LONDON: Jannik Sinner has moved into the top-10 of ATP rankings after he overcame Frenchman Gael Monfils to defend his Sofia Open title.
The 20-year-old has now captured three tour-level trophies this season and is aiming to make his debut at the season finale, which will be held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin from November 14-21. Sinner jumped one position to 10th after overcoming second seed Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4 to defend his title in Bulgaria.
The Italian who lifted his maiden tour-level trophy in Sofia last November now holds a 9-0 record at the ATP 250 event and is the first player to become a two-time champion at the tournament.
Meanwhile, Casper Ruud has risen one spot to number 8 after he lifted his fifth tour-level trophy of the season at the San Diego Open. This was the first time the Norwegian, who defeated former World No. 1 Andy Murray en route to the title, has won a tour-level crown on hard court.
Elsewhere, Cameron Norrie moved into No. 14. The Brit continued his career-best season in San Diego as he reached his fifth tour-level final of the year.