Spain reigns supreme in men’s tennis with Carlos Alcaraz is ranked No. 1 in the ATP rankings released on Monday along with his compatriot Rafael Nadal going back up for a second.

Nadal, 36, benefited from Casper Ruud’s quarter-final run in Seoul, where he was the top seed, to see off the Norwegian.

Novak Djokovic, winner of his third tournament of the season in Tel Aviv, remains seventh but gains 250 valuable points in the race to reach the ATP Finals in Turin, his end-of-season goal.

The Serbian was competing in his first singles tournament in Israel since winning his seventh Wimbledon crown in July and could still earn points at this week’s ATP event in Astana.

Croatia’s Marin Cilic moved up two places from 16th to 14th by reaching the final in Tel Aviv.

ATP Rating:

1. Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) 6740 points

2. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 5810 (+1)

3. Kasper Ruud (Norway) 5645 (-1)

4. Daniil Medvedev 5065

5. Alexander Zverov (GER) 5040

6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4810

7. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3820

8. Cameron Norrie (Great Britain) 3445

9. Andrei Rublev 3345

10. Hubert Gurkach (Poland) 3175 (+1)

11. Taylor Fritz (USA) 3055 (+1)

12. Yannick Sinner (ITA) 3040 (-2)

13. Felix Auger-Aliasim (Canada) 2950

14. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 2495 (+2)

15. Pablo Correño Busta (Spain) 2360 (-1)

16. Matteo Berretini (ITA) 2360 (-1)

17. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2110

18. Karen Khachanov, 1990

19. Frances Tiafoe (USA) 1940

20. Nick Kyrgios (Australia) 1780

Svyontek maintains a strong lead in the WTA ranking

Pole Igo Swiontek maintained her comfortable lead as world number one as Annette Kontaveit moved into third position thanks to her runner-up finish last weekend, the WTA said on Monday.

US Open champion Swiontek, 21, will make his first appearance since winning a Grand Slam this month at Flushing Meadows when he plays in Ostrava this week.

Swiontek also won the French Open this year and still has almost twice as many points as Tunisia’s Ons Jaber, whom she beat in the final in New York to finish second.

Estonia’s Kantaveit swapped places with Spain’s Paula Badosa despite losing in Sunday’s Tallinn Open final.

Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova, banned from playing under her country’s name and flag after the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, climbed to a career-high 12th despite not playing since September 24.

Mayar Sherif jumped from 74th to 49th after becoming the first Egyptian woman to win a WTA Tour title after winning in Parma on Saturday.

Sherif overtook the Greek Maria Sakari, who keeps the sixth place.

The final WTA tournament, which ends the season, will be held from October 31 to November 7 in Texas, where the top eight players qualify.

In addition to the tournament in the Czech Republic, there will be a tournament in Monastir, Tunisia this week.

WTA rating:

1. Igo Svyontek (POL) 10180 points

2. Ons Jaber (TUN) 4885

3. Annette Contaveit (EST) 4010

4. Paul Badosa (Spain) 3934

5. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) – 3470

6. Jessica Pegula (USA) 3447

7. Maria Sakari (GRE) 3355

8. Corey Gauff (USA) 3,047

9. Simona Halep (Rome) 3025

10. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 2,930

11. Daria Kasatkina (Russia) – 2,895

12. Veronika Kudermetova (Russia) – 2,561

13. Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain) 2406

14. Belinda Bencic (Sweden) 2305

15. Beatrice Haddad Maya (BRA) 2295

16. Elena Ostapenko (LAT) 2271

17. Madison Keys (USA) 2,248

18. Daniel Collins (USA) 2177

19. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 2061

20. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 2,003

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