Maxime Cressy boasts about his newfound prominence.

Maxime Cressy, an up-and-coming American tennis player, is certain that he has what it takes to reach the top of the ATP rankings. Cressy, 25, is reveling in his newfound success after winning his first ATP title last week in Newport, which has propelled him to a career-high ranking of number 33 in the world.

With his rise in the rankings since the season’s beginning, Cressy entered the top 100 for the first time in January. Cressy is ecstatic about his new personal best ranking, but he is not yet content because he thinks he deserves a much higher position.

Even though there have been ups and downs, Cressy said his ranking with the ATP has increased dramatically over the past two years. Taking into account all the times I’ve failed, it’s been a bit crazy. I feel like I’ve been knocked down quite a few times.

However, I got back up quickly, did not give up, and maintained my resilience. The fact that I’m so close to breaking into the Top 30 so quickly gives me confidence that I have what it takes to become world number one. I don’t see that outlook shifting any time soon.

In Newport, Cressy took home his first ATP championship.

Cressy, the Newport favorite, defeated Alexander Bublik, the visitor, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6. (3). After Bublik jumped out to a 6-2, 3-0 lead, Cressy was in a tight spot, but the American battled back to claim victory.

Cressy said, “It’s an incredible feeling to win my first title, and I never imagined I would win it this way.” It was my first ATP tournament, and it was electric.

There were many low points, but I am pleased with how I handled them today. Cressy is resting this week before making his comeback during the upcoming North American hard court swing.