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Latest ATP Rankings 15 April 2019 - Christian Garin and Benoit Paire into top 50 after winning Houston and Marrakech titles

Andrew Hendrie in ATP Ranking 15 Apr 2019
  • Latest ATP rankings
  • Paire returns to top 50 with Marrakech title
  • Garin wins first ATP title in Houston to crack top 50 for the first time
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Benoit Paire and Christian Garin have both broken into the top 50 after winning respective ATP titles in Marrakech and Houston on Sunday.

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Paire put together a stellar week at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech, backing up a tough three-set win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals by cruising past three-time champion Pablo Andujar in straight sets in the final.

The Frenchman last secured an ATP World Tour title on the clay of Bastad in 2015, but Paire’s four-year drought was broken in emphatic fashion in the Moroccan city, registering a commanding 6-2 6-3 victory over Andujar in just 66 minutes.

"This is the second title of my career so I’m extremely happy tonight," said Paire. "The first round and the semi-final against Jo were very difficult. I’m happy that I was able to get through. This is very important for my confidence and the match against Jo helped me a lot in that aspect. I hope that I can keep it up for the rest of the season. My goal is to move up in the [ATP Rankings] and continue playing well."

That goal is looking good at the moment, with Paire climbing 26 spots in the latest ATP rankings courtesy of his title triumph. The former No. 18 had been languishing outside the top 50 after some underwhelming results in 2019, but Paire is now back up to No. 43, giving him a solid springboard for the rest of the clay season.

Andujar meanwhile has also compiled a phenomenal last month or so after winning consecutive Challenger events in Marbella and Alicante before going on to make the final of Marrakech once more. However, due to his inability to defend the Marrakech title, Andujar falls 16 spots in the rankings to No. 86.

Elsewhere, 22-year-old Christian Garin captured his first ATP World Tour title at the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Tennis Championships in Houston, edging out Next Gen youngster Casper Ruud in three sets.

Ranked outside the top 200 last year, Garin won three Challengers on the trot towards the end of 2018 and has taken his game to another level in 2019. The Chilean is the first player from his country to win an ATP singles title since Fernando Gonzalez in 2009 and he was made to work extremely hard for it - saving five match points in the second round against Jeremy Chardy and overcoming a gallant Ruud 7-6(4) 4-6 6-3 in a thrilling final on Sunday.

"It was a really intense match today. I think what I did well was to keep playing my game throughout the match," said Garin. "Of course, now I want more, so I have to keep working hard and improving every day."

Garin rises 26 places in the latest ATP rankings to No. 47 in the world, cracking the top 50 for the first time, while Ruud moves up 27 rungs on the rankings ladder to a career-high mark of No. 68.

Six of the world’s top 10 are competing at the Monte-Carlo Masters this week, including No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal.

Latest ATP Rankings, Monday April 15


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


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