Rafael Nadal drops to 15th in latest ATP rankings

The Pepperstone ATP singles rankings have been updated.

Rafael Nadal’s slow slide down the rankings continued as he slipped down to world No 15.

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If Rafa returns to action in Barcelona next week, having withdrawn from Monte Carlo, then it will be three months since he last stepped on court at the Australian Open. 

ATP rankings as of April 10: 

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7.160 points

2. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 6.780

3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5.770

4. Casper Ruud (NOR) 5.255 (+1)

5. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5.150 (-1)

6. Andrej Rubljov (RUS) 3.470

7. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3.450

8. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3.345 (+1)

9. Holger Rune (DEN) 3.335 (-1)

10. Taylor Fritz (USA) 3.065

15. Rafael Nadal (ESP) (-1) 2.715

In the race to the ATP’s year-end championships, Daniil Medvedev has the lead over Novak Djokovic, by 600 points, with Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner a close third and fourth. With only one win this season in the first round of Australian Open, Rafa is 355th in the live rankings.


  1. Rank matter to Rafa about as much as if my laundry is done or not. WE don’t care either because we know his actual talent and that he hasn’t played in 4 months. We also know his history in the top 10 and that he will return! We are all so anxious to see you play in Barcelona, Rafa! Praying for your body to be 100%! Vamos!

  2. What are ratings..a load of concocted figures to suit the impressive. Rafa Nadal pays no attention to numbers he cares for the game of tennis the game he loves. All fans of Rafa don’t bother with ratings either. We want our Champion to get better.

  3. All of us Nadal fans are not concerned with ratings. We respect Nadal and we are aware of a Great Athletes injuries. Win or loose is not the MOST IMPORTANT! Always playing
    your best is WINNING! In our eyes.
    Rafa has been an example to all in sports
    and life to do your BEST!

  4. Luckily these numbers don’t indicate his tennis talents and skills. His opponents most definitely know that!

    • Total agreement with the other comments, glad to see others have the right view in this Nadal story.
      Wishing him a speedy recovery and hoping to see him on the court soon!

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