This is the first time since November 2003 that none of the Big 3 men's singles rankings are in the top two. On Monday, Daniil Medvedev reclaimed the top spot in the ATP rankings, ahead of Alexander Zverev, and Novak Djokovic fell out of the top two for the first time in over four years. The 26-year-old Russian, who was beaten in the final at's-Hertogenbosch on Sunday by Tim van Rijthoven, briefly held the No. 1 slot for two weeks at the end of February and the beginning of March.
However, after Djokovic lost in the quarterfinals of the French Open, where he was the defending champion, Medvedev was able to reclaim the top rank. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Russian and Belarusian players have been forbidden from competing in Wimbledon. The ATP and WTA, on the other hand, will not give ranking points. Zverev moves up to No. 2 for the first time after spending 56 weeks at No. 3 since November 2017. The German, on the other hand, is set to miss time after injuring ligaments in his right ankle in a semi-final match against Nadal at the French Open.
Djokovic's hold on the No. 1 ranking had already been undermined by his exclusion from the Australian Open earlier this year due to Covid restrictions, where he was also the defending champion. It's the first time Djokovic hasn't been in the top two since October 2018. For the first time since November 2003, neither of the Big Three is in the top two spots.
Rafael Nadal, who upset the Serb at Roland Garros and went on to win the tournament for the 14th time, is still in fourth place, only 245 points behind his main competitor. Casper Ruud, who was defeated in the Paris final by Rafael Nadal, has risen to fifth in the world, one spot ahead of Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Following his journey to the final in Stuttgart at the weekend, former World No. 1 Andy Murray gained 21 positions to 48, while Medvedev's conqueror Van Rijthoven soared 99 places from 205 to 106.