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Latest ATP Rankings 5 August 2019 - Nick Kyrgios returns to top 30 after winning Washington title

  • Latest ATP rankings
  • Kyrgios back inside top 30 with Washington title
  • Tsitsipas up to career-high No. 5
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Nick Kyrgios has vaulted back into the world’s top 30 after putting together another stunning run to win the ATP 500 title in Washington on Sunday.

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Just as he did in Acapulco earlier this season, Kyrgios was electric from start to finish on his way to ATP 500 silverware, conquering two top 10 players back-to-back in Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev to secure the title.

After saving match point against Tsitsipas in a thrilling semi-final on Saturday night, Kyrgios returned less than 24 hours later to edge Medvedev - who had not dropped a set all week - in two tiebreaks.

"This has honestly been one of my favourite weeks of my life. I've made massive strides," Kyrgios said. "I started becoming friends with the smoothie guy, he knew what smoothie I wanted. I was playing ping pong with some kids before I'm playing. You guys were amazing. It was honestly a week to remember."

Kyrgios has now won six career titles - and half of them have been at 500 level, including Tokyo in 2016, along with Acapulco and Washington this season. The Australian improved his record against top 10 players this year to an incredible 5-1, for a winning percentage of 83, which is the best on tour.



The 24-year-old also makes huge strides in the latest ATP rankings, rising 25 spots to No. 27, which will ensure a seeding for the U.S. Open. Kyrgios has a total of 1,475 points, with 1,000 of them coming in Acapulco and Washington.

Despite the disappointment of falling just short in the final, it was still a fantastic week for Medvedev, who climbs one place to a new career-high ranking of No. 9.

Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem further established himself as the World No. 4 behind the ‘Big Three’, winning his first title on home soil as he took home the Kitzbuhel crown in Austria on Saturday.

Thiem defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6(0) 6-1 in the final to become the first Austrian player to win in Kitzbuhel since Thomas Muster in 1993. It’s Thiem’s third title of the season, following on from Indian Wells and Barcelona.

“It is already one of my most beautiful moments ever in my tennis career,” said Thiem. “It was one of the most emotional moments because I have a special connection with Kitzbühel. I was here for the first time when I was six on this huge centre court. I was watching the tournament many times.
“I got my first wild card here and now to finish the tournament as the champion is incredible. I reached one big childhood goal today.”

Elsewhere, Diego Schwartzman claimed his first ATP hardcourt title as he defeated Taylor Fritz to win the Abierto de Tenis Mifel silverware in Los Cabos.

Schwartzman, who also made the Rome Masters semi-finals earlier this season, climbs four rungs on the rankings ladder to No. 23, while Fritz - who has won 13 of his last 16 matches - rises to a career-high No. 25.

In other ranking news, Tsitsipas moves up to a career-high No. 5 after Alexander Zverev opted not to try and defend his Washington title. However, Tsitsipas is defending runner-up points at the Canada Masters this week and will likely need to at least make the final again in order to remain at No. 5.

Fabio Fognini also dropped out of the top 10 after failing to defend his Los Cabos title, with Kevin Anderson taking his spot.

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and World No. 3 Roger Federer are missing from this week’s Canada Masters in Montreal - along with No. 10 Anderson and No. 12 Juan Martin del Potro - but the rest of the top 20 will feature.

Latest ATP Rankings, Monday August 5


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


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