Rafael Nadal rises from No. 3 to No. 2 this week, his first time in the Top 2 of the ATP rankings since the week of May 3rd, 2021, and his 580th career week in the Top 2—he’s spent 209 career weeks at No. 1, and this is his 371st career week at No. 2.

Despite not playing this past week, Nadal still moves up one spot after Casper Ruud dips down from No. 2 to No. 3. The Norwegian was defending 250 points from winning San Diego at this time last year, but only earned 45 points this past week from reaching the quarterfinals in Seoul—a net loss of 205 points.

Nadal, meanwhile, isn’t dropping any points until January.

And with Carlos Alcaraz currently at No. 1, this is the first time in the history of ATP rankings (since 1973) that Spaniards occupy both of the Top 2 spots.

A few more career-highs of note on the ATP rankings: American No. 1 Taylor Fritz inches up from No. 12 to No. 11, a new career-high and now one step away from the Top 10; Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka jumps from No. 55 to No. 41, surpassing his previous career-high of No. 48, after winning the second ATP title of his career in Seoul; and Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler soars from No. 95 to No. 64, obliterating his previous high of No. 85, after capturing the first ATP title of his career in Sofia.

The biggest rise in the Top 100 of the WTA rankings comes from Mayar Sherif, who jumps from No. 74 to No. 49 after winning the first WTA title of her career at the WTA 250 clay-court event in Parma, Italy, and making history in doing so—she’s the first Egyptian woman ever to win a WTA title, and just the second Arab woman to achieve the feat after Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, who's won three.

580 career weeks in the Top 2 is more than 11 years' worth of weeks as one of the two best tennis players on the planet.

580 career weeks in the Top 2 is more than 11 years' worth of weeks as one of the two best tennis players on the planet.


There’s also some big news in doubles this week, as American Rajeev Ram rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on the ATP doubles rankings, just a few weeks after winning the third Grand Slam men’s doubles title of his career at the US Open alongside Great Britain’s Joe Salisbury (who slips from No. 1 to No. 2 this week).

Ram is the 57th player to reach No. 1 in ATP doubles rankings history (since 1976) and the 19th American man to achieve the feat, after John McEnroe, Stan Smith, Peter Fleming, Robert Seguso, Ken Flach, Jim Grabb, Jim Pugh, Rick Leach, David Pate, Kelly Jones, Richey Reneberg, Patrick Galbraith, Jonathan Stark, Jared Palmer, Alex O’Brien, Donald Johnson and, most recently, the Bryan brothers.

And at 38, Ram is also the oldest first-time No. 1 in ATP doubles rankings history.

“I certainly appreciate that now because I feel like it shows the fact that you can wait long,” Ram told “As long as you’re resilient [and] persistent, things can happen, even much later. Everyone is on their own path and maybe it’s even a little sweeter if it takes a little bit longer.”

Ram’s three career Grand Slam men’s doubles titles have all come alongside Salisbury, at the Australian Open in 2020 and at back-to-back US Opens in 2021 and 2022. He also has two career Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, both with Barbora Krejcikova and both at the Australian Open, in 2019 and 2021.