The historic day for Spanish tennis has arrived: Alcaraz and Nadal, world number 1 and 2


It has been known since last Friday, when Casper Ruud he lost in the quarterfinals of the Seoul tournament against Yoshihito Nishioka. But the image that all Spanish tennis has been waiting for since then was made this Mondayday on which the ATP updates, first thing in the morning, its world rankings.

For the first time in history, Two Spaniards lead the ranking: Carlos Alcaraz and Rafa Nadal. Alcaraz He holds the first position for the fourth consecutive week, which has passed since he conquered the US Open. The Murcian leads with 6,740 points which he will try to increase this week, as he participated in the Nur-Sultán tournament.

It is behind Alcaraz that the main classification change takes place this week. Rafael Nadal He took advantage of the loss of Ruud, who lost 205 points, and chased him to second place in the ranking. With 5,810, the Spaniard is back in the top2 for the first time since May 3, 2021.

Casper Ruud so drops to the third position in a table where Novak Djokovic added 250 points after his win this Sunday in Tel Aviv. Serbian is seventh. Hubert Hurkacz up to tenth place Taylor Fritz up to the eleventh of the limits of a top10 where it appears Jannik Sinner.

But the main image is given in the first two positions. Fewer than two Spaniards in history have topped the classification. In fact, the last time two tennis players from the same country ordered the ranking happened a August 7, 2000with the Andrew Agassi in front and Peter Sampras as his armor-bearer in the American realm. Until this Monday. Alcaraz and Nadal took over today so that Spanish tennis dominates the circuit in all laws.

Source: La Verdad


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