Nadal leaves the Top-3 before Canada and Djokovic distances himself

Rafa Nadal laments after a blow during his match against Lloyd Harris at the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington, DC.

The return to normality of the ATP ranking after the end of the new system established to minimize losses due to the alteration of the calendar due to the pandemic leaves as one of its first consequences the departure of Rafa Nadal from the Top-3 of a classification in which Novak Djokovic extends his leadership.

The Serbian remains one more week, and they are already 333, leading the ATP classification with 12,113 points. The Serbian extends his lead with Daniil Medvedev to almost 2,500 points, that loses the 600 points achieved as a finalist in the 1000 Masters of Canada in 2019 and that remains in second position with 9,643 points.

Something similar to Medvedev happens to him to Rafa Nadal, who this week falls from third to fourth position with 7,315 points after giving up the 1,000 he achieved as champion of the Canadian Masters 1,000 in 2019. The fall of Nadal is taken advantage of by the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who is third this week with 8,115 points.

Nadal’s departure from the Top-3 is the only big news of the week in the Top-10 of the ATP rankings, where Alexander Zverev (5th), Dominic Thiem (6th), Andrey Rublev (7th), Matteo Berrettini (8th), Roger Federer (9th) and Denis Shapovalov (10th) remain, and that the Spaniard Pablo Carreño caresses, eleventh with 3,260 points, 365 from the limit set by Shapovalov.

Along with Nadal and Carreño, nine other Spanish players remain this week in the Top-100 of the ATP ranking: Roberto Bautista (18th), Alejandro Davidovich (34th), Albert Ramos (48th), Carlos Alcaraz (54th), Jaume Munar (67th), Pablo Andújar (74th), Pedro Martínez (76th), Roberto Carballés (95th) and Feliciano López (99º).

ATP Rankings as of August 9, 2021

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12,113

2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 9,643

3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 8.115

4. Rafa Nadal (ESP) 7,315

5. Alexander Zverev (ALE) 7,183

6. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6,915

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. Pablo Carreño (ESP) 3,260

15. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 2,745

18. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2,585

34. Alejandro Davidovich (ESP) 1,723

48. Albert Ramos (ESP) 1,378

54. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 1,196

67. Jaume Munar (ESP) 1,022

74. Pablo Andújar (ESP) 970

76. Pedro Martínez (ESP) 951

95. Roberto Carballés (ESP) 819

99. Feliciano López (ESP) 810

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