World's leading players are still on a deserved break, waiting for the North American Masters 1000 events, but the ATP ranking list saw some interesting changes today. Andy Murray is spending his 39th week at the top, and he will tie Ilie Nastase next week (Gustavo Kuerten is on 43 weeks as the world number 1).
Rafael Nadal remained second, less than 300 points behind Andy, and the battle for the ATP throne will be very intense in the weeks to come. Roger Federer is 1205 points behind Andy, and knowing how well he played so far in 2017, he is also the legitimate contender for the leading spot.
Stan Wawrinka moved to 4th, 455 points clear of Novak Djokovic who dropped out from the Top 4 for the first time since June 2007! Novak will not play before 2018 and he will drop out from the Top 10 at some point until the end of the season.
Marin Cilic is just behind Novak in 6th, followed by Dominic Thiem who is further 1000 points behind. Alexander Zverev, the best young player in the world, gained 3 spots to be ranked 8th, which is his career-high, passing Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, and Grigor Dimitrov.
All 4 players are separated by 80 points, and this also should bring a nice battle until the US Open. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Goffin, Tomas Berdych, and Pablo Carreno Busta are all keeping their previous positions, with Roberto Bautista Agut and John Isner (he is again the top-ranked American) gaining 2 places to be 16th and 18th.
34-year-old Gilles Muller is on a verge of making Top 20 for the first time in his career and Gael Monfils left the Top 20 for the first time since January 2016. Fabio Fognini won the title in Gstaad and that helped him to get back inside the Top 30, moving 6 places.
Promising Russian Karen Khachanov entered Top 30 for the first time after good results he had in the past month. Leonardo Mayer is the mover of the week, though, winning the title in Hamburg as a lucky loser to jump from 138th to 49th, bouncing back inside the Top 50 for the first time since June last year.
Florian Mayer, who was beaten finalist, also made a good job, propelling for 42 places, returning to the Top 60, and he is the only new player in the Top 100. Struggling Bernard Tomic slid to 93rd, which is his worst ranking in 3 years. Top 30 list:
Biggest movers in the Top 200:
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