PARIS, May 17: Rafael Nadal remained third in the ATP rankings published on Monday despite seeing off Novak Djokovic to win a 10th Italian Open title at the weekend.
Spaniard Nadal set down a key marker on Sunday, two weeks out from the defence of his Roland Garros crown with a 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 over Djokovic, who stays top of the rankings.
Nadal, a 13-time French Open winner, is also behind Daniil Medvedev, who suffered a second round exit in Rome to continue his struggles on clay.
The United States enters its second week without a player in the top 30, with Taylor Fritz dropping a place down to 32nd.
Fritz’s compatriot Reilly Opelka has moved up 12 places to 35th. (AFP)
ATP top 20 on Monday (changes in brackets):
- Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11063 points
- Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 9793
- Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9630
- Dominic Thiem (AUT) 8445
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 7430
- Alexander Zverev (GER) 7115
- Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6090
- Roger Federer (SUI) 5605
- Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3958
- Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 3465
- Roberto Bautista (ESP) 3215
- Pablo Carreno (ESP) 3085
- David Goffin (BEL) 2875
- Gael Monfils (FRA) 2703 (+1)
- Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2675 (-1)
- Milos Raonic (CAN) 2518 (+4)
- Jannik Sinner (ITA) 2500 (+1)
- Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 2498 (+1)
- Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 2498 (+2)
- Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2496 (-3)