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Rafael Nadal Drops Out Of High 5 As Spanish Teenager Carlos Alcaraz Soars In ATP Rankings

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Rafael Nadal has not performed since shedding to Novak Djokovic within the French Open semi-finals.© AFP

Former world primary Rafael Nadal dropped out of the highest 5 within the ATP rankings launched Monday whereas Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz, seen by many to be his compatriot’s successor, soared 17 locations to 38. Nadal has not performed since shedding to Novak Djokovic within the French Open semi-finals as a consequence of a foot damage and now sits sixth within the rankings. Djokovic comfortably retains the primary spot regardless of his defeat to second-ranked Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s US Open ultimate.

Medvedev’s predecessor as US Open champion, Dominic Thiem, is one other to slip down the rankings, from six to eight, as a wrist damage prevented him defending his title in New York.

Alcaraz shone on the US Open the place he confirmed he’s prone to be a power to be reckoned with, turning into the youngest US Open males’s quarter-finalist in 58 years however a thigh damage introduced his run to an finish and he retired from the last-eight conflict with Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Auger-Aliassime climbs 4 spots to eleventh whereas there are eye-catching rises for 2 others who carried out above expectations by reaching the quarter-finals of the ultimate Grand Slam of the 12 months — South African Lloyd Harris positive factors 15 locations to lie in thirty first spot and Dutch qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp strikes up 55 spots to 62nd.

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