ATP’s new ranking release with Djokovic still leading, Nadal slips at 5

Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has released their new ratings with Novak Djokovic still at the No.1 spot after having an amazing year.

Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has released their new ratings, with Novak Djokovic still at the No.1 spot, after having an amazing year.

Djokovic has won three of four Grand Slam titles this year except for the forthcoming US Open, which he looks to win for the fourth time. He will easily be the favourite to win the Slam.

Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas stay in their positions as they still are second and third in the rankings. Medvedev has won the Toronto Masters, pretty recently. Tsitsipas has also impressed in many tournaments.

The big change that has come in these rankings is the slip of Rafael Nadal’s rank from the 4th position to the 5th. Earlier in the year, he was in the 3rd position. Alexander Zverev is now the current holder of the 4th position.

Zverev has won the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. He recently beat Andrey Rublev in the finals of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Meanwhile, Nadal has been battling his left foot injury which has led to him not playing for the entire 2021 season. He did reach the semi-final stage in the French Open but lost to Djokovic. He also missed the Olympics and Wimbledon, hence he slipped from 3rd to 4th and now 5th this year.

Dominic Thiem stays at number six. He will also miss the entirety of the 2021 season due to a wrist injury.

Matteo Berrettini had a good 2021 reaching the Wimbledon finals and will stay at eighth. Rublev stays at seventh and had reached the finals at Cincinnati.

Roger Federer and Dennis Shapalov round out the top 10. Federer’s inclusion may create some discussion as he hasn’t had a good 2021, at all and will miss the rest of the season too.

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