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ATP Rankings: Spain’s Rafael Nadal skips previous Casper Ruud to climb to quantity 2

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal has gone previous Norway’s Casper Ruud to maneuver as much as quantity two within the new ATP rankings. With Nadal because the quantity two seed, the Spaniards dominate the ATP rankings as Carlos Alcaraz already holds the highest spot.

Rafael Nadal strikes as much as quantity 2 within the new ATP rankings (AP)

HIGHLIGHTSRafael Nadal strikes as much as quantity 2 within the new ATP rankingsNadal goes previous Norway’s Casper Ruud within the new rankingsSpainiards occupy the top-2 spots in males’s tennis within the new rankings

Spain’s Rafael Nadal has gone previous Norway’s Casper Ruud to maneuver as much as quantity two within the new ATP rankings. With Nadal because the quantity two seed, the Spaniards dominate the ATP rankings as Carlos Alcaraz already holds the highest spot.

This is the primary time since Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi in 2000 that two gamers from the identical nation maintain the highest two spots within the ATP rankings. Casper Ruud dropped 205 factors after shedding within the quarter-finals at Seoul final week, which allowed Nadal to maneuver as much as the second spot.

Meanwhile, Japanese participant Yoshihito Nishioka climbed to a career-high rating of 41, 15 locations up from his earlier rating if 56, after profitable the title in Seoul. Nishioka took out Ruud within the quarter-finals of the event and went on to beat Denis Shapovalov within the ultimate.

Switzerland’s Marc-Andrea Huesler was the largest riser contained in the top-100 within the new ATP rankings. The Swiss moved up 31 spots to discover a place at 64 after profitable the title in Sofia. Huesler entered the 2022 season with six wins to his identify and, after his conquer Holger Rune, he’s 10-8 on the season.

21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic presently holds the quantity seven rank after being unable to play in lots of high tournaments this yr as a result of his vaccination standing. However, the Serbian beat world no.14 Marin Cilic 6-3 6-4 within the ultimate in Tel Aviv to win his 89th profession title.

Big motion in doubles tennis this week, as American Rajeev Ram climbs to the highest spot from the quantity two place within the ATP doubles rankings. This comes simply weeks after he gained the third Grand Slam males’s doubles title of his profession on the US Open alongside Great Britain’s Joe Salisbury.

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