– ATP ranking: Wawrinka gains 25 places, Laaksonen overtakes Federer
No major upheavals at the top of the ATP and WTA rankings unveiled on Monday. Roger Federer is no longer the best Swiss in the hierarchy, Stan Wawrinka goes back.
Eliminated last week in the round of 16 of the Queen’s tournament, after having released Frances Tiafoe in the previous round, Stan Wawrinka gained 25 places in the ATP rankings, revealed on Monday. The Vaudois, who received a wild card for Wimbledon, now occupies the 265th in the hierarchy.
Roger Federer continues his downfall. The Basel lost 28 places and is now 96th player in the world. “RF” is no longer the best Swiss representative in this ranking. The man with 20 Grand Slam titles is overtaken by Henri Laaksonen (ATP 95).
Marc-Andrea Hüsler (ATP 104) for his part gained ten ranks to appear at the gates of the Top 100. Coming from the qualifications, the 25-year-old from Zurich lost in the first round of the Halle tournament. Johan Nikles is still 260th, Antoine Bellier (ATP 303) progresses by 4 places and Damien Wenger by 27 to enter the Top 400 (ATP 393).
Medvedev remains in the lead
The Russian Daniil Medvedev remains No 1 in the world, despite his defeat on Sunday, in the final of the Halle tournament, on German grass, against the Pole Hubert Hurkacz who gains two places and returns to the Top 10.
Hurkacz takes 10th place from Italian Matteo Berrettini, who retained his crown on the Queen’s London turf but fell to 11th place, losing a place like Briton Cameron Norrie (12th). As for the Serbian Filip Krajinovic, unfortunate finalist at Queen’s, he will console himself with a good progression, from 48th to 31st place in the ATP ranking.
Hurkacz’s 5th title
No other notable change is to be reported at the top of the world hierarchy, Hurkacz having outclassed Medvedev, furious on Sunday, against his French coach Gilles Cervera, and dispatched this final 6-1 6-4. This is the 5th title on the ATP circuit for the 25-year-old Pole, after Winston-Salem then Metz in 2019, the Masters 1000 in Miami and the Delray Beach tournament in 2021, all on hard courts, which allowed him to ranked 9th in the world at the end of last year. It is the very first on grass, a few days before the start of Wimbledon.
Behind Medvedev, the German Alexander Zverev retains his place as runner-up ahead of the Serbian Novak Djokovic and the Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who will soon become a father and whose very painful foot at Roland Garros is much better, he said. noted.
Unhappy finalist in Paris, against Nadal, the Norwegian Casper Ruud remains 5th ahead of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and the Spanish prodigy Carlos Alcaraz, 19 years old. Like last week, the Canadian Denis Shapovalov and the Argentinian Diego Schwartzman exchange 15th and 16th places, but in the other direction.
Swiatek is 4000 points ahead
Among the women, the Polish Iga Swiatek remains well established in place of world No.1 ahead of the Estonian, Anett Kontaveit, and the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, victorious on Sunday in Berlin, climbed to 3rd place, her best career ranking. . Swiatek, at the top of the hierarchy since the surprise retirement of Australian Ashleigh Barty at the end of March, is still more than 4,000 points ahead of Kontaveit.
Jabeur took advantage in the final of the abandonment on injury of the Saint-Galloise Belinda Bencic (17th) to win his third title on the WTA circuit, at 27 years old. She was leading 6-3, 2-1 when Bencic, injured his left ankle on a slip late in the first set, decided to retire.
Bencic remains 17th
The Tunisian has further gained confidence as Wimbledon approaches, which starts in a week and where she was a quarter-finalist in 2021. She will continue her intensive preparation this week in Eastbourne where, in addition to singles, she will participate in the women’s doubles with Serena Williams, for the great return of the American champion on the circuit.
Among the Swiss, no major upheavals: Bencic, who had to throw in the towel in the final of the Berlin tournament, because of an injury, remains 17th. Jil Teichmann, WTA 23, drops one rank, Viktorija Golubic is still 51st in the world, while Ylena In-Albon gains a place (WTA 110).
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