World rankings: Hüsler and Grabher celebrate career highs, Nadal slips back to second place
The Swiss Marc-Andrea Hüsler and the Austrian Julia Grabher took new top places in the rankings this week. Little is happening at the top - only Rafael Nadal has reason to be happy.
by Florian Goosmann
last edit: Oct 03, 2022, 10:18 am
The tournament victories of Marc-Andrea Hüsler and Julia Grabher both have great effects on the world ranking position: Hüsler celebrated his first ATP tournament success on Sunday in Sofia - the reward for the Swiss: a rise of 31 places to rank 64, as high as never. The 26-year-old is currently number 1 in Switzerland for men anyway.
And Julia Grabher: With her triumph at the ITF tournament in San Sebastian , she made up 17 places and is now in 85th place - also higher than ever before!
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Alcaraz and Nadal: For the first time two Spaniards at the front
Otherwise there are few jumps, especially at the top of the rankings.
In the men's category, Carlos Alcaraz is still at the top, Rafael Nadal slips to second place because Casper Ruud was unable to defend his points from the victory in Sofia last year. It is the first time since 2000 that two compatriots occupy the first two positions in the ranking (at that time it was Agassi and Sampras); the first time ever that these come from Spain.
Marin Cilic is slowly climbing back into familiar spheres and is 14th thanks to his final in Tel Aviv. Yoshiito Nishioka creates a new top performance, he is 41st thanks to his victory in Seoul.
Best Germans: Alexander Zverev (5th), Oscar Otte (55th), Daniel Altmaier (98th).
Best Austrians: Jurij Rodionov (135th), Filip Misolic (138th), Dennis Novak (140th), Dominic Thiem (162nd), Sebastian Ofner (186th)
Mayar Sharif with a big jump
In the women's category, Iga Swiatek is the lone leader, with 10,180 points she has more than twice as many as Ons Jabeur with 4,885 points. Thanks to the Tallinn final, Anett Kontaveit makes up one place and is third. Mayar Sharif makes the biggest jump in the top 100: Thanks to her tournament success in Parma, she climbs 25 places and is number 49.
Best Germans: Tatjana Maria (69th) ahead of Angelique Kerber (70th), Jule Niemeier (72nd) and Tamara Korpatsch (98th).
Best Swiss women: Belinda Bencic (14th), Jil Teichmann (36th), Viktorija Golubic (80th)