The army move forward with a firm step in the ATP world ranking. After everything lived in Indian Wells, he is not surprising. The duel between Rafa Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz, in the semifinals of the American Masters 1000, It is the best example of the exceptional state of health of Spanish tennis, despite the cruel ending. The past and the present are great; the future, which is already here, promises to live up to it. The Balearic and the prodigy from El Palmar are, both in sensations and in numbers, the leaders of the brilliant cast, but they are not alone. In the Californian desert, Jaume Munar has also shone. It’s hard to appreciate when you take a quick look at the final draw of the tournament, but it’s obvious when you watch him play. And the points ranking rewards you.
The young Majorcan tennis player (24 years old) left Indian Wells in the third round, but with great honor. He signed his best participation in a Masters 1000 and punished Taylor Fritz for almost three hours. A 6-4, 2-6 and 7-6 (2) that, in the ranking, is one of the biggest highs after the tournament. In total, Munar climbs eleven positions, going from 99th place to 88th and settling in a Top 100 that currently has eleven Spanish players.
Nadal returns to the podium
The first of them, of course, a Nadal who, as he did after Acapulco, continues to recover positions. This time, in a special way, as he returns to the prestigious ranking podium, only behind Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev, in that order. The Russian tennis player needed to reach the quarterfinals in Indian Wells to stay at the top and, however, he could not get past the third round, dropped by Gael Monfils. Of the first three positions, to allow the advance of the Balearic Islands, Alexander Zverev falls, with a very short tour in the United States: Despite arriving as the third seed, he could not get past the second round against the American Tommy Paul. One of the many Top 10 with disappointing performances. It was not the case of Jannik Sinner, forced to leave due to illness, but, with it, falling from those top ten positions, to which Hubert Hurkacz reaches.
ATP World Ranking after Indian Wells
|1||Novak Djokovic (SER)||8,465|
|two||Daniil Medvedev (RUS)||8,410|
|3||Rafael Nadal (ESP)||7,115|
|4||Alexander Zverev (ALE)||7,025|
|5||Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)||6,070|
|6||Matteo Berretini (ITA)||4,955|
|7||Andrey Rublev (RUS)||4,725|
|8||Casper Ruud (NOR)||3,870|
|9||Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)||3,803|
|10||Hubert Hurkacz (POL)||3,513|
|16||Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)||2,414|
|17||Roberto Bautista (ESP)
|19||Pablo Carreno (ESP)
Renewed classification and, again, brilliant for national tennis. To the ascents of Nadal and Munar, the one of Carlos Alcaraz, three positions higher after his exultant time in California, which also places him 7th in the race for the ATP Finals. “I want to finish 2022 among the top 15”, he said before starting the year. In March, he is already at the gates, with Miami just around the corner. In climbing him, mind you, he leaves behind a Roberto Baustita who, however, remains in a very good place: 17th. Completing the Spanish representation in the Top 20, Pablo Carreño, 19th. With a firm step.