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Latest ATP Rankings 10 June 2019 - Rafael Nadal cements No. 2 status after winning 12th French Open title

Andrew Hendrie in ATP Ranking 10 Jun 2019
  • Latest ATP rankings
  • Nadal stays at No. 2 after winning 12th Roland Garros title
  • Khachanov and Fognini make top 10 debuts
  • Wawrinka returns to top 20
Rafael Nadal with Rod Laver (PA Images)

Rafael Nadal remains at No. 2 in the latest ATP rankings after winning an unprecedented 12th Roland Garros title on Sunday.

In yet another unstoppable and relentless display of clay-court tennis, Rafael Nadal conquered Dominic Thiem in four sets to claim a record 12th French Open title in Paris on Sunday. Nadal and Thiem traded the opening two sets after some spellbinding and energy-sapping tennis that was arguably better than anything we’ve seen all season, but the Austrian simply couldn’t maintain the level and intensity to hang with Nadal any longer, with the Spaniard racing away with the match as he dropped just two more games and completed a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory after three hours and one minute.

Nadal’s Grand Slam count rises to 18 with the victory, with 12 of those coming at Roland Garros. He’s now just two majors behind Roger Federer’s record of 20.

"It is truly incredible. I cannot explain it," Nadal said. "Being able, at this time in my career, to get another victory is obviously a great satisfaction and a great happiness. I thank all the people who support me, my family, my team for their great support, which I need, which is necessary for me.”

Nadal is the first player to win a single tournament on 12 occasions - he was also the first to win 10 and 11 - while he improves his staggering Roland Garros record to 93-2. The King of Clay is also 118-2 lifetime on the surface in best-of-five matches.



At 33 years of age, Nadal is the third-oldest Roland Garros champion, behind only 34-year-old Andres Gimeno (1972) and 33-year-old Ken Rosewall (1968). Courtesy of his win, players aged 30 and older have now won the last 11 straight slams.

Nadal also joins Stefanos Tsitsipas at the top of the leaderboard for most match wins in 2019 and moves ahead in the ATP Race to London with 5,505 points. He remains No. 2 in the latest ATP rankings because as he successfully defended his title, Nadal didn’t actually accumulate any new ranking points. Novak Djokovic, who’s 26-match winning streak was snapped by Thiem in the semi-finals, remains World No. 1 and has a 4,770-point lead over Nadal.

Roger Federer stays at No. 3 after making the French Open semi-finals in his first appearance at the tournament in four years, while Thiem also remains at No. 4 after finishing runner-up for the second year in a row.

Karen Khachanov and Fabio Fognini each make their top 10 debuts at No. 9 and No. 10 respectively. Khachanov made his first major quarter-final at Roland Garros, while Fognini - who reached the R16 - is only the third Italian man in history to rank in the top 10 and the first since Corrado Barazzutti in 1979.

Stan Wawrinka returns to the top 20 for the first time in nearly two years after advancing to the quarter-finals, while Benoit Paire is back into the top 30 after reaching the fourth round. Last year’s semi-finalist Marco Cecchinato suffered a big fall after bowing out in the opening round, dropping 20 spots to No. 39.

There’s no rest for the wicked this week as the grass season officially gets underway - No. 5 Alexander Zverev and No. 9 Khachanov headline the Mercedes Open in Stuttgart, while No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas leads the field in s-Hertogenbosch.

Latest ATP Rankings, Monday June 10


1. Novak Djokovic
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Roger Federer
4. Dominic Thiem
5. Alexander Zverev 
6. Stefanos Tsitsipas
7. Kei Nishikori
8. Kevin Anderson
9. Karen Khachanov (+2)
10. Fabio Fognini (+2)
11. John Isner (-1)
12. Juan Martin del Potro (-3)
13. Daniil Medvedev (+1)
14. Borna Coric (+1)
15. Marin Cilic (-2)
16. Gael Monfils
17. Nikoloz Basilashvili
18. Milos Raonic
19. Stan Wawrinka (+9)
20. Roberto Bautista Agut (+1)


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