Nadal falls from the Top 5 of the ATP ranking and Alcaraz rises 17 positions

Rafael Nadal continues to lose positions in the ATP ranking, as a result of the foot injury that will leave him in dry dock for the remainder of 2021. The Spanish tennis player is placed in the sixth position in the standings after the last update that took place this Monday. The other great novelty regarding the Navy is the spectacular rise of Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image, who at 18 is already in the position 38 and is the fourth Spanish behind Pablo Carreño, Roberto Bautista and Nadal himself.

Alcaraz rises 17 positions thanks to his extraordinary performance in the US Open, in which he reached the quarterfinals. However, this position within the top 40 of the ATP is in check due to the injury that forced him to retire in Flushing Meadows and that it will force him to be absent for several weeks, as he himself reported through social networks.

The descent of Nadal It is also explained since his injury and it separates him after a long time from the Top 5 of the classification. Rafa could continue to fall in the coming weeks, in which he will not compete and rivals such as the Italian will Matteo Berrettini, which threatens the position of the manacorense.

Novak Djokovic, For his part, he continues as the outstanding leader of the ATP world rankings despite his defeat in the US Open final against Daniil Medvedev, which took him away from the possibility of achieving the Grand Slam and be crowned as the greatest tennis player in history, ahead of Nadal and Federer. His executioner and brand new champion in New York, Daniil Medvedev, consolidates in second place in the ranking ahead of Tsitsipas, victim of the Alcaraz explosion, and Alexander Zverev. Medvedev is now 1,353 points from world number one.

ATP Ranking as of September 13, 2021

1. (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12,133 points.

2. (2) Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 10.780.

3. (3) Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 8,350.

4. (4) Alexander Zverev (GER) 7.760.

5. (7) Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6.130.

6. (5) Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5,815.

7. (8) Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 5,173.

8. (6) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4.995.

9. (9) Roger Federer (SWI) 3.765.

10.(11)Casper Ruud (NOR) 3.440.

16. (12) PABLO CARREÑO (ESP) 2,650.
18. (21) ROBERTO BAUTISTA (ESP) 2.405.
38. (55) CARLOS ALCARAZ (ESP) 1,499.
47.(46) ALBERT RAMOS (ESP) 1.391.
64. (65) JAUME MUNAR (ESP) 1.003.
94. (74) PABLO ANDÚJAR (ESP) 825.

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