The earthquake in the ATP ranking follows, which, officially, opens a new leader this Monday, when the update takes place. After 79 weeks in a row at the top, Novak Djokovic falls to second place for the benefit of Daniil Medvedev, the 27th name in history to occupy the throne of world tennis. For the anecdote, the tallest player (198 centimeters) to do so. More than because of the Russian, the change is motivated by the Serbian’s fall against Jiri Vesely in the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 in Dubai. Nole needed to reach, at least, the semifinals. By not achieving it, Daniil did not even have to win in Acapulcoa crown that assured him promotion without further speculation, and he is already the first tennis player outside the Big Four which, since 2004, leads the ranking.
Medvedev’s fall against Rafa Nadal in the semifinals of the Mexican tournament, however, was not trivial. With her, a new door was opened for the Spanish tennis player. And he has taken advantage of it. The Balearic, champion in Acapulco in 2020 and absent in 2021 due to his physical discomfort, with the victory against Cameron Norrie (6-4, 6-4) in the final of this edition, maintains the 6,515 points with which he reached the ATP 500 . Enough to unseat Stefanos Tsistipas from fourth place in the ranking. The Greek, winner of the tournament in 2021 and semi-finalist this year, loses 120 points which goes down to 6,445, 70 from the genius of Manacor. In this way, then, the opposite path is traveled to that of August, when, after falling in the Washington ATP, Nadal gave up third place to Tsitsipas. Above them, currently, Alexander Zverev (7,515) and the aforementioned Djoković (8,465) and Medvedev (8,615).
ATP World Ranking after Acapulco
|1||Daniil Medvedev (RUS)||8,615|
|two||Novak Djokovic (SER)||8,465|
|3||Alexander Zverev (ALE)||7,515|
|4||Rafael Nadal (ESP)||6,515|
|5||Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)||6,445|
|6||Andrey Rublev (RUS)||5,000|
|7||Matteo Berretini (ITA)||4,928|
|8||Casper Ruud (NOR)||3,915|
|9||Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)||3,883|
|10||Hubert Hurkacz (POL)||3,496|
Good news for Spanish tennis that adds to the recent rise of Carlos Alcaraz, in 19th position after his triumph at the ATP 500 in Rio. Within a Top 20 that, at the national level, also includes Roberto Bautista (15th) and Pablo Carreño (16th). Looking at the top ten positions, on the other hand, Andrey Rublev’s rise to sixth place thanks to his victory in Dubai stands out. The x-ray of a ranking in which Nadal, despite ruling himself out for the fight for number one, rises strongly.