Daniil Medvedev moves to No. 2 in rankings; U.S. men tumble


FILE PHOTO: Tennis - ATP Masters 1000 - Madrid Open - Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain - May 5, 2021 Russia's Daniil Medvedev in action during his round of 32 match against Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Russian Daniil Medvedev overtook Rafael Nadal and moved into No. 2 in the ATP rankings on Monday.

And for the first time since the computerized rankings began in August 1973, there is no American man in the top 30.

Novak Djokovic remained No. 1, extending his all-time record to 320 weeks. Medvedev slid in behind him after Spain's Nadal fell to eventual champion Alexander Zverev of Germany in the quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open last week.

A first-round loss in Madrid by Taylor Fritz, the highest-ranked American, dropped him one spot to No. 31 in the rankings. John Isner, who was defeated in the quarterfinals in Spain, climbed five spots to No. 34.

The last American man to be ranked No. 1 was Andy Roddick from Nov. 30, 2003 to Feb. 1, 2004, after he won the 2003 U.S. Open.

In the most recent rankings, Nadal dropped to No. 3, and the next five spots remained unchanged with Austrian Dominic Thiem at No. 4, followed by Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, Zverev, Russian Andrey Rublev and Roger Federer of Switzerland.

Italian Matteo Berrettini and Argentine Diego Schwartzman flipped places, with Berrettini moving from No. 10 to 9 after reaching the Madrid final.

--Field Level Media

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