Rafael Nadal set to rise over 200 spots in huge ATP Ranking rise after Madrid Open

Sunday, 05 May 2024 at 22:30
Rafael Nadal is set for a significant rise in the ATP Ranking after his participation in the Madrid Open, where he had a string of victories before his elimination in the round of 16 of the tournament against Czech player Jiri Lehecka. The Spanish player will advance more than 200 positions in the ranking with the Rome Open as his next challenge.
Although the 22-time Grand Slam champion didn't perform up to his usual standards in Madrid, where he has won the title on 5 occasions, Nadal had his best weeks on the Tour since 2022 and continues to gain momentum ahead of the upcoming challenges in the Rome Open and French Open.

Notable ranking rise for Nadal

Nadal can take away several positives from his time in Madrid. The Spanish player secured three consecutive victories, something he hadn't achieved since the 2022 US Open, including his first win against a top-15 opponent since the 2022 ATP Finals.
Nadal played his final Madrid Open and bids farewell with a record of 59-15 and titles in 2005, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2017.
In the first round, he defeated teenage player Darwin Blanch (6-1, 6-0) and then avenged his loss to Alex De Minaur (7-6, 6-3), who had defeated Nadal days earlier in the Barcelona Open. The third round saw him pushed to a third set against Argentine player Pedro Cachin (6-1, 5-7, 6-3), before ultimately being eliminated by the 30th seed Jiri Lehecka.
With his round of 16 appearance in the Masters 1000 event, Nadal earns 100 points, allowing him to advance 207 positions in the ATP Ranking and become the world No. 305 starting from Monday. Even a first-round defeat in the upcoming Rome Open would see him return to the top 300.

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