Although a week has passed since the closure of Roland Garros, this Monday the Roland-Garros 2021 points were updated and then very important changes were recorded in the ATP Ranking. Daniil Medvedev is world No. 1 again, Alexander Zverev is a shooting guard for the first time and after 18 years and seven months there is no longer any member of the Big 3 of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the Top 2, being that precisely the Serb fell to third place.
Medvedev was the ATP ranking leader for three weeks this year. The Russian topped the standings between late February and mid-March, until Djokovic regained the top spot. But the Serbian’s loss to Nadal in the Grand Slam quarter-finals in Paris caused many units to drop and that’s why he fell two places.
The Russian is followed by Zverev, being the first time in the German’s career that he is in the Top 2. He reached this excellent position, also helping him to reach the semi-finals at Roland Garros, where he had to leave due to a twist in his right ankle mid-game and ended up having surgery back home.
So, Djokovic, the man with the longest time at the top of the world, spent 373 weeks as king of the ATP and now he is the one closing the podium. And he will have more problems after Wimbledon, since the London event will not give points for the classification due to the conflict between the organizations and the event, which prohibits Russians and Belarusians from playing.
The other change came in fifth place: Norway’s Casper Ruud, a first-time Grand Slam finalist when he fell to Nadal in Paris, ousted Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas from that spot, who renounced the units of the definition which he had lost in 2021 against Djokovic.
For this reason, it is the first occasion in 18 years and seven months, since November 2003, that there is no member of the so-called “Big 3”, of Nadal, Djokovic and Federer, in the Top 2 global. Precisely the Swiss, 40 years old and with almost a year of inactivity due to injury, has now fallen again and was 68th on the list.
With 35 years and a hip of metal. Andy Murray continues to fight on the professional circuit. The Scotsman has just climbed in the final in Stuttgart, at the start of the lap on grass and this is how the former ATP n°1 climbed 21 positions and is now 47th, after losing to the Italian Matteo Berrettini (10th). Meanwhile, Hertogenbosch’s unexpected champion, Dutchman Tim Van Rijthoven, who failed to claim a tour win, beat Medvedev in the final and climbed 99 places from 205th to 106th. on the list.
Among the Latin Americans, the best remains the Argentinian Diego Schwartzman, who lost a position and ranked 16th. Argentinian Sebastián Báez improved two and is 34th, being second in the region for the first time, as Chilean Cristian Garin lost 10 places and was 43rd.
ATP WORLD RANKING:
1. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) (+1) 7,950 points
2. Alexander Zverev (GER) (+1) 7,075
3. Novak Djokovic (SRB) (-2) 6,770
4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) (=) 6,525
5. Casper Ruud (NOR) (+1) 5,050
6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) (-1) 4,945
7. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) (=) 4,893
8. Andrey Rublev (RUS) (=) 4,125
9. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) (=) 3,895
10. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) (=) 3,570
LATIN AMERICANS IN THE TOP 100:
16. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) (-1) 2,325
34. Sebastien Baez (ARG) (+2) 1,168
43. Cristian Garin (CHI) (-10) 1,055
46. Francisco Cerundolo (ARG) (-2) 1,035
64. Federico Coria (ARG) (+1) 898
80. Tomas Etcheverry (ARG) (-2) 718
81. Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) (+1) 744
83. Hugo Dellien (BOL) (+2) 732
89. Federico Delbonis (ARG) (-16) 679
96. Thiago Monteiro (BRA) (+3) 621
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