22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal from Spain is about to pass another rating milestone. Casper Ruud of Norway will rise to second place in the ATP Singles rankings on Monday as a result of Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan losing to him at the Korea Open on Friday. He is currently in third position, but on Monday he will move up to second. Nadal would then extend his record by spending his 580th week in the top two, and he would be following the top spot with fellow Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.
Additionally, Rafa moves into the top two for the first time since turning 35, surpassing Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, who has won 21 Slam titles, in a rare feat.
Since 1937, Nadal would rank as the third-oldest player in the top two. He would only fall behind Australian Ken Rosewall and 20-time retired Swiss champion Roger Federer at 36 years and three months and 37 years and two months, respectively (40 years and seven months). After the US Open this year, he was also almost about to regain the world number one ranking after about two and a half years.