Rafael Nadal, who has solely performed 4 matches this season, the final of them on January 18 within the second spherical of the Australian Open, is paying the implications of his lengthy inactivity on account of the hip damage that compelled him to bear surgical procedure.
This week he drops to 662nd within the ATP rankings after dropping 210 factors out of 255. Which means Nadal drops to No. 662 and is left with 45 second-round spots within the first main of 2023.
To seek out the final time Nadal appeared thus far down the rankings, it’s a must to return to April 29 2002 when he was ranked 762nd.
The Spaniard, who continues to be coaching with a view to creating a comeback on the upcoming tour of the Antipodes, is assured invites to tournaments, and also can use his protected rating.
Nonetheless, on the time of his return, he’s uncovered to have very sophisticated first rounds by which he might face the gamers who at present make up the world’s high 10.
Carreno falls to 602
Pablo Carreno, who final Friday underwent surgical procedure to resolve his proper elbow discomfort, will shut the yr additionally out of the highest 600 positions.
The Asturian is at present 602nd with 56 factors.