Shelton Cracks Top 20, Mover Of Week
The last major of the season at the US Open threw up plenty of storylines, from Novak Djokovic’s title run to Ben Shelton’s big breakthrough.
ATPTour.com looks at the movers of the week in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings as of Monday, 11th September 2023.
No. 19 Ben Shelton, +28 (Career High)
The American has jumped into the Top 20 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings for the first time after he advanced to his maiden major semi-final at the US Open. The 20-year-old defeated countrymen Tommy Paul and Frances Tiafoe en route to becoming the youngest American semi-finalist in New York since Michael Chang in 1992.
No. 1 Novak Djokovic, +1 (Joint Career High)
The 36-year-old made history again in New York, where he captured a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, matching Margaret Court’s mark. The Serbian, who has now won the US Open four times, dropped just two sets en route to his fifth trophy of the season. He defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final, avenging his 2021 loss in the title match. His title run has lifted him above Carlos Alcaraz and back to No. 1, where he begins his 390th week on Monday.
No. 6 Andrey Rublev, +2
Rublev maintained his consistency at majors at the US Open, where he advanced to his third major quarter-final of the season. The 25-year-old, who is 44-18 on the season, fell against Medvedev in the last eight.
No. 10 Alexander Zverev, +2
The German has jumped back into the Top 10 for the first time since last October after he advanced to the quarter-finals at the US Open. The 26-year-old showed signs of his best level in Flushing Meadows, where he earned a statement fourth-round win against Jannik Sinner.
No. 90 Dominic Stricker, +38 (Career High)
#NextGenATP Swiss star Stricker has broken into the Top 100 for the first time following his breakthrough run at the US Open. The 21-year-old came through qualifying to advance to the fourth round at a major for the first time. Stricker, who upset Stefanos Tsitsipas, had only won one Grand Slam match prior to New York.
Other Notable Top 100 Movers
No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas, +2
No. 8 Taylor Fritz, +1
No. 22 Nicolas Jarry, +3 (Career High)
No. 28 Sebastian Baez, +4 (Career High)
No. 40 Stan Wawrinka, +9
No. 47 Matteo Arnaldi, +14 (Career High)
No. 49 Daniel Altmaier, +4 (Career High)
No. 53 Christopher O’Connell, +16 (Career High)
No. 73 Dominic Thiem, +8
No. 76 Thiago Seyboth Wild, +30 (Career High)
No. 77 Yosuke Watanuki, +7 (Career High)
No. 81 Michael Mmoh, +8 (Career High)
No. 82 Rinky Hijikata, +28 (Career High)
No. 87 Hugo Gaston, +12