Ranking breakthroughs happen all year round in tennis, but with so many points up for grabs at a Grand Slam, the rankings after an event like Wimbledon feature all kinds of debuts, career-highs and more—and this week’s ATP and WTA rankings are no different.

Among the most notable moves on the ATP rankings was Denis Shapovalov bouncing back into the Top 10, rising from No. 12 to No. 10 after reaching his first major semifinal at Wimbledon, where he fell in three tight sets to Novak Djokovic, 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-5.

“I’m super happy with my level and the way I’ve been able to play throughout these two weeks. It’s a level I’ve never played before,” the 22-year-old said after the Centre Court thriller. “The confidence and everything, the way I carried myself these two weeks, it’s just been different. I don’t consider myself the same player.

“Hopefully I can just use this to keep going and improve even more.”

The Canadian touched No. 10 for just one week last September after reaching the semifinals of the Masters 1000 in Rome, but then dipped back outside, hovering in the No.11-No.15 range for the next nine and a half months. But now he’s back in the elite.

Speaking of Canadians, Felix Auger-Aliassime also made a big move after reaching his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, rising from No. 19 to No. 15, surpassing his previous career-high of No. 17. He had been stuck in the No. 17-No. 23 range for over two years.

And Hubert Hurkacz, who took out No. 2 Daniil Medvedev and No. 8 Roger Federer en route to his first Grand Slam semifinal, jumped from No. 17 to No. 11 this week, soaring past his previous career-high of No. 16. The Miami champion is now one spot away from becoming just the fourth Polish player in ATP or WTA rankings history to break the Top 10, after Wojtek Fibak, Agnieszka Radwanska and Iga Swiatek.

Shapovalov is one of two Canadian men ever to reach the Top 10, along with Milos Raonic.

Shapovalov is one of two Canadian men ever to reach the Top 10, along with Milos Raonic.


Speaking of Swiatek, the 20-year-old inched up from No. 9 to a new career-high of No. 8 after a fourth-round showing at Wimbledon, and she wasn’t the only Top 10 player to set a new personal best this week, as Aryna Sabalenka rose from No. 4 to No. 3 after not only reaching her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the All-England Club, but going one step further to her first Grand Slam semifinal. She would have been No. 2 with a final.

The woman who ended Sabalenka’s run in the final four, Karolina Pliskova, rose from No. 13 to No. 7 after reaching her second major final. The former No. 1 dropped out of the Top 10 the first Monday of Wimbledon, her first time outside the elite since first breaking it in 2016—but one of the best performances of her career propelled her right back in.

And a little further down the WTA rankings, Viktorija Golubic—who dazzled the crowds at the All-England Club with her flowing one-handed backhand, a rarity on the women’s tour these days—jumped from No. 66 to No. 48 to make her Top 50 debut. She’s actually the only woman in the Top 120 with a one-handed backhand.