World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has increased his lead over No. 2 Roger Federer to almost 4,000 points after winning the Rogers Cup title in Canada.
On Sunday, our champ claimed his 33rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, earning a total of 80 career titles, after his victory in Toronto 6-2, 7-6(4) against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who jumped 12 spots to world No. 15 for being a runner-up at the tournament.
The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:
|3.||Del Potro Juan Martin||Argentina||5410||20|
|6.||Anderson Kevin||South Africa||4535||20|
Race to London: In the 52 week rankings, the year to date rankings, Rafa is also No. 1.
Sources: ATP World Tour, EFE
Subject: 2 Cincy QF’s
There will be a Swiss quarterfinal between Stan and Roger.
GOOD LUCK TO STAN TO WIN HIS QUARTERFINAL
del Potro [who beat Kyrgios] will play Goffin [who beat Anderson].
GOOD LUCK TO del POTRO TO WIN HIS QUARTERFINAL
Today in Cincy MOST of the third round players will also play their quaterfinal matches because of yesterday’s rain delay. That’s two matches in one day without the benefit of at least three hours between matches.
The Davis Cup may come to an end after 2018 if players are as passionate and sincere in their opposition to the changes that were voted on today and passed.
Many players agreed that changes were needed but not a complete overhaul of Davis Cup.
I want to see who will agree to play in 2019.
Today marks 10 years since Rafa won singles gold at the 2008 Olympics. A day later Rafa would become world No. 1 for the first time in his young career ending Federer’s nearly four-and-a-half year dominance.
Today and a decade later, after so many glorious wins and heartbreaking defeats, Rafa is again enjoying being at the top of the ATP rankings as the No. 1 tennis player in the world. Who would have thought a little boy from the island of Mallorca would become the beloved champion of millions of tennis fans worldwide.
Congratulations to Rafa for staying strong and for fighting to be the best. And there’s more to come.
RAFA ROCKS TENNIS
The players of the Rafa Nadal Academy awarded Rafa the 1X10 trophy to commemorate the first time he became world No. 1 and for the amazing ten years he has stayed at the top of the ATP rankings.
Rafa may have to build an addition to his museum to house all of his trophies.
Congratulations again to Rafa on a well-earned trophy. .
Warm congratulations from this fan who was so sorry this year to see yet another injury. Very happy that you listened to your team and took an extended but necessary break.
Other players and their fans are probably rubbing their eyes to make sure what they are seeing isn’t true. YES, our champion has done so well is such short time. He is the one EVERYONE wants to beat with their grand “plan.”
Stay well Rafa and looking to see you at the US Open, healthy and refreshed to have a great year-end tournaments.
All I can say is VAMOS
And the hand wringing will continue. Next year surely one topic of discussion will be “Can Rafa defend his points?” I hope so. This tennis season is not over yet so Rafa could be so far ahead of the rest he won’t have a headache staying ahead next year. Fingers crossed.
Heartiest congratulations RAFA! You deserve your No.1 Ranking with so less Tournaments (14).You are thorough sportsman as shown by you in the matchin the Torranto final allowing your opponent’s 1st serve.We love you as our Hero in Tennis for Life. All the best for US open after a good rest
Congratulations, Rafa. I watched all your matches on pins and needles. I don;t know why. You alway seem to win. You are the GREATEST.
Best wishes for your health.
Gracias, Rafa . . . for giving us many years of enjoyment, as we continue to observe your high-quality achievements and behaviors both on and off the courts!
YOU ARE THE GOAT!!!!!!!
Buena suerte en el US Open!!!!!! See you there . . .
Rafael Nadal-you deserve every accolade you are receiving👑I waited for an autograph at Indian Wells, and you signed for every single person after a two hour practice. On court, the stadium was hushed when witnessing some unbelievable shots. These scenes are repeated wherever you play. It is not magic; it is being dedicated, doing the hard yards, and having the mental focus. Congratulations on all you have achieved👏🏆👊❤️
What a great year 2018 has been for Rafa and the prospects of winning the 2018 US Open title would make this year sensational beyond our greatest expectations . Watching your play at Wimbledon and Toronto , I think this title is definetly within reach . Vamos Rafa !
Rafa congratulations to you for such an amazing effort in every way,
love and prayers,
Now who says that Rafa is only good on clay surfaces. Winning Toronto just proves that Nadal is excellent on all surfaces. Great call for skipping Cincinnatti, that will prepped him for the upcoming US Open.
Rafa you are our GOAT. No 1 in the world. VAMOS RAFA.
Rest and get ready for the US OPEN,all the very best so proud of you🌠
So incredible that after 15+ years of grinding away, keeping so true to himself and his integrity that he is so far ahead after so many injuries and struggles. Rafa is a credit to his family and friends and fans and is the greatest athlete in the world. Congratulations. You deserve the success you have earned.
Love you, Rafa!
14 tournaments played! Look at all the others, vamos!
Well deserved Rafa <3