Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem, the main absentees from the US Open 2021, lost positions in the ATP rankings, respectively one and two places. Thus, the Spanish left the top 5 of the ranking for the first in four years, it had not happened since April 2017.
While Carlos Alcaraz rose 17 places after being a quarterfinalist in New York. At 18 years old, the young Spaniard, a sensation of the US Open, who fell in the quarterfinals due to an injury that forced him to leave, got into the Top 40, in position 38 of the world hierarchy
Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, who reached the semifinals, climbed four places (11th) and stayed in the Top 10. Nadal, injured in the foot and who ended his 2021 season, leaves the Top 5 (6th) while Austrian Thiem, winner last year in New York but absent this year due to a wrist injury, is now eighth.
The top of the world rankings remains unchanged, as Russian Daniil Medvedev’s victory at the US Open has continued to leave him in second place, still far from his rival in the final, world number one Novak Djokovic.
Among the promotions stand out those of the American Grand Slam quarter-finalists, the Dutch Botic van de Zandschulp, who left the qualifications and who rose 55 places to be now 62nd in the world, and the South African Lloyd Harris, who rises 15 places, remaining close to the Top 30 (31st, eight points behind Belgian David Goffin, 30th).
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