Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal lead the ATP ranking | Tweet
Carlos Alcaraz stays as number one in the ATP ranking, in front of Rafael Nadal who rises to second place, with the two Spanish players at the top for the first time in history, while 22 years that two tennis players from the same country did not achieve this feat, when in the year 2000 the Americans got it Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras.
For the first time in the history of Spanish tennis, two Spanish players occupy the first and second position in the ranking, a fact that occurs thanks to the fact that the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka will eliminate the norwegian Casper Ruud in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Seoul (South Korea), causing him to drop from second to third place. This benefited Nadalto move up one rank and complete this feat.
alcaraz remains at the top of the table after his triumph in the USOpen, his first 'great' in his career, while his last meeting was in the Davis Cup Group Stage, when he beat the Korean Woo Soon Kwon to participate in the advancement of Spain to the Final Phase of Malaga. For its part, Nadal has not played since Roger Federer's farewell in the Laver Cup, after falling in the second round of the 'Grand Slam' in New York.
This milestone puts the finishing touch to a brilliant season for Spanish tennis, after Nadal will conquer the Australian Open and Roland Garros Y Alcaraz will lift the US Open. Two Spanish tennis players have won three of the big four, in a year in which Spain has celebrated 14 individual titles in the men's circuit and one more in the female category, in addition to six in the doubles category.
This week Spain presents up to six tennis players within the 'top50' of the men's team. In addition to those already mentioned, Pablo Carreno continues within the 'top20' (15), with Robert Baptist in 21st place. Alexander Davidovich down two places (31) and Albert Ramos stays at 40.
Without great prizes this last week, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, who won the tournament Tel Aviv and touches the 90 individual titles, does not advance any position and remains seventh. Within the 'top10', the Italian Jannik Sinner, who did not defend his title in Sofia last year, and leaves the club of the ten best at the moment, occupying that tenth place now the Pole Hubert Hurkacz.
In the women's draw, the Polish Iga Swiatek continues to lead convincingly, with the Spanish Paula Badosa going down to fourth place and the also national tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza descending to thirteenth place, still outside the 'top10'.
(With information from Europe Press)
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