The Big Three are living in a rather different period at the moment, psychologically but also physically. While Roger Federer hung up, as everyone knows, his racket last September, the other two great tennis champions of the twenty-first century are still active, with completely different moods from each other.
Novak Djokovic wrote history on Sunday at the Roland Garros (the Spaniard's second home) by winning his 23rd Grand Slam title and again number one in the ATP ranking. It's history, unfortunately negative, also for Rafael Nadal after the publication of the new world rankings on Monday: in fact, the Spaniard is officially out of the top 100 after losing the 2000 points of the 2022 edition of the French Open.
A goal never seen before: thus interrupting a streak of 1,029 consecutive weeks, in which the Iberian was present, according to the rankings, among the best 100 tennis players in the world. A scenario that hadn't even occurred since 2003: since April 14, 2003, Rafa has always held his own and a certain continuity of results, despite the numerous injuries he has suffered.
Two more tennis players leave the top 100
It has a certain effect to see the number 136 compared to the champion Rafael Nadal. Like him, the Argentine Diego Schwartzman and the American John Isner also left the top 100. The 37-year-old Majorcan will try to recover an optimal physical condition to return to compete in the ATP circuit: his will is to allow himself at least one last year of activity, naturally taking advantage of the protected ranking to participate in tournaments.
?Rafa Nadal ?? abandona el Top100 del ATP Ranking tras 1.029 semanas consecutivas (Men’s Singles).
La última semana sin el tenista de Manacor entre los cien mejores del mundo fue la del 14 de abril de 2003… hace más de 20 años.
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