Medvedev continues to climb, Nadal retreats

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Winner of his third tournament in three weeks, Daniil Medvedev continues his rise in the standings, to find himself sixth. On the other hand, Rafael Nadal continues to fall and his place in the Top 10 is hanging by a thread.

He left the ATP Top 6 on November 14. Less than four months later, Daniil Medvedev is again 6th in the world. The Russian is walking on water at the end of winter, and he won the ATP 500 tournament in Dubai this Saturday, a week after winning the ATP 250 in Doha and two weeks after winning the ATP 500 in Rotterdam. . Here he is rewarded on Monday with a place won, overtaking the one he beat in the final, his compatriot Andrey Rublev.

The Top 5, however, has not changed. Beaten in the semi-finals in Dubai, Novak Djokovic garnered 180 points, which allows him to count 380 ahead of Carlos Alcaraz. But as usual, the month of March could change everything in the rankings, with the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami. The Serb, absent last year in the United States because he is not vaccinated against covid, will also be out of California this year (for the same reason) and his presence in Florida seems unlikely. It should therefore have the same number of points in a month.

Soon twelve French people in the Top 100?

Carlos Alcaraz, on the other hand, has 1,360 points to defend in March, but it remains to be seen in his physical condition. The next three in the standings, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud and Taylor Fritz have 135, 645 and 1090 points to defend respectively. This could therefore cause some upheaval. One thing is certain, in a month Rafael Nadal will no longer be in the Top 10.

Ninth on Monday, the Spaniard will lose 600 points from his final in Indian Wells, with no hope of regaining them since he will not return until April. On the French side, there are nine of them in the Top 100, but three other players knock on the door: Hugo Gaston (106th, who will play the Challenger tournament in Santiago de Chile this week), Luca Van Assche (110th, winner of the Challenger in Pau and who won his best ranking) and Arthur Fils (111th).

Ranking as of Monday, March 6, 2023
1- Novak Djokovic (SER) 7,160 points
2- Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 6,780
3- Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5,805
4- Casper Ruud (NOR) 5,560
5- Taylor Fritz (USA) 3,795
6- Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 3,775 (+1)
7- Andrey Rublev (RUS) 3,660 (-1)
8- Holger Rune (DAN) 3,221 (+2)
9- Rafael Nadal (ESP) 3,315 (-1)
10- Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3,245 (-1)

43- Richard Gasquet (FRA) 955
45- Benjamin Bonzi (FRA) 944
62- Constant Lestienne (FRA) 821 (-6)
65- Gregoire Barrere (FRA) 799 (-5)
68- Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 791 (-4)
69- Corentin Moutet (FRA) 780 (-4)
72- Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) 737
77- Ugo Humbert (FRA) 678 (+12)
81- Quentin Halys (FRA) 661 (-8)

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