Medvedev closes in on Djokovic and moves away from Nadal after Canada

Daniil Medvedev returns a ball during his match against Reilly Opelka in the final of the National Bank Open, the Canadian Masters 1,000, in Toronto, Canada.

Daniil Medvedev is the great winner of the week in the world of tennis, not only because of his title at the 1,000 Masters in Canada, but because of what this victory also reports to him in the ATP ranking, where the Russian consolidates in the second position.

One more week, and they go 334, Novak Djokovic continues to enlarge his legend at the top of the table with 12,113 points, the same as last week by not competing in Canada. He did compete in Canada, and also won the title, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, who with 1,000 champion points is already less than 1,500 points behind Djokovic in the ranking with 10,620.

But neverthelessThis week the gap between Djokovic and Medvedev may increase for the Serbian or decrease for the Russian, as both defend 1,000 points as Cincinnati Masters 1,000 champions in 2020 and 2019 respectively. In any case there will be no surprise from the Russian before the US Open although it could be placed just over 500 points if Djokovic falls in the first rounds and Medvedev revalidates the title.

Greek S closes the qualifying podium this weekTefanos Tsitsipas with 8,350 points, leading by more than 500 to a Rafa Nadal who remains in fourth position for another week with 7,815 after giving up competing in Canada and that he will not compete in Cincinnati either, where the Spaniard does not defend points.

However, Nadal’s absence can take advantage of it Alexander Zverev, who will compete in Cincinnati and this week appears fifth in the standings with 7,263 points, so he could surpass the Balearic if he wins the title. The Top 10 is completed by Dominic Thiem, Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini, Roger Federer and Denis Shapovalov.

As for the Spanish tennis players, the great performance of Casper Ruud and Hubert Hurkacz in Canada has relegated Pablo Carreño to thirteenth position in the classification with 3,260 points, while Roberto Bautista rises to the sixteenth position with 2,720. Also remaining in the Top-100 this week Alejandro Davodovich, Alebrt Ramos, Carlos Alcaraz, Jaume Munar, Pablo Andújar, Pedro Martínez, Feliciano López and Roberto Carballés.

ATP Ranking as of August 16, 2021

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12,113 points

2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 10,620

3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 8,350

4. Rafa Nadal (ESP) 7,815

5. Alexander Zverev (ALE) 7,263

6. Dominic Thiem (AUt) 7.005

7. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6.005

8. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 5,533

9. Roger Federer (SUI) 4,215

10. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 3,625


11. Casper Ruud (NOR) 3,350

12. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3,288

13. Pablo Carreño (ESP) 3,260

16. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2,720

23. Reilly Opelka (USA) 2,341

34. Alejandro Davidovich (ESP) 1,723

49. Albert Ramos (ESP) 1,378

55. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 1,196

68. Jaume Munar (ESP) 1,022

75. Pablo Andújar (ESP) 970

77. Pedro Martínez (ESP) 951

95. Feliciano López (ESP) 823

97. Roberto Carballés (ESP) 819

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