Quality jump in duplicate. Two of the young figures of international tennis reached their best position in the ATP world ranking on Monday, since Stefanos Tsitsipas displaced Rafael Nadal and is for the first time No. 3 in the world, while Jannick Sinner, who became champion in Washington, advanced for the first time to the Top 15.
Tsitsipas, 22, who turns 23 this Thursday, took advantage of his clean and jerk this year and this week, punctually, took advantage of the fact that Nadal gave up the 500 points of the 2019 Canadian Open title, Now the units of two ago were removed years, since in the middle the classification for the coronavirus pandemic was frozen.
Thus, Tsitsipas is the first Greek to get on the world ranking podium. The comfortable leader is still Serbian Novak Djokovic, with Russian Daniil Medvedev as guard. With the advance of Tsitsipas, it is the first time in 16 years and two months that in the Top 3 of the ATP there are not two between Djokovic, Nadal, the Swiss Roger Federer and the Scotsman Andy Murray.
On his own, Sinner became the first Italian champion in Washington, achieved his most important title, an ATP 500, and is the youngest ever winner of a competition in that category. With his victory in the American capital, this young man climbed nine places and jumped from 24th to 15th place on the list.
So far, Sinner had ranked 17th best. Next Monday, the 16th, the Italian will turn 20 and aims to climb further at the Masters 1000 in Toronto and Cincinnati and then at the US Open.
American Jenson Brooksby, a 20-year-old semifinalist in Washington, climbed 20 places and made it to the top 100 for the first time, being 97th on the world list.
Among Latin Americans, Argentine Diego Schwartzman remained the leader, ranked No. 14. His closest follower is the Chilean Cristian Garin, who dropped one place and is No. 20.
For his part, Argentine Guido Pella fell 17 places to 102nd, thus leaving the Top 100 ATP for the first time in four years.
ATP WORLD RANKING:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) (=) 12,113 points
2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) (=) 9,643
3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) (+1) 8.115
4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) (-1) 7,315
5. Alexander Zverev (GER) (=) 7.183
6. Dominic Thiem (AUT) (=) 6,915
7. Andrey Rublev (RUS) (=) 6.005
8. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) (=) 5,533
9. Roger Federer (SUI) (=) 4.215
10. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) (=) 3,625
THE LATIN AMERICANS IN THE TOP 100:
14. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) (=) 2,913
20. Cristian Garin (CHI) (-1) 2.475
47. Federico Delbonis (ARG) (=) 1.407
65. Federicio Coria (ARG) (-2) 1,054
81. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) (+1) 916
93. Thiago Monteiro (BRA) (=) 829
100. Pablo Cuevas (URU) (-1) 807