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Latest ATP Rankings 12 August 2019: Nadal holds on to No. 2 spot following Montreal success as Medvedev reaches new career-high

Leye Aduloju in ATP Ranking 12 Aug 2019
  • Latest ATP rankings
  • Nadal stays at No. 2 after Montreal success
  • New Russian No. 1, Medvedev up to a new career-high ranking
Rafael Nadal (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire)

Rafael Nadal remains at No. 2 in the world rankings after winning the Rogers Cup on Sunday, while beaten finalist, Daniil Medvedev rises to a new career-high ranking to No. 8 to become the Russian No. 1.

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Heading into the Rogers Cup, Nadal needed at least a runner-up finish to retain his world No. 2 ranking, with great Roger Federer poised to overtake the Spaniard should he fail in that quest, but Nadal not only made the final, but he also produced a tremendous performance in the championship match to beat Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-0 to claim a record-extending Masters 1000 title.

It was also the first time in Nadal’s career that he had successfully defended a hard court title, backing up his title run in Toronto last year, when he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final with another brilliant outing in Montreal. The 33-year-old now has five Rogers Cup title, one less than Ivan Lendl record haul of six titles.

While Nadal added a 35th Masters 1000 title to his collection, Daniil Medvedev reached his first final at this level after decimating the bottom half of the Montreal draw. Medvedev scythed through Kyle Edmund, Cristian Garin, Dominic Thiem and Karen Khachanov to make the final, but he was no match for Nadal on Sunday, as he spared just three games by the ruthless Spaniard in the first meeting between the two.

Medvedev is now 1-3 in finals this year, with his sole title coming in Sofia. He has lost finals in Brisbane, Barcelona and now Montreal. Still, it was still a wonderful week for the Russian in Canada, and he has been rewarded with a new career-high ranking of No. 8. He also swaps position with Khachanov to become Russia’s No. 1 men’s tennis player.

Elsewhere, the top four remains unchanged, with Novak Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Thiem occupying those premier positions, while Kei Nishikori is back into the top five for the first time since April 2017 despite suffering a second-round loss to Richard in Montreal. Alexander Zverev gains one spot to move to No. 6, while Fabio Fognini re-enters the top 10 following his quarter final run in Montreal. The man to make way is Kevin Anderson, who drops four spots to No. 14 after failing to defend semi-final points from last season. The South African, who has not played since Wimbledon, pulled out of the Rogers Cup as his injury woes continued.

Gael Monfils is the biggest mover in the top 20 as he climbs five positions to No. 15 after reaching the semi-finals in Montreal.

The Brits are also on the rise this week: Kyle Edmund re-enters the top 30, moving up three spots to No. 30 in the world, while Daniel Evans is up nine places to No. 44 in the world after coming through the qualifying rounds to reach the main draw, where he defeated Alex De Minaur in the first round before losing to eventual champion, Nadal in a tight second-round contest. Evans is at his highest ranking since April 2017, and he’s just three spots shy of his personal best position of No. 41.

Grigor Dimitrov took the biggest tumble in the top 100, as he fell 20 places to No. 74 following his first round loss to Stan Wawrinka, while American, Frances Tiafoe also took a hit, dropping ten spots to No. 52 in the world.

There will be move movement in the coming week with the best players in the world gathering in Cincinnati for the second of this pre-US Open hard-court Masters 1000 double-header.

Latest ATP Rankings, Monday August 12


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


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Latest ATP Rankings 12 August 2019: Nadal holds on to No. 2 spot following Montreal success as Medvedev reaches new career-high

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