For the first time since 2014, French Open Champion Rafael Nadal will return to top of the men’s Tennis ranking.
Roger Federer’s withdrawal from the Cinccinati Masters means Nadal will be the new world number next week Monday. Federer is the only man who could have prevented Nadal’s return to the top but the 19-time Grand Slam winner confirmed his withdrawal after getting injured in Sunday’s Rogers Cup defeat to Alexander Zverev.
British man, Andy Murray also pulled out of the Cincinnati Masters last week due to a hip injury.
Rafael Nadal will be the new world number one from next Monday after Roger Federer withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters with a back injury.
The Swiss 19-time Grand Slam winner was the only player who could have denied Spain’s Nadal taking the top spot in the rankings from Andy Murray.
Federer was injured in Sunday’s Rogers Cup final defeat by Alexander Zverev.
Briton, Andy Murray pulled out of Cincinnati last week as he continues to recover from a hip injury.
Top seeds Kei Nishikori, Marin Cilic are also not available for the tournament in Ohio, USA while Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic are out for the rest of the season.