For the first time since 2017, Rafael Nadal will drop out of the ATP’s Top 3. The Spaniard, who lost in the round of 16 at the Citi Open on Thursday evening, will be surpassed by Stefanos Tsitsipas in Monday’s ATP rankings, the Greek star becoming the 13th active player to reach the top three.
Tsitsipas, the first Greek ever to reach this high in the rankings, will join a list of active player that have claimed a Top-3 ranking, which includes Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro, Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem, Milos Raonic, Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev
Tsitsipas made hit Top-5 debut on March 8, 2021, then hit No.4 after his run to the Roland-Garros final, on June 14.
The first official ATP rankings were published on August 23, 1973, while the official WTA rankings began the week of November 3, 1975.