The Serbian Novak Djokovic, with his 23rd Grand Slam title, finds “his” place of world No.1 on Monday, for a 388th week, in an ATP ranking where another tennis legend, Rafael Nadal, disappears from the Top 100.
Since turning professional in 2003, 36-year-old “Nole” has held the position of best player in the world for more than seven cumulative years, breaking in February the record, men and women combined, held by the German Steffi Graff (377 weeks).
If Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal no longer challenge him for the throne, it is the young Spanish prodigy Carlos Alcaraz who now disputes his place as world number one. As such, the Serb progresses by two ranks and benefits in the new classification from his victory in the semi-final on Friday against the Murcian, who falls to 2nd place, but also from the early elimination of Daniil Medvedev.
Again defeated in the final of a Grand Slam, like last year Porte d’Auteuil, the Norwegian Casper Ruud narrowly retains his 4th place, with only 40 points ahead of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (5th).
Very far from these heights, the tumble was expected but remains dizzying: winner a year ago of his 22nd Grand Slam title, the 14th at Roland-Garros, Rafael Nadal pays his package through injury and loses 121 places. The Mallorcan is now 136th and this fall is set to continue given the duration of his unavailability (several months).
. ATP Ranking as of June 12:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7595 pts (+2)
2. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 7175 (-1)
3. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 6100 (-1)
4. Casper Ruud (NOR) 4960
5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4920
6. Holger Rune (DEN) 4375
7. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 4000
8. Taylor Fritz (USA) 3515
9. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3300
10. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 3125 (+1)
11. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 2850 (-1)
12. Frances Tiafoe (USA) 2835
13. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 2565
14. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 2435
15. Borna Coric (CRO) 2430 (+1)
16. Tommy Paul (USA) 2205 (+1)
17. Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) 2095 (+1)
18. Alex De Minaur (AUS) 1905 (+1)
19. Pablo Carreno (ESP) 1730 (+2)
20. Francisco Cerundolo (ARG) 1655 (+3)
136. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 445 (-121)