Rusedski, beaten 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 by the world No 2, Goran Ivanisevic, in Sunday's final, yesterday rose from 56 to 39 and is now only six places below his highest-ever ranking - 33 - which he achieved in January last year.
The British No 1, Tim Henman, has dropped one place from 16 to 17 despite resting last week. In the same week last year he reached the Shanghai Open semi-finals and now loses the ranking points he gained then.
Henman next plays in the Dubai Open, starting on 10 February. Rusedski is at the Sybase Open in San Jose that week.