Nadal said goodbye to Washington and the Top 3


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Nadal said goodbye to Washington and the Top 3

The defeat of Rafael Nadal in the ATP 500 in Washington it will have a double bitter taste for the manacorí. Is that after having lost to Lloyd Harris (50th) by 6-4, 1-6 and 6-4 in the round of 16, in addition to being eliminated from the contest, he made sure to drop a position in the world rankings and leave the World Top 3.

Strange match was for the 35-year-old Spaniard who until the night of August 5 was number three in the world, although officially it will be next Monday. In a match in which at times he took the reins of the game very well and beat his rival, the mistakes, bad luck and the great game of the South African ended up being a lethal combo.

Harris seemed, at times, to play the best tennis of his life and Nadal felt the physical wear of the game he played against Jack Sock of more than three hours and with a pain in the foot that had him to abuse.

After the defeat was consummated, Nadal lost the chance to stay among the top three positions in the world ranking. The manacorí lost 455 points and will be surpassed by Stefanos Tsitsipas, who is thus positioned in the best ranking of his career.

With this result, the Top 3 is left with Novak Djokovic in the lead, followed by Daniil Medvedev and the Athenian. An atypical list if it is taken into account that it does not have two of the three members of the “Big 3” after four years and three months. That time Federer was in fifth place and the Manacorí in fourth.


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