ATP Rankings: Young surges after reaching first ATP semi since '11
Donald Young is now the No. 2 American after advancing to his first ATP semifinal in three years at the Citi Open. The 25-year-old rose 23 spots in the ATP rankings to No. 50, his highest ranking in over two years.
Young isn't the only American to make a rankings jump this week. Steve Johnson is having the best season of his career, rising to a career-high ranking at No. 54 after beating John Isner and Ivo Karlovic to make the Citi Open quarterfinals. Johnson, a former USC standout, began the season ranked No. 156, and he has made the quarterfinals or better at five tour-level events this season.
The most impressive run of form belongs to Belgium's David Goffin. Four weeks ago the 23-year-old was ranked outside the top 100. But after going on a 20-match winning streak -- he hasn't lost a match since Wimbledon -- and claiming his first ATP title in Kitzbuehel over the weekend, he jumps 30 spots to get back into the top 50 at No. 48.
• After winning his first title of the season at the Citi Open, Raonic is back up to a career-high of No. 6. He's the defending finalist at this week's Rogers Cup.
• He didn't hit a tennis ball last week, but Grigor Dimitrov rises to a career-high of No. 8 after the injured Juan Martin del Potro (down to No. 10) was unable to defend his title at the Citi Open. Andy Murray earned some top-ten breathing room also, moving up one spot to No. 9.
• The other half of the first all-Canadian ATP final in the Open Era, Vasek Pospisil, is up nine spots to No. 27. Like Raonic he's defending a significant number of points this week in Toronto after making the semifinals last year.
• 20-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem had a mega-homecoming, making his first ATP final in Kitzbuehel. He's up now up a career-high of No. 44.