US Open: Alcaraz Soars To World No. 1 | Mover Of Week
Alcaraz wins US Open, becomes youngest number one
On Sunday at the US Open, Carlos Alcaraz overcame Casper Ruud to win his maiden Grand Slam championship and claim the No. 1 Pepperstone ATP Ranking. Following his run to his second major final, Ruud has made a significant jump, while Frances Tiafoe has cracked the Top 20 after reaching the semi-finals.
ATPTour.com examines the week’s movers as of Monday, September 12th.
Carlos Alcaraz of Spain became a first-time Grand Slam champion and world number one after defeating Casper Ruud in the US Open final.
In his first major final, Alcaraz, 19, won 6-4 2-6 7-6 (7-1) 6-3.
Alcaraz’s four-set victory over Casper Ruud puts him atop the rankings revealed on Monday, with the Norwegian in second place.
In addition, the Spanish teenager became the youngest Grand Slam champion since Rafael Nadal won the French Open in 2005.
Former world number one Nadal is third after suffering his first US Open defeat in six years in the last 16 against US player Frances Tiafoe.
No. 1 +3 Carlos Alcaraz (Career High)
Following his victory at the US Open, the 19-year-old became the youngest World No. 1 in the history of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.
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Alcaraz, who survived one match point against Jannik Sinner en way to his first major win, is the fourth Spanish man to reach the pinnacle of the sport, and he is the sport’s youngest Grand Slam champion since Rafael Nadal, who won at Roland Garros at the age of 19. Alcaraz defeated Ruud in four hard-fought sets on Arthur Ashe Stadium to win his sixth tour-level title. Read US Open Final Report.
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No. 2 +5 Casper Ruud (Career High)
The Norwegian has risen five places to No. 2 after reaching his second Grand Slam final at the US Open. The 23-year-old, who had never advanced past the third round in four previous attempts in New York, rallied through seeds Tommy Paul, Matteo Berrettini, and Karen Khachanov. The nine-time tour-level champion is presently 44-16 on the season.
No. 18 +13 Karen Khachanov
After reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final at Flushing Meadows, the 26-year-old has risen 13 places. Khachanov arrived in New York after losing in the first round in Cincinnati, but he soon regained his stride on the hard courts of the US Open, collecting strong wins against Montreal winner Pablo Carreno Busta and Washington titlist Nick Kyrgios.
+7 Frances Tiafoe, No. 19 (Career High)
Following his run to the semi-finals on home soil in New York, the American has risen to a career-high No. 19 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. The 24-year-old played brilliant tennis to reach his first major semi-final, overcoming Nadal along the way. Tiafoe was finally defeated by Alcaraz in a five-set thriller under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Other Notable Top 100 Movers
No. 8 Cameron Norrie, +1 (Career High)
No. 9 Andrey Rublev, +2
No. 11 Jannik Sinner, +2
No. 20 Nick Kyrgios, +5
No. 26 Borna Coric, +3
No. 28 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, +11
No. 29 Tommy Paul, +5 (Career High)
No. 43 Andy Murray, +8
No. 46 Jack Draper, +7 (Career High)
No. 61 Ilya Ivashka, +12
No. 70 James Duckworth, +13
No. 72 J.J. Wolf, +15 (Career High)
No. 75 Daniel Elahi Galan, +19 (Career High)
No. 84 Corentin Moutet, +28
No. 95 Hugo Grenier, +24 (Career High)