22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal moved up to the World No. 2 spot as a new round of ATP Rankings was released on Monday. Rafa benefited from Casper Ruud’s quarter-final exit in Seoul where he was top seed, to move ahead of the Norwegian.
19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz has held onto his world No. 1 ranking and this is his fourth week as the top player in the world. This is the first time in history that two Spaniards have occupied the top 2 spots in the ATP Rankings at the same time.
ATP World Tour rankings – top 10 as of Monday 11 July:
1. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 6740 pts
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5810 (+1)
3. Casper Ruud (NOR) 5645 (-1)
4. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5065
5. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5040
6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4810
7. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3820
8. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 3445
9. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 3345
10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3175 (+1)
Rafa, who has no points to defend for the rest of the season, has now spent 580 weeks inside the ATP’s top-2 (209 at No. 1 and 371 at No. 2).
Sources: ATP Tour, AFP