These guys don’t get tired Rafa Nadal and Carlos Alcars continue to expand their history and, for the first time in our country, two Spanish players lead the ATP rankings. This is how the ATP made it official on Monday 3 October, with Murcian and the Balearic Islands in first and second places respectively.
This, in fact, has been known since last Friday, September 30, when Casper Rudd lost in the quarterfinals of the Seoul Championship to Yoshihito Nishioka.
For the first time in history, two Spaniards lead the standings: Carlos Alcaraz and Rafa Nadal. Murcian holds the top spot for the fourth straight week, which has passed since he won the US Open.
Alcaraz leads with 6,740 points that he will try to increase this week, as he is participating in the Nur-Sultan Championship. It’s just behind number 1, where the main ranking change is happening this week.
Rafa Nadal takes advantage of Rudd’s defeat, who lost 205 points, and chases him for second place in the standings. With 5810, the Spaniard is back in the top 2 for the first time since May 3, 2021.
Thus, Kasper Rudd drops to third in a table where Novak Djokovic has 250 points after winning Sunday in Tel Aviv. The Serbian is the seventh. Hubert Hurkacz moves up to 10th and Taylor Fritz to 11th in the Top 10 which Jannik Sinner is out of.
But the main picture is given in these first two positions. Never before in history have two Spaniards led the rankings. In fact, the last time two tennis players from the same country took over the rankings was on August 7, 2000, with André Agassi in charge and Pete Sampras as his coach on the American field. See you on Monday. Alcaraz and Nadal are now in charge for Spanish tennis to dominate the circuit by all means.