Latest ATP Rankings 30 July 2018: Matteo Berrettini and Nikoloz Basilashvili surge up rankings after securing first ATP titles

Andrew Hendrie in Tennis News 29 Jul 2018
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Nikoloz Basilashvili and Matteo Berrettini have sky-rocketed up the ATP rankings after the pair captured their maiden ATP World Tour titles in Hamburg and Gstaad respectively on Sunday.

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This time last week, Basilashvili was trailing 3-5 in the deciding set of his final round qualifying match. But fast forward to the present and the 26-year-old created national history, becoming the first man from Georgia to win an ATP World Tour title, recovering from a mid-match bagel at the hands of Leonardo Mayer to conquer the defending champion 6-4 0-6 7-5 to collect the prestigious ATP 500-level German Tennis Championships silverware.

Basilashvili won a total of seven matches throughout the course of the week as he advanced into an ATP World Tour final for the third straight season. However, this was the first time he had won even a set in a final after falling in straights in Kitzbuhel (2016) and Memphis (2017). Basilashvili rises a whopping 46 spots in the ATP rankings to a career-high No. 35 in the world, which eclipses the previous highest ranking from a Georgian man (Irakli Labadze at No. 42).

“What a match today. I’m extremely tired, I played seven matches. I literally gave, in every match, my heart,” Basilashvili said after the triumph. “I’m pretty sure every player worked so hard for this, but it’s an unbelievable moment for me.”

Mayer was attempting to complete a hat-trick of Hamburg titles, but the Argentine fell just short - and as a result of failing to defend his crown from last season, he falls out of the top 50.

Meanwhile, there was another first-time ATP World Tour title winner on Sunday as Matteo Berrettini completed a dream week in Gstaad to secure the J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open trophy.

Incredibly, Berrettini didn’t drop serve for the entire week, saving two sets points in a tight opener against Roberto Bautista Agut in the final before finishing off the Spaniard 7-6(9) 6-4.

The 22-year-old - who also beat the likes of Andrey Rublev and Feliciano Lopez this week - is the youngest Italian to win a first ATP title since 2003.

"It was a really tough match. From the beginning until the end it was really tough to break him. I served really good most of the days and it was an unbelievable tie-break," said Berrettini. "If I lost the tie-break, I think the match would have been really tough. I was lucky I did a really good job in the tie-break and I was focussed in the second set."

Berrettini, who made the Roland Garros third round and scored his first top 20 win over Jack Sock at Wimbledon, climbs 30 places in the latest ATP rankings to a career-high ranking of No. 54.

Elsewhere, John Isner consolidated his spot inside the top 10 at World No. 9, bulldozing his way to a record fifth BB&T Atlanta Open title with a come-from-behind 5-7 6-3 6-4 victory over compatriot Ryan Harrison in what was a rematch of last year’s final.

After winning his first ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami and reaching his maiden Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon, Isner joins Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras as the only American men to win a singles title at the same tournament on five different occasions.

Three more ATP events take place this week, with Alexander Zverev, Andy Murray (who has dropped to No. 832 in the world), Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios, John Isner and Kei Nishikori leading the Citi Open field in Washington D.C., Juan Martin del Potro returning as the top seed in Los Cabos and Dominic Thiem highlighting the Kitzbuhel draw.

Latest ATP rankings, Monday July 30


1. Rafael Nadal
2. Roger Federer
3. Alexander Zverev
4. Juan Martin del Potro
5. Kevin Anderson
6. Grigor Dimitrov
7. Marin Cilic
8. Dominic Thiem
9. John Isner
10. Novak Djokovic
11. David Goffin
12. Diego Schwartzman
13. Pablo Carreno Busta
14. Jack Sock (+1)
15. Fabio Fognini (-1)
16. Roberto Bautista Agut (+1)
17. Nick Kyrgios (+1)
18. Kyle Edmund (-2)
19. Lucas Pouille
20. Kei Nishikori


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Latest ATP Rankings 30 July 2018: Matteo Berrettini and Nikoloz Basilashvili surge up rankings after securing first ATP titles

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