He joins fellow American Taylor “The Hotshot” Fritz, currently ranked world No 8. This is the first time two players from the US are in the Top Ten since May 2012, when Mardy Fish was world No 9 and John Isner was world No 10.
The King is back
Nick Kyrgios resumed his season following a five-month hiatus, heading to Stuttgart to begin his grass court swing as the eighth seed there. He fell in the first round to Yibing Wu, 7-5, 6-3 – and reassured fans that he will be back to his best soon.
“Be patient with me my fans please…. It’s a process to get back to where I was. I know it’s hard for you to see me perform like today, but I need more time and hopefully can get back to where I was,” he wrote on Twitter.
Shelton shaping up
Ben Shelton has already headed to London to prepare for Wimbledon – sharing pictures and footage of his training out on Aorangi. Compatriot Tiafoe – one of his rivals at UTS Los Angeles next month – commented: “Must be nice to get out there at Aorangi that early – wish I was you, big fella!”
With a UTS nickname of “The Mountain”, perhaps he’s hoping the fans on Henman Hill aka Murray Mount will get behind him in SW19 this year!
Schwartzman hoping to be crowned
Meanwhile, El Peque Diego Schwartzman is at Queen’s, and making himself very comfortable, by the looks of things.