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Latest ATP Rankings 22 October 2018 - Young guns Kyle Edmund, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Karen Khachanov all top 20 and rising after winning ATP titles

Andrew Hendrie in ATP Ranking 22 Oct 2018
  • Latest ATP rankings
  • Edmund into top 15 with maiden title win in Antwerp
  • Tsitsipas becomes first Greek man to win an ATP title in Stockholm
  • Khachanov cracks top 20 for the first time with Moscow triumph
Antwerp champion Kyle Edmund and runner-up Gael Monfils (Photo by KRISTOF VAN ACCOM/AFP/Getty Images)

Kyle Edmund is at a career-high ranking in the top 15 after winning his maiden ATP World Title in Antwerp, Stefanos Tsitsipas created history by becoming the first man from Greece to win a piece of ATP singles silverware in Stockholm and Karen Khachanov broke into the top 20 for the first time by winning the Moscow crown on Sunday.

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British No. 1 Edmund put together a superb start to the season, making his first Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open and cracking the top 20 for the first time, but the 23-year-old landed arguably his most important milestone to date on Sunday, coming back from a set down to beat the experienced Gael Monfils 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(4) to reign supreme at the European Open in Antwerp.

Monfils won four more points overall, but Edmund lifted his game when it mattered most in the two tiebreaks, with the Brit breaking into tears in emotional scenes when he fired a forehand winner to capture the title on match point.

“I’m obviously very happy. A lot of hard work goes into this. So it’s just emotional,” Edmund said on court. “You always remember this one. Gael made me work for it today, that’s for sure, so credit to him. I’m just so happy.”

Edmund moves up one spot in the latest ATP rankings to a career-high of No. 14, while Monfils is on the brink of an Australian Open seeding, climbing five places to No. 33.

Elsewhere, rising star Tsitsipas made history for his country as he became the first man from Greece to win an ATP World Tour singles title at the Intrum Stockholm Open.

Stefanos Tsitsipas (Photo by SOREN ANDERSSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Tsitsipas dropped just one set all week on his way to the title, defeating Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis 6-4 6-4 in Sunday’s final.

"Of course I feel happy because I'm the first Greek [to win a title]. Hopefully many Greek players can achieve something like this. I would be super-happy to see them achieve something like this in the future, maybe even in the near future," Tsitsipas said. "Representing my country at such high-level tournaments, being the first Greek to crack the Top 100 is very, very special for me."

The 20-year-old is the youngest player in the top 20 in the rankings, locking in at No. 16 following his Stockholm triumph. Tsitsipas had already made two finals this season before Stockholm, but he was thwarted by World No. 1 Rafael Nadal both times in Barcelona and the Canada Masters.

Gulbis was playing in his first ATP final in over four years and has moved up 41 rungs on the rankings ladder to No. 104, which puts him in a position to gain direct entry into the Australian Open.

Meanwhile, Khachanov continued his career-best season by picking up the third ATP title of his young career, crushing Adrian Mannarino 6-2 6-2 in the final.

The 22-year-old snapped a nine-year drought for Russian players at the Kremlin Cup and improved to a perfect 3-0 in ATP finals.

"[Winning in Russia] was one of the dreams I had when I was a kid," said Khachanov. "Coming here [as a kid] I was asking top Russian players for autographs and dreaming one day to become a champion here. Today is the day and I am really happy. These are memories I will always keep in my head."
Karen Khachanov (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)


Khachanov, who also won in Marseille earlier this season and Chengdu in 2016, is now 39-21 for the season and has risen seven spots in the rankings to break into the top 20 for the first time, hitting a career-high mark of No. 19.

Mannarino was on a six-match losing streak before arriving in Moscow, but after losing in the final, the Frenchman is now 0-6 in ATP title matches. The 30-year-old climbs five places in the rankings to No. 44.

Seven of the world’s top 10 players are in action this week, including Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic at the Swiss Indoors in Basel, while Dominic Thiem, Kevin Anderson, John Isner and Grigor Dimitrov lead the field at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

Latest ATP rankings, Monday October 22


1. Rafael Nadal
2. Novak Djokovic
3. Roger Federer
4. Juan Martin del Potro
5. Alexander Zverev
6. Marin Cilic
7. Dominic Thiem
8. Kevin Anderson
9. John Isner (+1)
10. Grigor Dimitrov (-1)
11. David Goffin
12. Kei Nishikori
13. Borna Coric
14. Kyle Edmund (+1)
15. Fabio Fognini (-1) 
16. Stefanos Tsitsipas
17. Diego Schwartzman
18. Jack Sock
19. Karen Khachanov (+7)
20. Daniil Medvedev (+1)


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Latest ATP Rankings 22 October 2018 - Young guns Kyle Edmund, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Karen Khachanov all top 20 and rising after winning ATP titles

Kyle Edmund is at a career-high ranking in the top 15 after winning his maiden ATP World Title in Antwerp, Stefanos Tsitsipas created history by becoming the first man from Greece to win a piece of ATP singles silverware in Stockholm and Karen Khachanov broke into the top 20 for the first time by winning the Moscow crown on Sunday.

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