Rafael Nadal to replace Novak Djokovic as world number one

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Rafael Nadal will return to the world number one spot after Stefanos Tsitsipas recovered from a slow start to record the biggest match win of his career against Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in Shanghai.

With the loss, Djokovic trails Rafa (9,225) by 1,280 points in the 2019 ATP Race To London and the battle for year-end No. 1.

The Serb has opted not to play in Vienna or Basel, meaning he will drop 1600 points, elevating Rafa to world number one in the first week of November regardless of results in the final Masters of the year in Paris.


  1. Congratulations to Rafa and Maria, now husband and wife❤️❤️ Wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness, and best wishes always!

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