Spanish Tennis Star and World No. 3 Rafael Nadal defeated Serbia’s World No. 1, Novak Djokovic, by 2-1 in the final of the Italian Open in Rome. Nadal’s victory helped him grab the Italian Open Title for the 10th time in his career. Nadal has also grabbed the French Open 13 times. Djokovic suffered a major setback ahead of the French Open later this month.
Nadal roar to a fierce start by winning the first set by 7-5. Brilliant skills and gameplay were produced by both the tennis stars. Djokovic came back in the match with his dominating gameplay and outstanding efforts to win the second set by a whopping 6-1 games. Nadal then counter-attacked to win the match and the third set by 6-3.
Nadal’s win however didn’t make many changes for him in the ATP rankings that were released yesterday. Nadal still stayed 3rd on the table and Djokovic continued to conquer his No. 1 position. The match on clay surface at the Centre Court in Rome just didn’t help Djokovic to win the Italian Open Title, being in his best forms of the career.
On the second place in the ATP Rankings comes Daniil Medvedev. Despite having an early exit in the second round of the Italian Open due to an injury, Medvedev still managed to hold his position. The United States is currently suffering in the rankings as no player from the country lies in the Top 30 of the latest rankings. The lone No. 30 from US Taylor Fritz dropped to 32nd Place.
Here are the Top 10 Rankings of Men’s in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday:
- Novak Djokovic
- Daniil Medvedev
- Rafael Nadal
- Dominic Thiem
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Alexander Zverev
- Andrey Rublev
- Roger Federer
- Diego Schwartzman
- Matteo Berrettini