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Fognini recovers, Thiem falls
Finalist in Barcelona, Pablo Carreño Busta (18th) also earns a place at the expense of compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut (19th), but it is the status quo elsewhere in the Top 20. To find traces of another significant development, it is therefore necessary look over. Therefore, Fabio Fognini’s progress should be noted. Dropped to a level he hadn’t known for ten years after Monte-Carlo, the Italian recovered thanks to the semi-final in Belgrade: he doubled 12 of his colleagues to find the Top 50.
For Dominic Thiem, however, this week is difficult to face. Winner in Barcelona in 2019, he had so far kept half of the points for this performance thanks to the gradual thawing of the ranking. The Austrian gives up 250 points and 39 places this Monday: his status as a member of the Top 100 is hanging by a thread (93rd). He hasn’t ranked so badly in more than eight years (he was 101st the week of March 3, 2014) and still has hundreds of points to defend this season on clay. Unless there is a clear return to form, he may then still slip.
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Ups and downs
- There are 12 who know their best placement this week in the Top 100: Carlos Alcaraz (9th, +2 places), Botic van de Zandschulp (40th, +1), Pedro Martinez (42th, +1), Alex Molcan ( 46 °, +1), Francisco Cerundolo (47 °, +1), Sebastian Baez (58 °, +1), Emil Ruusuvuori (62 °, +11), Oscar Otte (63 °, +7), Daniel Altmaier ( 66 °, +1), Holger Rune (70 °, +2), Jiri Lehecka (88 °, +5) and Carlos Tabernr (92 °, +2).
- For others, however, it is soup of grimaces. David Goffin (55th, -6 places), Kei Nishikori (64th, -8), Jan-Lennard Struff (69th, -6), Hugo Gaston (72th, -8) and Dominic Thiem (93, – 39) lose a lot of ground.
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|18.||Pablo Carreno Busta||2135|
|19.||Roberto Bautista Agut||2015|
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