Latest ATP Rankings 2 July 2018: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer battle for the No. 1 ranking at Wimbledon

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will once again be jostling for the No. 1 ranking as Wimbledon begins on Monday July 2 at the All England Club.


Federer and Nadal have traded the No. 1 ranking six times already in 2018 - and that number could rise again as the two legends get ready for Wimbledon over the next fortnight.

Nadal arrives at SW19 as the World No. 1 after Federer failed to defend his Gerry Weber Open title in Halle last week - and the Spaniard is in the drivers seat to retain the top spot over the course of the next two weeks.

Nadal simply needs to reach the Round of 16 at Wimbledon to hold onto the No. 1 ranking - and after receiving a kind draw in which Marco Cecchinato is the only seeded player that can stop him from doing just that, the 11-time French Open champion will certainly be confident of doing so - despite not playing his best tennis at Wimbledon for the last few years now.

After relinquishing the No. 1 ranking courtesy of a Halle final defeat to Borna Coric, Federer needs to successfully defend his Wimbledon title and hope Nadal loses before the Round of 16 to take back the top spot.


Elsewhere, the race for a position inside the coveted top four is up for grabs, with Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin del Potro, Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov, Dominic Thiem, Kevin Anderson, David Goffin and John Isner among those targeting a further rankings rise at The Championships. Currently Zverev and del Potro - both at career-high rankings - occupy the No. 3 and No. 4 spots.

In terms of latest ranking movements, Novak Djokovic has dropped four spots and outside the top 20 after he didn’t attempt to defend his Eastbourne title last week.

Mischa Zverev was the man who took advantage of the rather depleted field in Eastbourne, winning his first ATP World Tour title with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Lukas Lacko.

"It feels amazing," said an emotional Zverev. "It was definitely one of the emotional moments in my life. Beating Andy Murray in Australia was special, but there you win a match, you're still in it and the tournament's not over. But here you're the last one standing at the end of the week and you have the trophy, so it's definitely a very unique feeling."

Zverev rises 26 spots in the rankings to No. 41, while Lacko - who was also gunning for his maiden ATP title in just his second final since 2012 - moves up 21 rungs on the rankings ladder to No. 21.

It was also a big weekend for Damir Dzumhur as the Bosnian collected his third ATP World Tour title, conquering Adrian Mannarino 6-1 1-6 6-1 for the Antalya crown on Saturday.

Dzumhur, who improves to 3-1 in tour-level finals after winning two ATP titles last year, rises to a career-high ranking of No. 23 courtesy of the triumph.

Check out the latest ATP rankings for the top 20 ahead of Wimbledon this week below:

Latest ATP rankings, Monday July 2


1. Rafael Nadal
2. Roger Federer
3. Alexander Zverev
4. Juan Martin del Potro
5. Marin Cilic
6. Grigor Dimitrov
7. Dominic Thiem
8. Kevin Anderson
9. David Goffin
10. John Isner
11. Diego Schwartzman
12. Pablo Carreno Busta
13. Sam Querrey
14. Roberto Bautista Agut
15. Jack Sock
16. Fabio Fognini
17. Kyle Edmund (+1)
18. Nick Kyrgios (+1)
19. Lucas Pouille (+1)
20. Borna Coric (+1)


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Latest ATP Rankings 2 July 2018: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer battle for the No. 1 ranking at Wimbledon

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