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Medvedev keeps the highest spot; Kyrgios climbs to 37

PARIS: Daniil Medvedev, who received his first event of the yr on the weekend, retained his place on the most sensible of the ATP ratings printed on Monday whilst Nick Kyrgios climbed to his best possible rank in two and part years. Medvedev, who’s over 1,000 issues transparent of the injured Alexander Zverev, received his first name since claiming the USA Open nearly a yr in the past, when he roared previous protecting champion Cameron Norrie within the ultimate of the hardcourt event in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Medvedev snapped a five-match shedding streak in finals-a stretch that integrated his agonising five-set loss to Rafael Nadal within the Australian Open ultimate in February. He additionally got here up quick this yr in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Halle. He didn’t get a possibility at Wimbledon, the place Russian and Belarussian gamers had been banned as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Despite shedding his name Norrie nonetheless moved up a spot to 11 with the Pole Hubert Hurkacz nudging as much as 10. The person at the slide, down two puts, is Jannik Sinner, who selected to skip the development in Washington, shedding the issues he won closing yr when he received it. Sinner’s absence left the door open for Australian Nick Kyrgios who adopted his adventure to the Wimbledon ultimate along with his first name in 3 years. The Australian climbs 26 puts to thirty seventh, his easiest score since February 2020.

SAN JOSE: Daria Kasatkina of Russia returns a shot from Shelby Rogers within the singles finale at Mubadala Silicon Valley Vintage, a part of the Hologic WTA Excursion, at Spartan Tennis Complicated on August 07, 2022.- AFP

Swiatek dominates

In the meantime, Daria Kasatkina used to be rewarded for her victory in San Jose on the weekend with a go back to the highest 10 for the primary time since 2019, when the WTA ratings had been launched on Monday. The Russian, who climbed 3 puts to 9th, beat Shelby Rogers in 3 units on Sunday to say her 5th WTA name at the arduous courts in California.

It’s her highest-ever score and marks her first appearing within the most sensible 10 since January 14, 2019 and then she slipped to quantity 75 in October 2020, a length affected badly by means of the coronavirus. Iga Swiatek keeps the number 1 spot with nearly two times as many issues as quantity two Anett Kontaveit. Paula Badosa leapfrogs Maria Sakkari into 3rd. American Danielle Collins fell 8 puts to seventeenth place whilst Liudmila Samsonova, who beat Kaia Kanepi within the ladies’s ultimate on the Washington Open on the weekend, climbed 18 puts to quantity 42. – AFP



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