Playing unsuccessfully in Cincinnati 2019, Federer and Djokovic are penalized, Nadal is the beneficiary of this.
After Cincinnati – the ATP 1,000 ended, there was a series of noticeable changes on the men’s singles tennis standings (ATP). The top 3 positions did not change, however the gap between the top 3 players was significantly shortened. Do Federer – Djokovic did not protect his achievements last year so they were deducted quite a lot of points.
Specifically, world No. 1 player – Djokovic failed to successfully defend the championship (losing in the semi-finals) was deducted 640 points, Federer failed to defend the runner-up position (losing in round 3), losing 510 points. So Rafael Nadal did not play in Cincinnati recently but benefited the most. He is currently less than Nole 3,740 points and 995 points “Express Train”.
The male player who left the biggest mark in the past 2 weeks was Daniil Medvedev (Russia). Becoming the runner-up of the Rogers Cup and winning the Cincinnati championship, the Russian 1m98-tall player rose 5 places in the past week, the first time to rise to No. 5 in the world. With an impressive performance at the moment, the 23-year-old Aries player will be a potential opponent to compete with the top 4 (Thiem, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic).
In the women’s singles rankings (WTA), Cincinnati – Madison Keys (USA) champion rose 8 places to the top 10 in the world. The beautiful player Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) also advanced 2 steps, causing Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) to drop to 7th place. Reaching the second round Cincy to help “Russian Doll” Maria Sharapova increased by 10 places, while Canadian player – Bouchard continued to plunge into the chart.