BARCELONA, 16 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal has dropped to fifth position in the ATP ranking after falling in the round of 16 of the Rome tournament, while Carlos Alcaraz remains sixth and Pablo Carreño gains a position and rises to seventeenth place in the world ranking.
Nadal, after losing to the Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the round of 16 of the Rome tournament, the fifth Masters 1,000 of the season, lost 910 points and dropped from fourth to fifth place, so now he could come across number 1, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, in quarters of Roland Garros.
Nadal, hampered by his chronic foot injury, will have to try to regain strength before facing the French Grand Slam, of which he is the king with thirteen victories. Of course, this fifth place complicates the main draw and could see them with the Serbian, current champion of the tournament.