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Latest ATP Rankings 11 February 2019: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga back into top 150 after winning 17th ATP title in Montpellier

Andrew Hendrie in ATP Ranking 11 Feb 2019
  • Latest ATP rankings
  • Tsonga back into top 150
  • Medvedev cements top 16 status
  • Londero breaks into top 70 for the first time
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Photo by PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Former top 10 star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has broken back into the world’s top 150 after winning his 17th career title at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier on Sunday.

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After crashing out of the top 250 last year due to a knee injury, Tsonga has wasted no time in propelling himself back towards the top of the game, backing up a Brisbane semi-final showing at the start of 2019 by winning his first ATP title in 15 months in Montpellier on Sunday, defeating compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4 6-2 in the final.

Tsonga dropped just four points behind his first serve as he cruised to victory in 73 minutes, taking home his first trophy since Antwerp in 2017. The title comes just 10 months after undergoing knee surgery last April.

"I am very happy with the way I played this week," said Tsonga. "It was an amazing moment for me to win here in Montpellier... I have made many efforts to come back [here], so for me it is a good reward and I hope I will be able to continue playing at this level."

Ranked at No. 210 at the start of the week, Tsonga is the lowest-ranked ATP champion since Pablo Andujar prevailed in Marrakech last year. Courtesy of his Montpellier triumph, Tsonga climbs 70 spots in the latest ATP rankings to No. 140 in the world.

Meanwhile, Herbert is still waiting for his first ATP World Tour title and now slumps to 0-3 in finals, but the Frenchman still has a shiny new career-high ranking for his efforts this week, rising eight places to No. 36 in the world.

Daniil Medvedev (Photo by NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Meanwhile, Daniil Medvedev continued his blistering start to 2019, capping a brilliant week at the Sofia Open by collecting his fourth ATP World Tour title, beating Marton Fucsovics 6-4 6-3 in Sunday’s final.

Medvedev was on another level to the rest of the field throughout the week, winning 90 per cent of his service games and really taking it to his opponents on return, including in the final against Fucsovics when he won 19 of 22 points behind the Hungarian’s second serve.

The 22-year-old improves to 11-2 for the season after also reaching the final of Brisbane and the fourth round of the Australian Open. Medvedev remains No. 16 in the world in the latest ATP rankings.

"I was feeling under pressure and really nervous, so I'm really happy that I managed to win the title," said Medvedev. "Marton was playing good and was making some great shots, so I needed to stay present [in] every moment of the match and that's what I did."

Elsewhere, Juan Ignacio Londero completed a dream week at the inaugural Cordoba Open, winning his maiden ATP World Tour title with a come-from-behind win over countryman Guido Pella in the final.

Incredibly, Londero had never won a tour-level match before this week, but the wildcard has now won an ATP title - something Pella hasn’t done yet as he drops to 0-4 in finals. Londero is the first player to win an ATP title in the same tournament as he won his first tour-level match since Steve Darcis won in Amersfoort in 2007.

The 25-year-old moves up a whopping 43 rungs on the rankings ladder to hit a career-high mark of No. 69, while Pella climbs back into the top 50 courtesy of his run to the final.

Latest ATP rankings, Monday February 11


1. Novak Djokovic
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Alexander Zverev
4. Juan Martin del Potro
5. Kevin Anderson
6. Roger Federer
7. Kei Nishikori
8. Dominic Thiem
9. John Isner
10. Marin Cilic
11. Karen Khachanov
12. Stefanos Tsitsipas
13. Borna Coric
14. Milos Raonic
15. Fabio Fognini
16. Daniil Medvedev
17. Roberto Bautista Agut (+1)
18. Marco Cecchinato (+1)
19. Diego Schwartzman (+1)
20. Nikoloz Basilashvili (+2)


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Latest ATP Rankings 11 February 2019: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga back into top 150 after winning 17th ATP title in Montpellier

Former top 10 star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has broken back into the world’s top 150 after winning his 17th career title at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier on Sunday.

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