Thanks to the victory obtained in the ATP 500 in Barcelona, Rafael Nadal once again established himself as No. 2 in the world ranking, having only Novak Djokovic above.
The Spanish had lost the place after not having a good start during 2021. In addition to that situation, his immediate pursuer, Daniil Medvedev, won the Marseille tournament while the Spanish decided not to participate in Acapulco, so he had dropped one position in the ranking.
But with this triumph in Barcelona, added to the loss of Medvedev in Monte-Carlo for testing positive for Covid-19 and having only reached the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 in Miami, they allowed the Spanish to regain that privileged place . This second place will continue to be in dispute since the Spanish adds 9,810 points while the Muscovite remains with 9,700.