German tennis player Alexander Zverev has surpassed Rafael Nadal in the latest ATP Rankings, so he is now ranked third in the world, and Rafa has dropped to position No. 4.
Novak Djokovic remained at No. 1 despite not having played at Indian Wells or Miami because he has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and couldn’t travel to the United States.
Daniil Medvedev briefly held the top spot this year and could have returned there depending on his performance in Miami, but his quarterfinal loss meant he stayed at No. 2. He announced Saturday he would be sidelined for a month or two after having hernia surgery.
Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest winner of the Miami Open after beating Ruud in straight sets in the final on Sunday. The 18-year-old Spaniard has moved up five places into 11th.
The top 10 for the week of April 4, 2022 are as follows:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 8,420
2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 8,410
3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 7,195 (+1)
4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7,115 (-1)
5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5,980
6. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 4,945
7. Casper Ruud (NOR) 4,380 (+1)
8. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 4,375 (-1)
9. Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3,625 (+2)
10. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 3,440
Race to London: In the 52 week rankings, the year to date rankings, Rafa is No. 1. Our champ owns a 1,400-point lead over Carlos Alcaraz leading into the clay-court season.
Sources: ATP Tour, AP