Rafael Nadal moved up to fourth in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday a day after claiming a record 14th French Open title. Casper Ruud went up to a career-best No. 6 from No. 8 by reaching his first Grand Slam final.
Our champ has won both of this year’s major titles so far, including the Australian Open in January, but his ranking is hurt by his lack of activity over the past 12 months. He played only two matches between the end of the 2021 French Open and the end of last season because of that foot, then missed more time this year because of that issue and a rib injury.
The top 10 for the week of June 6, 2022 are as follows:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 8770
2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 8160
3. Aleksandar Zverev (GER) 7795
4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7525 (+1)
5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6100 (-1)
6. Casper Ruud (NOR) 5050 (+2)
7. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 5005 (-1)
8. Andrej RubLEV (RUS) 4260 (-1)
9. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3955
10. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3805
As he missed most of the second half of last year Rafa does not have many points dropping from his ranking in the coming months.
In the Race to Turin, Rafa is No. 1 with 5,620 points, well clear of second-placed Alcaraz (3,820) and third-placed Tsitsipas (3,670). Ruud is up to fourth (3,065), ahead of Zverev (2,700), Andrey Rublev (2,280), Felix Auger-Aliassime (2,205) and Medvedev (2,080). Djokovic is in ninth place with 1,970 points.
Sources: ATP Tour, AP