic secured her spot in the WTA Finals in Shenzhen. Since the year-end championship was played a week earlier last year, defending champion Elina Svitolina dropped four places, to No. 8, and Kiki Bertens also lost her semifinal points.
+6 – No. 37 to No. 31
Another career-high ranking on the ATP Tour, Reilly Opelka hit No. 31 after reaching the Basel semifinals. He may have fallen to De Minaur, but it was a tight match with all three sets going to tiebreaks—which is nothing knew for the tall American. He also dished out some comebacks to the haters on Twitter.
No don’t worry, I can assure you I will be retired much earlier than age 37 lol https://t.co/zFk7TxzpOc— Reilly Opelka (@ReillyOpelka) October 26, 2019
+8 — No. 101 to No. 93
Sinner may not be a name that's well-known on the ATP tour, but he made another splash this week. He broke through into the Top 100 after reaching the second round in Vienna, becoming the youngest player in the Top 100. The 18-year-old has had a breakthrough season, reaching his first ATP semifinal in Antwerp. The teen will next play in the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.