Rafael Nadal reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,770 points, after winning his eighth Italian Open title. It’s a familiar spot for our champ, who’s beginning his 174th week at the top spot.
Defeating third-placed Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in the final on Sunday, the 16-time Grand Slam champion overtook Roger Federer, who has decided to skip the clay season for the second year in a row.
Marin Cilic climbed to the fourth position, ahead of Grigor Dimitrov and Juan Martin del Potro.
The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:
1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 8,770 points 2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8,670 3. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 5,615 4. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 4,950 5. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 4,870 6. Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) 4,450 7. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 3,635 8. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,195 9. David Goffin (Belgium) 3,020 10. John Isner (USA) 2,955
Rafa moved up one spot past Juan Martin del Potro to No. 3 in the ATP Race To London — with 3,040 points — for a spot at the season finale, to be held at The O2 in London from 11-18 November.
Sources: ATP World Tour, EFE