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Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev Lead 5-Means Battle For No. 1 At US Open | ATP Tour


Daniil Medvedev enters the US Open because the No. 1 participant within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings however there shall be fireworks at Flushing Meadows, the place 5 gamers have an opportunity to say the highest spot.

When gamers subsequent Monday drop their 2021 US Open factors, Nadal shall be in pole place to recapture World No. 1 for the primary time since 2 February 2020. Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud want deep runs to problem him.

Since Nadal didn’t compete final yr in New York, he’s not defending any factors. When 2021 champion Medvedev drops the two,000 factors he’s defending, Nadal shall be No. 1 within the Pepperstone ATP Dwell Rankings with 5,630 factors. 

Pepperstone ATP Dwell Rankings Factors (as of 29 August)

*Zverev isn’t competing within the US Open as a consequence of an ankle harm
The 36-year-old lefty may have a 590-point lead over Alexander Zverev, who doesn’t have an opportunity to say No. 1 as a result of he’s not competing on the US Open as a consequence of an ankle harm. Medvedev, who has held World No. 1 for the reason that week of 13 June, shall be 745 factors behind. 

Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Alcaraz and Ruud will all must not less than attain the US Open last to have a possibility to go away New York as World No. 1.

Tsitsipas shall be assured after reaching the Western & Southern Open last. Nevertheless, the Greek has not moved previous the third spherical at Flushing Meadows in 4 earlier appearances.

Alcaraz, who defeated Tsitsipas eventually yr’s US Open en path to the quarter-finals, has an opportunity to make historical past. If the 19-year-old Spaniard climbs to World No. 1 on 12 September, he’ll grow to be the youngest No. 1 in Pepperstone ATP Rankings historical past, breaking the report Lleyton Hewitt set in November 2001 as a 20-year-old.

Ruud, who has climbed as excessive as World No. 5, can grow to be the primary Norwegian in Pepperstone ATP Rankings historical past to succeed in World No. 1.

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