It’s the primary time in additional than 20 years that tennis followers have needed to scroll down the ATP rankings so lengthy to see the title Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard fell out of the world high 100 on Monday, having been there since April 20, 2003.
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“Rafa”, nonetheless injured in a hip and absent from Roland-Garros, misplaced the 2000 factors he collected in his 14th coronation on the Paris Ocher final 12 months. He’s now 136th on the planet rankings.
Nadal was 16 when he entered the highest 100, which he solely left on Monday. The previous world No. 1, now 37, introduced his package deal for his beloved event in Could. He needs to be out of courtroom for at the very least 5 months after having surgical procedure on his injured hip.
However the Spaniard with 22 main titles is aiming to return to the competitors regardless of his ‘superior’ age and lots of bodily weaknesses. He desires to argue about what shall be one way or the other his farewell tour subsequent 12 months.
Throughout these twenty years within the high 100, Nadal may have ranked first on the planet for 209 weeks, incomes him sixth place amongst all gamers to have topped the rankings.
Djokovic takes over the throne
Considered one of Nadal’s largest rivals, Serbian Novak Djokovic, reclaimed the highest of the world rankings on Monday because of his twenty third main win (a document) he achieved in Paris on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic posed with the Musketeers Cup, his twenty third main trophy, in entrance of the Eiffel Tower on Monday.
Djokovic edged out Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, whom he defeated within the Roland-Garros semifinals. At 36, he’s in his 388th week on the high of the charts, which is one other of his data.
For his half, Quebec’s Félix Auger-Aliassime, who was eradicated from the beginning at Porte d’Auteuil, dropped from the highest 10 to eleventh place. His defeat by Italy’s Fabio Fognini price him the factors he earned final 12 months by qualifying for the spherical of 16 in Paris.