The ATP rankings for February 28 2022 are out, and Rafael Nadal is on the move.
The 21-time Grand Slam champion climbed one spot to No. 4 after winning his third consecutive title on Saturday.
Daniil Medvedev, beaten by Rafa in the Acapulco semifinals last week, climbed to No. 1 in the ATP rankings for the first time in his career on Monday, ending Novak Djokovic‘s reign at the top.
The 26-year-old Medvedev is the third Russian man after Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin, and 27th player overall, to rise to the top of the ATP rankings. He is also the first player outside the Big 4 – Djokovic, Federer, Rafa and Murray – to become No. 1 in the ATP rankings in 18 years.
ATP rankings as of February 28:
1. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 8615 pts (+1)
2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 8465 (-1)
3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 7515
4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6515 (+1)
5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6445 (-1)
6. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 5000 (+1)
7. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 4928 (-1)
8. Casper Ruud (NOR) 3915
9. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3883
10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3496 (+1)
Race to Turin: In the 52 week rankings, the year to date rankings, Rafa is No. 1 with 2,750 points.