MOVERS AND SHAKERS IN THIS WEEK’S RANKINGS

Arriving coach-less and ranked 72 in the world, Nick Kyrgios could hardly believe how he blew threw a list of world class opposition that included tRafa Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and John Isner in Acapulco last week.

The 23-year-old then went loco in Acapulco to outclass Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 to claim his fifth career title.

The journey though, was bumpy: he had rows with umpires and with fans, and he angered 17-times Grand Slam champion Nadal.

But, Kyrgios described by John McEnroe as the greatest talent he has seen in the last 10 years, stayed on message – even though that message seemed at times, hard for many to stomach.

His win in Acapulco rocketed up the ATP rankings when they were released today, up a massive 39 places to No.33.

After driving Zverev loco on Saturday, Kyrgios wore a huge sombrero to celebrate his win. He said he might need to “be more professional” to rise back up the rankings.

By all accounts the antics that angered so many during the Mexican Open didn’t harms those prospects and once can only hope he can temper some the extremities of his topsy-turvy behavioural patterns to allow some of that ‘natural’ talent to come through.

The other ‘big’ mover, not unexpectedly, was Roger Federer, who jumped three places to fourth after his 100th title in the Dubai event.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, the beaten finalist as Federer made history in Dubai also inched up the rankings. The Greek climbed one place into the top 10.

Novak Djokovic took the week off but remains a long way clear at the top, though both Nadal and Zverev gained a handful of points in Mexico.

Guido Pella, who won his first ATP title in Sao Paulo on Sunday also moved up. The Argentine has the same number of points as Kyrgios but is ranked one spot lower at 34.

ATP TOP 40

1.Djokovic Novak Serbia 10955
2.Nadal Rafael Spain 8365
3.Zverev Alexander Germany 6595
4.Federer Roger Switzerland 4600
5.Del Potro Juan-Martin Argentina 4585
6. Anderson Kevin RSA 4295
7.Nishikori Kei Japan 4190
8.Thiem Dominic Austria 3800
9.Isner John USA 3405
10.Tsitsipas Stefanos Greece 3175
11.Cilic Marin Croatia 3095
12.Coric Borna Croatia 2695
13.Khachanov Karen Russia 2675
14.Raonic Milos Canada 2275
15.Medvedev Daniil Russia 2230
16.Cecchinato Marco Italy 2091
17.Fognini Fabio Italy 1885
18.Basilashvili Nikoloz Georgia 1865
19.Monfils Gael France 1740
20.Carreno-Busta Pablo Spain 1705
21.Goffin David Belgium 1650
22.Bautista-Agut Roberto Spain 1545
23.Edmund Kyle Great Britain 1520
24.De Minaur Alex Australia 1508
25.Shapovalov Denis Canada 1485
26.Schwartzman Diego Sebastian Argentina 1485
27.Gasquet Richard France 1340
28.Dimitrov Grigor Bulgaria 1310
29.Simon Gilles France 1305
30.Pouille Lucas France 1265
31.Fucsovics Marton Hungary 1220
32.Djere Laslo Serbia 1211
33.Kyrgios Nick Australia 1205
34.Pella Guido Argentina 1205
35.Tiafoe Francis USA 1200
36.Verdasco Fernando Spain 1200
37.Chardy Jeremy France 1180
38. Johnson Steve USA 1170
39.Kohlschreiber Philipp Germany 1160
40.Wawrinka Stan Switzerland 1130

WTA TOP 40

1.Osaka Naomi Japan 6871
2.Halep Simona Romania 5727
3.Kvitova Petra Czech Republic 5605
4.Stephens Sloane A. USA 5277
5.Pliskova Karolina Czech Republic 5145
6.Svitolina Elina Ukraine 4900
7.Bertens Kiki Netherlands 4885
8.Kerber Angelique Germany 4880
9.Sabalenka Aryna Belarus 3565
10.Williams Serena USA 3406
11.Sevastova Anastasija Latvia 3325
12.Barty Ashleigh Australia 3285
13.Wozniacki Caroline Denmark 3117
14.Kasatkina Darya Russia 2985
15.Goerges Julia Germany 2780
16.Mertens Elise Belgium 2745
17.Keys Madison USA 2726
18.Wang Qiang China 2607
19.Garcia Caroline France 2460
20.Muguruza Blanco Garbine Spain 2430
21.Kontaveit Anett Estonia 2355
22.Ostapenko Jelena Latvia 2251
23.Bencic Belinda Switzerland 2065
24.Suarez-Navarro Carla Spain 1923
25.Collins Danielle Rose USA 1906
26.Vekic Donna Croatia 1875
27.Hsieh Su-Wei Taipei (CHN) 1865
28.Tsurenko Lesya Ukraine 1751
29.Sharapova Maria Russia 1716
30.Giorgi Camila Italy 1705
31.Buzarnescu Mihaela Romania 1650
32.Pavlyuchenkova Anastasia Russia 1565
33.Kenin Sofia USA 1564
34.Sasnovich Aliaksandra Belarus 1550
35.Cibulkova Dominika Slovakia 1502
36.Williams Venus USA 1385
37.Yastremska Dayana Ukraine 1381
38.Martic Petra Croatia 1296
39.Zheng Saisai China 1295
40.Zhang Shuai China 1250

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