Rafael Nadal Reclaims World Number One

Rafael Nadal has returned to the summit of world tennis, returning to world number one for the first time in three years after the latest ATP rankings released Monday morning.

The Spaniard failed to go beyond the quarterfinal at the just concluded Cincinnati Masters 1000, losing to eventual runner-up Nick Kyrgios, but he had done just enough to reclaim the position he first attained nine years ago after another Cincinnati run that ended in the semifinal.

The 31 year-old ends Andy Murray’s 37-week stay at the top and goes into the final Grand Slam of the year – The US Open – as world number one.

Andy Murray is in second, 495 points behind Nadal, while Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka complete the top 10.

Nadal’s 7,645 points is the lowest point by any world number one since the current ranking system was introduced in 2009.