Alcaraz and Nadal, #1 and a pair of on the earth

Alcaraz and Nadal, #1 and a pair of on the earth

For the primary time in historical past, two Spanish tennis gamers will lead the ATP world rankings subsequent Monday. Carlos Alcaraz will daybreak this October 3 because the finest tennis participant on the earthwhereas Rafael Nadal will do as second finest.

This Friday this reality has been licensed after the defeat of casper ruud within the Seoul ATP quarterfinals. The Norwegian, present quantity 2 on the earth rating, has misplaced in opposition to Yoshihito Nishioka by 6-2, 3-6 and 6-2 and can give his place within the rating to his companion and pal Nadal subsequent Monday.

On this method, it is going to be the Spaniard who second Alcaraz within the desk, #1 since his victory within the final US Open. The Murcian will add his fourth week on the prime of the rating on Mondaywherein Rafa will return to second place. Nadal was not in it since Might 9, 2021.

This milestone is subsequently historic for Spanish tennis. A number of days in the past, Alcaraz grew to become the fourth nationwide tennis participant to rise to #1 on the earth place, one thing that that they had solely achieved earlier than Carlos Moya, Juan Carlos Ferrero and his personal Nadal. Nevertheless, by no means throughout a reign of any of them had there been one other Spanish tennis participant in second place, a reality that can occur subsequent week.

Furthermore, you need to return twenty-two years in the past to seek out two tennis gamers from the identical nation on the prime of the ATP rating. They achieved that milestone for the final time and for the US the August 7 of that 12 months 2000 Andre Agassithen #1, and Peter Samprasquantity 2. Every week later, Sampras fell to quantity 4 on the earth and by no means since then, in twenty-two years, had there been a state of affairs the place two tennis gamers from the identical nation led the rating. On Monday, Alcaraz and Nadal will change that story.

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