Rafael Nadal overtakes Djokovic to be world no.1 in the year to date rankings

Rafa is putting pressure to Djokovic on his world no.1 ambitions

Nadal and Djokovic

Rafael Nadal keeps on marching steadily in 2019 after a tricky start of the season.

The Spaniard looked lost after he had to concede a walk over to Roger Federer ahead of their semifinal in Indian Wells. Later, the Spaniard had to skip Miami and then he wasn’t able to win the title In Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, and Madrid which is a rarity for the King of Clay.

However, Rafa managed to find the solution soon after to win Rome and the Roland Garros before reaching the semifinal in Wimbledon. Nadal had a great run also in Montreal where he won the final after disintegrating Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-0.

Nadal world no.1 in the year to date rankings

After his last run in Canada, Rafa gained 1000pts to overtake Novak Djokovic as the leader of the year to date rankings by 500 points (7225 vs. 6725).

Even if Rafa is leading the year to date rankings, Novak Djokovic is still in firm command of the “normal rankings” with 12,325 points vs. Nadal’s 7,945.

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