The race to be globe No. 1 is on all over again.
Hardly has Daniil Medvedev settled into the place for a next time and now there is communicate about who could exchange him. Could Alexander Zverev make his debut at the summit this summertime? Could Rafael Nadal return to No. 1 right after a two-and-a-half-12 months absence? Will Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas before long be in the operating?
With stacks of points up for grabs at again-to-back again Masters 1000 gatherings and the US Open, the fight to be No. 1 is hotting up.
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How long will Medvedev retain hold of prime place this time? And who will finish as 12 months-end No. 1?
What are the recent ATP rankings?
Medvedev has been No. 1 due to the fact changing Novak Djokovic on June 13.
Nadal is 3rd in the rankings ahead of Alcaraz, Tsitsipas and Djokovic.
ATP Rankings – August 8
1. Daniil Medvedev – 7875 points
2. Alexander Zverev – 6760 factors
3. Rafael Nadal – 5620 points
4. Carlos Alcaraz – 5035 details
5. Stefanos Tsitsipas – 5000 factors
6. Novak Djokovic – 4770 factors
How extensive will Medvedev continue to be as No. 1?
Though Medvedev was out of the discussion at Wimbledon because of to the ban on Russian and Belarusian gamers, this has been a time of the calendar year wherever he has created a lot of noise in recent decades. Only when in his previous eight merged visits to the Canadian Open, Western & Southern Open and US Open has he misplaced in advance of the quarter-finals.
That stage of success delivers with it some force the pursuing year as nearly anything less than a repeat or advancement will outcome in a rating hit. Medvedev this summer months will be defending champion at the Canadian Open and US Open up, and will be defending semi-remaining factors from the Western & Southern Open. In complete he is defending 5050 of his 7875 position points from now until eventually the stop of the 12 months, so there is not a lot for him to gain, and a lot to lose.
Nonetheless, his victory in Los Cabos, alongside with the absence of Zverev and Nadal from the Canadian Open, signifies Medvedev will continue being as environment No. 1 until at least the stop of the US Open up, what ever occurs in Montreal and Cincinnati.
To finish as 12 months-end No. 1 he will likely require a extremely superior summertime and will have to hope those driving don’t make up ground.
How can Zverev, Nadal get to No. 1?
Zverev’s personal injury against Nadal in the French Open up semi-finals not only intended the German’s wait for a very first Grand Slam title would continue on, but also that he would have to wait around for his first spell as earth No. 1. Experienced Zverev received in Paris he would have overtaken Djokovic at the prime of the rankings, and yet another possibility went by final week when Medvedev avoided an early exit in Los Cabos.
Now Zverev faces the prospect of slipping down the rankings as he has 4150 points to protect for the rest of the time and an uncertain return date.
Zverev hasn’t performed considering the fact that Wimbledon but posted a video clip on Instagram at the weekend demonstrating him hitting in Monte Carlo with the caption: “Happy kid back again at his favorite playground.” He will not engage in in Montreal and it appears most likely he will also skip Cincinnati, wherever he is defending champion. Regardless of whether he plays the US Open is also in question. Very last year Zverev built the semi-finals in New York.
As he has not performed any of the North American swing considering that 2019 this would have been a excellent chance for Nadal to make up floor on Medvedev. Even if he just plays the US Open up there is nevertheless the likelihood for a big haul, thinking of he has zero points to defend. Nadal received the title the last time he performed in New York 3 many years in the past and a different operate to the last, with 2,000 details on supply to the winner and 1,200 to the runner-up, could be sufficient to get back to the best of the rankings, relying on Medvedev’s consequence.
Nadal also has no ranking details to defend immediately after the summer season, so is nicely put to focus on calendar year-stop No. 1 if he opts to participate in.
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What about Alcaraz and Tsitsipas?
Back-to-back clay finals in Hamburg and Umag lifted Alcaraz to No. 4 in the rankings and he has minimal to protect just before the US Open, where he made the quarter-finals last summer.
Tsitsipas built the semi-finals at the Canadian Open up and Western & Southern Open in 2021 so may have to have a excellent couple of months to continue to be at No. 5 ahead of the US Open up, where by he will be hoping to boost on his previous-32 exit a year ago.
Neither Alcaraz nor Tsitsipas are likely to be in the mix for earth No. 1 shortly, but could be following the US Open up (which would be specially impressive for Alcaraz contemplating he was rated outside the house the prime 50 this time a yr back).
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Will Djokovic slide down the rankings?
At the moment ranked at No. 6, Djokovic is established to get rid of 1,200 rating factors if he is not able to perform the US Open up, which is nevertheless the scenario as the Usa does not allow for unvaccinated international travellers into the region.
Djokovic would only drop to No. 8 with 1,200 off his recent complete, but that could alter based on the final results of others all over him.
Who potential customers the Race to Turin?
With two Grand Slam titles, Nadal is at present top the Race to Turin, which are the calendar-year rankings employed to determine the 8 players who qualify for the ATP Finals.
Nadal is distinct of Alcaraz, Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud and Medvedev.
Djokovic is in 10th but would currently qualify for the ATP Finals as he has won a Grand Slam this calendar year. Only if Djokovic drops out of the best 20 in the standings would he skip out.
Race to Turin standings
1. Rafael Nadal – 5620 factors
2. Carlos Alcaraz – 4270 factors
3. Stefanos Tsitisipas – 4010 details
4. Casper Ruud – 3315 points
5. Daniil Medvedev – 2825 details
6. Alexander Zverev – 2700 points
7. Andrey Rublev – 2595 details
8. Felix-Auger-Aliassime – 2455 details
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Source: Euro Sports