Cincinnati win lifts Zverev to fourth in ATP rankings | Inquirer Sports

Cincinnati win lifts Zverev to fourth in ATP rankings

/ 08:19 PM August 23, 2021

Alexander Zverev

MASON, OHIO – AUGUST 22: Alexander Zverev of Germany poses with the winner’s trophy after defeating Andrey Rublev of Russia during the final of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 22, 2021 in Mason, Ohio. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by MATTHEW STOCKMAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Alexander Zverev’s victory in the Cincinnati Masters saw the German leapfrog Rafael Nadal to take fourth spot in the new ATP rankings released on Monday.

The 24-year-old, who won Olympic gold in Tokyo, took less than an hour to crush Andrey Rublev 6-2, 6-3 in Cincinnati on Sunday.


The win lifts him to fourth for the first time since May 2019 and shunts Nadal down to fifth.


The Spaniard has struggled with injury to his left foot since his French Open semifinal defeat and announced last week that he would miss the US Open, which starts next week, and end his season with immediate effect.

Defending champion Dominic Thiem and 20-time major winner Roger Federer will also be absent from Flushing Meadows and have also terminated their seasons — they remain sixth and ninth respectively.

The young Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime rose two places to 15th while the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Frenchman Gael Monfils both returned to the top 20.

ATP rankings as of August 23:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,113 pts

2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 9,980


3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 8,350

4. Alexander Zverev (GER) 8,240 (+1)

5. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7,815 (-1)

6. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6,995

7. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6,400

8. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 5,533

9. Roger Federer (SUI) 4,125

10. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 3,580

11. Casper Ruud (NOR) 3,455

12. Pablo Carreño (ESP) 3,325 (+1)

13. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3,128 (-1)

14. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2,980

15. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 2,828 (+2)

16. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 2,750 (-1)

17. Alex De Minaur (AUS) 2,555 (+1)

18. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2,511 (+3)

19. Christian Garin (CHI) 2,510 (+1)

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20. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,503 (+2)


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