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Latest ATP Rankings 4 March 2019: Centurion, Federer back in the top 4, Tsitsipas climbs into the top-ten, and Kyrgios on the brink of the top 30

Leye Aduloju in ATP Ranking 4 Mar 2019
  • Latest ATP rankings
  • Roger Federer returns to the top 4
  • Nick Kyrgios rises to No. 33
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas makes his top-ten debut
Roger Federer is back in the top four after claiming his 100th career title in Dubai. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Roger Federer returns to the top 4 after claiming his 100th career title in Dubai while Nick Kyrgios moves up to the brink of the top 30 after his Acapulco success. Stefanos Tsitsipas makes his top-ten debut.

Following his historic success in Dubai, where he won his 100th career title, Roger Federer has gained three spots in the latest world rankings, moving up to 4th.

Victory in Dubai also gave Federer his first title of the season, and a first since winning his home event in Basel last October. The great Swiss had opened his season at the Australian Open, where he suffered a shock fourth round defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas, but he gained his revenge over the young Greek in the Dubai final, winning 6-4 6-4 to claim that milestone 100th title. Federer becomes just the second man in the Open Era, after Jimmy Connors (who won 109) titles to reach three digits in career titles won.



Federer had begun the week in unconvincing fashion, needing three sets to get past Philip Kohlschreiber and Fernando Verdasco, but he found his form as the week progressed, taking down Marton Fucsovics, Borna Coric and Tsitsipas all in straight sets to emerge with the title.

Despite losing to Federer in the final, Tsitsipas also scored a major breakthrough in Dubai, as his run to the title match ensured that he would break into the top-ten for the first time in his career. The rising star checks in at No. 10 this week. It’s another significant step in Tsitsipas’ meteoric rise, on which gathered serious acceleration with his stunning semi-final run at the Australian Open. The 20-year-old lost his way a bit after that draining Melbourne run, winning just one match between Sofia and Rotterdam, leading to the Greek admitting that he lost ‘the spark’ post Melbourne, but he found was back to his best in Marseille, where he claimed his second career title, and kept up that form in Dubai, where he stretched his winning streak to eight matches before falling to Federer. Tsitsipas’ rise to the top ten means Marin Cilic falls out to 11th.

Acapulco champion, Nick Kyrgios, jumped 39 spots to 33rd in the rankings following his sensational Acapulco success. Kyrgios had looked listless in the opening weeks of the season, limping to a 2-3 record, but almost out of nowhere, the Australian found his best form in Mexico, beating Andreas Seppi, Rafael Nadal (against whom he saved three match points), Stan Wawrinka, John Isner and Alexander Zverev to complete a quite astonishing title run in Acapulco, winning his fifth career title, and his first since January 2017. It was the complete Kyrgios package in Acapulco, full of aces, mammoth forehands, audacious shot-making, physical problems, and of course plenty of drama and controversy. In the end, it was another reminder of the talents at the Australian’s disposal, and just how much he can achieve if he truly dedicates himself to the sport.



Elsewhere, Gael Monfils, who has been on a good run this year, reaching semi-finals in Sofia and Dubai either side of a title run in Rotterdam, returns to the top-20 for the first time since July 2017- he checks in at No. 19, taking the space vacated by Roberto Bautista-Agut, who falls four spots to No. 22 after failing to defend his Dubai title, while Kyle Edmund, who won the Indian Wells Challenger, climbs four places to No. 23.

The other ATP World Tour titlist from the weekend, Guido Pella, who won the Sao Paolo title, has a new career-high ranking of 34th, up 14 spots from the previous week.



Amongst other significant movers in the top 100 are Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie, who breaks into the top 50, at No. 48, after reaching the semi-finals in Acapulco, while Christian Garrin, finalist in Sao Paolo, climbs 20 spots to a new career-high ranking of 72nd.

There will be quite a few more changes in the next fortnight, with the BNP Paribas Open, the first Masters 1000 event of the season set to hold at Indian Wells!

Latest ATP Rankings, Monday,  March 4

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


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Latest ATP Rankings 4 March 2019: Centurion, Federer back in the top 4, Tsitsipas climbs into the top-ten, and Kyrgios on the brink of the top 30

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