Gael Monfils has consolidated his spot in the top 10 after winning the Montpellier title, while there were also big ranking climbs for Pune champion Jiri Vesely and Cordoba winner Cristian Garin.
Monfils became the eighth Frenchman in 10 years to emerge triumphant in Montpellier, conquering Vasek Pospisil 7-5 6-3 in the final, saving all four break points he faced and improving to 6-0 over the Canadian.
Now 19-4 in Montpellier, Monfils cemented his top 10 status at No. 9 following a fourth round run to start his season at the Australian Open.
“It has been a great week. I am very pleased about my performance today,” said Monfils. “I think I played very solid again and I was very happy with the way I handled the key moments.”
Pospisil continues to impress after returning to the tour from a back injury, beating second seed David Goffin en route to the final. The Canadian rises 28 places in the latest ATP rankings to No. 104.
Meanwhile, Vesely capped a dream week in Pune by winning his second ATP title with a three-set victory over Egor Gerasimov in Sunday’s final.
Five years after winning his maiden ATP crown in Auckland, Vesely captured his second in dramatic fashion, saving two match points against Ilya Ivashka in the quarter-finals and four match points in a deciding set tiebreak against Ricardas Berankis in the semis.
The Czech is only the eighth player since 2013 to save match points in multiple matches and win an ATP title.
“I have to be realistic. I had a lot of luck in the week, saving six match points [across] two matches in a row,” said Vesely. “I think that happens once in a lifetime, maybe, you never know… Two matches in a row, especially in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, is really big.”
Elsewhere, Garin produced a sensational comeback to take down home favourite and top seed Diego Schwartzman in Cordoba, winning the last seven games in a row to prevail 2-6 6-4 6-0.
The Chilean has won three ATP 250 clay events in the last 10 months, adding Cordoba to trophies won in Houston and Munich.
Garin rises six spots in the latest ATP rankings to No. 25, which is a career-high.
A bunch of top players are back in action this week after recovering from the Australian Open, including Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Roberto Bautista Agut in Rotterdam, where defending champion Monfils will also be aiming for back-to-back titles.
Andrey Rublev, David Goffin, Denis Shapovalov, Karen Khachanov and Fabio Fognini are also playing in Rotterdam, while John Isner leads the field in New York and Schwartzman headlines Buenos Aires.
Latest ATP Rankings, Monday February 10
1. ?? Novak Djokovic
2. ?? Rafael Nadal
3. ?? Roger Federer
4. ?? Dominic Thiem
5. ?? Daniil Medvedev
6. ?? Stefanos Tsitsipas
7. ?? Alexander Zverev
8. ?? Matteo Berrettini
9. ?? Gael Monfils
10. ?? David Goffin
11. ?? Fabio Fognini
12. ?? Roberto Bautista Agut
13. ?? Stan Wawrinka
14. ?? Diego Schwartzman
15. ?? Andrey Rublev
16. ?? Denis Shapovalov
17. ?? Karen Khachanov
18. ?? John Isner
19. ?? Benoit Paire
20. ?? Nick Kyrgios
Notable Top 100 Ranking Movements This Week
?? Cristian Garin (+6 to No. 25)
?? Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (-13 to No. 46)
?? Marton Fucsovics (-13 to No. 66)
?? Juan Ignacio Londero (-19 to No. 69)
?? Egor Gerasimov (+19 to No. 71)
?? Jiri Vesely (+35 to No. 72)
?? Pierre-Hugues Herbert (-11 to No. 78)
?? James Duckworth (+13 to No. 83)
?? Federico Delbonis (-13 to No. 87)
?? Andrej Martin (+7 to No. 93)