Tennis

Shapovalov climbs to career-best 20th in world tennis rankings

Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov, who reached the semifinals of the Miami Open last week, has cracked the top 20 of the ATP Tour rankings for the first time. The 19-year-old moved three spots to 20th.

Canadian fresh off semifinal appearance in Miami; Auger-Aliassime jumps to 33rd

Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., jumped three spots in the world tennis rankings to a career-high 20th following his semifinal loss to Roger Federer at the Miami Open on March 29. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov has cracked the top 20 of the ATP Tour rankings for the first time.

The 19-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., jumped to a career-best 20th from 23rd on Monday after reaching the semifinals of the Miami Open last week.

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Fellow Canadian teen Felix Auger-Aliassime made an even bigger leap. The 18-year-old from Montreal improved 24 spots to No. 33 after also making it to the semifinals in Miami.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., remains the top Canadian at No. 15, down one from the previous rankings.

Andreescu ranked 23rd on women's side

Serbia's Novak Djokovic kept his No. 1 spot. He's followed by Rafael Nadal of Spain, Alexander Zverev of Germany, Miami winner Roger Federer of Switzerland and Dominic Thiem of Austria.

On the women's side, Bianca Andreescu improved one spot to No. 23 in the WTA Tour rankings.

The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., reached the fourth round in Miami.

Japan's Naomi Osaka remains No. 1. The top five is rounded out in order by Simona Halep of Romania, the Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova and Germany's Angelique Kerber.

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