ROME: Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas reached a career-high rating of sixth on Monday after his run to the Italian Open semi-finals final week.
The 20-year-old did not repeat his Madrid last-four win over Rafael Nadal, because the 17-time Grand Slam champion went on to elevate his ninth Rome title.
Nadal stays second within the rankings, a good distance adrift of Novak Djokovic, with the pair going through a attainable remaining conflict at Roland Garros in three weeks’ time.
The Spaniard beat Djokovic on Sunday within the Italian Open remaining.
Roger Federer’s return to Paris will see the 2009 champion arrive because the third seed.
Argentinian Diego Schwartzman jumped 4 spots to interrupt again into the highest 20 on Monday after additionally reaching the semi-finals in Rome.