Nadal drops to No. 10 in ATP rankings; Djovokic, Serena Williams still No. 1
Nine-time French Open and 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal is No. 10 in the latest ATP rankings released Monday, marking his lowest spot in 10 years.
Nadal lost in the quarterfinals of the French Open to Novak Djokovic, who maintained his hold on the No. 1 spot. Djovokic has been No. 1 since July 7, 2014, a span of 49 consecutive weeks at the top.
Nadal fell three places to No. 10, his lowest ranking since April 2005, while this year’s French Open champion Stan Wawrinka rose five spots to No. 4.
Roger Federer was No. 2, Andy Murray came in at No. 3 and Kei Nishikori rounded out the top five.
Serena Williams, who won her third French Open championship and 20th Grand Slam title overall, maintained her top spot in the WTA rankings. Williams has been No. 1 for 121 straight weeks.
Lucie Safarova, the runner-up at the French Open moved to a career-best No. 7 after reaching her first Grand Slam final. Petra Kvitova rose two places to No. 2, while Simona Halep remained at No. 3, and Caroline Wozniacki at No. 5.
Maria Sharapova, who was the defending French Open champion before losing to Safarova in the fourth round, fell two spots to No. 4.
Timea Bacsinszky, who lost to Williams in the semifinals, climbed nine spots to a career-high No. 15.
- Scooby Axson