Rafael Nadal has failed to defend the title at the US Open, retiring in the semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro with a knee injury, but he is still world number 1, spending his 189th week at the top of the ATP rankings. Roger Federer couldn't make the ground to the Spaniard, losing in the fourth round to John Millman and standing almost 2000 points behind Nadal.
On the other hand, Novak Djokovic has been on the roll in recent months and after winning Wimbledon, Cincinnati and the US Open he is just 455 points behind Roger Federer, cracking the Top 3 for the first time since May last year.
In addition, Nadal, Federer and Djokovic have forged the Top 3 for the first time since March 2015! US Open finalist Juan Martin del Potro has fallen to 4th despite winning more points in New York than in 2017 but he is now 1100 points clear of Alexander Zverev who had another poor run in Majors to leave the Top 4 for the first time since March.
The US Open quarter-finalist Marin Cilic has gained one position and he is now 1000 points clear of Grigor Dimitrov who moved to 7th despite another early exit at the US Open. Dominic Thiem is 8th following that epic quarter-final loss to Nadal and they have all passed the last year's US Open finalist Kevin Anderson who fell to the 9th spot, just ahead of John Isner and David Goffin.
The US Open semi-finalist Kei Nishikori is back inside the Top 12 for the first time in a year but he is 1000 points behind Goffin, having a lot of work to be done if he wants to reach the Top 10 again. For the first time since April, we find Milos Raonic in the Top 20 while John Millman, Joao Sousa and Denis Istomin top the biggest movers in the Top 60, followed by Genova Challenger champion Lorenzo Sonego who is in the Top 100 for the first time.
The young Pole Hubert Hurkacz cracks the Top 100 for the first time and we have Stan Wawrinka back in the elite group for the first time since May. Top 20 ATP rankings list:
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