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Nadal returns to quantity two after Alcaraz in a historic rating

Nadal returns to quantity two after Alcaraz in a historic rating

Greater than a yr and a half later Rafael Nadal will as soon as once more occupy the second place on the planet rating. The defeat of Casper Ruud within the quarterfinals of the Seoul event permits the Mallorcan to maneuver up one place within the ATP rating, giving technique to a historic state of affairs, since for the primary time two Spanish tennis gamers will occupy his first two locations as soon as Carlos Alcaraz settled on the high after successful the final US Open.

The replace of the rating on Monday, October 3 will depart an unprecedented state of affairs, since the primary and the quantity can be occupied respectively by Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal. Earlier than the Seoul event, the ATP classification, within the particular person part, noticed Alcaraz because the chief with 6,740 factors; adopted by Ruud (5,850) and Nadal (5,810). The defeat of the Norwegian within the capital of South Korea will depart him with 4,930 factors whereas the Murcian and the Majorcan keep their similar data.

It will likely be the primary time that two Spanish gamers will occupy the 1 and a couple of ATP rating place. And it’s that till now Spanish tennis had seen a number of of its members main the world rating (within the ATP, Carlos Moyà, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Nadal, Alcaraz; within the WTA, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Garbiñe Muguruza), however not occupying the primary two positions of considered one of them. In different phases, it had coincided that the leaders of each classifications have been Spanish, as occurred within the stage wherein Nadal and Muguruza have been on the high on the similar time.

Nadalwho final week participated within the Laver Cup within the occasion that marked Roger Federer’s definitive goodbye to the tennis courts, he didn’t play the second half of final yr so he doesn’t defend factors within the the rest of 2022though he has not specified his schedule of official tournaments in these final months of the yr as he’s conscious of his paternity.

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