Rafael Nadal had earlier relinquished the ATP top spot to Roger Federer when the Swiss returned to action to win the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. Federer, however, couldn’t hold on to it as he was beaten by Borna Coric in the final of the Gerry Weber Open on Sunday, 24 June.
The defeat meant Nadal, 32, now leads Federer by just 50 points (8,770 to 8,720 points) in this week’s standings and will hold onto the top spot until at least 16 July – this means Nadal will head into Wimbledon as the world number one and top seed.
The Spaniard has now held No. 1 for a total of 18 weeks, over four stints in 2018.
Also, 12-time Grand Slam champion, Novak Djokovic, moved up 5 places after reaching the final of the Fever-Tree Championships.
Federer’s conqueror, Borna Coric made a significant move as he went 13 places up to become the world number 21 after clinching the Gerry Weber Open on Sunday.