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Stefanos Tsitsipas will surpass Rafael Nadal and join the top-3 in Monday’s ATP rankings

Stefanos Tsitsipas will crack a long awaited milestone on Monday. The Greek star will surpass Rafael Nadal and take his place as the world No 3.

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 27, 2021. Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts during his second round match against Frances Tiafoe of the United States REUTERS/Edgar Su

Rafael Nadal’s early exit at this week’s Citi Open has ensured a bit of ranking tumult. The Spaniard will be knocked out of the ATP’s top-3 in the ranking for the first time since May 29, 2017, and be replaced by Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The 22-year-old Greek will become the 12th active ATP player to hold a top-3 ranking, joining a lofty list that includes Novak Djokovic, Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro, Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem, Milos Raonic, Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev.

Monday’s rankings will also mark the first time that only one member of the Big 3 – Novak Djokovic – holds a spot in the ATP’s top-3 since Monday, July 10, 2017.

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