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Spain reigns as Rafa Nadal second behind Carlos Alcaraz in ATP rankings


Rafael Nadal Carlos Alcaraz

Spain’s Rafael Nadal (L) and compatriot Carlos Alcaraz (R) meet on the net after their ATP semifinals at the Indian Wells tennis tournament on March 19, 2022 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

Spain dominated at the pinnacle of men’s tennis with Carlos Alcaraz retaining the world number one spot in the ATP rankings released on Monday and compatriot Rafael Nadal back in second.

Nadal, 36, benefited from Casper Ruud’s quarter-final in Seoul, where he was the top seed, to get ahead of the Norwegian.

Novak Djokovic, his third tournament winner this season in Tel Aviv, is seventh but has scored a precious 250 points in the race for the ATP Finals championship in Turin, his season-ending goal. he.

The Serb is competing in his first singles tournament in Israel since winning his seventh Wimbledon title in July, and could still earn points this week at the Astana ATP.

Croat Marin Cilic won two places from 16 to 14, thanks to the final in Tel Aviv.

Rating:

1. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 6740 points

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5810 (+1)

3. Casper Ruud (NOR) 5645 (-1)

4. Daniil Medvedev 5065

5. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5040

6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4810

7. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3820

8. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 3445

9. Andrey Rublev 3345

10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3175 (+1)

11. Taylor Fritz (US) 3055 (+1)

12. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3040 (-2)

13. Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 2950

14. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2495 (+2)

15. Pablo Carreño (ESP) 2360 (-1)

16. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2360 (-1)

17. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2110

18. Karen Khachanov 1990

19. Frances Tiafoe (USA) 1940

20. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 1780

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