Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud battle for No 1 spot at US Open 2022

Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas: Not only is the US Open trophy on the line at Flushing Meadows this year, but five players will also be competing for the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings.


Defending champion Flushing Meadows Daniil Medvedev is currently in the driver’s seat as he sits atop the rankings, but after Flushing Meadows, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas or Casper Rudd could take over.

Current ATP Rankings

1. Daniil Medvedev6,885
2. Alexander Zverev5,760
3. Rafael Nadal5,630
4. Carlos Alcaraz5,190
5. Stefanos Tsitsipas4,890
6. Novak Djokovic4,770
7. Casper Ruud4,695

Medvedev will start the year’s final Grand Slam as world No 1, but 2021 US Open points will be out of the rankings next Monday (August 29), meaning the 26-year-old has dropped 2,000 points to 4,885. will go Points


Zverev is injured and unable to play at Flushing Meadows, but will also drop points after reaching the semi-finals last year, while last year’s finalist Novak Djokovic is also out of the tournament due to his unvaccinated status.

It means Nadal will go on top next week as the Spaniard has no points to defend after missing the 2021 edition with a foot injury. He will return to the top for the first time since February 2020.

Projected Rankings on August 29

1. Rafael Nadal5,630
2. Alexander Zverev5,040
3. Daniil Medvedev4,885
4. Stefanos Tsitsipas4,800
5. Carlos Alcaraz4,740
6. Casper Ruud4,650

With no points to defend at Flushing Meadows, Nadal will again be the man in the driver’s seat as Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Alcaraz, and Rudd battle it out in the US Open final to oust the top spot at the end of the tournament. I must arrive.

Medvedev has had a mixed run on the North American hard court swing so far as he won the Los Cabos Open, lost in the second round of the Canadian Open, and reached the semifinals of the Western and Southern Open.

Tsitsipas, meanwhile, also lost early in Montreal and finished runner-up in Cincinnati on Sunday while the Greek has yet to exit the US Open in the third round.

Alcaraz has a chance to break Lleyton Hewitt’s record as the youngest world No. 1 since the Australian was 20 when he reached the top spot in November 2001. and reached the quarter-finals of the Western and Southern Open.

French Open runner-up Ruud’s best display in 2020 has been a third-round appearance in Flushing Meadows as he reached the semi-finals of the Canadian Open before losing his opener in Montreal.

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