Melbourne, VIC, 6 October 2015 |

Nick Kyrgios has vaulted seven places in the latest ATP rankings to verge once more on the world’s top 30.

The Australian’s rise comes after his run to the semifinals of last week’sĀ ATP Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur, where he fell to world No.17 Feliciano Lopez in two tiebreaks.

He now sits at No.34 in the ATP rankings, the second highest Aussie behind Bernard Tomic.

Tomic rose one place this week to world No.20.

Kyrgios peaked at a career-best ranking of 25th in June and could earn more points towards a return to that position when he contests this week’s ATP 500 event in Tokyo, Japan.